Download Ebook: Top AMNOG resolutions for 2013

  AMNOG:  In January 2011, following pressure to reduce annual spending on the German healthcare budget, price controls were introduced in Germany through the AMNOG based pricing system. There is considerable anxiety within the industry as to whether a feasible price will be received in Germany and given the uncertainties, whether effective launch planning is possible. Here we summarise the …

Orphan drugs, no longer orphan?

Have orphan drugs found a home? It seems that this is the case for a lot of rare disease therapies being developed, as pharma and biotechs, along with investors, have understood that producing orphan drugs can be a potent money maker. It all started with the first orphan drug approved by the FDA from Genzyme to treat Gaucher's Disease and …

Taking Healthcare Further Through Logistics

Taking Healthcare Further Through Logistics As we gear up to the discussions and collaborations around best practices at BioPharma Asia, I want to focus on some key supply chain concerns of the healthcare industry. UPS has an annual survey "Pain in the (Supply) Chain" which involves key decision makers in the healthcare industry. From the 2012 survey, the three biggest …

Is China prepared for orphan drug development and access?

As the orphan drug market grows exponentially, everyone is looking into China and whether the country is prepared to provide access for therapies to rare disease patients. Pharma companies like Genzyme have made strong efforts to introduce one of its orphan drugs in China and into the healthcare system in force. China has reached a remarkable achievement in the past …

UPS at BioPharma Asia 2013 : More than Just a Fridge in the Sky

When UPS launched a new air freight container called PharmaPortTM 360 as part of its UPS Temperature True® service in 2011, it raised the bar for reliable transportation of very delicate, temperature-sensitive therapies and medicines like vaccines. In our last blog, we shared about the very first shipment of seasonal flu vaccines Laos received. That shipment of 375,000 doses of …