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June 6, 2014
14:32 EDTHSPHospira issues statement on paclitaxel supply and pricing
The company said, "Given recent misinformation, we at Hospira Canada feel it is very important to clarify and provide further context regarding the Canadian supply and pricing of paclitaxel – a life-saving cancer medication. Most importantly, through Hospira's efforts, and working closely with Health Canada, a severe oncology treatment crisis was avoided, resulting in no patient disruption of a key oncolytic therapy. Contrary to media reports, Hospira did not increase our price for paclitaxel. In fact, Hospira offered a 75 percent discount off our list price of paclitaxel to Canadian purchasing groups that previously purchased the drug from another supplier that is not currently able to supply the market. The price referenced in media coverage is the list price for paclitaxel. Because we recognize the importance of paclitaxel, we offered this deep discount well before the issue became public by directly engaging each affected purchasing group in May, along with a firm commitment to apply the discount retroactively. We're hoping to quickly finalize agreements with the key purchasing groups that supply Canadian hospitals so they can obtain the discounted price and not pay the list price. It is expensive and complicated to meet this large, unexpected and sudden increase in demand. As well as offering the 75 percent discount, we have taken the following actions to ensure a smooth supply: We have increased local inventory levels across our portfolio to meet spikes in demand when shortages arise; We have expedited delivery to Canada ahead of other markets, while balancing the needs of our global patient base; We have worked with customers across the country to allocate inventories from institutions that had higher levels of inventory to where needs were critically necessary; We have made corporate investments exceeding $1 billion in recent years to expand production to provide a reliable supply of medically necessary products and prevent drug shortages, as we have been able to do with paclitaxel in Canada. Hospira has built a strong record in Canada, specifically in Montreal, with roots that date back to 1927, employing nearly 200 skilled and highly-trained individuals. We are proud to build on this heritage by quickly mobilizing our operations to provide life-saving cancer treatments to all Canadian patients who require them."
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October 8, 2014
13:00 EDTHSPHospira recalling one lot of Vancomycin Hydrochloride
The FDA announced that Hospira is initiating a voluntary nationwide user-level recall of one lot of Vancomycin Hydrochloride. The action is because the product may have experienced temperature excursions during shipment to a customer and then was further distributed by the customer, the agency said. It added that there have been no adverse events or complaints reported for the affected lot. Hospira is "undertaking the recall out of an abundance of caution," the FDA said.
October 7, 2014
07:06 EDTHSPOmeros, Hospira enter into commercial suply agreement for Omidria
Omeros Corporation (OMER) said in a filing that on October 3, it, Hospira S.p.A. and Hospira Worldwide, Inc. (HSP) entered into a Commercial Supply Agreement, pursuant to which Hospira will act as a non-exclusive supplier of Omeros’ product Omidria for commercial sale in the United States and the European Union. Pursuant to the Supply Agreement, Hospira has agreed to manufacture and supply, and Omeros has agreed to purchase, a minimum percentage of Omeros’ requirements of Omidria for commercial sales and clinical supplies for the development of additional therapeutic indications in the United States. In addition, upon receipt of marketing approval in the EU, Hospira has agreed to manufacture and supply a portion of Omeros’ requirements of Omidria in the EU in an amount to be mutually agreed by the parties within four months of marketing approval in Europe, with there being no minimum purchase and supply requirement in the EU if the parties do not reach agreement during such time period and the agreement is not amended thereafter. The Supply Agreement obligates Omeros to provide to Hospira a rolling, non-binding long-term forecast of Omeros’ estimated required quantities of Omidria. The Supply Agreement has an initial term of five years from the date of first commercial sale of Omidria in any country in the Territory. Upon termination of the Supply Agreement, except in the case of termination for an uncured breach by Hospira, Omeros will be required to purchase all of Hospira’s inventory of Omidria and, if applicable, work in progress and reimburse Hospira for all supplies purchased or ordered based on firm purchase orders or Omeros’ estimates of its requirements of Omidria.

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