Commercial Operations

Chinese Rulemaking Escalates Crackdown on Pharma Corruption

A drugmaker convicted of bribery in China will have its products barred from being purchased by private and government-funded organizations for two years in the province where it is convicted. A second offense within five years will result in a two-year, nationwide ban. Read More

Drug Recalls Spike 17 Percent in 2013

The number of drug recalls shot up 17 percent in 2013 compared to 2012, despite the FDA’s best efforts to promote quality-by-design programs and upgrades to facilities. Read More

Four EU Countries Warned for Feet-Dragging on New Law

The European Commission (EC) is threatening to take legal action against Italy, Poland, Slovenia and Finland for failing to implement the Falsified Medicines Directive, an EU-wide anti-counterfeit initiative that has been in effect since Jan. 2, 2013. Read More