US-based Amgen has agreed to acquire Celgene’s psoriasis drug Otezla (apremilast) and certain related assets and liabilities for $13.4bn (£10.9bn) in cash.
27 Aug 2019
21 Aug 2019
German pharma giant Bayer has agreed to offload its animal health unit to Elanco Animal Health for $7.6bn (£6.27bn) in a stock-cum-cash deal, in a move to focus on its life sciences business.
01 Aug 2019
Pfizer announced the closing of its joint venture (JV) with GlaxoSmithKline to combine the parties’ respective consumer healthcare businesses to create the world’s largest over-the-counter (OTC) business with robust iconic brands.
30 Jul 2019
Pfizer has agreed to merge its off-patent branded and generic established medicines business Upjohn with Mylan to establish a new global pharmaceutical company.
29 Jul 2019
Alvotech and Cipla Gulf enter into a partnership for the commercialization of key biosimilar in select emerging markets
Biopharmaceutical company Alvotech and Cipla Gulf FZ LLC ("Cipla Gulf"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the leading global pharmaceutical company Cipla Limited announced that Alvotech and Cipla Gulf have entered into an exclusive partnership for the commercialization of AVT02, an adalimumab biosimilar, in select emerging markets.
03 Jul 2019
Sandoz has announced the launch of the generic oncology medicine gefitinib indicated for adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer with activating mutations of EGFR-TK, which is recommended by ESMO as first-line treatment.
02 Jul 2019
Swiss drugmaker Novartis has completed the acquisition of dry eye drug Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution) 5% from Takeda for $3.4bn (£2.6bn) upfront in cash.
17 Jun 2019
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement with Upsher-Smith Laboratories, pursuant to which Dr. Reddy’s would sell its US and select territory rights for ZEMBRACE SYMTOUCH (sumatriptan injection) 3 mg and TOSYMRA (sumatriptan nasal spray) 10 mg (formerly referred to as “DFN-02”), which are commercialized through its wholly owned subsidiary, Promius Pharma.
12 Jun 2019
Debiopharm and Ipsen announced renewal of their Decapeptyl agreement, which extends and strengthens their strategic partnership through 2034 for the development, manufacturing and distribution of Decapeptyl across Europe and certain Asian and African markets.
10 Jun 2019
UK-based Theramex has agreed to acquire exclusive licensing and supply rights from TherapeuticsMD to commercialise BIJUVA (estradiol and progesterone capsules) and IMVEXXY (estradiol vaginal inserts) outside of the US.