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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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Viehbacher Exits Sanofi

Christopher A. Viehbacher resigned as director of Sanofi immediately after its Board of Directors unanimously agreed to remove him as the company’s CEO yesterday. Chairman Serge Weinberg will replace Viehbacher on an interim basis.
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Orphan Drug Market to Reach $176 Billion by 2020, Says Report

By 2020, orphan drugs are expected to account for 19 percent of the total share of prescription drug sales excluding generics, reaching $176 billion in annual sales, according to EvaluatePharma’s Orphan Drug Report 2014. At 11 percent, this growth is set to be more than double the 5 percent growth rate of the overall prescription market, […]
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