1987 Novartis AGNovartis Beijing, founded by and
Beijing Pharmaceutical group and Beijing Zizhu Pharmaceuticals,
is the first foreign pharmaceutical company in China.
Novartis Beijing founded by and Beijing Pharmaceutical group and Beijing Zizhu
1989 The Pfizer Dalian facility,
built jointly with Dalian Pharmaceuticals is the first to get
certification in China.
1993 Eli Lilly returns to
1994 Merck set up its first
joint venture in China.
Bayer invests in world-class
facilities in an integrated production site in the Shanghai Chemical
Shanghai Schering-Plough Pharmaceutical
Co., Ltd is a joint-venture with Shanghai Pharmaceutical Industry
Corporation and Shanghai Corporation of Pharmaceutical Economic and
Technical International Coöperation.
Eisai is the first
manufacturer among the US, European and Japanese PHRMA firms to manufacture in
China via a 100% owned subsidiary.
Boehringer Ingelheim enters Chinese market in and
invested $25 million in a new facility in Shanghai in 2002.
Marion russell establisha a head offices in Beijing to manage operations in
mainland China and Hong Kong.
There are 5,501 kidney transplants performed in China, second
only to the number in the US (13,372).
Sales of immunosuppressant drugs
are relatively high.
AstraZeneca establishes its largest site in Asia in Wuxi.
Boehringer Ingelheim invest $25 million in a Shanghai
Anti-coagulant Novastan (argatroban) launched in
launches a medical 'education' campaign targeting 3,500 doctors in 20 Chinese
November 19, 2008
foreign office of the FDA opens in Beijing
with three agents.
foreign funded pharmaceutical enterprises in China.
The top 20 pharmaceutical companies set up
joint ventures in China.
Market conditions are challenging with
competition at an
Pfizer produces and markets
more than 40 drugs in China.
Pfizer has manufacturing facilities
in Dalian, Suzhou and Wuxi.
GlaxoSmithKline with 2000
employees in China is sold in 60
sells drugs treating HIV, asthma and
Merck sells antibiotics
prostate drugs, cardiovascular
drugs, pain relievers, osteoporosis and vaccines.
Novartis has four
manufacturing facilities in Beijing and Shanghai.
Novartis core businesses
involve patented drugs,
generic drugs, eye protection drugs
and health products.
German-French company, sells several drugs in China.
AstraZeneca, Shanghai headquarter, 25
AstraZeneca sells several
products, including the atypical antiPsychotic
used in the management of schizophrenia and
Seroquel (quetiapine) and Nexium (esomeprazole).
AstraZeneca has nearly 3,000 employees working in manufacturing, sales,
clinical research and
new product development.
AstraZeneca in over 110 targeted
cities, with 800 marketing
was one of the earliest to enter Chinese market.
Johnson & Johnson has established
subsidiaries which include Shanghai Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals,
Ltd, Johnson & Johnson Medical (Shanghai) Ltd, Johnson &
Johnson Medical (China) Ltd, Johnson & Johnson (China) Ltd,
Johnson & Johnson (China) Investment Co., Ltd, manufacturing and
selling drugs in China.
Wyeth best-seller in China
the recognized leader in biotech, genomics and
Operations, in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China are led by
management holding companies, with subgroups and production joint ventures
operating independently under the strategic direction of Bayer.
has production facilities on stream in all corporately active business lines.
Chinese production accounts for an increasing proportion of profit margins.
Bayer is engaged in a number of coöperation projects with
some of the foremost research institutes and universities in China, to conduct
research in the field of innovative materials,
health care and crop
Bayer coöperates with the Chinese Academy of
Science and affiliated institutes such as the Institute of Materia
Medica and the Kunming Institute of Botany in Yunnan with the aim to
identify new compounds in the healthcare and crop science field.
Bayer supports a number of research chairs at Chinese
universities; Tsinghua-Bayer Public Health and HIV/AIDS Media Studies
Program, a national platform designed to play a key role in China's public
Bayer HealthCare supports a chair for Healthcare
Management at the China European International Business School (CEIBS) in
Its drugs treating
diseases are established in Chinese pharmaceutical markets.
Hoechst Marion russell joint ventures; Hoechst Huabei
Pharmaceuticals Ltd in Shijiazhuang, a heartland of the Chinese
pharmaceutical industry, and Hoechst Shanghai International Pharmaceuticals
Lilly main facility is in Suzhou, Jiangsu province and main products
include cipro, insulin, and
Abbott Laboratories Ltd sells
a series of products including
ventures in China, Xian-Janssen Pharmaceutical's success includes a
range of high-volume medicines to treat gastronintestinal problems, fungi,
allergies and pain, as well as psychosis
Paul Janssen's decision to enter China early,
to invest inland, and to keep investment plans moving
along in the wake of 1989 Tiananmen Square event have helped build good
relations with the Chinese government. Paul Appermont and Joos Horsten lead the
Xian-Janssen Pharmaceutical project.
Degussa is shifting
a large proportion of its pharmaceutical chemicals production to China to take
advantage of low-cost manufacturing.
Degussa restructure of
facilities, the vast majority in Germany, resulting in the transfer of the
manufacture of other products.
Rhodia is improving its
competitive position in analgesics by making a major
investment in its Wuxi, China acetaminophen (paracetamol) production facility
and consolidating its North American and European operations.
Rhodia shuttered its Luling, Louisiana, paracetamol operations in 2004
and consolidated production in Roussillon, France and Wuxi, China.
Paracetamol production capacity is adjusted to match consumption
Acetaminophen linked to autism?
Acetaminophen Linked to Lower Empathy Levels
Acetaminophen use in pregnancy linked to kids' behavioral
Mechanisms of Acetaminophen-Induced Liver Necrosis
11 Million Bottles Possibly Tainted With Metal
Sankyo is manufacturing the hyperlipemic
Mevalotin (pravastatin), anti-inflammatory Loxonin (loxoprofen),
antibiotic Banan (cephalosporin antibiotic) and hypertensive
Olmesartan (angiotensin II receptor antagonists).
is manufacturing and marketing all four global products - thiazolidinedione
with hypoglycemic action Actos (pioglitazone); anti-ulcer proton pump
inhibitor Takepron (lansoprazole); gonadotropin-releasing hormone
agonist cancer drug Leuplin (leuprolide acetate); and hypertensive
Yamanouchi is manufacturing and
marketing anti-ulcer histamine H2-receptor antagonist Gaster
(famotidine); urinary impediment treatment Harnal (tamsulosin); a
selective alpha blocker used in the symptomatic treatment of benign prostatic
hyperplasia and hypertensive calcium channel blocker Hypoca. There are
plans to launch Dolner for peripheral circulation and anti-emetic
Daiichi mainly sells synthetic antibacterials
Cravit (oral and injectable levofloxacin) and Tarivid
(ofloxacin). It originally planned to launch neurotransmission enhancer
Translon too, but after development was halted in Japan, development in
China also ended. Sales are behind plan chiefly due to the suspension of
Translon's development and the proliferation of generic and copycat
versions of Cravit.
Tanabe markets hypertensive
Herbesser(diltiazem hydrochloride) and Tanatril (imidapril
The China subsidiary Kuangchou Green Cross of
Mitsubishi Pharma has been extending transfusion business
(manufacturing, sales) since the days of the former Green Cross.
Mitsubishi Pharma sold its transfusion business in Japan to Otsuka
Pharmaceutical as part of a restructuring.
Prograf(tacrolimus or fujimycin) is being marketed in China by a
Fujisawa subsidiary - potential is significant due to the ever
increasing number of organ transplants.
The top 30 drugs by sales in
China (hospital market base) included two such drugs: Novartis'
immunosuppressant drug used in post-allogeneic organ transplantNeoral
(cyclosporine) and Roche's immunosuppressant drug used to prevent
rejection in organ transplantation CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil).
Chugai exports white blood cell production stimulant
Neutrogin (lenograstim) to China.
colony-stimulating factor is marketed in China.
its manufacturing and marketing operations in China and Asia earlier than in
the European and US markets.
two global products, anti-ulcer proton pump inhibitors
Pariet(rabeprazole) and Alzheimer'
acetylcholinesterase inhibitor treatment Aricept(donepezil), and adds
Kyowa Hakko has exported cancer
drugs and plans to market the hypertensive dihydropyridine calcium channel
blockerConiel(benidipine) and anti-allergy antihistamine and mast cell
stabilizer Allelock(olopatadine hydrochloride).
makes and sells health drinks (tonics) in China, but has no specific plans for
prescription medications. The rights to macrolide antibiotic
Clarith/Biaxin(clarithromycin) outside Japan are licensed to
Terumo is using China as a manufacturing base
making products for the US and European and Japanese markets. Terumo is
in the process of exploring China as a market.
McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a division of Johnson & Johnson,
announced the recall of several hundred batches of
medicines, including Benadryl, Motrin, Rolaids, Simply Sleep,
St. Joseph Aspirin and
The response was anything but swift.
came 20 months after McNeil first began receiving consumer complaints about
moldy-smelling bottles of Tylenol Arthritis Relief
Johnson & Johnson did not conduct a timely,
comprehensive investigation, did not quickly identify the source of the
problem, and did not notify authorities in a timely fashion thus
prolonging consumer exposure to
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