Home / Generics

Generics

News

Teva launches generic tadalafil but delays launch of generic Suboxone posted 19/10/2018

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Teva) announced in September 2018 that it was launching generic tadalafil but would be delayi...

European approval for fluticasone/salmeterol and gefitinib generics posted 19/10/2018

Indian generics maker Glenmark Pharmaceuticals (Glenmark) announced on 10 September 2018 that its subsidiary Glenmark Arzneim...

FDA approves first EpiPen generic amid shortages posted 28/09/2018

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on 16 August 2018 that it had approved the first generic version of EpiPe...

Australia approves first capsule-form Viagra generic posted 14/09/2018

Singapore-based iX Biopharma announced on 6 August 2018 that it had received approval from Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Admi...

Generic diabetes and cancer drugs pose challenge to Bristol-Myers Squibb and Eli Lilly posted 07/09/2018

Generics manufacturers in Bangladesh and Germany have recently announced the launch of generic versions of Bristol-Myers Squi...

 

Research

Platelet reactivity with generic and brand-name clopidogrel posted 19/10/2018

The salt linked to the clopidogrel molecule in generic preparations is suspected to affect its clinical efficacy. However, th...

Free prescriptions do not always increase use of generics posted 19/10/2018

One strategy to increase the use of generics is to offer them free of charge. This strategy presumes that this will shift dem...

AA010968 Limited distribution networks found to be anticompetitive posted 05/10/2018

Limited distribution networks, whereby a drug manufacturer has a contract with one or a small number of distributors, suppres...

Generic hepatitis drug effective in patients with or without HIV posted 28/09/2018

Over 3% of people with hepatitis C infections also have HIV. A new study conducted in Taiwan shows that generic versions of t...

Factors influencing the use of trade and generic names posted 25/09/2018

Using trade names for drugs in clinical practice has been shown to increase the use of brand-name drugs. Despite efforts by a...

 

General

FDA approves first drug via Competitive Generic Therapy pathway posted 12/10/2018

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on 8 August 2018 that it had approved its first drugs under the Competiti...

Hospitals launch non-profit generics company posted 05/10/2018

Several major hospital groups announced the official launch of their non-profit generics company, Civica Rx, on 6 September 2...

Novartis divests dermatology and generic oral solids portfolios and part ways with Alcon posted 25/09/2018

Swiss drugmaker Novartis is to divest the Sandoz US dermatology business and generic US oral solids portfolio to Aurobindo an...

Novartis accused of pay-for-delay, while Amgen sues over generic thyroid drug posted 25/09/2018

Novartis is facing a lawsuit for attempts to prevent generic versions of its hypertension treatment Exforge, and Amgen announ...

FDA significantly increases generic user fees in 2019 posted 11/09/2018

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has increased the amount that generics manufacturers will have to pay for large-siz...