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11.06.2014

Dieter Weinand Named to Head Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals

Effective August 1, 2014, Dieter Weinand will become president of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and at the same time join the Executive Committee of Bayer HealthCare. He replaces Andreas Fibig, who will leave Bayer on September 1, 2014, to become CEO of International Flavours and Fragrances. more
02.06.2014

Novo Nordisk Launches Diabetes Drug in Germany After Rethink

Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk, the world's biggest insulin producer, has decided to launch its diabetes drug Tresiba in Germany after seeing signs of a more favorable pricing situation there. Tresiba was approved in the European Union last year, but despite Germany being Europe's biggest market Novo hesitated to market the drug there because German authorities have been reluctant to support new and more expensive treatments. more
08.04.2014

DKSH Extends Collaboration With Bristol-Myers Squibb

DKSH Business Unit Healthcare has extended the relationship started in 2010 with Bristol-Myers Squibb, covering six markets in Asia (Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam). more
20.12.2013

Kemal Malik appointed Bayer AG Board of Management member with responsibility for Innovation

The Supervisory Board of Bayer AG appointed Kemal Malik (51) to the Board of Management of Bayer AG effective February 1, 2014. Malik has been a member of the Bayer HealthCare Executive Committee, Head of Global Development and Chief Medical Officer since July 1, 2007. more
07.10.2013

Germany's Merck Sees Long-Term Growth in Cancer Drug Erbitux

German healthcare company Merck expects to get a long-term boost from study results in June that showed its main cancer drug Erbitux has an edge over rival product Avastin. Erbitux, which accounted for roughly 8 % of Merck's €10.7 billion in sales last year, in June was shown to be more effective at prolonging the lives of colorectal cancer patients than Roche's Avastin. more
11.07.2013

Roche Suffers Diabetes Drug Setback

Roche will halt development of a diabetes drug partly because of its undesired side-effects, marking another high-profile setback for the Swiss company as it struggles to diversify outside its core cancer drug portfolio. The news is a fresh blow for Roche's Basel research operations, known as pRED, which have languished in the shadow of the work done at Genentech, the 2009 acquisition that cooked up Roche's four top-selling medicines in 2011. more
Pascal Soriot: AstraZeneca Turnaround is 3-4 Year Journey
19.06.2013

Pascal Soriot: AstraZeneca Turnaround is 3-4 Year Journey

Turning around drugmaker AstraZeneca will be a long haul, with a strategy of revamping research and boosting acquisitions set to take up to four years to pay off, its chief executive said on Tuesday. more
11.06.2013

Former Bristol-Myers Executive Admits to Insider Trading

A former Bristol-Myers Squibb finance executive on Monday pleaded guilty to an insider trading charge, admitting to buying stock options in a biotechnology company that the drugmaker was preparing to buy. Robert Ramnarine, 46, admitted to one count of securities fraud for trading in Amylin Pharmaceuticals options before Bristol-Myers agreed to buy that company last June for $5.3 billion, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman in New Jersey said. more
07.06.2013

Sanofi Steps up Diabetes Drive as Rivals Raise the Stakes

In a leafy suburb of Frankfurt, a state-of-the-art plant churns out up to 1 million insulin pens every day in French drugmaker Sanofi's drive to keep its no. 2 spot in the $43 billion-a-year diabetes market. The facility is part of a hub - nicknamed Insulin City - dedicated to research and development, production, and smart technology for diabetes treatments that Sanofi says will help drive its growth as older blockbusters lose patent protection. more
06.06.2013

After Tech Success, Israel Seeks Life Sciences Growth

Inspired by its success in high-tech electronics and software, Israel is hoping to pull off the same trick in life sciences. The Mediterranean country already boasts the world's biggest generic drug maker and a host of smaller research-oriented companies. Now it aims to build on that foundation, offering incentives to multinationals to invest in a biopharmaceutical incubator fund, set up research centres and collaborate with local firms. more
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