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In-depth analysis of the critical issues impacting the full spectrum of the pharmaceutical manufacturing value chain.

President Donald Trump issued an executive order late last week (August 6, 2020) to increase US-based production and federal procurement of essential medicines, medical countermeasures, and critical inputs. What does the executive order authorize,...

Reflecting the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, real GDP in the US decreased at an annual rate of 32.9% in the second quarter, and GDP in the eurozone shrank by 12.1%, both historical lows. How has the pharma industry fared facing such strong...

The FDA is considering a pilot program for the toxicological and quality evaluation of novel excipients. Excipients now are not separately reviewed by the FDA, and some say a separate review mechanism would support development of new excipients and...

Reforming drug pricing in the US has emerged again with the signing of executive orders by President Trump late last week. What do the executive orders require, and what is the impact on the pharmaceutical industry? Drug-pricing reform...

A recent analysis by BioPlan Associates outlines the major trends impacting biomanufacturing and related supply lines. From the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to ways to increase biomanufacturing productivity to reductions in biomanufacturing...

China is the second largest national pharmaceutical market in the global pharma industry and a large supplier of pharma ingredients globally. In the wake of COVID-19 and related economic and supply impacts, will that role change, and if so,...

Leaders from the European Union (EU) have reached an historic agreement in breadth and size to create a EUR 750 billion ($864 billion) recovery fund to rebuild EU economies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and have agreed on a new long-term EU...

The industry is weighing in on the European Commission’s proposed Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe, which sets forth a roadmap for innovation, manufacturing, and medicines supply in Europe, including the COVID-19 impact. What is the plan, and...

Formulation and drug-delivery technologies play an important role in new product development, both in formulations with new active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and in new routes of administration for existing APIs. How are solid-dosage...