In late June 2021, Australian pharmaceutical company Acrux received United State Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to market its generic version of Vallant’s Jubila (efinaconazole). In addition, Indian generics maker Cipla received final FDA approval for a generic version of Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc’s Brovana, an arformoterol tartrate inhalation solution.
In early June 2021, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Natco Pharma’s abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for carfilzomib vials, a generic version of anticancer drug Kyprolis. It also accepted Lannett’s ANDA for their generic version of asthma treatment Adavir Diskus, fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder.
On 27 May 2021, Zydus Cadila received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to market fluphenazine hydrochloride tablets which is used to treat schizophrenia and other types of mental condition. On 7 June 2021, Lupin Ltd received approval for emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate tablets which are used in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV.
In April 2021, Zydus Cadila received final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration to market its ibrutinib and macitentan generics. In addition, in May 2021, Sandoz Canada announced the launch of their pirfenidone, a generic version of F. Hoffmann-La Roche’s Esbriet®.
The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medical Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended granting marketing authorizations for two generic medicinal products at its April 2021 meeting.
On 8 March 2021, Viatris Inc and Kindeva Drug Delivery LP announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the tentative approval of their generic version of Symbicort® (budesonide/formoterol).
In January and February 2021, the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) held meetings that led to positive opinions towards the recommendation for approval of two generics, Abiraterone Accord (abiraterone) and Thiotepa Riemser (thiotepa).
In early 2021, Teva Pharmaceuticals announced the US launch of generic versions of NuvaRing® and AZOPT®. During the same period, Sandoz launched its version of Firazyr.
11 March 2021 saw the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended granting a conditional marketing authorisation for the fourth COVID-19 vaccine. After a thorough evaluation, EMA’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) concluded that data on the Janssen vaccine were robust and met the criteria for efficacy, safety and quality.
Early 2021 saw the launch of two generic versions of posaconazole in Canada and the US. In Canada, the first generic version of the drug was launched by pharmaceutical manufacturer Sandoz Canada on 26 January 2021, along with a generic version of silodosin. These launches were followed by the launch of Lupin’s generic posaconazole in the US in mid-February 2021. During the same period, Lupin also announced the US approval of its generic droxidopa capsules .