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Brazilian pharmachemical sector discussed at parliamentary public hearing


Fiocruz's Production and Innovation in Health vice-president Jorge Bermudez highlighted the importance…

FinancialGenericsProductionSouth America

Brazil’s Fiocruz to produce vaccines for export


Brazil’s Minister of Health, Alexandre Padilha, has announced a dual rubella/measles vaccine production…

FiocruzPharmaceuticalProductionSouth AmericaVaccines

Increase in chronic and lifestyle-associated diseases to Brazil market sales

Increase in chronic and lifestyle-associated diseases to Brazil market sales


Brazil has emerged as a manufacturing hub for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, with the pharma…

GenericsPharmaceuticalSouth America

Synergy between food and pharma driving South America's economy


UBM Live announced that this year's recent CPhI South America, which took place last month at the Expo…

Markets & MarketingPharmaceuticalRegulationSouth America

Mexico's pharma and health care industry improving; report


Market research group Business Monitor has just released its latest findings on Mexico's pharmaceuticals…

Markets & MarketingPharmaceuticalRegulationSouth America

Takeda further expands presence in Latin America


Japan's largest drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceuticals (TYO: 4502), through its Switzerland-based international…

Markets & MarketingPharmaceuticalSouth AmericaTakeda Pharmaceuticals

Brazil's President signs anti-bribery statute


As largely expected, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has signed the Brazilian Clean Companies Act,…

LegalMarkets & MarketingPharmaceuticalPoliticsSouth America

High out-of-pocket costs for DPP-IV inhibitors and GLP-1 analogues greatly limit prescribing in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina


Premium-priced DPP-IV inhibitors and GLP-1 analogues used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes lack nationwide…

DiabetesMarkets & MarketingPharmaceuticalPricingSouth America

Paladin Labs acquires Binotal rights in Latin America from Bayer


Canadian specialty pharma firm Paladin Labs (TSX: PLB) has signed an agreement with German drug major…

Antibiotics and Infectious diseasesBayerBinotalLicensingPaladin LabsPharmaceuticalSouth America

Protalix BioTherapeutics enters Gaucher drug Uplyso deal with Brazil's Ministry of Health


Israel-based Protalix BioTherapeutics (TASE:PLX) has entered into a supply and technology transfer agreement…

FiocruzMarkets & MarketingPfizerPharmaceuticalProtalix BioTherapeuticsRare diseasesSouth AmericaUplyso

New long term biotech research cooperation deal signed by Brazil and UK


The British Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Brazilian National…

BiotechnologyEuropeResearchSouth America

Meda expands collaboration with India's Cipla on Dymista


Swedish drugmaker Meda (OMX: MEDA A) is broadening its collaboration with Indian pharmaceutical company…

Asia-PacificCiplaDymistaLicensingMedaPharmaceuticalRespiratory and PulmonaryRest of the WorldSouth America

Market access barriers for multinationals, but Argentina still offers attractive pharma opportunities


Several barriers impede market access but the regulatory landscape in Argentina is changing and attractive…

BiotechnologyMarkets & MarketingPatentsPharmaceuticalRegulationSouth America

Brazilian pharma exports to GCC up 73% to reach over $7.4 million in 2012


Brazil exported $7.48 million worth of pharmaceutical products to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)…

GenericsMarkets & MarketingPharmaceuticalRest of the WorldSouth America

Argentina's pharma market to almost triple over one decade, says GlobalData


Argentina's pharmaceutical market is expected to grow from a value of around $5.6 billion in 2012 to…

GenericsMarkets & MarketingPatentsPharmaceuticalProductionRegulationSouth America

Daiichi Sankyo and Ranbaxy to launch branded generics in Brazil


Japanese drug major Daiichi Sankyo (TYO: 4568) and its majority (64%)-owned Indian affiliate Ranbaxy…

Daiichi SankyoGenericsMarkets & MarketingPharmaceuticalRanbaxy LaboratoriesSouth America

Sinovac Biotech flu vaccine OKed in Mexico; EV71 results; financials


In what was a busy news day for Sinovac Biotech (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of vaccines in China,…

BiotechnologyEV71FinancialRegulationResearchSinovac BiotechSouth America

Brazil to resume human insulin production, with a $200+ investment


The resumption of national human insulin production was announced in Brazil this week, at an event in…

Biomm TechnologyDiabetesFiocruzInsulinPharmaceuticalProductionSouth America

Pilot project for HIV/AIDS drug management supported by PAHO/WHO and the Global Fund may expand to other countries


Three Latin American countries - Guatemala, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic - are working to strengthen…

Anti-viralsGenericsHealthcareManagementPharmaceuticalSouth America

El Salvador drug price cuts of 30%-60% come into effect


This week, the General Medicine Law came into effect in El Salvador, bringing with it a substantial reduction…

PharmaceuticalPricingSouth America

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