Tag Archives: Emerging Markets

Can Emerging Markets Emerge Fast Enough?

The IMS Institute’s annual report on global drug spending predicts a slight rebound in developed markets, despite historically low growth rates. In emerging markets, growth continues to be robust, but is it enough to balance the ongoing stagnancy in Europe and the US?
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Tasty Asian Acquisition for Publicis

Publicis Healthcare Gobbles Up Another Asian Agency Publicis continues its expansion into Asia with today’s (Feb 20) announcement of its acquisition of U-Link Business Solutions (UBS), one of China’s leading agencies specializing in healthcare communications. As a part of Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, the agency will be renamed UBS Saatchi & Saatchi Health. “The Chinese […]
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FDA Finding Fuels Indian Crackdown on Sub-standard Drugs

By Mangesh Sai, Asia Correspondent. A routine monthly inspection carried out by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) authorities in the state of Maharashtra, India, last month noted an increase in the number of sub-standard drug samples raising apprehensions about the availability of safe and genuine drugs in the state. Officials pointed out that 26 […]
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Planning Beyond the Petri Dish: A Pfizer Case Study

Pfizer’s crizotinib development program combined organization, art, and science— and a large dose of unforeseen risk. The path to commercializing a breakthrough discovery is rarely a linear process. The orderly rationale of the scientific method is often overtaken by the random artistry of passion, personality, business culture, and sheer luck. Each plays a significant role […]
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Indian Government Proposes Ban on Physician Gifts

India’s Department of Pharmaceuticals released a 14-page “voluntary code” for drug marketers, which includes a strict ban on gifts to prescribers, among other things. The code, which is open for public comment until June 30th, states that “no gifts, pecuniary advantages or benefits in kind may be supplied, offered or promised to persons qualified to […]
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