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Open Forum
Community pharmacy won't be a theory victim says PM
Prime Minister Tony Abbott told the Pharmacy Guild's annual dinner he is a strong supporter of community pharmacy and 'won't promote theory over practice' when it comes to managing the health budget. Here's what he said in full.
Pipeline Monitor
Novartis scores in psoriasis
Novartis' new first-in-class psoriasis treatment Cosentyx has been recommended for approval in Europe while BI continues to do battle with Roche in bringing new IPF drugs to market.
Approvals Action
Lantus biosimilar threatens $140m market
Abasria Eli Lilly's biosimilar competitor for Sanofi's Lantus has been approved by the TGA, threatening the $140 million market held by the leading diabetes product.
Special Report
Who's growing fastest on the PBS?
At the end of Q2 14-15, two companies stood out among the top PBS earners for growth that outpaces the average, thanks to highly successful drug launches in 2012 and 2013 but change could be afoot in the next 12 months.
Open Forum
Is switch a turn-off for Aust industry?
The week's annual ASMI conference heard a lot about how Australia is lagging when it comes to moving tried and true treatments from the script pad to the consumer's shopping list but can the regulatory blockages be cleared?
Working Life
Gender equality: why Merck Serono is a winner
Merck Serono's appearance on the inaugural Employer of Choice for Gender Equality list is not by chance, gender equality is something the company 'lives and breathes' says MD Andre Musto.