Pharma & OTC Regulatory Reforms in China – New Chances or Challenges?

It will get easier to enter China as a foreign Pharma, OTC or Medical Device company, but competition is also going to rise. In 2018, the China Food and Drug...

Indonesia continues to tighten the Drug Registration process for OTC, Rx, Pharma and Medical Devices – Are you well prepared?

With the growing population in Indonesia, which is forecasted to reach around 296 million by 2030, the Indonesian government teamed up with the national agency for Drug and Food Control...

Premium Food Supplements boost the Russian healthcare market

Tim Reckmann Tabletten auf Teller Though the OTC and Pharma market have been going through changes in recent years, especially with tighter healthcare regulations, the Russian food supplements market has...

YouTuber as a new marketing channel targeting young people in Japan

YouTube becomes a more and more popular and important channel for advertising healthcare and cosmetic products in Japan. In recent years, the purchasing power in the Japanese market has been...

CPhI Worldwide Conference 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany

This year is the 30th anniversary of CPhI - the biggest pharmaceutical exhibition in the world. This exhibition works towards connecting thousands of pharma industry experts with manufacturers and suppliers,...

Positive Dynamics in the Brazilian pharmacy retail sector!

Over the past few years the Brazilian OTC and Pharma industry has demonstrated amazing progress caused mainly by an increase in health care expenditures and positive economic factors, primarily the...

Who can win the huge pharmacy market in China?

The Chinese pharma market has been growing steadily with support from the government and rising awareness of a healthy lifestyle among Chinese people. However, the physical pharmacies are switching their...

How to register your OTC, Pharma & Medical device products in Russia and the EAEU region

Market environment in Russia & the EAEU The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) was founded in 2015 to increase the integration and interaction among its member states, including Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan,...

Amazon Stepped Into The OTC and Pharma Market in the US

Amazon has stepped into the OTC and pharma market by launching a line of OTC health products with indications like allergy, digestive, cough, oral electrolytes, sleep aid in the US....

AS Watson Plans to Open Three Stores per Day Next Year

A.S. Watson Group is the biggest health and beauty retailer; it is present in 24 markets with over 14,300 stores. The portfolio of products AS Watson commercializes comes from different...

CPhI Worldwide Conference Center, Madrid, Spain

Considered The World´s leading pharmaceutical platform, CPhI Worldwide brings every sector of the pharmaceutical industry together; and hosts more than 45.000 pharma professionals over 3 days and more than 2.500...

How to successfully register OTC, Rx. drugs, medical devices and food supplements in Russia and how to pass the Russian GMP audit

Russia: A market back to good growth! Russia is geographically the largest country in the world and is among the top ten countries with the highest population, accounting for more...

Pre GMP Audit in Russia

Zeyus Media - Omega-3 fish oil supplement capsules In case you are afraid of a Russian GMP audit, our Russian CPC experts can support you...

Russia – a growing OTC and pharma market

Magnificent Russia covers more than 1/8 of the Earths land area bearing tremendous potential with its 144 Million inhabitants. The country is ranked as number 9 in most populated countries...

China – A strong growth but not easy to enter OTC and Pharma market

Beautiful China is associated with wonderful landscapes, rich culture and the Great Wall of China. The Chinese culture is known for being one of the oldest cultures which has several...

Vietnam – The Bright Future of its OTC & Pharma Market

A journey through Vietnams rich history to the present booming market picture by Marco Verch - Lampions in Hoi An, Vietnam The history of Vietnam is...

The Mexican OTC & Pharma Market: Good growth potential, high prices, quick registration!

With 129,2 Mio. inhabitants Mexico is the 11th biggest country in the world. Furthermore Mexico has the second largest Rx. and OTC market in Latin America and is one of...

How to systematically identify your best Product & Country Potential in Asia, CEE/CIS and LatAm?

To enter new international countries is a challenging and very time-consuming process in which a great deal of prior planning and evaluation is necessary. In order to make this process...

Systematically Identify the Most Suitable Local Partner Company in China, Brazil, Mexico or Russia. A practical guideline to do this with success

In the following article, we outline how we approach projects for clients who seek to boost their Consumer Health and Rx. sales by introducing their products into promising foreign markets....

Ukraine – OTC & Pharma Market back to good growth!

picture by Michele Ursino - St. Michael Golden Domed Monastery Ukraine – the biggest country in Europe Did you know that the Ukraine is the biggest...

Mexico’s overwhelming obesity problem – still an issue?

Mexican food is traditionally high in calories, often quite fatty and fried. A tradition is usually hard to change. So it is not surprising that the already high number of...

UPDATE: Russia 2020 & EAEU Customs Zone

With its fast-growing pharmaceutical market and high growth prospects for the coming years, Russia remains an attractive market for foreign Pharma OTC enterprises to expand into.  Knowledge and understanding about...

Emerging Markets Forum: OTC Pharma go-to-market strategies, partnerships and market access

13 - 14 March 2017 Kempinski Hotel Bristol, Berlin, Germany   world color by Jurgen Appelo On March 13th & 14th 2017, OTC & Pharma global...

Unveiling the Promising Growth of Central America’s OTC and Pharma Industry!

In recent years, the healthcare industry in Central America has shown significant progress, gaining recognition among Pharma and OTC companies as a promising region. The region’s steady development is boosting...

CPC Regulatory Guidelines

  Companies expanding into Emerging Markets face the challenge of getting their products registered. Diverse regulations, registration procedures and country-specific requirements often delay the market entry of companies. Many international...

FDA Approved the First Pharma Drug Made by 3D Printer

3D Printer by MKzero Recently, 3D printing technology once again proved that the reality is catching up with what once was only our imagination. The new...

Adam Smith Conferences – 22nd Annual Russian Pharmaceutical Forum

The Russian Pharmaceutical Industry – Current Status, Future Changes, Challenges and Prospects On 17th and 18th May 2016 the 22nd Annual International Russian Pharmaceutical Forum will be held at the...

Discovering Untapped Business Opportunities for OTC and Pharma in Central America – Costa Rica

Central America is emerging as a dynamic new arena within the Latin American healthcare market. Continual development of the industry, along with increased access to healthcare services, has boosted the...

Two Prominent Pharmacy Chains to Merge

First Merger of the Pharmacy Chain 36.6 In January, 2016, the pharmacy chains PJSC 36.6 and A5 Pharmacy Retail Limited, the parent company of the pharmacy chain A5, finally agreed...

International Pharmaceutical Licensing Symposium (IPLS) Hilton Berlin

Opportunities & Difficulties in Emerging Markets for Pharma, OTC, Medical Devices and Herbal Products The XII International Pharma Licensing Symposium took place on the 16th-18th of September, 2015, at the...

Changes in registration of healthcare products in Belarus

The Belorussian Ministry of Health is making changes to the order and duration of drug registration. The head of pharmaceutical inspection and organization of drug supply of the Ministry of...

Russia Pharma Strategy 2020

Russia is a country with big potential, and the pharma industry is no exception. The Russian government has decided to remove obstacles to development in the government healthcare sector and...

Changes in China’s medical system on the way

China’s government is reforming this huge nation’s healthcare system. The reform is mostly focused on the hospital sector but also affects other parts of the system. The health care system...

Going international – have you considered Indonesia?

BRIC does not always make sense for Pharma! Other emerging markets might be best suitable for your company so it is definitely desirable to consider countries outside of the BRIC’s....

Novo Nordisk opens a new insulin production plant in Russia

Novo Nordisk is a well-known international pharmaceutical corporation, specializing in insulin products. It has been one of the leaders for diabetes treatment products for over ninety years. The company has...