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Watson expands Asian footprint with $392M generics buy

Watson Pharmaceuticals ($WPI) expanded its reach in the Asia-Pacific with a deal to buy Strides Arcolab's Australia-based generics business, which is known as Ascent Pharmahealth. The buyout not only

Australian officials seek more info on Pfizer support program

Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration has fired off a missive to the Pharmacy Guild and Pfizer ($PFE) demanding an explanation about a support program in which pharmacists enroll patients who

Aussie pharmacists decry patient-info pact with Pfizer

Australian pharmacists are angry about a deal giving Pfizer ($PFE) access to patients' personal information--for a fee. Under an agreement between the drug giant and the country's Pharmacy Guild,

Australian court tosses Vioxx ruling against Merck

An Australian appeals court has negated a Vioxx-related ruling against Merck's domestic unit. The decision overturns last year's award of about $280,000 in damages to Vioxx patient Graeme Peterson,

India's Indoco signs on to make meds for Aspen

India's Indoco Remedies inked a deal to supply generic products to South Africa's Aspen Pharmacare for sale in the Australian market. Aspen bought Australia-based Sigma Pharmaceuticals' generics

Australian pharmacies run short on Pfizer meds

Pfizer's new self-distribution approach in Australia is drawing fire. The company pulled out of the government-subsidized distribution system, choosing to distribute its products exclusively, the

Australia sees a gap in cancers represented in clinical trials

Australian doctors have noticed a disturbing trend: four of the most serious types of cancers are not getting the attention they deserve in clinical trials. This concern is expressed in a University

Australian pharma industry blasts budget plan

From your personal checkbook to your nation's budget, everybody is trying to keep the books balanced these days. In Australia, they've decided to cut back on pharmaceutical subsidies. No new

Integration, joint trials will speed approvals

The Australian government will attempt to better integrate clinical trials with e-health technologies, including patient records and data collection. And it's considering the development of a

Pfizer taps DHL for Australia distribution

Pfizer Australia has linked with DHL Supply Chain for direct-to-pharmacy deliveries. For Pfizer, it's a single-source deal encompassing pharmacies in 5,000 communities across the country. The