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Generics of high blood pressure medication launched posted 22/05/2015

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...

FDA approves first generics of antipsychotic drug posted 08/05/2015

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on 28 April 2015 the approval of the first generics of Otsuka Pharmaceuti...

IDT Australia gets FDA nod for 23 generics posted 17/04/2015

IDT Australia announced on 13 April 2015 that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had accepted the transfer of ownershi...

Shire grabs Par’s attention with patent lawsuit posted 04/04/2015

Shire has served its rival Par Pharmaceutical (Par) with a patent infringement lawsuit in New Jersey Federal Court over Par's...

 

Research

Patients’ perceptions of HIV generics in France posted 22/05/2015

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

Patients’ and physicians’ perceptions of HIV generics posted 22/05/2015

A study of adult HIV positive outpatients and their physicians in clinics across France found that a third of patients and a...

Statin generics improves adherence posted 11/05/2015

Switching from a brand-name statin to a generic statin has been shown to improve adherence, researchers in Sweden report [1].

Poland’s experience with generic imatinib posted 27/04/2015

In July 2014, Poland became the first country in the European Union (EU) to introduce a generic form of the chronic myeloid l...

Safety and cost considerations of generic and originator gabapentin posted 27/04/2015

The launch of generic garbapentin prompted researchers from the Chulalongkorn University and the King Chulalongkorn Memorial...

 

General

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)...

FDA cash to develop hard-to-copy generics posted 20/03/2015

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is offering US$850,000 to research teams working on generics development. Funds wil...

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