Dean has built up a wealth of knowledge on the global generics and biosimilar medicines industries in his five years with Generics bulletin. He specializes in commercial and legal issues, writing in-depth analyses of corporate strategy and getting under the skin of patent-infringement proceedings and other litigation. He attends investor and regulatory meetings with business leaders, favoring the investor days with their focus on corporate strategy. In his spare time, Dean enjoys visiting museums and playing five-a-side football.
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After the European Commission adopted a preliminary assessment that Aspen Pharmacare “may have abused its dominant position by imposing unfair prices” for six mature oncology brands, the South African firm has outlined multiple commitments that would bring to a close a three-year Commission investigation across the EEA if adopted.
Fresenius Kabi’s Diprivan sedative was added to the US FDA’s drug shortage list in April as the COVID-19 pandemic peaked. A long-term committed purchasing agreement signed between the German firm and Premier Inc. will guarantee adequate supply and manage any future surges, the US hospitals group believes.
Around 80 more jobs are to go at Lannett, as the company reels from rival Amneal bagging US Food and Drug Administration approval for the company’s top seller.
Bupa Arabia for Cooperative Insurance believes savings of up to 40% per year could be achieved if Saudi Arabia opted for legislation to drive uptake of generic medicines.
Centrient has declared itself one of the first companies to announce progress in achieving Predicted No-Effect Concentration discharge targets for the largest part of its antibiotics – the firm’s semi-synthetic penicillin active pharmaceutical ingredients portfolio. In addition, 97% of Centrient’s SSP finished-dose formulation products are also PNEC compliant, according to the firm.
Drawing on the company’s Latin name, Viatris – the proposed combination of Mylan and Upjohn – has unveiled a logo and branding “capturing the company’s commitment to access, leadership and partnership.”