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First U.S. biosimilar approval opens floodgates for lower-priced competition to blockbuster biologics

Monday, March 16, 2015 08:00 AM

The FDA’s approval this month of the first U.S biosimilar, Zarxio from Sandoz, has formally opened the floodgates for sponsors seeking approval of lower-cost biologics to compete with expensive brand-name prescription drugs.

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Pfizer to acquire Hospira for $17 billion

Thursday, February 5, 2015 12:06 PM

Pfizer has agreed to acquire Hospira, a provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies and a global provider in biosimilars headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., for $90 a share in cash, for a total enterprise value of approximately $17 billion.

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Pharma & Biopharma Outsourcing Association formed

Monday, September 29, 2014 01:14 PM

Fifteen contract manufacturing organizations and contract development and manufacturing organizations (CMOs/CDMOs) have joined the Pharma & Biopharma Outsourcing Association (PBOA), a new nonprofit trade association that aims to help advance the industry's regulatory, legislative and business interests. 

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Hospira to acquire API manufacturing and R&D facilities in India

Thursday, August 30, 2012 11:22 AM

Hospira, a global provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, has agreed to acquire an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facility, together with an associated R&D facility, from Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals of India for approximately $200 million.

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Hospira to expand operations, create 200 jobs

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 11:20 AM

Hospira, a provider of injectable medicines and infusion technologies, is modernizing and expanding the capabilities of its operations in Nash County of N.C.

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Hospira names Dempsey to board of directors

Thursday, August 18, 2011 01:16 PM

Hospira has named William G. Dempsey to its board of directors. The addition of Dempsey expands Hospira's board to 11 directors, nine of whom are independent.

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FDA approves generic Taxotere

Friday, March 11, 2011 01:47 PM

Hospira has won approval for the first U.S. generic version of Sanofi-aventis’ Taxotere cancer drug, according to a Reuters report.

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Allergen executive takes CEO reins at Hospira

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 01:49 PM

Hospira has named former Allergan President F. Michael Ball its new CEO. The specialty pharma's current chief and founder, Christopher Begley, will become executive chairman.

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