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Merck CEO Outlines Next Two Years as IFPMA President, Raises Ire on IP

Merck KGaA CEO Stefan Oschmann spoke last week in New York as he accepted the two-year role as president of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA), the R&D industry’s global trade group based in Geneva.
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Setting Biotech Standards in India

The past decade has seen considerable growth in the Indian pharmaceutical industry. The country has emerged as a key supplier of high quality and affordable medicines not only to the developing world, but also to developed economies. The sector has recorded a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.5% over the past five years and is […]
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Industry Growth Slowdown in Brazil

By Hellen Berger. The Brazilian economy is being impacted by internal and external factors, and forecast figures are being quickly revised downwards. Market research released by Brazil’s Central Bank revised average analysts’ projections for economic growth in 2014 down to 0.70% from 0.90% four weeks earlier(1). In June 2014, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council […]
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Doctors Sans Borders and Sans Politics

“Don’t panic, this is the victory of the virus,” said Bernard Kouchner, co-founder of Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders). The former French Foreign Minister jokingly urged the audience at American Museum of Natural History in New York City on October 28 not to rush for the exits even though he was fresh off a […]
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Israel Set for “Modest” Pharma Growth

Israel’s pharmaceutical market value will increase from approximately $1.9 billion in 2013 to $2.34 billion, a compound annual growth rate of 2.8%, by 2020, says UK research and consulting firm GlobalData. This modest growth will driven by “medical technology advances, high R&D expenditure and a robust economy”.
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