Tag Archives: Pharma

HIV drugmakers ViiV, Gilead top 2018 pharma reputation survey

Pharma’s reputation is holding steady. That’s according to the annual patient group opinion report from PatientView, which found 41% who rated the pharma industry reputation as “excellent” or “good” in 2018, compared with a similar 43% in 2017. Fifty-three percent of patient groups also rated the industry as excellent or good for the making of… Read More »

Aurobindo Pharma to recall 80 lots of blood pressure medicine valsartan in the US

(Reuters) – A U.S. unit of Indian generic drugmaker Aurobindo Pharma Ltd will recall 80 lots of medicines containing blood pressure drug valsartan that were found to have a probable cancer-causing impurity, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The impurity N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) was detected in quantities above the acceptable limit in certain tablets… Read More »

Forward Pharma loses appeal in Tecfidera patent dispute with Biogen

(Reuters) – A U.S. federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a ruling that Biogen Inc’s patents on its blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera are valid, rejecting a challenge by Danish drugmaker Forward Pharma A/S. FILE PHOTO: A sign marks a Biogen facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo The U.S. Court… Read More »