Anda di halaman 1dari 4

2/26/2015

ApotexWikipedia,thefreeencyclopedia

Apotex
FromWikipedia,thefreeencyclopedia

ApotexisaCanadianpharmaceuticalcorporation.
Foundedin1974,thecompanyisthelargestproducerof
genericdrugsinCanada,withsalesexceeding$1billion
(CAD)ayear.[4]Thecompanyproducesmorethan300
genericpharmaceuticalsinapproximately4000dosages,
and600moleculesunderdevelopment.Apotexexports
productstoover115countriesaroundtheglobe.[4]There
aremoreprescriptionsfilledwithApotexproductsin
Canadathanthatofanyotherpharmaceuticalcompany.

Apotex,Inc.

Type

Private

Industry

HealthCare

Founded

1974

Headquarters Weston,Ontario,Canada
Keypeople

Dr.BernardSherman,CEO
JackM.Kay,President [1]

Products

GenericPharmaceuticalDrugs

Revenue

CAD$2billion+(inworldwide
sales)[2]

Numberof
employees

10,000+inresearch,development,
manufacturinganddistribution
facilitiesworldwide[3]

3Problemswithregulator

Slogan

AdvancingGenerics

4Lawsuits

Website

www.apotex.com
(http://www.apotex.com/)

Contents
1Structure
2CorporateSocialResponsibility
2.1Internationalaccesstomedicine
2.2PhilanthropyinCanada
2.3CreationoftheApotexFoundation

5References
6Externallinks

Structure
Thecompanyhastwomaindivisions:medicalresearchanddevelopmentandbiotechnology.The
biotechnologydivisionisdividedintothreesubsidiaries.
Apotexowns61%ofCangeneCorp.,aWinnipegbasedbiopharmaceuticalcompany,accordingto
Cangene's2007annualreport.Cangene'sbusinessfocusesarehyperimmunes,contractmanufacturing,
biopharmaceuticalsandbiodefenseagainstinfectiousdiseasessuchassmallpox,hepatitisBandanthrax.Its
productsincludeWinRhoSDF.InFebruary2014,EmergentBioSolutions,anAmericancompanybasedin
Rockville,Maryland,acquiredCangeneCorporation.[5]
In1991,ApotexopenedApotexFermentationinWinnipegtodevelopfermentationbasedtechnologiesfor
theproductionofActivePharmaceuticalIngredients(APIs)andtomanufactureAPIsforeventualsaleas
finaldosageformsinCanadaandinternationally.Thefactoryemploys150people.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apotex

1/4

2/26/2015

ApotexWikipedia,thefreeencyclopedia

InJanuary2004,ApoPharmawasfounded.Itisthesubsidiaryresponsibleforresearchanddevelopmentof
newchemicalentities.[4]
Bernard(Barry)ShermanisthechairmanandCEOandJackM.KayisthePresident.[1]

CorporateSocialResponsibility
Internationalaccesstomedicine
Overtheyears,Apotexhasprovidedmedicinesforinternationalhumanitariansupportefforts.Since2012,
ApotexhasworkedinconjunctionwithTheTeasdaleCortiFoundationtoprovidemedicineforSt.Mary's
HospitalLacor(alsoknownasLacorHospital)inUganda.Apotexcontinuedtoprovidemedicinesfor
LacorHospitalin2013,andintotal,hasdonatedapproximately$1.2millioninmedicinestoLacor
Hospital.
InSeptember2014,inresponsetothespreadofthechikungunyavirusinHaiti,Apotexworkedwiththe
humanitarianorganizationDirectRelieftodonatemorethan$2.2millioninmedicalaidtothecountry.[6]
In2009,ApotexbeganprovidingmedicinestotheMullyChildrensFamilyFoundation,anorganization
locatedoutsideofNairobi,Kenyathatisdedicatedtorescuingandsupportingorphanedandhomeless
children.[7]Thusfar,ApotexhasprovidedthreeshipmentsofmedicationstotheFoundation.

PhilanthropyinCanada
Asof2008,Apotexhadgivenmorethan$16milliontopharmacyschoolsacrossCanada,[8]andin2008,
Apotexdonated$1.5milliontoTheUniversityofSaskatchewan'sCollegeofPharmacy,whichwasthe
largestdonationgiventotheCollegeofPharmacy.[8]
OnAugust22,2013,Apotexannouncedthatitwoulddonate$10milliontowardtheconstructionofthe
newHumberRiverHospital(HRH)inToronto,Canada.Apotex'sdonationwouldgotowardsthebuilding
ofHumberRiverHospital'sEmergencyDepartment.[9]

CreationoftheApotexFoundation
ApotexfoundedtheApotexFoundation,aprivatelyheldcharitableorganization,whichhasdonatedover
$17millioninmedicinesoverthelast10years.Criticalmedicineshavebeenshippedtoeverydisasterzone
aroundtheglobetoprovideassistancetohumansinneed.ApotexwasalsotheonlyCanadiancompanyto
developandmanufactureacombinationdrugforAIDSpatientsinRwanda.

Problemswithregulator
ApotexreceivedawarningletterfromtheU.S.FoodandDrugAdministration(FDA)regardingthe
EtobicokeplantonJune25,2009forgoodmanufacturingpractice(GMP)violations.[10]Italsoreceiveda
warninglettercitingsimilarGMPviolationsintheSignetplantonMarch29,2010.[11]FDAissuedan
importbanonalldrugsmanufacturedatthesetwoplantsandpreventedthecompanyfromseekingnew
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apotex

2/4

2/26/2015

ApotexWikipedia,thefreeencyclopedia

marketingauthorizationsintheU.SonAugust28,2009.[11]TheimportbanwassubsequentlyliftedonMay
6,2011.[12]OnFebruary29,2012,ApotexfiledaclaimtotheInternationalCentreforSettlementof
InvestmentDisputesseekingarbitrationwiththeU.S.A.Inthefiling,ApotexcitedunfairtreatmentbyFDA
whichconstitutedaviolationoftheNorthAmericanFreeTradeAgreement(NAFTA).Apotexfurther
claimedthattheactionofFDAdecimateditsbusiness.[13]OnAugust26,2014,NAFTAtribunalrejected
Apotexsclaim.[14]
FDAinspectedthesameplantsagainin2013andissuedwarninglettersformoreproblems.[15]InApril
2014,FDAbannedamanufacturingplantownedbyApotexinBangalore,India.Inthewarningletter,FDA
indicatedthattheplantroutinelydeletedfailedtestresultsandreplacedwithretestresultsthatpassed.FDA
foundthattheviolationsaresystemicandweredatedbackformanyyears,havingthesameissuesnotedin
pastinspectionssince2006.[15]

Lawsuits
On17May2013,agroupofpregnantCanadianwomenfiledaclassactionlawsuitagainstApotex,afterit
wasdiscoveredthatthecompany'srecalledbirthcontrolpillpackagescontainedmoreplacebosthan
usual.[16]

References
1. ^ab"SECInfoShermanBernardC,etal.SC13DCounselCorpOn12/29/03"
(http://www.secinfo.com/dsvrn.2347.htm).Retrieved20090217.
2. ^http://www.apotex.com/global/about/default.asp
3. ^http://www.apotex.com/global/about/default.asp
4. ^abc"ApotexCorporationInformation"(http://www.apotex.com/global/about/default.asp).RetrievedMarch21,
2012.
5. ^PressRelease(21February2014)."EmergentBioSolutiionsCompletesAcquisitionofCangeneCorporation"
(http://phx.corporateir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=202582&p=irolnewsArticle&ID=1902315&highlight=).Emgergent
Biosolutions.Retrieved17June2014.
6. ^"HaitiHealth:50%ofthepopulationcouldbeaffectedbythechikungunyaepidemic"
(http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news12033haitihealth50ofthepopulationcouldbeaffectedbythe
chikungunyaepidemic.html).haitilibre.com.December9,2014.RetrievedDecember9,2014.
7. ^"Humanityscapacityforgoodrisesabove"(http://www.insidehalton.com/newsstory/2912583humanitys
capacityforgoodrisesabove/).insidehalton.com.January7,2009.RetrievedDecember9,2014.
8. ^ab"ApotexInc.donates$1.5milliontocollegeofpharmacy"
(http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=faae28b2f7e544fc8357
e3b45941b774).canada.com.24September2008.RetrievedDecember9,2014.
9. ^"UnderconstructionHumberRiverHospitalreceives$10millionboostfromApotex"
(http://www.insidetoronto.com/newsstory/4045724underconstructionhumberriverhospitalreceives10
millionboostfromapotex/).insidetoronto.com.22August2013.RetrievedDecember9,2014.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apotex

3/4

2/26/2015

ApotexWikipedia,thefreeencyclopedia

10. ^FDA(June25,2009)."WarningLetter"
(http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/2009/ucm170912.htm).RetrievedMarch21,
2012.
11. ^abFDA(March29,2010)."WarningLetter"
(http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/2010/ucm207508.htm).RetrievedMarch21,
2012.
12. ^Silverman,Ed(May20,2011)."ApotexcreepsoutoftheFDAdoghouse"
(http://www.pharmalot.com/2011/05/apotexcreepsoutofthefdadoghouse/).Pharmalot.com.Retrieved
March21,2012.
13. ^Palmer,Eric(March19,2012)."ApotexsaysFDAimportban,delaysdecimateditsbusiness"
(http://www.fiercepharmamanufacturing.com/story/apotexsaysfdaimportbandelaysdecimatedits
business/20120319).fiercepharmamanufacturing.com.RetrievedMarch21,2012.
14. ^Palmer,Eric(28August2014)."NAFTAsaysFDAwasinitsrightstobanApotexplants"
(http://www.fiercepharmamanufacturing.com/story/naftasaysfdawasitsrightsbanapotexplants/20140828).
fiercepharmamanufacturing.com.Retrieved8September2014.
15. ^abPalmer,Eric(17June2014)."FDAsaysApotexIndiaplanthasfakeddataforyears"
(http://www.fiercepharmamanufacturing.com/story/fdasaysapotexindiaplanthasfakeddatayears/20140617).
fiercepharmamanufacturing.com.Retrieved17June2014.
16. ^Palmer,Eric(20May2013)."WomenwantApotextopayforunwantedpregnancies"
(http://www.fiercepharma.com/story/womenwantapotexpayunwantedpregnancies/20130520).
fiercepharma.com.Retrieved17June2014.

Externallinks
Officialwebsite(http://www.apotex.com/)
IndustryCanadaprofile(http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/app/ccc/search/navigate.do?
language=eng&portal=1&estblmntNo=302534130000&profile=completeProfile)
Retrievedfrom"http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Apotex&oldid=648547347"
Categories: PharmaceuticalcompaniesofCanada Pharmaceuticalcompaniesestablishedin1974
Thispagewaslastmodifiedon23February2015,at22:59.
TextisavailableundertheCreativeCommonsAttributionShareAlikeLicenseadditionaltermsmay
apply.Byusingthissite,youagreetotheTermsofUseandPrivacyPolicy.Wikipediaisa
registeredtrademarkoftheWikimediaFoundation,Inc.,anonprofitorganization.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apotex

4/4