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Chinese square off against Alibaba in palace intrigue as online drug sales loom

Who knew that China FDA's planned lifting of a ban on online drug sales meant the global pharmaceutical industry could become a subject of a Chinese version of palace intrigue?

Amid new drug negotiations, China puts price-management vet in charge of CFDA

SINGAPORE-- A change in leadership at the China Drug and Food Administration was announced on the Communist Party website last week: Bi Jingquan, who has more than 20 years of experience in pricing and management, will take over from Zhang Yong as CFDA minister.

Ranbaxy-Sun U.S. approval hinges on selling antibacterial drug as FTC notes reach of Indian generic giant

Ranbaxy Laboratories may soon be selling its generic minocycline antibacterial drug to Torrent Pharmaceuticals as a condition for U.S. approval for its merger with Sun Pharmaceuticals.

J&J to distribute Insuline diabetes device in Russia to stem flagging diabetes care sales

Johnson & Johnson is partnering with Insuline Medical to register and distribute the Israeli company's InsuPad for promoting optimal absorption of insulin in diabetics by warming their injection site.

India warns drugmakers failure not an option for price data due next week

India's National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority has told drugmakers that failure to hand in drug price and sales data by next week is not an option.

China medical device market to top Japan to claim No. 2 spot globally

China's market for medical devices is expected to pass Japan's this year to become the world's second-largest, topped only by the United States. A consulting firm forecast China's market would pass the $55 billion mark this year.

Sanofi's Shantha Biologics to build insulin plant in India

Sanofi bought control of Shantha Biotechnics in 2009 as a way to access low-cost vaccine manufacturing in India. Now the drugmaker will use the subsidiary to expand insulin production.

India tweaks presubmission rules on drugs, trials, devices and other regulated products

India's Central Drugs Standard Control Organization wants to tweak the rules on its presubmission process with agency staff and experts.

Chinese Pharmacopoeia venture up and running as safety push continues

The Chinese Pharmacopoeia Commission and Waters launched their Joint Open Laboratory on Jan. 28 in Beijing that aims to produce the first official compendium of drugs.

Trans-Pacific trade talks on biologics not even close to agreement: USTR

Don't look for any Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement on patent lengths for biologics this year. That was the message delivered at a congressional hearing on Tuesday.