Pharma News

The latest developments from pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, both innovator and generic-drug companies, and leading regulatory news.

Amneal Pharmaceuticals, a generic-drug company, has named its co-founders, Chirag Patel and Chintu Patel, as Co-Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), effective immediately with the company’s announcement of August 5, 2019. Chirag Patel and Chintu...

Strides Pharma, a Bangalore, India-based pharmaceutical company, has received a Warning Letter from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for violations of current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) regulations for finished pharmaceuticals...

Celltrion, an Incheon, Korea-based biopharmaceutical company developing innovator drugs and biosimilars, and Nan Fung Group, a Hong Kong-based conglomerate, have formed a joint-venture company, Vcell Healthcare, to develop biosimilars in China....

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved multiple applications for first generics of Pfizer’s blockbuster drug, Lyrica (pregabalin), for treating neuropathic pain and epilepsy. The approvals were granted to Teva Pharmaceuticals, Dr....

Sanofi has signed an agreement with Roche for the exclusive over-the-counter (OTC) rights in the US to Roche’s Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) for the prevention and treatment of influenza. Tamiflu is currently sold in the United States by Roche’s...

Bayer is voluntarily recalling two lots of Kogenate FS antihemophilic factor (recombinant) 2000 IU vials in the US at the patient level due to mislabeling of certain vials. Certain vials from these two lots were labeled as Kogenate FS but actually...

Gilead Sciences has licensed three preclinical antiviral programs from Novartis, including investigational agents with the potential to treat human rhinovirus, influenza and herpes viruses. Novartis will receive an upfront payment and is...