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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Cardiologists in Europe who have so far been unwilling to embrace the SGLT2 class now have two drugs approved for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, with Jardiance soon to join Farxiga on the market, potentially attractive options especially for their diabetic patients.
Following a week of "insane trading" which saw the Danish stock soar based on social media chatter, US regulators have surprised the firm and investors by issuing a complete response letter for arimoclomol for Niemann-Pick disease type C.
With the biotech sector awash with public and private capital, companies can carry on longer without needing to link up with a bigger player. Big pharma C-suite leaders have been discussing how their firms sweeten potential deals at BIO Digital.
Building on 20 years of work and positive preclinical data, and backed by a fresh injection of cash, Alentis is taking its liver fibrosis candidate into Phase I trials in the fourth quarter.
Flagship, the investor behind COVID-19 success story Moderna, has raised a huge fund that will be used to create and develop its own companies before spinning them off.