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India’s top pharma company strengthens ties with South Africa Generics/News | Posted 17/12/2010

Generics’ manufacturer Cipla is a prominent Indian pharmaceutical company, best known outside its home country for manufacturing low-cost anti-AIDS drugs for HIV-positive patients in developing cou...

A view from South Africa Generics/News | Posted 17/12/2010

Aspen Pharmacare, Africa’s biggest generic drugs company, reported a 24% rise in full-year profit at the end of June 2010, boosted by its South African unit, and says it expects strong demand in th...

Taiwan too good to be true Policies & Legislation | Posted 10/12/2010

The Taiwanese healthcare system has been too successful at keeping prices low. In 1995 Taiwan adopted a National Health Insurance (NHI) model similar to the US Medicare system. As a result, the 40%...

Who are the GPhA and what do they do? Generics/General | Posted 10/12/2010

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) is a group that represents the interests of generic drug manufacturers in the US. To achieve this they pursue an active lobbying policy. They are curre...

Apotex loses fight over Plavix patents Generics/News | Posted 10/12/2010

Apotex was told to pay sanofi-aventis (sanofi) and Bristol-Meyers Squibb (BMS) a whopping US$442 million (plus interest) for violating patents on the blockbuster blood-thinner Plavix (clopidogrel b...

Contract manufacturing: top firms are investing Biosimilars/News | Posted 10/12/2010

Lonza Group Ltd and ScinoPharm Taiwan Ltd, two leading manufacturers of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), have struck separate deals to expand their capabilities to make biological drugs.

Fresh directions for Sinobiomed Pharma News | Posted 10/12/2010

Sinobiomed Inc announced the appointment of a new President and Chief Executive Officer on 2 September 2010. Mr George Yu completed his education in Germany and the US. Under his experienced guidan...

EGA publishes vision for more efficient regulation of generics and biosimilars Policies & Legislation | Posted 03/12/2010

On 27 October 2010 the European Generic medicines Association (EGA) published its Vision 2015 following the official launch of the document at the Heads of Medicines Agencies meeting in Antwerp, Be...