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Mylan to make generic hepatitis drug under MPP sub-license posted 02/12/2016

Generics giant Mylan Pharmaceuticals (Mylan) announced on 28 November 2016 that the company had signed a sub-license with the...

Dr Reddy’s makes deal with Gland Pharma for US injectables posted 18/11/2016

Generics manufacturer Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (Dr Reddy’s) announced on 26 October 2016 that it had entered into a ‘strategic...

Teva sells Actavis’ UK and Ireland generics business to Intas posted 28/10/2016

Israeli generics giant Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Teva) announced on 5 October 2016 that it had agreed to sell the UK an...

Mylan agrees to pay fine over EpiPen rebates posted 27/10/2016

US-based drugmaker Mylan announced on 7 October 2016 that it had agreed to pay US$465 million to the US Department of Justice...

Teva recalls antibiotic and anti-seizure drug posted 06/10/2016

Recent US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports have caused Israeli generics producer Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Te...

 

Research

Addressing patient misconceptions about generics posted 02/12/2016

In the face of increasing drug costs, substitution by generics is often used as a strategy by healthcare systems to rein in e...

Policies to address price rises in old generics posted 25/11/2016

Old, off-patent drugs are becoming increasingly expensive. But how can policymakers address the problem? Naren P Tallapragada...

Therapeutic substitution could save Americans US$73 billion posted 18/11/2016

Therapeutic substitution could save the America healthcare system US$73 billion and patients US$24.6 billion in out-of-pocket...

Transparency in the Australian pharmaceutical industry posted 18/11/2016

In Australia, the promotion of medicines to healthcare professionals is controlled by self-regulatory schemes operated by the...

Factors affecting generics entry posted 18/11/2016

Edward Kong, Research Assistant at the Yale University, Department of Economics, carried out a study into the factors that in...

 

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FDA reports record number of generics approvals posted 02/12/2016

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Generic Drugs (OGD) latest activity report shows an increase in approva...

First prequalification submissions for generic dolutegravir posted 30/11/2016

The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) announced on 10 November 2016 that two of its generics manufacturing partners are the first c...

Sandoz petitions FDA over requirements for generics of Advair Diskus posted 04/11/2016

Sandoz has asked the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) not to approve generics of GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) chronic obstruc...

Why do generic drug prices keep on rising? posted 29/09/2016

Consumers are paying more and more for their drugs, and especially in the US. The US allows manufacturers to set their own pr...

Generics applications under review by EMA – August 2016 posted 23/09/2016

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

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