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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The Dutch biotech has signed off a sizeable series B fundraising to take its intranasal products to fight current and future viral outbreaks into the clinic.
The bosses of Bayer and Roche's pharmaceutical divisions – Stefan Oelrich and Bill Anderson – have called on governments in Europe to create a friendlier environment so that the sector and policymakers can continue to work better together post-pandemic.
New Zymeworks CEO Ken Galbraith is laying off at least 25% of the company's staff, including 50% of the senior management team, as the firm looks to advance pivotal trials of its HER2-targeted bispecific antibody zanidatamab.
The Brussels-based company's head of immunology has told Scrip that going into a crowded market against several highly effective biologics across different classes holds no fears for UCB despite some concerns that US prescribers will stick to what they know when it comes to psoriasis therapies.
Zogenix's Fintepla for Dravet syndrome got off to a slow start commercially and investors are hoping that the sales will improve considerably with UCB flexing its marketing muscles in the epilepsy space and growing the product as additional indications are secured.
The arrival on the US eczema market of a couple of oral JAK inhibitors with stellar data on itching could provide a challenge to Sanofi and Regeneron's blockbuster Dupixent. However, Pfizer and AbbVie will have to overcome dermatologists' fears about the class-effect safety warnings their drugs come with.