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More than three decades ago, the Hatch-Waxman Act ushered in a new model of pharma industry renewal by opening the door to effective generic competition after drug patent expiry and encouraging originators to invest in innovation. Viren Mehta, founding partner of Mehta Partners LLC, would like to see similar gains from biosimilar adoption.
With money pouring into biopharma in China, and regulatory reforms favoring market growth and R&D speed, western firms should watch their backs, warns Viren Mehta, founding partner of Mehta Partners LLC.
Buying Shire gives Takeda the chance to exploit global tax benefits and gain other profit-promoting advantages through integrating with Shire's differently focused business. Outside of pharma, business model rationales are changing rapidly, and old certainties cannot be taken for granted. Pharma would ignore the wider revolution at its peril, and Takeda's move is a step in the right direction, argues Viren Mehta, founding partner of Mehta Partners LLC.
President Trump's much anticipated pronouncements on drug pricing reform leave a lot to be clarified. Biopharma companies and their leaders should grasp the opportunity to lead from the front and propose tangible and transformative actions that deliver benefits for all stakeholders, writes Viren Mehta, founding partner of Mehta Partners LLC.
As two high-profile pharma veterans make their move into pharmacy benefit management leadership, Viren Mehta, founding partner of Mehta Partners LLC, ponders the challenges they face and the impact their actions will have on the pharma industry.
It seems only a matter of time that the leaders of established biopharma will need to redefine core functions such as research, manufacturing and marketing around a new vision.