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Indivior to appeal US ruling on opioid addiction patent posted 22/09/2017

UK-based addiction treatment manufacturer Indivior Plc have announced plans to appeal against a US court, which ruled that In...

Mylan launches three HIV generics in Canada posted 22/09/2017

US generics giant Mylan Pharmaceuticals (Mylan) announced on 10 August 2017 that it had launched three generic HIV drugs in C...

Teva launches generic testosterone posted 08/09/2017

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Teva) has announced the exclusive launch of generic testosterone, previously marketed as Axir...

Adamis gains FDA approval for its EpiPen rival posted 25/08/2017

Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Adamis) announced in June 2017 that they have received US Food and Drug Administrati...

Endo removes Opana ER opioid from the market posted 18/08/2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that Endo International plc (Endo) remove its opioid medication Opana ER...

 

Research

Barriers to generics substitution in the Middle East posted 08/09/2017

Although most pharmacists in Lebanon are in favour of generic drug substitution, fewer than half have actually implemented th...

Generic drug substitution in Lebanon posted 01/09/2017

A new study reports on Lebanon’s recently introduced generic drug substitution and unified prescription policy, a country whi...

Generics prices increase when competition decreases posted 30/08/2017

A US-based retrospective cohort study has found that generics prices increase when competition is low or non-existent [1].

Follow-up study finds generic tacrolimus safe for kidney transplant patients posted 30/08/2017

Researchers from Portugal, who carried out a long-term follow-up study, have found that switching stable kidney transplant pa...

Generics in the pipeline for 2017 in the US posted 14/07/2017

Since the Hatch-Waxman Act was passed in 1984, the approval process for generics has been simplified. The law created an abbr...

 

General

FDA forms working group to increase generics competition posted 22/09/2017

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr Scott Gottlieb had announced the creation of a working group of senior...

Generics applications under review by EMA – August 2017 posted 22/09/2017

Generic medicines in Europe can be approved either centrally via the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or nationally via the lo...

FDA receives record number of generic drug applications for 2017 posted 15/09/2017

Just part way through 2017, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already received a record number of generic drug ap...

Senior US senator calls on insulin manufacturers to justify high prices posted 15/09/2017

Senator Amy Klobuchar, senior senator from Minnesota, has written to three major diabetes drug manufacturers asking them to j...

WHO prequalifies first generic hepatitis C drug posted 15/09/2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) has prequalified the first generic drug to treat hepatitis C. The antiviral agent sofosbu...