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Pfizer nears deal to combine off-patent drug business with Mylan

A man walks past Pfizer’s world headquarters in New York. Andrew Kelly | Reuters Pfizer, the world’s largest drugmaker, plans to divest its off-patent drug business and combine it with generic-drug maker Mylan, according to a person familiar with the matter. The deal, expected to be announced Monday, will result in Pfizer shareholders owning most… Read More »

Top vaccine makers Merck and Pfizer target China and older adults next

During the past few decades, the number of companies producing vaccines has dwindled to just a handful. There are other players in the space, but today, the four big drug companies that now dominate the market are Merck, Pfizer, Sanofi Pasteur and GlaxoSmithKline. Selling a vaccine like Shingrix for the shingles or Gardasil 9 for… Read More »

Pfizer Japan drawn into valsartan recall after finding API from Mylan is tainted

The global recall of valsartan has now extended to Pfizer and to Japan, via Mylan and India. According to a translated copy of its announcement, Pfizer’s Tokyo-based Japanese subsidiary said it is recalling from the country five lots of its blood pressure combo drug Amubaro because its API contains impurities that are probable carcinogens. The recall began… Read More »