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Fuji Pharma acquires OLIC Thailand Pharma News | Posted 24/08/2012

Fuji Pharma Co Ltd announced on 3 August 2012 that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the shares of OLIC (Thailand) Ltd, the largest pharmaceutical contract manufacturer in Thailand.

European uptake of biosimilars Reports | Posted 17/08/2012

Despite the fact that Europe accounts for 80% of global spending on biosimilars, uptake varies significantly between different countries. This variation is mostly attributed to differences in the h...

Generics in Pakistan Generics/Research | Posted 17/08/2012

This is the first of a series of three articles on the problems facing Pakistan in making health care affordable to ordinary people.

Malaysia objects to patent terms in free trade agreement Policies & Legislation | Posted 17/08/2012

Once again, the issue of patent protection and the periods of exclusivity given to originator pharmaceuticals (both small molecule and biological) has raised its ugly head in the negotiations for t...

Is pegfilgrastim superior to filgrastim for the treatment of febrile neutropenia? Biosimilars/Research | Posted 17/08/2012

A study to compare the cost-efficiency of three different recombinant granulocyte colony-stimulating factors (G-CSFs) for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia assumes that they...

Is the end in sight for pay-for-delay? Policies & Legislation | Posted 17/08/2012

A Federal appeals court ruling may bring the US pharmaceutical industry before the Supreme Court. Will this put an end to a practice that is increasingly viewed as anticompetitive?

Gilead makes HIV generics deal Generics/News | Posted 17/08/2012

US-based drugmaker Gilead Sciences (Gilead) announced on 2 August 2012 a new collaboration with Indian generics manufacturers to provide low cost HIV medicine to developing countries.

Generics reduce England’s drug spending Reports | Posted 17/08/2012

According to a new report from the National Health Service in England, published on 31 July 2012, despite a 3.8% increase in the number of prescriptions dispensed in 2011 compared to 2010, spe...