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Tudose government removes clawback tax for immunoglobulin drugs

Pharma December 15, 2017 11:22 0 comments

The Tudose government has decided to suspend the clawback tax for immunoglobulin-based drugs through an emergency order on Thursday. The suspension for this category of drugs will last up to two years, starting January 1.…more »

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Health Ministry sets up working group to “rethink” clawback tax for all medical drugs

Pharma December 08, 2017 17:06 0 comments

The Romanian Health Ministry announced this week that a working group will be established in order to “rethink” the controversial clawback tax for all medical drugs. The decision was made a day after PM Tudose…more »

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Competition Council investigating possible abuse in pharma giant Roche’s practices on cancer drug market

Pharma December 08, 2017 09:58 0 comments

Two investigations have been opened by the Competition Council in Romania regarding a possible abuse of dominant market position by Roche Romania in the oncology products sector. The first investigation targets a possible anti-competitive behaviour…more »

Janssen Romania invested EUR 154,000 in first cancer palliative care program

Pharma December 07, 2017 13:57 0 comments

Janssen Romania, the pharmaceuticals arm of multinational group Johnson & Johnson, has invested EUR 154,000 in the development of the first curriculum for the palliative care of cancer patients, said Christian Rodseth, managing director of…more »

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Medical Drugs Producers warn that applying clawback tax to cheap drugs is endangering healthcare system

Healthcare December 06, 2017 17:40 0 comments

The Industrial Medical Drugs Producers’ Union of Romania (PRIMER) is signalling the deepening of the crisis of cheap medical drugs because of the clawback tax, an income tax applied exclusively for medical drug producers. UPDATE: …more »

Janssen Romania head sees potential in risk-sharing agreements in local pharma sector

Pharma November 10, 2017 11:58 0 comments

Christian Rodseth, managing director of Janssen Romania, says that risk-sharing agreements for innovative pharmaceuticals can work in Romania, citing the positive experience that the company has had in the British market. “We need to invest…more »

Interview. Doina Ionescu (Merck): “20 years ago, the industry was nothing else but a boys’ club”

Interviews October 20, 2017 09:01 0 comments BR Exclusive

Romanian Doina Ionescu is the new head of commercial operations EMEA at Merck, the pharmaceuticals company. In an exclusive interview for Business Review, she talks about her management experience and the way in which the…more »

Janssen Romania continues R&D investments in Romania, calls for fixed clawback tax

Pharma September 27, 2017 10:44 0 comments

Janssen, the pharmaceuticals company part of Johnson&Johnson Romania, has invested EUR 1 million for R&D operations in the country, mainly for clinical studies in 2016 and company representatives say that the investment efforts will continue…more »

Beijing Genomics Institute explores potential of hub investment in Cluj-Napoca

News September 26, 2017 16:26 0 comments

Beijing Genomics Institute representatives have visited Cluj-Napoca as part of wider tour in southeastern Europe as the Chinese genomics company plans to open a new research hub in the region. The delegation of the company…more »

Regina Maria to open Cluj hospital in early 2018

News September 14, 2017 08:59 0 comments

Private healthcare services provider Regina Maria plans to start operations on its first hospital outside Bucharest in the first quarter of 2018. Located in the center of Cluj-Napoca, the hospital is being developed by Horia…more »