Beijing-based Brian Yang is a senior writer in charge of overall China coverage within the APAC Pharma news team. A veteran journalist, he has written extensively on pharmaceutical R&D, regulatory affairs and market access for PharmAsia News. Brian’s intimate industry knowledge and in-depth analysis has won wide praise and helped secure exclusive interviews with top biopharma executives.
He has led a team of writers to provide industry-leading coverage on key issues such as multi-regional clinical trials, priority reviews and go-to-market strategies in a highly-dynamic and fast-changing market, with the on-the-ground coverage consistently ranked among the top-read in PharmAsia News.
Prior to joining Informa, Brian worked as a foreign affairs correspondent for two TV networks and web editor for an international radio station. Trilingual in Mandarin Chinese, English and Japanese, he obtained his BA degree from China and an MA degree from Japan.
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The China FDA has outlined a raft of new measures to streamline the development and approval process for foreign new drugs, in changes that are likely to quicken the pace of launches to potentially overcome China’s “drug lag” and that may also bolster multinationals’ interest and activity in the country.
The China FDA has outlined a raft of new measures to streamline the development and approval process for foreign new drugs, in changes that are likely to bolster multinationals’ interest and activity in China, and to quicken the pace of launches to potentially overcome the country’s “drug lag”.
In a major show of force, four global pharma CEOs are heading to China to participate in high-level open and closed-door discussions that are expected to include a range of policy and regulatory reform topics. Tapping into China’s push to improve health and develop an innovation-driven economy may provide new openings for their voices to be heard.
China’s drug regulators have had plenty of views to offer at recent major government congress sessions in Beijing, which provide a forum for the industry to meet officials and opportunities to outline reform progress and planned policies.
A major European business group in China is encouraged by recent signals of further policy reforms, but says in a new report it would like to see further progress on drug and device tenders, the lifting of indirect competition restrictions, and full implementation of the central push for a level playing field for foreign firms.
Surprise announcement by China FDA to roll out an electronic common technical document system by year-end is causing jitters in the pharma industry, but other moves to raise product quality and strengthen patent linkage seem more positive for manufacturers.