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Former Teva CEO Israel Makov On Hurdles For Innovative Drug Companies Entering Generics Space: An Interview With PharmAsia News

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Israel Makov's four years as generic giant Teva's chief executive officer, until 2007, were the most outstanding for the company as it took up patent challenges on billion dollar brands while making deep inroads into the innovation domain with its multiple sclerosis brand Copaxone. Makov now heads medical devices company Given Imaging, but is still very closely following movements in the global generic drug industry. Makov met with PharmAsia News' India bureau chief on the sidelines of the recent BioPharma Asia conference in Singapore to speak about his past experiences and what lies ahead for the industry - from generic chemical drugs to biosimilars.

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