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Generic Drug Opportunities in Global Markets

Generic drugs have moved quickly over the last 30 years into a position of dominance in drug markets around the world. In 2018, generic drug savings totaled $293 billion in…

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Earth Day 2021: Reinventing Business As Usual

April 22 is Earth Day and this year’s theme is Restore our Earth. On their website, Earthday.org states “When life around the globe returns to normal, our world cannot return…

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The Dizzying Confusion of Drug Pricing Regulations

In 2019, drug pricing was expected to be a top drug industry issue heading into the New Year. Things changed in 2020. The pharma industry (and the whole world) was…well…slightly…

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Overcoming the Challenges of API Complexity

Pharmaceutical drug molecules are becoming increasingly complex, posing challenges in formulation development and manufacturing. This is particularly true of small molecule drug APIs and peptides, both of which have a…

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Weighing the Potential for APIs and Finished Dosage Forms in Emerging Markets

New markets for drug manufacturers are emerging worldwide in regions that have typically purchased and imported drugs in finished dosage forms. While this shift has been underway for a few…

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Economic Nationalism or Global Cooperation? How About a “Thank You,” Instead?

I saw this lede for an article (Bio/Pharma, People, Perseverance, and Hope) about 2020 by Rita Peters at PharmTech and smiled. It captured the state of life sciences this past…

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The Impact of Impurities on the Pharmaceutical Industry

A significant paradigm shift is underway in the regulatory environment for impurities in pharmaceutical products. Recent incidents involving genotoxic impurities (GTIs) are driving tighter restrictions and guidelines, as well as…

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The Need for Speed: Drug Development, Trials & Regulatory Pathways Accelerate in the Wake of COVID-19

For drug makers, speed has always mattered. Every day a drug is delayed on the path to market costs pharma companies millions of dollars. Delays can also lead to the…

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API Industry Faces Challenges and Opportunities

The global market for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) is expected to grow at a 3–6% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) over the next five years, exceeding U.S. $1.5 trillion by…

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Looking for an API Supplier? 5 Things to Consider (Updated)

Seven years ago – in March of 2013 – we published a blog post on 5 Things to Consider When Looking for an API Supplier. Because seven human years equals…

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