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Is US Congress poised to hinder biosimilars market entry? Biosimilars/General | Posted 19/01/2010

A proposal by US Democratic Representative Anna Eshoo included in the US House health reform bill, would give developers of innovative biomedical drugs 12 years of data exclusivity from generic com...

Very few API plants in China allowed to supply the EU Generics/General | Posted 15/01/2010

Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Amalia Sartori has questioned the European Commission (EC)’s estimate that 20,000 active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) producers supply the EU, which was u...

Confusion about number of European API plants in China Generics/General | Posted 15/01/2010

A member of the European Parliament (MEP) has questioned the European Commission (EC)’s estimate that 20,000 active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) producers supply the European Union (EU), which w...

Dr Stephen Sherwin: Biosimilars pathway with 12 to14 years of biologics exclusivity Biosimilars/News | Posted 14/01/2010

BIO SmartBrief Editor Ashley McMaster, corresponded with Ceregene co-Founder/Chairman and BIO Board Chair Dr Stephen Sherwin to get his thoughts on what direction the biotechnology industry is head...

FirstWord report: Biobetters as solution for biosimilars Reports | Posted 14/01/2010

In December 2009, FirstWord published the new report Biobetters - Major Players and Market Prospects on the challenging field of biobetters.

Death sentence for six Chinese drug fakers Generics/General | Posted 12/01/2010

The Times of India reported on 10 December 2009 that six Chinese traders who exported fake anti-malaria drugs to Nigeria under the “Made in India“ label have been sentenced to death, the Ministry o...

European drug seizures criticised in Oxfam/HAI report Reports | Posted 12/01/2010

EU trade policies regulating the pharmaceutical industry, including the seizure of generic drugs in transit to developing countries, are supporting the commercial interests of some drugmakers while...

EGA warning sounded over generic drug tenders Generics/News | Posted 12/01/2010

European Generic medicines Association (EGA)’s newly elected President, Mr Didier Barret, called for a “sustainable pricing system” for generic medicines to address unfair competition caused by lar...