Scrip is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By


Somerset Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Division of Mylan NV

Latest From Somerset Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Syntropharma Ltd.

Syntropharma Ltd. aims to take known drugs that can be improved via transdermal delivery, or gain product life-extension through reformulation in the novel delivery mechanism. The company is focusing on two candidates: a transdermal selegiline patch for depression (aimed at the European market) and a patch formulation of naltrexone, an opioid receptor antagonist for battling dependence on alcohol and opiates.


Can an Overthrown King Help Mylan?

Mylan, one of the nation's top three generics companies, is offering to buy King Pharmaceuticals for $3.7 billion in a stock swap in order to boost its efforts in the branded pharmaceutical business. But the controversial proposal and reaction to it raises interesting questions about business models in specialty pharma, a concept that has, many ways, taken over the small-company pharma world.

Strategy Business Strategies

Watson's Strategy for Beating the Big Boys

Watson's launch of incontinence drug Oxytrol illustrates the opportunities and challenges specialty pharma companies face when they try to move into primary care markets dominated by Big Pharma. Watson's added a whole set of Big Pharma-experienced managers and is betting that their expertise can guide it through the intimidating process of selecting and launching products. Even so, launching a product into primary care markets requires a commitment that stresses resources and changes the corporate culture.


A Precarious Union: Combining Proprietary and Generic Businesses

The major generics companies, flush with cash from the recent plethora of patent expirations, are all forging ahead in the proprietary business in order to boost margins and even out the volatile revenues and earnings inherent in their core business. They're pursuing, by and large, strategies that don't take them far from their core expertise and involve reformulating known compounds. Some companies have had moderate success, but weaving together two such disparate businesses is a challenge.

BioPharmaceutical Strategy
See All

Company Information

  • Industry
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Neurology, Nervous System
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Mylan NV
  • Senior Management
  • Dana G Barnett, Chmn. & CEO
    Melvin Sharoky, MD, Pres.
  • Contact Info
  • Somerset Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Phone: (813) 288-0040
    5215 W. Laurel St.
    Tampa, FL 33607