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Norwegian study hopes to increase biosimilars uptake in Europe Biosimilars/General | Posted 06/12/2013

Despite the fact that many countries within Europe are tightening its health budget, the uptake of lower-cost biosimilars is still relatively low in Europe.

Venezuela issues draft guideline for bioterapéuticos similares Guidelines | Posted 06/12/2013

The Venezuelan Instituto Nacional de Higiene ‘Rafael Rangel’ (INHRR National ‘Rafael Rangel’ Institute of Hygiene) via its National Monitoring Biological Products Division has released a new d...

OECD report finds reduction in spending on health Reports | Posted 06/12/2013

Spending on health fell in one of three countries covered by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) between 2009 and 2011, with the countries hit hardest by the financial...

Non-clinical and phase I clinical assessments show similarity of biosimilar rituximab Biosimilars/Research | Posted 06/12/2013

The results of non-clinical and phase I clinical assessments of a candidate biosimilar rituximab (PF-05280586) have shown similarity, with respect to in vivo, functional characteristics and pharmac...

Copaxone stay rejected and balugrastim withdrawn Biosimilars/General | Posted 06/12/2013

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Teva) had its request for a stay of an appeals court ruling on its blockbuster drug Copaxone (glatiramer acetate) rejected, and that it had withdrawn its application...

Rising generics use triggers increased worldwide regulation Generics/General | Posted 06/12/2013

The increasing use of lower cost generics is prompting regulators across the globe to introduce stricter regulations focusing on the quality of these products.

Hikma makes deal to enhance delivery of generic injectables Generics/News | Posted 06/12/2013

Hikma Pharmaceuticals (Hikma) announced on 20 November 2013 that it had signed a long-term commercial supply contract with Unilife Corporation (Unilife) for the use of Unifill pre-filled syringes w...

Volume components of pharmaceutical expenditure Generics/Research | Posted 29/11/2013

In the third of a series of four articles on pharmaceutical expenditure, Vogler and co-authors explain the different methodological approaches to measuring pharmaceutical utilization and outline so...