Kevin Grogan has been writing about pharmaceuticals for over twenty years in roles that have included online editor for PharmaTimes. After four years freelancing, which involved writing for all the principal titles in the sector, as well as consultancy work with major pharmaceutical companies, he joined Scrip as Managing Editor, Europe, Commercial in the summer of 2017.
Covering all aspects of the pharma industry, Kevin has interviewed pretty much all the leading figures in the sector, both in the UK and globally. A regular attendee at financial and medical conferences worldwide (and moderating at some), he has also appeared on BBC television and radio, ITV and Channel 4 to discuss events in the pharmaceutical industry.
Fluent in Spanish, he previously worked as a journalist on rock/pop music publications, was chief sub editor at the Catholic weekly newspaper The Universe and also contributed articles to the likes of The Independent and the Manchester Evening News on football.
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Positive results for the Swiss major's oral therapy suggests that Biogen and Ionis' monopoly of the lucrative spinal muscular atrophy market with Spinraza could soon be under considerable threat.
Novartis immunology chief Eric Hughes tells Scrip a wealth of data is showing that early treatment with Cosentyx can prevent the structural changes that lead to lack of mobility in ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis patients.
A couple of weeks after the setback of getting a worse-than-expected label from the FDA for Olumiant in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Lilly has some strong Phase II data banked for its JAK inhibitor in lupus.
Having linked up with Asterias, Nigel Blackburn, Cancer Research UK’s director of drug development, tells Scrip that a pact covering the US firm's allogeneic cancer vaccine made from dendritic cells is typical of a project "that without our help could either stall or languish."
The investment community has been willing Biogen to make a big deal for some time now but a modest pact inked with Japan's TMS for its Phase II acute ischemic stroke drug suggests that management will continue to favor picking up promising compounds rather than diving into major M&A.
Following the fifth positive pivotal trial for AbbVie's JAK1 inhibitor in rheumatoid arthritis, it is looking increasingly likely that upadacitinib is going to be approved next year, although the company is hoping robust safety data mean that it will not get a black box warning similar to the one issued by the FDA for Lilly's recently approved same-class rival Olumiant.