Cost for cancer drugs triples in Canada, still no national drug plan
Data shows cancer medications account for about 15% of all spending on pharmaceuticals.
Pfizer raises concerns on probe of Ottawa’s pandemic response
Raises confidentiality related to requirement to produce documents related to the production and purchase of a vaccine for COVID-19.
UK is buying 90M coronavirus vaccine doses
Has accessed to candidates being developed by a Pfizer, BioNTech, and another experimental vaccine researched by Valneva.
Novartis pays $678M to resolve suit over sham doctor outings
Company splurged on speaking fees, exorbitant meals, and top-shelf alcohol to get doctors to prescribe Novartis’s drugs.
Apotex Pharmachem produces hand sanitizer
The Brantford, Ont.-based division of Apotex is producing 1,200 litres of sanitizer in the coming weeks
Bora Pharmaceuticals acquires GSK Mississauga facility
The transaction is expected to be complete by the end of 2020.
Novartis plans to cut 2,100 jobs in Switzerland, Britain
Swiss pharmaceuticals giant hopes to lower its overall headcount worldwide to below 100,000, from about 126,000 today.
Freeland to return to NAFTA talks in Washington this week
Intense discussions continue but stalling over dispute settlement mechanism.