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Glenmark gains approval for anti-epileptic generic posted 24/06/2016

Indian generics maker Glenmark Pharmaceuticals (Glenmark) announced on 19 May 2016 that it had received final approval from t...

Dr Reddy’s to buy US generics from Teva posted 17/06/2016

Generics giant Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (Dr Reddy’s) announced on 11 June 2016 that it had made a deal with Teva Pharmaceutica...

Dr Reddy’s buys six OTC brands from Ducere Pharma posted 03/06/2016

Generics giant Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (Dr Reddy’s) has entered the US branded consumer health products market by acquiring s...

GSK appeals UK pay-for-delay fine posted 27/05/2016

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is appealing a GBP 37.6 million fine from the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) over pay-for...

FDA approves first generic rosuvastatin posted 13/05/2016

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on 29 April 2016 that it had approved the country’s first generic version...

 

Research

AES position statement on substitution of generic anti-epileptics posted 04/07/2016

A paper by the American Epilepsy Society (AES) discusses how the society’s position on generics substitution of anti-epilepti...

Reasons for the success of a generics company in the Sudan market posted 24/06/2016

An exploratory, qualitative study carried out by colleagues from the University of Khartoum (Sudan) and Abertay University (U...

Pharmacists prefer generic OTC medicines posted 23/06/2016

In the US, the use of generics has been lacking due to hesitation from consumers over whether generics are as safe and effect...

Switching between generics of anti-epileptic drugs posted 23/06/2016

Two different generic versions of anti-epilepsy medicine lamotrigine have been shown to be bioequivalent in patients with epi...

Cost-effectiveness analysis and incentivizing innovation posted 27/05/2016

In the paper by Santiago Moreno and Joshua Ray, the controversial role that conventional cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) pl...

 

General

Healthcare alliance proposes ways to reduce drug costs in the US posted 01/07/2016

Recent price increases in the US have prompted an alliance of doctors, pharmacists and health plan groups to release a docume...

China cuts prices for three drugs by more than 50% posted 23/06/2016

In an effort to lower spending on prescription drugs, China has cut the prices for three patent-protected drugs by more than...

Australian generics maker opens clinical trials facility posted 20/05/2016

IDT Australia announced on 2 May 2016 that it had opened a new clinical trials facility in Adelaide.

Generics applications under review by EMA – April 2016 posted 20/05/2016

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

FDA approves highest number of generics in 2015 posted 20/05/2016

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved more than 700 generics in 2015, more than in any previous year, according...