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Spanish government urged to increase generics volume Policies & Legislation | Posted 04/06/2010

In response to recent stringent price-cutting measures introduced in Spain, the Director General of the European Generic Medicines Association (EGA), Mr Greg Perry, has written to the Spanish Minis...

Spanish government introduces harsh generic price cuts Policies & Legislation | Posted 04/06/2010

There has been a sustained slowdown in the Spanish economy since 2008. This has been aggravated by the major international financial crisis, resulting in a decrease in the Spanish Gross Domestic Pr...

Phase III study of a new biosimilar filgrastim product (Zarzio) published Biosimilars/Research | Posted 04/06/2010

A biosimilar recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (filgrastim) (rhG-CSF), Zarzio (Sandoz GmbH), was evaluated in healthy volunteers in four phase I studies and in neutropenic pat...

Phase I studies of a new biosimilar filgrastim product (Zarzio) published Biosimilars/Research | Posted 04/06/2010

Zarzio (Sandoz GmbH), a biosimilar recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (filgrastim), was evaluated in healthy volunteers in four phase I studies and in neutropenic patients in a...

Development of a new biosimilar filgrastim product (Zarzio) Biosimilars/News | Posted 04/06/2010

Filgrastim, a growth factor, is used to aid the recovery of bone marrow after chemotherapy treatment for cancer, especially in patients with neutropenia (low white blood cell count in the blood), c...

Financial incentives to prescribe cheaper medicinal products Generics/News | Posted 28/05/2010

On 22 April 2010, the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) ruled that public authorities may offer financial incentives encouraging doctors to prescribe cheaper medicinal products. Adding that “those a...

Savings from generic medicines use Reports | Posted 04/05/2010

The Sustaining Generic Medicines Markets in Europe report (April 2006), produced by the Research Centre for Pharmaceutical Care and Pharmaco-economics and authored by Professor Steven Simoens and M...

Recommendations to strengthen generic medicines markets Reports | Posted 04/05/2010

The Sustaining Generic Medicines Markets in Europe report (April 2006), produced by the Research Centre for Pharmaceutical Care and Pharmaco-economics and authored by Professor Steven Simoens and M...