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Generics of ADHD drug launched in US posted 26/06/2015

Shire Pharmaceutical’s (Shire’s) blockbuster attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug Intuniv is now facing compe...

Osteoporosis and ADHD generics launched in USA posted 12/06/2015

On 1 and 2 June 2015, Israeli generics giant Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Teva), launched its latest osteoporosis and ADHD...

FDA receives application for first generic of HIV drug dolutegravir posted 05/06/2015

India-based Aurobindo Pharma (Aurobindo) has submitted an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for HIV treatment dolutegra...

Generics of high blood pressure medication launched posted 26/05/2015

On 31 March 2015, generics majors Mylan, Sandoz and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Teva) announced the US launch of their re...

TWi and Takeda settle dispute over anti-reflux generic posted 15/05/2015

Taiwan-based TWi Pharmaceuticals (TWi) announced on 27 April 2015 that it had entered into a settlement agreement with Takeda...

 

Research

Effect of reference pricing on generics entry posted 26/06/2015

Reference pricing can produce substantial savings, but what conditions are the most likely to result in cost savings? This wa...

Malaysian physicians have negative perceptions of generics posted 17/06/2015

A study investigating the knowledge, perceptions and behaviour of physicians from private medical centres in Malaysia regardi...

Drug evergreening strategies in India posted 08/06/2015

A study of drug patent evergreening in India found that this is a strategy that has been used by manufacturers of a particula...

Physicians’ perceptions of HIV generics in France posted 29/05/2015

A study of French physicians in HIV clinics found that, while the majority of these physicians were willing to prescribe anti...

Patients’ perceptions of HIV generics in France posted 29/05/2015

In a study of patient perceptions of HIV generics in France, Jacomet and co-authors found that while the majority of patients...

 

General

Generics applications under review by EMA – April 2015 posted 08/06/2015

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

Soaring generics prices come under increased scrutiny posted 27/04/2015

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is to investigate the soaring prices of generics in the US.

France outlines plans to promote generics posted 10/04/2015

The French are in general mistrusting of generics with many choosing to stay with brand-name drugs. However, in 2012, in orde...

Dr Reddy’s US drug pricing comes under scrutiny posted 03/04/2015

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, the India-based generics drugmaker, has been asked to share drug-pricing information with the attorn...

Health Canada clamps down on GMP compliance posted 20/03/2015

Canada’s federal health department Health Canada has written to its licensed drug and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API)...

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