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Fewer generics approved in the US during 2012 Reports | Posted 15/03/2013

FDA approved fewer generics for the US market during 2012 than in 2011, according to a new report from Thomson Reuters.

Research on biosimilars in rheumatology Biosimilars/Research | Posted 08/03/2013

Period: September to December 2012 Over the past decade, the availability of targeted biological therapies has revolutionized the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ank...

Patients’ knowledge and perceptions about generics in Australia Generics/Research | Posted 08/03/2013

Most Australians know about generics but are not sure if they prefer brand-name or generic drugs, according to a survey carried out by Australian researchers and published in December 2012 in the J...

UN urges WTO to keep cheap drug deal for poor countries Generics/General | Posted 08/03/2013

Two United Nations (UNs) agencies are urging the extension of an exemption for least-developed countries on patent protection to ensure that HIV/AIDS and other lifesaving drugs remain affordable fo...

Drugmakers accused of stopping shipments to Greece Pharma News | Posted 08/03/2013

Greece is facing a severe drug shortage in more than 200 drugs. The worrying situation is being blamed on drugmakers that have stopped shipping their products to the country due to debts or fear of...

Pfizer delays generic celecoxib entry in US Generics/News | Posted 08/03/2013

Pharma giant Pfizer announced on 5 March 2013 that the US Patent Office had given the company an extra 18 months of exclusivity for its blockbuster anti-inflammatory painkiller Celebrex (celecoxib).

Japan approves second biosimilar G-CSF Biosimilars/News | Posted 08/03/2013

Japan has granted regulatory approval to a second biosimilar granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF).

FDA approves generic opiate-dependency drugs Generics/News | Posted 08/03/2013

On 22 February 2013, FDA approved two generic versions of the drug Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone), a treatment for recovering heroin addicts.