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European Commission calls for wider use of generic medicines Conferences | Posted 23/04/2012

At the 10th International Symposium on Biosimilar Medicines, organised by the European Generics medicines Association, held in London, UK, on 19–20 April 2012; the European Commission (EC) hig...

Samsung to launch biosimilars by 2015 at half the current prices Biosimilars/News | Posted 23/04/2012

South Korean electronics giant Samsung told the Financial Times that it plans to launch biosimilars by 2015 at half the prices that patients in Europe and the US currently pay.

US Supreme Court rules against generics delaying tactics Generics/News | Posted 23/04/2012

On 17 April 2012, the US Supreme Court ruled in favour of India-based generics company Sun Pharma in its case against Danish pharmaceutical company, Novo Nordisk, a case that could have provided a...

Australian government urged not to make further cuts to PBS Guidelines | Posted 23/04/2012

In the wake of historically the largest single price cuts to prescription medicines in Australia, both Medicines Australia and the Generic Medicines Industry Association of Australia (GMiA) are urg...

FDA approves generic vancomycin capsules Generics/News | Posted 23/04/2012

On 11 April 2012 India-based Strides Arcolab (Strides) announced that it had received FDA approval for its generic version of Baxter’s antibiotic Vancocin (vancomycin).

Biocon opens new research centre Biosimilars/News | Posted 23/04/2012

Indian biosimilars major Biocon, announced on 5 April 2012 the opening of a new state-of-the-art Integrated Research and Development Centre in Bangalore, India.

EMA publishes procedural advice for biosimilars Biosimilars/News | Posted 13/04/2012

On 11 April 2012, EMA published a new document on regulatory procedural advice for biosimilars.

Cheap generic drug stops fatal bleeding but gets little use Generics/Research | Posted 13/04/2012

According to a systematic review of data, use of a cheap generic drug could potentially save many trauma patients every year [1].