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Glenmark and Lupin gain FDA approval for nervous system agents

Indian generics maker Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has been granted tentative US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its multiple sclerosis (MS) generic, while generics giant Lupin Ltd has also received FDA approval for its Dilantin generic, an anti-seizure medication.

Alimta and Orfadin generics approved by FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has tentatively approved Mylan’s pemetrexed, a generic version of Eli Lilly’s cancer drug Alimta, and approved Novitium Pharma’s generic equivalent of Swedish Orphan Biovitrum's Orfadin (nitisinone capsules).

EMA approves leukaemia and multiple myeloma generics

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) announced on 20 September 2019 that it had recommended granting marketing authorization for hypertension and leukaemia and multiple myeloma generics.

FDA approves Farxiga generic

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given tentative approval to Novartis for their generic version of AstraZeneca’s diabetes medicine Farxiga (dapagliflozin). Patent issues, however, must be resolved before FDA grants full approval.

Certara technology achieves first FDA virtual bioequivalence approval for a complex generic drug

On 12 June 2019, Certara announced that its Simcyp physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modelling and simulation technology successfully demonstrated the bioequivalence of a complex generic drug. This has led to US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the drug on the agency’s abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) pathway.

EMA approves two generics for fungal infections

On 29 May 2019, the European Medicine Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion, recommending the granting of a marketing authorization for two new generics for the treatment and prevention of fungal infections, Posaconazole Accord and Posaconazole AHCL.

FDA approval for Unichem Lab’s hydrochloride medicines and Teva’s nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Unichem Laboratories a tentative abbreviated new drug approval (ANDA) for their generic hydrochloride tablets, and has approved the first generic naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray, manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals (Teva).

Teva launches generic testosterone gel and overactive bladder treatment in the US

In April 2019, Israeli generics giant Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Teva) announced the launch of generic versions of AndroGel (testosterone gel) 1.62% CIII and VESIcare (solifenacin succinate) tablets, 5 mg and 10 mg, in the US.

EMA approves hypertension and Parkinson’s generics

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) announced on 26 April 2019 that it had recommended granting marketing authorization for hypertension and Parkinson’s generics.

Stada launches generic Exforge following patent revocation

German generics producer Stada Arzneimittel announced on 20 March 2019 that it is set to launch a generic version of the antihypertensive Exforge (amlodipine/valsartan combination), following the revocation of a Novartis European patent.

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