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Teva acquires Mexican drugmaker Rimsa Pharma News | Posted 16/10/2015

Israeli generics giant Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Teva) is expanding its presence in emerging markets with its acquisition of Mexico-based Representaciones e Investigaciones Medicas SA de CV (...

Sanofi launches authorized leflunomide generic in US Generics/News | Posted 16/10/2015

Sanofi US announced on 1 October 2015 that the company’s US generics division, Winthrop, had launched an authorized generic version of Arava (leflunomide) tablets.

European paediatricians advocate biosimilar trials in children with IBD Biosimilars/General | Posted 09/10/2015

Paediatricians from Europe are concerned about the extrapolation of the limited amount of available clinical data from adults with rheumatologic diseases to children with inflammatory bowel disease...

Answers to questions about anti-TNF biosimilars Biosimilars/Research | Posted 09/10/2015

While the potential pharmacoeconomic benefits of cost-effective biosimilars seem clear, several issues have been raised regarding, for example, the definition of biosimilarity and the validity of i...

Impact of antiretroviral generics on the Italian National Health Service Generics/Research | Posted 09/10/2015

The cost of antiretroviral therapies (ART) for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which is now considered a chronic disease [1], represents an increasing burden for healthcare ser...

FDA accepts application for etanercept biosimilar Biosimilars/News | Posted 09/10/2015

Sandoz, the generics division of Novartis, announced on 2 October 2015 that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had accepted its application for its etanercept biosimilar (GP2015).

FTC says formula tweaking may be anticompetitive Generics/General | Posted 09/10/2015

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has come down on the side of generics makers in a case about formula ‘tweaking’ by brand-name drugmakers.

How will biosimilars be affected by the TPP Policies & Legislation | Posted 09/10/2015

Since 2009, the US Government has been negotiating a free-trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with 11 other countries across the Asia-Pacific and Latin American regions. Th...