An impressive contract was signed in the Castilian-Leonese health system. The Government presided by Alfonso Fernández Mañueco has resolved a $79 million (€70 million) tender to provide hospitals and health centers in the public regional network with injectable and tablet medicines, as can be seen from the profile of the regional contractor.
The contract in question is expected to last one year and is divided into 23 different lots, which have been awarded to different pharmaceutical companies. Among the winners and those who have won a large part of the contract are Janssen, Merck, Novartis and Roche. The centers to which these drugs are directed are the Complejo Asistencial de Ávila, the Complejo Asistencial de Burgos, the Hospital Santiago Apóstol de Miranda de Ebro, the Hospital Santos Reyes de Aranda de Duero and the Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid, among others.
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Janssen will supply its Ustekinumab product, indicated for the treatment of adult patients with ulcerative colitis
The largest amount corresponds to the Johnson&Johnson group’s pharmacist, Janssen, which will supply its Ustekinumab product, indicated for the treatment of adult patients with ulcerative colitis, for a total of $13.2 million (€11.7 million).
The company will also provide hospitals in Castilla y León with Etravirina, an antiviral drug used for the treatment of infection caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the agent that causes AIDS, and will do so for more than $452,000 (€400,000).
Novartis is also one of the big winners of this competition
The Swiss multinational has been awarded the supply of Fingolimod, an immunomodulator used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, for $9.2 million (€8.2 million). This company has also been awarded another lot, for $7.1 million (€6.3 million), for the distribution of Ranibizumab, also known as Lucentis. That is a pharmacological therapy approved to improve vision and quality of life in patients with visual impairment due to diabetic macular edema (DME).
Novartis will also provide the Castilla y León Health Service (Sacyl) with a total of $3.4 million (€3 million) for its drug Nilotinib, a small molecule of the tyrosine kinase inhibitor that is approved for treating chronic myelogenous leukaemia.
The only company of Spanish origin that is involved in this contract is PharmaMar
Merck has also been selected. The pharmaceutical company will provide hospitals in the Cetuximab region with over $3.4 million (€3 million). This drug is used to treat colon cancer and other types of squamous cell cancer that affect the head and neck, such as some tumors of the mouth or larynx. It is applied weekly and is given intravenously.
In addition to these multinational pharmaceutical companies, this contract also includes Biogen España, Japan’s Takeda and Spain’s PharmaMar. PharmaMar will supply Yondelis (trabectedin), a marine-based antitumor compound, for $1.7 million (€1.5 million).
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