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Viatris Will Tread A Different Path

By merging to create Viatris, Mylan and Pfizer’s Upjohn unit intend to occupy a space between generics players and big pharma by offering a broad array of affordable products all around the world.

Business Strategies M & A

Sboul Is Appointed IGBA Chair

Hanan Sboul, secretary general of the Jordanian Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, has been named as chair of the International Generic and Biosimilar medicines Association. She takes over from Jim Keon, president of the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association.

Appointments Generic Drugs Biosimilars

Who’s Hired? George and Yanai Join Amneal’s Board

Two familiar industry figures have bolstered Amneal’s board, while Latvia’s Olanfarm has turned to a Sanofi executive for external expertise. Meanwhile, both Taro and Pfenex are recruiting CFOs.

Appointments Leadership Lobbying

A Patient-centric Approach to Digital Value Added Medicines

Registration is open for our new webinar, Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time. Value added medicines are therapies where innovation has been applied around an off-patent molecule, for example by reformulation or applying a device. It is an emerging sector that promises to serve the needs of patients who struggle to take their medicines as prescribed.

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Embedding Time-Critical Scheduling in Drug Production

Manufacturing is the engine room of the pharmaceutical industry. Ultimately, a medicine has little value if it does not reach patients on schedule, in the required quantity and quality. Download this whitepaper which discusses time-critical scheduling in drug production.

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Celltrion Sets Out Strategy For China

Celltrion has unveiled plans to construct a biologics plant in Wuhan, China, as well as setting up a direct sales network in the country, as part of its wider global strategy that also involves launching a new biosimilar every year to 2030.

Manufacturing Strategy

Viatris Will Tread A Different Path

By merging to create Viatris, Mylan and Pfizer’s Upjohn unit intend to occupy a space between generics players and big pharma by offering a broad array of affordable products all around the world.

Business Strategies M & A

Civica Interested In Retired Or Withdrawn ANDAs

As a part of its strategy to develop its own ANDAs for essential medications, Civica has expressed interest in taking over existing ANDAs that are being retired or withdrawn by other generics manufacturers.

Strategy Generic Drugs

Viatris Seeks To Be Gateway For Mid-Sized Products

With a global supply chain and commercial platform, the Viatris entity to be formed by the merger of Mylan and Pfizer’s Upjohn unit wants to be the partner of choice for mid-sized products overlooked by companies focused on blockbusters.

Business Strategies Deals

Industry Needs To Engage On Antimicrobials

Recruiting generics firms to the AMR Industry Alliance is a key area of focus for the group as part of its efforts to cover a greater proportion of the global supply of antimicrobials, according to the Alliance’s latest report.

Strategy Regulation

NBK Takes Control Of Morocco’s Polymedic

NBK Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in Polymedic, which is based in Morocco, the sixth largest pharmaceutical market in Africa that is expected to reach $2bn in 2020.

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USMCA Passes Muster In US Senate

The US Senate’s vote to approve legislation underpinning the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement has been welcomed by the country’s off-patent industry.

Legislation Regulation

EU Single Patent System On Course For 2020

Progress is being made towards the implementation of the EU’s new patent system, but the UK’s insistence on severing all ties with the European Court could spell the end for its participation.

Intellectual Property Regulation

Industry Needs To Engage On Antimicrobials

Recruiting generics firms to the AMR Industry Alliance is a key area of focus for the group as part of its efforts to cover a greater proportion of the global supply of antimicrobials, according to the Alliance’s latest report.

Strategy Regulation

December ANDA Rush Is Largest In Two Years

December's ANDA rush has provided the largest monthly haul in two years. However, the month may be losing its influence over the US FDA's annual submission total.

Regulation Generic Drugs

China Commits To Patent Linkage And Extensions

The first phase of a major trade agreement just signed by the US and China obliges the latter to implement a system linking pharma patent enforcement to marketing authorization procedures as well as to offer patent-term extensions. 

 
Intellectual Property Trade

California Plans To Create Own Generics Label

California’s 2020-2021 fiscal budget includes plans to work with manufacturers to establish the state’s own generics label. But industry is sceptical that the initiative will deliver the savings that the US state hopes for.

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Generic Drugs Explore this Topic

Celgene Axes $55m Settlement On Drug Monopoly Claims

Astounding plaintiffs, Celgene has backed out of a $55m settlement of a class-action lawsuit which accused the company of monopolizing the market for two top-selling cancer drugs and depriving patients of cheaper generic versions.

Legal Issues Generic Drugs

Viatris Will Tread A Different Path

By merging to create Viatris, Mylan and Pfizer’s Upjohn unit intend to occupy a space between generics players and big pharma by offering a broad array of affordable products all around the world.

Business Strategies M & A

Civica Interested In Retired Or Withdrawn ANDAs

As a part of its strategy to develop its own ANDAs for essential medications, Civica has expressed interest in taking over existing ANDAs that are being retired or withdrawn by other generics manufacturers.

Strategy Generic Drugs
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Biosimilars Explore this Topic

Celltrion Sets Out Strategy For China

Celltrion has unveiled plans to construct a biologics plant in Wuhan, China, as well as setting up a direct sales network in the country, as part of its wider global strategy that also involves launching a new biosimilar every year to 2030.

Manufacturing Strategy

Appeals Court Holds US Humira Patents Invalid

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld a series of inter partes review decisions from 2017 in which three Humira patents were found invalid by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board within the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Intellectual Property Biosimilars

Viatris Will Tread A Different Path

By merging to create Viatris, Mylan and Pfizer’s Upjohn unit intend to occupy a space between generics players and big pharma by offering a broad array of affordable products all around the world.

Business Strategies M & A
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Value-Added Medicines Explore this Topic

Hikma Lines Up US Hybrid Injectable

Hikma has struck a deal to develop with the UK’s Arecor a ready-to-use injectable that will be filed under the US 505(b)(2) hybrid regulatory pathway.

Deals Value-Added Medicines

Advanz Sees Mumbai Center As Strategic Strength

Using its Indian back-office function to realize synergies from acquired sales and marketing assets in western Europe forms a key part of Advanz Pharma’s growth strategy.

Business Strategies M & A

Consensus Is Essential To Find Best Value-Added Path

Finding a consensus across European stakeholders on how best to recognize and reward the benefits of value added medicines is key to the sector’s success, says Arun Narayan – chairman of the value added medicines sector group at Medicines for Europe and also head of global portfolio strategy and head of European business operations at Mylan – in an exclusive interview with Generics Bulletin.

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