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Red tape delaying access to new TB drug in South Africa


South Africa's drug regulatory authority is placing unreasonable hurdles in the way of desperately ill…

Antibiotics and Infectious diseasesbedaquilineJohnson & JohnsonPharmaceuticalRegulationRest of the World

Indian drugmakers show interest in investing in Zimbabwe


Owen Mugurungi, director of the Aids and TB Unit in Zimbabwe's Ministry of Health Child and Welfare,…

Anti-viralsAsia-PacificGenericsProductionRest of the World

Consumer groups call for fixed-dose HIV drugs in South African tenders


Consumer groups Treatment Action Campaign and Medecins sans Frontiers have issued a call for the inclusion…

Anti-viralsGenericsHealthcareMarkets & MarketingPharmaceuticalPricingRest of the World

Aspen and Adcock win South Africa preference tender


South Africa's Department of Health last week awarded its first oral solid dosage (OSD) tender aligned…

Adcock IngramAspen PharmacareFinancialGenericsProductionRest of the World

South Africa Pharma industry risk review


The South African office of Coface, an international credit insurer, released its latest industry risk…

GenericsMarkets & MarketingPharmaceuticalProductionRest of the World

Merck & Co in-licenses Chimerix antiviral; Fiocruz to make ARVs in Africa


USA-based Chimerix, a venture-funded biotech focused on developing novel oral antivirals, has announced…

Anti-viralsChimerixCMX001CMX157FiocruzGlobalLicensingMarkets & MarketingMerck & CoPharmaceuticalRest of the World

Nigerian trade groups call on government for more pharma R&D


Speaking at the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria annual…

FinancialPharmaceuticalResearchRest of the World

Concerns over Egypt's new medicines pricing policy


A decision by the Egyptian Health Ministry to peg local medicine prices to those of international markets…

HealthcarePharmaceuticalPricingRest of the World

HAI Africa issues briefing paper on the utilization of TRIPS flexibilities in the EAC Region


A policy briefing paper produced by Health Action International (HAI) Africa analyzing the use of flexibilities…

GenericsPatentsPharmaceuticalRest of the World

Tanzania aims to double domestic drug production


Local pharma manufacturers in Tanzania have targeted increasing production capacity by 50% by 2015 hoping…

FinancialGenericsMarkets & MarketingPharmaceuticalRest of the World

Teva gets rights to BioAlliance's Sitavig in Israel


French drugmaker BioAlliance Pharma (Euronext Paris: BIO) has signed an exclusive license agreement for…

Anti-viralsBioAlliance PharmaLicensingPharmaceuticalRest of the WorldSitavigTeva Pharmaceutical Industries

Indian drugmakers group inks deal with DuBiotech


The Indian Drug Manufacturers' Association (IDMA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Dubai…

Asia-PacificBiotechnologyResearchRest of the World

Call for harmonization of new drug standards in East Africa


Speaking at a five-day workshop in Dar es Salaam last week, East Africa Community (EAC) members states…

GenericsPharmaceuticalRegulationRest of the World

Tanzanian drugmaker to start producing ARVs in August


Tanzania Pharmaceutical Industries (TPI) was due to start productions earlier this year, but finalization…

Anti-viralsGenericsMarkets & MarketingPharmaceuticalRest of the WorldTanzania Pharma Industries

Sandoz links with Cinpharm for generics in Sub-Saharan Africa


Sandoz, the generics business of Swiss drug major Novartis (NOVN: VX), said yesterday that its German…

CinpharmGenericsMarkets & MarketingNovartisRest of the WorldSandoz

Eisai launches Lunesta in Japan, debuts Zebinix in France; opens Dubai office


Japanese drug major Eisai (TYO: 4523) says it launched the insomnia treatment Lunesta (eszopiclone) in…

Asia-PacificEisaiEuropeLunestaMarkets & MarketingNeurologicalPharmaceuticalRest of the WorldZebinix

South Africa designates pharmaceuticals for local production


The South African government has announced the designation of certain pharmaceutical products for domestic…

Markets & MarketingPharmaceuticalPoliticsPricingRest of the World

Novo Nordisk tests a new business model to improve insulin access in Kenya


As part of an official Danish state visit to Kenya, global insulin giant Novo Nordisk (NOV: N) last week…

DiabetesInsulinMarkets & MarketingNovo NordiskPharmaceuticalPricingRest of the World

Drugs registration project launched in East Africa


A Medicines Registration Harmonization project to address issues related to improving supplies and harmonize…

GenericsPharmaceuticalRegulationRest of the World

Head of NAFDAC advocates 200 billion naira lifeline for Nigerian pharma firms


The Director-General of the Nigerian National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC),…

FinancialGenericsPharmaceuticalRest of the World

Medicines registration harmonization program for East Africa launches


The NEPAD Agency, on behalf of the African Medicines Regulatory Harmonization (AMRH) Program partners…

PharmaceuticalRegulationRest of the World

XTL Bio enters collaboration with Clalit


Israeli company XTL Biopharmaceuticals(TASE: XTL) has entered into a strategic collaboration framework…

BiotechnologyClalitResearchRest of the WorldXTL Biopharmaceuticals

Nycomed debuts Omnaris nasal spray in the UAE


Nycomed, a subsidiary of Japanese drug major Takeda Pharmaceuticals (TYO: 4502), said yesterday that…

Markets & MarketingNycomedOmnarisPharmaceuticalRespiratory and PulmonaryRest of the WorldTakeda Pharmaceuticals

Ranbaxy opens new plant in Morocco


Ranbaxy Morocco, a unit of India's largest drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories (AB: BO), which is majority…

Daiichi SankyoGenericsMarkets & MarketingRanbaxy LaboratoriesRest of the World

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