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Novartis (NVS) is closing a Sandoz facility in Broomfield, Colo., that makes generic drugs due to “double digit price erosion caused by customer consolidation and increased competition,” according to The Daily Camera. About 450 jobs will be lost as production is consolidated at its Wilson, N.C., manufacturing plant. The closure is expected to occur over about two years and the last phase is expected to be in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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  • The EMEA list contains some of the drugs that are the subject of the “right to try” movement and the relative non improvement for most such drugs based on post approval data that we did not previously have.

  • If memory serves, failing though it is, Amneal noised in early 2016 that they were going to become the 5th largest generic house. This is indeed one way to do it or shall one say ‘to make an Impx’ as it were?

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