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Brian Yang

Beijing-based Brian Yang is a senior writer in charge of overall China coverage within the APAC Pharma news team. A veteran journalist, he has written extensively on pharmaceutical R&D, regulatory affairs and market access for PharmAsia News. Brian’s intimate industry knowledge and in-depth analysis has won wide praise and helped secure exclusive interviews with top biopharma executives.
He has led a team of writers to provide industry-leading coverage on key issues such as multi-regional clinical trials, priority reviews and go-to-market strategies in a highly-dynamic and fast-changing market, with the on-the-ground coverage consistently ranked among the top-read in PharmAsia News.

Prior to joining Informa, Brian worked as a foreign affairs correspondent for two TV networks and web editor for an international radio station. Trilingual in Mandarin Chinese, English and Japanese, he obtained his BA degree from China and an MA degree from Japan.

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Asia Deal Watch: Daiichi Sankyo Acquires Partial Asian Rights To Three Astellas Drugs

Daiichi Sankyo obtains rights to antiemetic Nasea and the anti-hypertension drugs Perdipine and Oldeca. Mitsubishi Tanabe licenses Asian rights to Viela’s inebilizumab for a rare eye disorder.

Deals Business Strategies

China's Hengrui Halts Most Generic Development

China’s favorite domestic drug maker seems to have a warning for the industry - innovate or halt. After the recent round of “4+7” centralized procurement saw some off-patent drugs priced at pennies, the leading Chinese firm Hengrui has decided to halve its generics portfolio to focus on innovative new drugs.

China Strategy

Hengrui Halts Most Generic Development After Prices Free Fall In China

China’s favorite domestic drug maker seems to have a warning for the industry - innovate or halt. After the recent round of “4+7” centralized procurement saw some off-patent drugs priced at pennies, the leading Chinese firm Hengrui has decided to halve its generics portfolio to focus on innovative new drugs.

China Generic Drugs

Defying FDA: Shanghai Lab Gets Warning Letter But Won’t Relent

A Shanghai testing laboratory has been handed an FDA warning letter for refusing a GMP inspection but has shot back at the US agency, saying it rightfully did so.

China Manufacturing

'Buy China' In Procurement Schemes - Should You Worry?

A recent trade group report points to a rising and alarming "Buy China" trend in procurement rounds in the country. Although largely in medical device bidding, it may potentially affect the pharma sector, an analysis from the recent “4+7” centralized bidding scheme show.

China Commercial

Asia Executives On The Move: Senior Level Changes At Pfizer Upjohn, Simcere In China

The change of seasons sees a flurry of senior level executive changes taking place across the Asia Pacific health sector. Appointments include a new GM at Pfizer Upjohn China while Sanofi Japan has a new specialty business head and Lupin changes its US head. 
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