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