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Taiwan TWi gains FDA approval for generic nifedipine posted 11/04/2014

Taiwan’s TWi Pharmaceuticals (TWi) announced on 7 April 2014 the approval of its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for...

Dr Reddy’s launches generic amlodipine/atorvastatin posted 04/04/2014

Indian generics giant Dr Reddy’s announced on 27 March 2014 the launch of its generic amlodipine/atorvastatin tablets in the US.

Celecoxib generics could come sooner than expected posted 02/04/2014

Pharma giant Pfizer confirmed on 12 March 2014 that the United States District Court for East Virginia had invalidated its re...

Indian generics makers face US recalls posted 02/04/2014

Indian generics makers are once again coming under US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scrutiny.

FDA approves generic osteoporosis drug posted 26/03/2014

FDA announced on 4 March 2014 that it had approved Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Teva’s) generic version of Eli Lilly’s ost...

 

Research

Prescribers, pharmacists and patients in Turkey believe generics differ from originators posted 04/04/2014

A study carried out by Toklu and co-authors from the University of Istanbul, Turkey, has shown that many prescribers, pharmac...

The non-financial benefits of generics substitution posted 28/03/2014

Switching between different generic brands of metformin is a good cost-effective approach that does not adversely affect the...

Generics contribution to availability of essential medicines posted 26/03/2014

The creation of Essential Medicines Lists (EMLs) within country healthcare systems is promoted by the World Health Organizati...

Use of generic cardiovascular drugs in China posted 26/03/2014

China has not yet recognized the importance of increasing generics use as a method to reduce drug prices. An analysis of drug...

Compliance and persistence same for generic and brand-name alendronate posted 26/03/2014

A retrospective analysis of data in Italy has shown that patients taking generic and brand-name alendronate showed the same r...

 

General

FDA discredits study claiming foreign generics tainted posted 11/04/2014

Research suggesting that foreign generics are inferior to US generics has been discredited by the FDA’s Center for Drug Evalu...

EGA calls for removal of competition and trade barriers for generics posted 02/04/2014

The European Generic medicines Association (EGA) is calling on the EU to remove barriers to competition and free trade by int...

FDA increases oversight of drug safety in India posted 26/03/2014

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has created an Office of Pharmaceutical Quality in response to quality concerns at...

Brand-name drugs also cut healthcare costs posted 26/03/2014

Generics are often given all the praise when it comes to cutting costs for patients and payers, but, according to a piece in...

FDA starts widespread testing of generics posted 26/03/2014

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allocated US$20 million for testing generics and has already been assessing gen...

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