News in Numbers


The EMA and the Heads of Medicines Agencies have published their artificial intelligence workplan, which seeks to maximise the technology’s benefits while handling its risks until 2028.

2 billion

The COVAX Covid-19 vaccine delivery program has delivered nearly 2 billion doses of vaccines to 146 economies as of 31 December, 2023.


The EU will be the third market with the world’s first CRISPR-based gene therapy Casvegy as the bloc’s health agency recommended the product’s approval.


Bristol Myers Squibb has paid $14 billion  to acquire the biopharma company Karuna Therapeutics as part of its plans to bolster its neuroscience portfolio.


Alkermes sold its manufacturing facility in Ireland to Novo Nordisk for $92.5m as part of the Danish pharma giant’s plans to meet the growing demand for its drugs.