New insights into the amount of R & D for new uses of generic drugs

Generics/Research | Posted 12/12/2022

Generic drugs are considered indispensable to healthcare systems because they are substantially cheaper than original versions of the drugs.  These drugs have become common place, within healthcare delivery, because of the anticipated financial benefits [1].

FDA releases one-year progress report for the Generic Drug Cluster

Generics/General | Posted 28/10/2022

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) one-year progress report for the Generic Drug Cluster – a multi-country forum on generic drugs – explains the purpose of the Cluster and key achievements made so far.

US generics launch and approval for Dr Reddy’s and Lupin

Generics/News | Posted 21/10/2022

On 7 September 2022, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (Dr Reddy’s) announced the US launch of their generic lenalidomide capsules. And in July 2022, Lupin announced that its generic azilsartan medoxomil tablets had been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

Pricing and reimbursement of medicines in Canada

Generics/Research | Posted 02/09/2022

Canada is a wealthy country with gross domestic product (GDP) per capita of US$43,258 in 2020. It ranks 16th in the United Nations’ Human Development Index and is one of the most multicultural countries in the world. Canada’s population of more than 38 million includes a significant indigenous population. Its huge land mass means it is very sparsely populated outside urban areas. Authors from Canada and Brazil discuss the pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement policies in Canada [1].

Medicines pricing conditions in Italy and Brazil: comparison of regulations

Generics/Research | Posted 26/08/2022

In the context of the National Health Services (NHS), the gearing that moves the health services comprises a legal framework, permeated by technical and economic parameters.

Pharmaceutical manufacturing companies in Brazil

Generics/General | Posted 26/08/2022

Brazil is a country active in life sciences research, publications, manufacturing and exports. Biosimilars have the highest growth potential for the pharmaceutical sector in Latin America [1].

Pharmaceutical companies in Argentina

Generics/General | Posted 08/07/2022

Argentina has an important pharmaceutical sector, being the third largest market in Latin America after Brazil and Mexico. Pharmaceutical companies from Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland, the UK and the US are stablished in Argentina. Argentine market has extensive experience in the incorporation of foreign investments for the sector as well as offers multiple business opportunities.

Relevance of NTI to the treatment of epilepsy

Generics/Research | Posted 01/07/2022

In a mini review, author a Roy G Beran discusses what is the relevance of a narrow therapeutic index (NTI) to the treatment of epilepsy [1].

Pharmaceutical companies in Latin America and the Caribbean

Generics/General | Posted 24/06/2022

According to a research carried out by Vargas V, et al. 2022, pharmaceutical innovations, together with higher living standards and more effective public health interventions, have been significantly important to extend life expectancy and improve population quality of life in Latin America and the Caribbean [1].

What is the meaning of a narrow therapeutic index?

Generics/Research | Posted 17/06/2022

What is the meaning of a narrow therapeutic index (NTI) is a topic explained by author Roy G Beran, in a mini review [1].