Category Archives: Government

IPOs are back in business; well, unless and until there’s another government shutdown.

IPOs are back in the race for torrents of cash. The government is fully funded until February 15, which means a wave of IPOs should begin launching today (Feb. 4)…. Read more »

Health-sector investors hold breath as 2018 mercifully comes to a close; but what does 2019 portend? Anyone else cringe at prime-number years?

As investors stagger toward the New Year, adjusting their neck braces for one final lap of trading on December 31, there’s one big consolation for the recent, massive, daily twists… Read more »

PART TWO: The future of Russian pharma. Why does China (among so many others) surpass Russia when it comes to pharma/biotech innovation?

In examining why Russia is behind its neighbor China in pharma and biotech innovation, one must keep in mind that Chinese medicine is a style of traditional treatment built on a foundation… Read more »

Vertex says it would be NICE if England upped its offer for new CF drugs. Meanwhile, short lesson on how US could quickly lower its pharma prices, too.

The News: Vertex Pharma CEO Jeffrey Leiden’s move earlier this month to pressure England’s prime minister Theresa May on drug prices seems to have set some wheels in motion. After… Read more »

Wondering why some of your Pharma shares keep going up? Thank Trump’s tax “reform;” no, really.

The News: The drug industry has taken heat from patient advocates and a US senator for handing out its tax savings to shareholders instead of using its windfall to help patients… Read more »

Update: Where does Brexit leave European pharma, now that the EU has excluded the UK from drug approvals?

A European decision to exclude Britain from the EU’s drug approval system from beginning 30, 2019–the day after Brexit–has raised alarm among drugmakers, who fear the abrupt change could disrupt… Read more »