Tag Archives: Emerging Markets

Is There Potential for Growth in Brazil’s Phytotherapic Drug Market?

It is well known that Brazil has an immense biodiversity and that the Amazon is the largest tropical rainforest in the world. Traditional Brazilian medicines include African elements, rooted on indigenous groups. Few pharmaceutical companies, however, know at what level phytotherapic drugs are commercialized in the country, how much regulation is imposed for herbal medicines, […]
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US Regulators and Industry Bodies Push Forward with Global Expansion

At the annual meeting of the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) this year, FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg concluded her keynote address by describing a “dramatically changing global marketplace” and its “huge implications” for FDA’s ability to ensure the safety and quality of products manufactured elsewhere. In addition to conducting more inspections and oversight of […]
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Bureaucratic Roadblocks Threaten Biopharma Growth

Ahead of the BIO International Convention next week, Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization, writes that protecting intellectual property rights is vital to biopharma innovation. There is a clear link between a country’s rate of economic development and the strength of its intellectual property laws. This is particularly true in knowledge-intensive […]
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Vietnam's Pharma Market "to Rocket" Over Next Six Years

Vietnam’s pharma market in Vietnam is set to increase by $5 billion over the next six years, reaching a net worth of $8 billion by 2020 and representing a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15.4%, says research firm GlobalData. The company’s  report states that the scarcity of low-priced generic drugs, combined with a belief […]
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BRIC Nations' "Blossoming Healthcare Budgets" Revive Clinical Trials Opportunities

While some clinical trial sponsors have been driven out of the BRIC nations, a rise in rank for each country — Brazil, Russia, India, China — is expected over the next four years, indicating “blossoming healthcare budgets and markets that are ripe with opportunities for development”. According to a Thomson Reuters report, Overcoming Clinical Challenges in BRIC […]
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