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Pharma 2020-2021: Much More Than Just COVID

Set aside ‘Everything-COVID,’ and to many outsiders the past 20 months can appear as though the pharmaceutical industry took a sabbatical. Not true, of course…but everything else that occurred in…

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Why You Need to Have the ‘Supply Chain’ Conversation with Your Pharma Suppliers

Supply chain security has been the subject of numerous posts on this blog in the past. It is important to note, however, that the pandemic hasn’t widely impacted global supply…

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Atmanirbhar Bharat and PLI: A Future From the Past

It is difficult to discuss India’s ‘Make in India’ plan without reference to China, and any discussion of India-China relations ultimately leads to a political – rather than economic or…

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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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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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Europe Looks to Tighten Supply Chains

The last nine months have seen a complete re-evaluation of the risks inherent in global pharma supply chains. COVID-19 forced a doubletake in C-suites, but concern was already well on…

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Pharma Trends for 2021

After 2020, trying to predict anything at all seems a bit reckless. Most of us are still trying to wrap our heads around last year — and hoping this year…

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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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