Bayer, Merck KGaA spend big bucks for market share in China

Carly Helfand Multinational pharma companies have been targeting China for years with an eye on its aging population, expanding middle class and growing incidence of chronic maladies ...

Scripps cancer spinout Xcovery grabs $20M from a pharma partner in China

John Carroll Chris Liang had already forged a compelling profile in drug development when the newly formed Scripps Florida recruited him as head of chemistry back in 2004. Liang, who ...

China sets trial date for GSK-tied investigators, says it will be ‘open’

Carly Helfand China will try two private investigators tied to GlaxoSmithKline's operations there in just over a week on charges of illegally purchasing personal information about ...

Still reeling from China bribery probe, GSK faces corruption scandal in Syria

Arlene Weintraub The British company said Thursday that it had received an email containing allegations from a whistleblower pertaining to bribes paid by GSK's consumer healthcare ...

New scrutiny for GlaxoSmithKline after news of 2001 bribery-related housecleaning in China

Carly Helfand GlaxoSmithKline's bribery woes in China apparently go back a bit further than the $ 489 million scandal that broke last summer. The U.K. company has acknowledged ...

China allows trial of investigators of GSK sex-tape scandal to go public

Arlene Weintraub China has abruptly changed course on its plans to prosecute private investigator Peter Humphrey and his wife Yu Yingzeng in a closed trial. Now Humphrey and Yu, who ...

China suspends imports of Pfizer’s AIDS-related drug on a paperwork problem

Carly Helfand Foreign drugmakers have had their fair share of struggles in China this year as the country looked to cut down on healthcare spending and root out bribery. But neither ...

China probes its largest hep B vaccine maker after child deaths

Eric Palmer China, which has been trying to demonstrate adequate oversight of its growing drug industry, is investigating two of its key vaccinemakers after the deaths of 8 children ...

1M fake Xanax pills intercepted on their way to Egypt from China

Eric Palmer The regulator says the drugs looked so genuine that they were not initially identified as counterfeit, Bloomberg reports. But tests confirmed they were fakes and now they ...

Dainippon Submits Antipsychotic Approval Application in China

mia.burns Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma submits an application for an atypical antipsychotic blonanserin (Brand name in Japan: LONASEN®) in China Osaka, Japan, September 27, 2013 – ...

Boehringer’s China expansion hits as probes leave market in turmoil

Eric Palmer Germany's Boehringer Ingelheim two years ago started on a major addition to its operations in China as that rapidly expanding market looked like the promised land to ...

Pharma suffers in China as widening scandal spooks docs, reps

Carly Helfand There's no doubt the pharma bribery scandal has been bad for business in China. Just how bad? That remains to be seen. But in the meantime, Reuters reports that drugmakers ...
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