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Bioanalytical challenges in the development of biosimilars Biosimilars/Research | Posted 10/01/2014

Some of the topics presented at an international conference on biowaivers and biosimilars, held in the US in September 2012, were applicable to large-molecule bioanalytical methods. These included...

Recent reforms and initiatives in Scotland to encourage the prescribing of generic drugs and the implications Generics/Research | Posted 13/12/2013

Scotland has introduced a number of reforms and initiatives in recent years to enhance the prescribing of low cost generics, thereby saving money to help fund increased volumes and new premium pric...

Shortage of HIV/AIDS drugs in South Africa Reports | Posted 13/12/2013

According to a survey of South African clinics, one in five of them are running short of life-saving HIV/AIDS drugs, affecting nearly half a million people and undermining the success of the world’...

Teva launches new biologicals in Europe and US Biosimilars/News | Posted 13/12/2013

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Teva) announced on 18 November 2013 the first EU launch for its new long-acting filgrastim molecule Lonquex (lipegfilgrastim) in Germany and the launch of its short-...

Phase I study shows equivalence of biosimilar rituximab and MabThera Biosimilars/Research | Posted 13/12/2013

The results of a randomized, controlled, multicentre, two-arm, parallel-group, double-blind study of CT-P10 (rituximab) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis has shown the equivalence, with respect...

Ireland’s IPHA hits back at high drug prices claim Pharma News | Posted 13/12/2013

The Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) has hit back at statements from the European Commission’s (EC’s) troika that drug prices in the country are unjustifiably high.

Germany wants to increase biosimilars penetration Biosimilars/General | Posted 13/12/2013

Germany may introduce regulations to increase the uptake of biosimilars in the country, according to Mr Mathias Heck, who serves as the European Union Legal and Policy Counsel with the European Off...

Sandoz makes deal with Shire for authorized Adderall XR generic Generics/News | Posted 13/12/2013

Shire announced on 2 December 2013 that its subsidiary Shire US had entered into an agreement to supply an authorized generic version of its attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug Add...