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FDA approval for generics of ADHD drug Strattera posted 23/06/2017

The US Food and Drug Administration announced on 30 May 2017 the approval of the first generic versions of Strattera (atomoxe...

FDA approves two new Seroquel XR generics posted 16/06/2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two generic versions of Astra Zeneca’s antidepressant Seroquel XR, whi...

Vytorin generic launched in the US posted 26/05/2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a generic version of the anti-cholesterol drug Vytorin, which will be...

First Advair generic launched in the US posted 18/05/2017

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Teva) has announced the launch of AirDuo RespiClick and its authorized generic, the first com...

Patent challenges hit Actavis and Acorda posted 28/04/2017

Teva Pharmaceuticals’ subsidiary Actavis and neurological drug specialist Acorda Therapeutics have both faced patent challeng...

 

Research

Oncology drug pricing – the case of generic imatinib posted 09/06/2017

Authors Christopher Chen and Aaron Kesselheim review how various market strategies slowed the entry of generics of leukaemia...

Generic substitution of antiretroviral drugs in Ireland: healthcare provider views posted 02/06/2017

A survey conducted in Ireland shows that most healthcare providers consider the generic substitution of antiretroviral drugs...

Generic substitution of antiretroviral drugs in Ireland: patient views posted 26/05/2017

Researchers in Ireland report the findings of a survey of opinions on the generic substitution of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs...

Reference pricing for generics in Switzerland posted 05/05/2017

In 2016, the Swiss Federal Office for Health (FOH) planned to modify the reference pricing scheme for generics. Rather than u...

Approaches to assure quality and improve patient perceptions of generics in Japan posted 02/05/2017

The rapidly ageing population in Japan has led the government to promote the use of generics in the universal health insuranc...

 

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Baxter and Dorizoe make deal for generic injectables posted 23/06/2017

US-based healthcare company Baxter International (Baxter) and contract research and development organization Dorizoe announce...

FDA targets rising drug prices by increasing generics competition posted 20/06/2017

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is advocating reducing drug costs by approving cheaper gene...

Japan plans to increase generics use posted 09/06/2017

Japan is currently the world’s second largest pharmaceutical market. Prescription brand-name drugs dominate the market and ge...

Call to phase out branded drugs in India posted 02/06/2017

Doctor and patient associations have come together to suggest that the Indian Government phase out branded generics and ban d...

Generics and biosimilars: status in the EU posted 26/05/2017

According to Medicines for Europe, without generic medicines Europe would have paid Euros 100 billion more for its medicines...

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