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Generics applications under review by EMA – 2013 Q3

Last update: 4 October 2013 

Generic medicines in Europe can be approved either centrally via the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or nationally via the local regulatory body [1]. Approval by EMA takes place by using a centralized procedure. This leads to approval of the product in all 27 EU Member States and in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. At a country level, if approval in a single EU Member State only is required, this can take place using the national procedure. However, as soon as a company seeks approval in two or more Member States, a decentralized procedure or mutual recognition procedure must be used [2].

Australian generics association releases new code of practice

Australia’s Generic Medicines Industry Association (GMiA) announced on 26 September 2013 the release of the draft third edition of the GMiA Code of Practice, which incorporates a number of new amendments.

Generics applications under review by EMA – 2013 Q2

Last update:  6 September 2013

Generic medicines in Europe can be approved either centrally via the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or nationally via the local regulatory body [1]. Approval by EMA takes place by using a centralized procedure. This leads to approval of the product in all 27 EU member states and in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. At a country level, if approval in a single EU Member State only is required, this can take place using the national procedure. However, as soon as a company seeks approval in two or more Member States, a decentralized procedure or mutual recognition procedure must be used [2].

Southeast Asian generics market to reach US$3.9 billion by 2016

Southeast Asia, with its fast-growing, young population and uninsured majority represent a great opportunity for generics in the pharmaceutical industry, according to Rhett Hemedes, Head of OTC Marketing, Great Eastern Drug Co.

FDA increases generic drug user fees in 2014

FDA has increased the amount that generics manufacturers will have to pay to register their finished drug formulation (FDF) facilities by more than US$40,000 for 2014 compared to 2013.

Indian generics companies top ANDA approvals

Indian generics companies are beating many other countries when it comes to gaining US FDA approval for their generic drugs.

Generics applications under review by EMA – 2013 Q1

Last update:  6 September 2013

Generic medicines in Europe can be approved either centrally via the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or nationally via the local regulatory body [1]. Approval by EMA takes place by using a centralized procedure. This leads to approval of the product in all 27 EU member states and in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. At a country level, if approval in a single EU Member State only is required, this can take place using the national procedure. However, as soon as a company seeks approval in two or more Member States, a decentralized procedure or mutual recognition procedure must be used [2].

Generics applications under review by EMA – 2012 Q4

Last update:  6 September 2013

Generic medicines in Europe can be approved either centrally via the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or nationally via the local regulatory body [1]. Approval by EMA takes place by using a centralized procedure. This leads to approval of the product in all 27 EU member states and in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. At a country level, if approval in a single EU Member State only is required, this can take place using the national procedure. However, as soon as a company seeks approval in two or more Member States, a decentralized procedure or mutual recognition procedure must be used [2].

Generics applications under review by EMA

Last update:  6 September 2013

Generic medicines in Europe can be approved either centrally via the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or nationally via the local regulatory body [1]. Approval by EMA takes place by using a centralized procedure. This leads to approval of the product in all 27 EU member states and in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. At a country level, if approval in a single EU Member State only is required, this can take place using the national procedure. However, as soon as a company seeks approval in two or more Member States, a decentralized procedure or mutual recognition procedure must be used [2].

Lipitor generics saved UK NHS £350 million in first 12 months

Generics of the blockbuster cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor (atorvastatin) saved the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) more than GBP 350 million in the first 12 months following the expiration of Pfizer’s patent exclusivity.

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