Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Friday announced that it has received regulatory approval from the European Commission for its acquisition of Allergan plc’s global generics business.
As part of the approval, Teva has agreed to the divestment of certain overlapping molecules in 24 European countries, other than the United Kingdom, Ireland andIceland. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Teva will divest a majority of the current Allergan Generic business. As required by the European Commission, the divested business will be capable of manufacturing and marketing generic medicines. The remainder of the Allergan Generics UK/Ireland business will be integrated with Teva’s operations in line with the global transaction. In Iceland, Teva will divest its generic business while retaining the Allergan Generics business.
Teva continues to work closely with the FTC to obtain regulatory approval in the U.S.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent to MedTrace for their method of diagnosing the human heart via 15O-water PET. The patented method is the foundation of the company’s software aQuant, currently under development. Hendrik “Hans” Harms, PhD and Senior Scientist at MedTrace, and Jens Soerensen, Professor and Clinical Advisor to MedTrace, are the originators of the method.
Teresa Graham, currently head of global product strategy for Roche pharma, will become the division’s new CEO next month, Roche said Thursday. Simultaneously, Roche is elevating Levi Garraway, chief medical officer, to the executive committee.
Fierce Pharma has obtained internal documents and video of a town hall meeting conducted this week describing what J&J called a “comprehensive review” of its portfolio. Moving forward, J&J plans to operate its vaccines and infectious diseases outfits as one group, the executives explained.