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After seeing a spike in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic in Q1, with a corresponding dip in Q2, the generics industry has largely seen single-digit drops in net revenues in the third quarter of 2020. Meanwhile, the Indian pharma market has seen recovery after facing a challenging coronavirus-induced slump in the first two quarters of 2020.
AmerisourceBergen has struck a $6.5bn deal to acquire the majority of the Alliance Healthcare businesseses from Walgreens Boots Alliance, giving it access to Alliance’s generics assets in Europe.
In its third venture funding round, Terns adds backing from Deerfield in addition to Lilly’s investment. It licensed three non-alcoholic steatohepatitis candidates from the big pharma in 2018.
Nippon Chemiphar saw its overall sales drop by 7.9%, dragged down by a fall in generics sales of 9.7%, in its financial first half ended 30 September 2020. The Japanese company’s plan to ride on the success of new launches faltered as it was unable to compensate for the impact of NHI drug price revisions implemented in October 2019 and again in April 2020.