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New cancer drugs approvals in Canada delayed due to extra layer of bureaucratic review

New cancer drugs approvals in Canada delayed due to extra layer of bureaucratic review

21-07-2014

The organization that reviews oncology medicines in Canada may unnecessarily delay approvals while cancer…

BevacizumabCanadaFraser InstituteOncologyPharmaceuticalRegulation

Allergan reports strong 2nd-qtr figures but still plan to cut 1,500 jobs worldwide

Allergan reports strong 2nd-qtr figures but still plan to cut 1,500 jobs worldwide

21-07-2014

Botox maker Allergan has reported its second quarter operating results while also announcing that it…

AllerganAllerganBotoxFinancialPharmaceuticalUSA

Expensive new hepatitis C drugs are worth the investment

Expensive new hepatitis C drugs are worth the investment

21-07-2014

The debate over the high price of new Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) drugs has focused on the price per pill,…

Anti-viralsCVS CaremarkGilead SciencesHepatitis CPharmaceuticalPricingSovaldiUSA

ABPI and Bioindustry Association team up to improve biosimilar understanding

ABPI and Bioindustry Association team up to improve biosimilar understanding

21-07-2014

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and the Bioindustry Association (BIA) have…

Association of the British Pharmaceutical IndustryBiosimilarsRegulationUK

Australian Health Ministers sign on to end HIV transmissions by 2020

Australian Health Ministers sign on to end HIV transmissions by 2020

21-07-2014

All Australian Health Ministers have committed to working towards the virtual elimination of new Australian…

AIDSAnti-viralsAustraliaHealthcareHIV/AIDSPharmaceuticalPoliticsRegulation

US breakthrough status for InterMune’s pirfenidone

US breakthrough status for InterMune’s pirfenidone

21-07-2014

US biotech firm InterMune’s Esbriet (pirfenidone) has been granted Breakthrough Therapy designation…

BiotechnologyEsbrietFood and Drug AdministrationInterMunepirfenidoneRare diseasesRegulationRespiratory and PulmonaryUSA

Médecins Sans Frontières says countries are being priced out of HIV drugs and testing

Médecins Sans Frontières says countries are being priced out of HIV drugs and testing

21-07-2014

International medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières has said that high prices…

Anti-viralsAntiretroviral drugHIVHIV/AIDSMSFPharmaceuticalPricing

Queen's University Belfast researchers' breakthrough leads to new clinical trial in bowel cancer

Queen's University Belfast researchers' breakthrough leads to new clinical trial in bowel cancer

21-07-2014

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered how two genes – called MEK and MET – cause bowel cancer…

Colorectal cancerOncologyPharmaceuticalResearchUKUniversity Belfast

Sinovac to provide hepatitis A vaccine in Beijing tender to 2016

Sinovac to provide hepatitis A vaccine in Beijing tender to 2016

21-07-2014

China-based Sinovac Biotech has been selected by the Beijing Health Bureau as the sole supplier of inactivated…

Anti-viralsBiotechnologyChinaHealthcareSinovac BiotechVaccination

Private health care market in Central Europe looks to gather momentum by 2018

Private health care market in Central Europe looks to gather momentum by 2018

21-07-2014

New data from Poland-based research company PRM is forecasting a revival of the private health care market…

Czech RepublicEuropeHungaryMarkets & MarketingPharmaceuticalPolandPrivate healthcare

Ireland to make more drugs available over the counter

Ireland to make more drugs available over the counter

20-07-2014

Last week, Ireland’s Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) published a list of 12 active substances…

Health Products Regulatory AuthorityIrelandPharmaceuticalRegulation

The price of NOT curing hepatitis C - by Robert Zirkelbach

The price of NOT curing hepatitis C - by Robert Zirkelbach

20-07-2014

Over the past few months, there has been increased focus on the price of a new cure for hepatitis C,…

Anti-viralsBiotechnologyFinancialHealthcareHepatitis CHepatitis CLiver transplantsMedicineTradeUSA

AstraZeneca reveals designs for new global R&D center and HQ in Cambridge, UK

AstraZeneca reveals designs for new global R&D center and HQ in Cambridge, UK

20-07-2014

Anglo-Swedish pharma major AstraZeneca on Friday revealed designs for its planned network of glass-walled…

AstraZenecaManagementPharmaceuticalResearchUK

Shire’s strong 2nd-qtr financials justify holding out for higher AbbVie bid

Shire’s strong 2nd-qtr financials justify holding out for higher AbbVie bid

18-07-2014

Ireland-headquartered drugmaker Shire, which has just accepted an increased $54 billion bid from the…

AbbVieFinancialIrelandPharmaceuticalShire

Shire finally accepts AbbVie’s takeover offer

Shire finally accepts AbbVie’s takeover offer

18-07-2014

After a protracted and at times hostile courtship, Ireland-headquartered drugmaker Shire has finally…

AbbVieHumiraMergers & AcquisitionsNeurologicalPharmaceuticalRare diseasesShireUSA

Fast growth forecast for dengue vaccine market

Fast growth forecast for dengue vaccine market

18-07-2014

Among the five major pharmaceutical markets (5MM: Brazil, India, Mexico, Singapore and Thailand), Brazil…

Asia-PacificBrazilMarkets & MarketingMexicoPharmaceuticalResearchTropical diseases

Harmonizing drugs standards in West Africa

Harmonizing drugs standards in West Africa

18-07-2014

The recent decision by the heads of National Medicine Regulatory Authorities (NMRA) and West African…

AfricaPharmaceuticalRegulationRest of the World

Partnerships in Latin America big business between 2009 and 2013

Partnerships in Latin America big business between 2009 and 2013

18-07-2014

Traditional partnerships (excluding mergers, acquisitions and early venture funding) where a Latin American…

BiotechnologyBusiness FinanceFinancialPharmaceuticalSouth America

Elder to strengthen existing brands following sale to Torrent

Elder to strengthen existing brands following sale to Torrent

18-07-2014

Indian drugmaker Elder Pharma has said it plans to strengthen its existing brands including Eldervit…

Elder PharmaceuticalsFinancialIndiaPharmaceuticalTorrent GroupTorrent Pharmaceuticals

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