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Global Industry Analysts: Global biosimilars market to exceed US$2 billion by 2015 Biosimilars/General | Posted 09/04/2010

On 24 March 2010, Global Industry Analysts (GIA) announced the release of a new report, entitled ‘Biosimilars: A Global Strategic Business Report’

Biosimilars mean competition for biologic brands Biosimilars/General | Posted 09/04/2010

The historic passage of two US healthcare reform bills on 21 March 2010, including a US Senate bill with an approval pathway for biosimilars, means biologic brands could see rivals replicate and ma...

Ranbaxy to develop biosimilars with US-based Pfenex Biosimilars/News | Posted 06/04/2010

On 29 March 2010, Daiichi Sankyo’s Ranbaxy Laboratories in India announced its collaboration with US-based Pfenex on the development of an undisclosed biosimilar therapeutic protein with the Pfenex...

EMA wants recall of Acino’s generic clopidogrel with active substance of Indian Glochem Generics/News | Posted 02/04/2010

The European Medicines Agency (EMA)’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended the recall of all batches of eight centrally-authorised generic clopidogrel-containing medici...

US healthcare reform passed: Biosimilars Pathway in US with 12 years exclusivity for biologics Biosimilars/News | Posted 02/04/2010

The US House of Representatives voted 219-212 on March 21 2010 to approve President Mr Barack Obama’s US$940 billion, 10-year health reform, and he could now sign the bill into law as early as 23 M...

Big shifts in generics shares due to Dutch preference policy Generics/News | Posted 30/03/2010

The percentage of generic prescribing in The Netherlands increased in 2009 from 56.3– 57.1% according to the Dutch Stichting Farmaceutische Kengetallen (SFK), as published in Pharmaceutisch Weekbla...

Hospira's biosimilar filgrastim recommended for EU approval Biosimilars/News | Posted 29/03/2010

On 18 March 2010, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) adopted a positive opinion, recommending the granting of a marketing authorisation...

Pay-for-delay ban dropped from US healthcare reform bill Generics/News | Posted 29/03/2010

The pay-for-delay ban amendment has been dropped from part of the US healthcare reform bill because of concerns it would not pass muster with congressional rules, according to a spokeswoman for US...