More Articles

Merck and Parexel form strategic alliance for biosimilars Biosimilars/News | Posted 04/02/2011

Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD – known in the US and Canada as Merck) and Parexel, a leading global biopharmaceutical services provider, announced on 12 January 2011 that they have entered into an alli...

The FDA’s 2010 final rule and draft guidance Guidelines | Posted 04/02/2011

In an effort to improve safety detection, the FDA issued a final rule and draft guidance on 29 September 2010 to clarify the requirements governing safety reporting requirements for human drug and...

Pharmacy chains in Norway do not stock generics Generics/News | Posted 04/02/2011

It turns out that pharmacy chains in Norway do not stock the cheapest generic products. This finding came after the Norwegian Medicines Agency (NoMA) investigated after receiving a complaint from t...

Speculation that Hungary will slash drug reimbursement Policies & Legislation | Posted 04/02/2011

Hungary will next month announce economic reforms and there are fears that they could include cuts of about 30% to the national drug reimbursement bill. The size of this proposed figure implies mas...

Ranbaxy’s profits soar, but US ban still looms Pharma News | Posted 04/02/2011

The generics’ giant and India’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturer, Ranbaxy, has reported strong results for the third quarter of 2010, but concerns remain about the US import ban that is still in...

The clinical equivalence of generic and brand-name calcium channel blockers Generics/Research | Posted 31/01/2011

Companies seeking to launch a generic drug are required to submit a dossier to authorities, which does not contain the results of extensive preclinical and clinical testing demonstrating safety and...

Medicines pricing policies in Europe: a review Generics/Research | Posted 31/01/2011

The OECD countries spent 4.6% more per capita per year on pharmaceuticals from 1995 to 2005 although the annual average economic growth was only 2.2% during the same period [1].

Scottish government considering generic substitution Policies & Legislation | Posted 31/01/2011

A Scottish politician revealed on 17 November 2010 that the Scottish government is currently considering whether to introduce generic substitution as part of ongoing efforts to reduce spending over...