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Generic bivalirudin approved in US

US-based injectables and biosimilars specialist Hospira announced on 16 July 2015 the approval of its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for generic bivalirudin for injection by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Actavis hit with lawsuit over generic version of weight-loss drug

US-based obesity specialist Orexigen Therapeutics (Orexigen) and its North American partner, Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Takeda), have sued Actavis (Allergan’s US generics business) over its generic version of the weight-loss drug Contrave (naltrexone/bupropion).

Mylan launches generic asthma inhaler in UK

US generics manufacturer Mylan announced on 8 June 2015 that it had launched the first bioequivalent alternative to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)’s asthma inhaler Seretide/Advair (fluticasone/salmeterol) in the UK.

Generics of ADHD drug launched in US

Shire Pharmaceutical’s (Shire’s) blockbuster attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug Intuniv is now facing competition as four generics of the therapy have been launched on the US market.

Osteoporosis and ADHD generics launched in USA

On 1 and 2 June 2015, Israeli generics giant Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Teva), launched its latest osteoporosis and ADHD generics, respectively.

FDA receives application for first generic of HIV drug dolutegravir

India-based Aurobindo Pharma (Aurobindo) has submitted an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for HIV treatment dolutegravir for tentative approval, to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Generics of high blood pressure medication launched

On 31 March 2015, generics majors Mylan, Sandoz and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Teva) announced the US launch of their respective generic amlodipine and valsartan combination tablets in four dosages.

TWi and Takeda settle dispute over anti-reflux generic

Taiwan-based TWi Pharmaceuticals (TWi) announced on 27 April 2015 that it had entered into a settlement agreement with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA and Takeda Pharmaceuticals America (Takeda) to settle and dismiss all outstanding patent litigation related to TWi’s generic dexlansoprazole.

FDA approves first generics of antipsychotic drug

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on 28 April 2015 the approval of the first generics of Otsuka Pharmaceutical’s schizophrenia drug Abilify (aripiprazole).

IDT Australia gets FDA nod for 23 generics

IDT Australia announced on 13 April 2015 that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had accepted the transfer of ownership of 23 generics to the Australia-based company.