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New USMCA agreement scraps ten-year marketing exclusivity provision

Canada, Mexico, US12-12-2019Saman Javed

The US, Canada and Mexico have signed a new, finalised trade agreement to replace the old North American Free Trade Agreement.

US senators question ‘national security risks’ posed by Chinese drugs

US11-12-2019Saman Javed

US senators have requested information regarding the national security risks posed by the role of foreign manufacturing, specifically in China, in the US pharmaceutical products supply chain.

Sanofi buys Synthorx for $2.5 billion

US10-12-2019Saman Javed

Sanofi is to acquire Synthorx, a biotechnology company focused on improving the lives of people suffering from cancer and autoimmune diseases, for $2.5 billion.

TAG supports opposition of Sanofi TB drug patents in India

EU, India09-12-2019Saman Javed

Treatment Action Group, a US-based organisation focused on research of diseases such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, has applauded an opposition that aims to block Sanofi from patenting a new TB drug in India.

Takeda sues Mylan over gout generic

US05-12-2019Saman Javed

Takeda has sued Mylan for patent infringement and breach of a licencing agreement over Takeda’s Colcrys drug.

US Senate Committee votes in Stephen Hahn as FDA Commissioner

US05-12-2019Saman Javed

The US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has approved President Donald Trump’s nomination for Stephen Hahn to serve as the new commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

Astellas doubles down on gene therapy with $3bn Audentes deal

Japan, US05-12-2019Sarah Morgan

Astellas is set to buy US-based Audentes Therapeutics for approximately $3 billion, as the Japanese pharmaceutical company looks to boost its gene therapy expertise.

US considers shortening marketing exclusivity to push forward USMCA

US03-12-2019Saman Javed

The Trump administration is considering shortening the period that big pharma companies’ biologic drugs are protected by marketing exclusivity from biosimilar competition.

Genus sues Mallinckrodt over secret cocaine hydrochloride studies

US03-12-2019Rory O'Neill

Genus Lifesciences is suing pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt for misusing trade secrets related to a cocaine hydrochloride formulation.

China lowers price of 70 drugs by expanding national insurance catalogue

China02-12-2019Saman Javed

China has added 70 medicines to its national medical insurance catalogue, which will reduce the cost of the drugs by more than 60% on average, the National Healthcare Security Administration has said.

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