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Asia Pacific

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Asia Executives On The Move: New Daiichi CEO, WuXi CMO

The coming of spring has seen the announcement of multiple executive moves in the Asia Pacific region, including a new CEO at Japan's Daiichi Sankyo, while WuXi Apptec and llumina have also made new appointments. Other personnel changes also take place at Shionogi Healthcare and the top of Japan's main regulatory agency.

Appointments China

Asia Begins To See Impact From Roche 'De-Siloing'

As part of a global strategy first unveiled last year, Roche is taking concrete steps to restructure its pharma operations in Asia, including the substantial downsizing of a Singapore office.

Business Strategies Asia Pacific

Janssen India MD To Depart

Significant leadership change is underway at J&J India, with Janssen India chief Sanjiv Navangul on his way out. He will be succeeded by senior J&J hand, Sarthak Ranade, who will need to handle some delicate issues pertaining to Sirturo while also keeping the flow of innovative products from the parent company to India going.

Commercial Appointments

India New Trial Rules - Sponsors Interested But 'FAQ' Could Help

India’s new clinical trial regulations could revive sponsor interest in the country, but some norms around local Phase III trial waivers appear open to interpretation and could potentially weigh down momentum.

Clinical Trials India

Chi-Med Files For Hong Kong Listing That Could Raise $500m

Chi-Med has applied to list in Hong Kong and will undertake a new global share offering as it looks to raise new funds to support the progress and commercialization of its growing pipeline. 

Hong Kong Financing

M&A A Major Pillar Of Sumitomo Dainippon's New Mid-Term Plan

Mid-size Japanese player Sumitomo Dainippon sets aside billions for potential M&A deals under a new business plan designed to fill gaps in its neurology pipeline as it prepares to lose exclusivity for its top global product.

Business Strategies M & A
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Europe

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Latest From Europe

NASH News & Notes From The European Liver Meeting

Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) was a focal point of EASL’s conference. Madrigal becomes the fifth company into Phase III in NASH, but Viking’s competing THR agonist is progressing also.

Liver & Hepatic Research & Development

Expert View: No-Deal Brexit's Legal Fallout For Pharma

Dr Jonathan Atkinson, partner at the UK-based intellectual property law firm HGF Ltd, sums up key expectations around legal, patent-related and trademark aspects for pharma in the event of a "no-deal" Brexit, and highlights regulatory changes that could have a bearing on the deal value of UK-bound M&A activity.

Legal Issues Brexit

Pierre Fabre Boosts Oncology Offering In Europe With Puma Deal

Another major deal with a US biotech has seen France’s Pierre Fabre exclusively licensing Puma’s Nerlynx for development and commercialization in Europe.

 

Deals Cancer

CIC Raises £150M To Reinforce Cambridge Ecosystem

Cambridge Innovation Capital completes £150m fundraising to give it more firepower to reinforce Cambridge, UK’s pre-eminent status as Europe’s leading life sciences and tech hub.

United Kingdom Commercial

AstraZeneca's Imfinzi Cements Market Position In Lung Cancer Segment With UK NICE Okay

But because of the remaining uncertainty in the clinical evidence for this "potentially curative treatment," – Imfinzi for Stage III NSCLC – UK reimbursement will come from the Cancer Drugs Fund until more data accrues from the PACIFIC study, due to report in 2021.

 

Health Technology Assessment ImmunoOncology

Aimmune Lays Foundations In Europe For Lead Peanut Allergy Therapeutic

With Aimmune’s AR101 oral immunotherapeutic nearing the market in the EU and US, the company sketches out its European business strategy after ARTEMIS meets its primary endpoint.

 

Immune Disorders Advertising, Marketing & Sales
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United States

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Latest From United States

J&J's Spravato's Star Power Rises While Zytiga's Sets

With Spravato's launch underway, J&J reports that 800 sites have been certified to administer the depression drug. Newer drugs drove pharma sales in the first quarter, while US sales of Zytiga declined 55% due to generic competition. 

Companies Commercial

ViiV's Dovato: Treatment-Naive HIV Is Earmarked For The "Complete Regimen"

The first approval in the US of a once-daily single-tablet, two-drug regimen for treatment-naive HIV from the HIV/AIDS therapy specialist, ViiV Healthcare, suggests a shift away from three-drug regimens for HIV/AIDS could be gathering pace.

Approvals Infectious Diseases

Signs Of Change? Lilly, Merck, Janssen Report Slowing List Price Growth In 2018

Annual transparency reports from the three firms show US price increases continued, though less aggressively, and net prices declined for Lilly and Janssen.

Pricing Debate Pricing Strategies

Price ‘Anchoring’? Zolgensma And The Art Of Managing Gene Therapy Sticker Shock

Public statements by Novartis and Avexis suggest Zolgensma could be cost effective at a price up to $5m. Analysts expect $2m. The lower estimate is still stunning, but could it be considered reasonable by comparison?

Pricing Strategies Pricing Debate

Going Generic: Big Brands Poised To Lose Marketing Exclusivity In The US In 2019

With the first generic versions of blockbuster brands like Advair, Lyrica, Restasis and Sensipar and the first biosimilars of Herceptin, Avastin and Rituxan expected to launch in the US, 2019 could be a notable year for generics and biosimilars.
Generic Drugs Market Intelligence

ICER's Review Of Rebate Reform, At A Glance

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review has weighed in on the pros and cons of rebate reform, surveying an assortment of payers, pharmacy benefit managers and pharmaceutical companies on alternative rebate models and their potential impact. 

Pharmacy Benefit Management Pricing Debate
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