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Sun Pharma to buy 14 drug brands from Novartis in Japan posted 22/04/2016

A wholly owned subsidiary of India’s Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (Sun Pharma) will acquire a portfolio of 14 established pr...

Apotex launches generic of nasal allergy treatment posted 15/04/2016

On 24 March 2016, Canada-based Apotex announced that it had launched mometasone furoate monohydrate nasal spray in the US, th...

Teva launches generic acamprosate in US posted 08/04/2016

Israeli generics giant Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Teva) announced on 22 March 2016 that it had launched a generic versio...

FDA approves Teva’s Viagra generic posted 04/04/2016

Israeli generics giant Teva Pharmaceuticals (Teva) has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its generi...

Biocon gets first European generics approval posted 04/03/2016

India-based biologicals specialist Biocon announced on 15 February 2016 that it had received its first European generics appr...

 

Research

Perceptions of the effectiveness and quality of generics posted 29/04/2016

More than a quarter of doctors and the general public believe that generics are less effective and of poorer quality than bra...

Generics perceptions in patients, pharmacists and doctors posted 27/04/2016

A significant proportion of the general public, pharmacists and doctors have negative perceptions about generics, according t...

Substitution of generic antiepileptic drugs posted 27/04/2016

Despite the availability of generic antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), patients and neurologists still hesitate to make a switch due...

Impact of South Korea’s new drug–pricing policy on market competition posted 27/04/2016

In April 2012, the Korean Government implemented a new policy to try and make its multiple sourced (off-patent) market more c...

Costs and prices of entecavir to treat Hepatitis B posted 04/04/2016

In an analysis of the costs and target prices of Hepatitis B treatment entecavir, author Andrew Hill from Liverpool Universit...

 

General

India’s bulk drug exports on the increase posted 03/05/2016

Driven by exports to both regulated and semi-regulated markets, India’s bulk drug exports are likely to grow at a compound an...

Lupin and Gavis to divest generics to appease US FTC posted 04/04/2016

Lupin Pharmaceuticals (Lupin) and Gavis Pharmaceuticals (Gavis) have reportedly agreed to sell two generics in order to final...

FDA lifts import ban on Chinese API to prevent shortages posted 18/03/2016

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted its ban on one of the active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) from Chin...

Hilary Clinton goes after Valeant for ‘predatory pricing’ posted 14/03/2016

Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton has said in a new advertisement that she is ‘going after’ drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuti...

Medicines Patent Pool signs first sub-licences for HCV med daclatasvir posted 04/03/2016

The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) announced on 20 January 2016 the signing of its first sub-licences for generics of Bristol-My...

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