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 Swiss major has calmed investor fears over the growth trajectory of Cosentyx, maintaining that its move into first-line therapy in ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis, as well as psoriasis, will continue to drive sales.
Shares in the UK biotech have fallen through the floor following a failed Phase III trial of Lupuzor but ImmuPharma remains surprisingly upbeat about the lupus drug's prospects.
With the $2.4bn acquisition of Shire's oncology assets, including Oncaspar and Onivyde, the French drug maker has laid down a marker to become a key player in cancer and sees the US in particular as the land of opportunity.
The Swiss major has made a larger-than-expected bolt-on buy, using a large chunk of its $13bn windfall from GSK to get hold of a potential cure for spinal muscular atrophy and an additional gene therapy platform, as well as manufacturing capabilities.
The Italian group has got the green light in Europe for Lamzede, the first disease-modifying therapy for alpha mannosidosis and believes the drug, along with Procysbi and an investigational Fabry disease being developed with Protalix, constitute a strong portfolio in the rare metabolic disease area.
The FDA is not approving two biosimilars from Teva and Celltrion over concerns about the latter's facility, leading to more speculation that approval of the Israeli firm's potential migraine blockbuster, manufactured at the same plant, may be delayed.