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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Latest From Brian Yang
Prices of direct acting hepatitis C drugs are down by 85% in China, with cancer and antidiabetes therapy costs cut by 65% and drug makers are rushing to celebrate. Scrip delves into the considerations behind the low prices and whether industry's excitement is a bit premature.
Rapid changes in China prompt many pharma companies to shuffle strategies and accelerate personal changes. BMS is getting a new country GM, Pfizer Biopharma China GM is departing and Takeda BU head is stepping down.
Some manufacturers willing to offer global-low prices in exchange for reimbursement coverage in the world's second-largest pharma market.
Astellas’s Xtandi gets its latest approval in China, where Merck’s Keytruda is set for another win.
Widely viewed as the largest fast-growing pharma market, China can nevertheless be hard to crack for small to mid-sized companies. But a new policy emphasis on quality and affordability are providing a rare opening for those with the right product mix and local partnerships in hand.