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Actavis receives generic opioid approval and plans name change posted 27/02/2015

US generics maker Actavis announced on 20 February 2015 that it had received final approval from the US Food and Drug Adminis...

Mylan being sued over sorafenib generic posted 20/02/2015

US-based Mylan is coming under fire from German pharma giant Bayer, as the generics maker is sued for violating patents on Ba...

Dr Reddy’s could move manufacturing site with view to FDA approval posted 13/02/2015

Generics manufacturer Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (Dr Reddy’s), determined not to lose out on US Food and Drug Administration (FD...

Akorn submits ANDA for difluprednate ophthalmic emulsion posted 06/02/2015

US generics maker Akorn has confirmed that it has filed an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) with the US Food and Drug...

FDA approves first generic esomeprazole posted 30/01/2015

Esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that reduces the amount of acid in the stomach. The drug is indicated to treat gastro...

 

Research

Substitution and adherence to antidiabetic generics in the elderly posted 20/02/2015

When pharmacists switch from brand-name to generic drugs or between the same generics made by different manufacturers, this i...

Generics versus brand-name drugs posted 11/02/2015

Is there a benefit to prescribing brand-name drugs versus prescribing generics? The answer appears to be no, according to evi...

Irish doctors’ attitudes towards generics posted 11/02/2015

In June 2013, Ireland signed a new Act into law [the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013] paving the way fo...

Patient perceptions of generics in Ireland posted 11/02/2015

In an attempt to benefit from the cost savings associated with use of generics, in June 2013 the Irish Government introduced...

Canada’s generics are too expensive posted 16/01/2015

The same generics cost more in Canada than they do in similarly developed countries. In response to this, the premiers of eac...

 

General

Pfizer warns UK doctors not to prescribe generic Lyrica for pain posted 04/03/2015

Pharma giant Pfizer is fighting hard to protect one of its brand-name products, this time its epilepsy treatment Lyrica (preg...

Generics applications under review by EMA – December 2014 posted 10/02/2015

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

GPhA comments on generics’ legislation and Trans-Pacific Partnership posted 10/02/2015

Mr Ralph G Neas, President and CEO of the US Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA), has commented on proposed legislation...

EU Member States suspend generics approvals due to problems at CRO posted 10/02/2015

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced on 5 December 2014 that some Member States have decided to suspend the marketin...

Investigation into huge price increases for generics in the US posted 10/02/2015

Two US Congressmen have sent letters to 14 drug manufacturers, including several major Indian firms, requesting information a...

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