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Squabbles continue over Obama health bill Policies & Legislation | Posted 18/06/2012

In May and June 2009 the White House reportedly made ‘behind closed doors’ deals with the pharmaceutical industry to win support for the Affordable Care Act. The House Energy and Commerce Committee...

Guidelines for substitution of generics in The Netherlands Guidelines | Posted 18/06/2012

Marketed medicines that have passed bioequivalence testing should in general be substitutable. The Royal Dutch Pharmacists Association (KNMP) has published professional guidelines for community pha...

Political battle over US health care continues Pharma News | Posted 18/06/2012

It was not the end of the story when the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010. Its implementation is being fought every inch of the way; the Republican Party is split even though voter polls say...

Biosimilars policies in Italy Reports | Posted 18/06/2012

According to the 2011 report by Rovira et al., biosimilars commercialised in Italy show a low penetration both in the total market (0.01%) and in the biological market (0.3%). However, in order to...

Mylan moving ahead Generics/News | Posted 18/06/2012

Three announcements in three days, in four different countries―Mylan is continuing to make progress in generics.

Successful phase III trial of biosimilar r-FSH Biosimilars/News | Posted 18/06/2012

Finox Biotech announced on 6 June 2012 that the company’s pivotal phase III study with Afolia, a biosimilar recombinant follicle stimulating hormone (r-FSH), in patients undergoing assisted reprodu...

Drug shortages are persisting Pharma News | Posted 08/06/2012

The media are reporting continuing problems on drug shortages, and indeed a worsening situation around the world. Cancer drugs seem to be the most affected.

EMA opens up access to reports on suspected drug side effects Policies & Legislation | Posted 08/06/2012

In its commitment to transparency, EMA, on 31 May 2012, opened up access to reports on suspected drug side effects. The database contains reports on around 650 medications and active ingredients, i...