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FDA approves first generic esomeprazole posted 30/01/2015

Esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that reduces the amount of acid in the stomach. The drug is indicated to treat gastro...

Prasco to market authorized colchicine generic in the US posted 23/01/2015

US generics maker, Prasco Laboratories (Prasco), announced on 12 January 2015 that it had entered into an alliance with the U...

US judge invalidates 4 of 5 patents on Cubicin posted 16/01/2015

A US federal judge has invalidated four out of the five patents on antibiotic Cubicin (daptomycin), paving the way for generi...

First celecoxib generics hit US market posted 12/12/2014

On 10 December 2014, generics makers Actavis, Mylan and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Teva) announced that they had all lau...

FDA withdraws automatic substitution of two methylphenidate generics posted 01/12/2014

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on 13 November 2014 that it had withdrawn the bioequivalence rating for t...

 

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Irish doctors’ attitudes towards generics posted 30/01/2015

In June 2013, Ireland signed a new Act into law [the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013] paving the way fo...

Patient perceptions of generics in Ireland posted 22/01/2015

In an attempt to benefit from the cost savings associated with use of generics, in June 2013 the Irish Government introduced...

Canada’s generics are too expensive posted 16/01/2015

The same generics cost more in Canada than they do in similarly developed countries. In response to this, the premiers of eac...

Irish pharmacists’ perceptions and attitudes towards generics posted 16/01/2015

In June 2013, new legislation came into effect in Ireland - the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013 - that...

Generics losing out to brand-name drugs in Croatia posted 12/12/2014

A combination of weak national guidelines and powerful marketing by the pharmaceutical industry has led to a rise in brand-na...

 

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Generics applications under review by EMA – December 2014 posted 23/01/2015

Generic medicines in Europe can be approved either centrally via the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or nationally via the lo...

GPhA comments on generics’ legislation and Trans-Pacific Partnership posted 09/01/2015

Mr Ralph G Neas, President and CEO of the US Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA), has commented on proposed legislation...

EU Member States suspend generics approvals due to problems at CRO posted 15/12/2014

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced on 5 December 2014 that some Member States have decided to suspend the marketin...

Investigation into huge price increases for generics in the US posted 21/11/2014

Two US Congressmen have sent letters to 14 drug manufacturers, including several major Indian firms, requesting information a...

Canada partially lifts import ban on Indian manufacturing sites posted 14/11/2014

In an attempt to avert drug shortages, Canada’s drug regulatory agency, Health Canada, has partially lifted an import ban on...

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