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Germany first in Europe to test database for defeating counterfeits

Germany is implementing a system that allows the authenticity of drugs to be checked at the pharmacy level to protect against counterfeits.

Merck sells salt plant in Lehrte to Schüssler Novachem

Having already bought the land on which Merck KGaA's salt plant in Lehrte, Germany, sits, salt maker Schüssler Novachem has now bought the production and laboratory equipment from the German drugmaker.

With new hopes for German pricing, Novo Nordisk decides to roll out Tresiba there

Novo Nordisk has decided to play ball in Germany. The Danish drugmaker now plans to launch its brand-new diabetes drug Tresiba in that country, despite a notorious pricing policy that Novo feared would interfere with its success.

Germany says it is unclear whether Gilead's Sovaldi prevents liver cancer

Gilead Sciences has argued that its hep C blockbuster Sovaldi will save healthcare payers money by preventing transplants for patients who develop cancer. But now the U.S. drugmaker has run into the Germany's IQWiG, the toughest among Europe's drug price watchdogs, and it says the evidence for that claim is unclear.

Cost watchdogs demand efficacy data on new Bayer cancer drugs

German pharma giant Bayer got back-to-back bad news on two of its newest drugs, from two different countries, no less.

The color purple knocks back Novartis' Advair rival in Germany

GlaxoSmithKline's asthma behemoth Advair may be losing ground in Europe, but a legal win may stop some of the bleeding--at least in Germany. The British pharma giant has obtained a preliminary injunction there to stop Novartis' Sandoz from hawking its generic, AirFluSal Forspiro, thanks to the inhaler's purple color.

Bayer expands German plants as it preps for new hemophilia treatments

The German drugmaker is feeling certain enough about a couple of potential hemophilia hits in its pipeline that it will spend nearly $700 million on new facilities in Germany that it says will add 500 jobs in its home country.

German billionaires back $76M gamble on Glycotope's drug trials

A pair of billionaire brothers helped Glycotope round up $76 million in venture cash to pay for Phase IIb trials of a pair of cancer drugs as well as a late-stage effort for a fertility therapy.

German med schools perfectly OK with pharma-rep visits and gifts

German med school deans aren't too concerned with pharma reps swaying their students' future prescription habits, according to a recent survey. 

German lawmakers drag pricing freeze out to 2017

The German government has decided to extend a drug-pricing freeze through 2017.