Kevin Grogan has been writing about pharmaceuticals for over twenty years in roles that have included online editor for PharmaTimes. After four years freelancing, which involved writing for all the principal titles in the sector, as well as consultancy work with major pharmaceutical companies, he joined Scrip as Managing Editor, Europe, Commercial in the summer of 2017.
Covering all aspects of the pharma industry, Kevin has interviewed pretty much all the leading figures in the sector, both in the UK and globally. A regular attendee at financial and medical conferences worldwide (and moderating at some), he has also appeared on BBC television and radio, ITV and Channel 4 to discuss events in the pharmaceutical industry.
Fluent in Spanish, he previously worked as a journalist on rock/pop music publications, was chief sub editor at the Catholic weekly newspaper The Universe and also contributed articles to the likes of The Independent and the Manchester Evening News on football.
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With the UK no nearer to deciding how hard or soft its exit from the EU will be on March 29, AstraZeneca and Ipsen have given updates on their efforts to cope with the chaos that could ensue on the medicines supply front.
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Ahead of the German major's fourth-quarter earnings call Feb. 27, analysts at Bernstein have been weighing up Bayer's chances of surviving the patent expiries on Xarelto and Eylea.
The Dutch company's update on AMT-061 and the initiation of a pivotal trial called HOPE-B of around 50 patients could put the product in pole position to be the first gene therapy on the market for the severe orphan blood clotting disorder.
The Irish specialty pharma has made its first filing in the US with an infusion of acetaminophen that Altan hopes will break the monopoly of Mallinckrodt's Ofirmev.