Generics

Multinationals trying to bring Indian generics into disrepute

Generics/General | Posted 07/12/2009

India has alleged that some multinational companies have again been trying to bring its generics industry into disrepute.

Pfizer aims for Japanese generics market

Generics/General | Posted 08/12/2009

Yet another US drugmaker is making eyes at Japan. Pfizer, the world's largest drugmaker, said on 19 November 2009 that it may start selling generic drugs in Japan from 2011 as part of its efforts to diversify its operations.

EU to seek details of drugmakers' patent deals

Generics/News | Posted 08/12/2009

EU regulators will ask drug companies for details of deals with makers of generic medicines as part of a crackdown on firms suspected of blocking cheaper treatments, a European Commission (EC) official said on 19 November 2009.

EGA warning sounded over generic drug tenders

Generics/News | Posted 12/01/2010

European Generic medicines Association (EGA)’s newly elected President, Mr Didier Barret, called for a “sustainable pricing system” for generic medicines to address unfair competition caused by large-scale government tenders for the products. Mr Barret, who also serves as head of Mylan's operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, made the remark as the organisation works on recommendations for expediting the approval of copycat drugs after patent expiration.

Death sentence for six Chinese drug fakers

Generics/General | Posted 12/01/2010

The Times of India reported on 10 December 2009 that six Chinese traders who exported fake anti-malaria drugs to Nigeria under the “Made in India“ label have been sentenced to death, the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing has said. But the ministry gave no further details about the identity of the traders.

Confusion about number of European API plants in China

Generics/General | Posted 15/01/2010

A member of the European Parliament (MEP) has questioned the European Commission (EC)’s estimate that 20,000 active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) producers supply the European Union (EU), which was used to justify not having mandatory inspections, and the CEO of Hovione added that the numbers have been “dramatically misunderstood”.

Very few API plants in China allowed to supply the EU

Generics/General | Posted 15/01/2010

Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Amalia Sartori has questioned the European Commission (EC)’s estimate that 20,000 active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) producers supply the EU, which was used to justify not having mandatory inspections.

Big Pharma finally warms to generic pariahs

Generics/General | Posted 20/01/2010

After years of warding off generics, large pharmaceutical companies are embracing generic drug manufacturers and vying for a share of the off-patent drugs business. Indian generic companies, once considered business pariahs, are the focus of plenty of action, Anju Ghangurde reports in Scrip News of 9 December 2009.

Big Pharma’s strategic detour into generics

Generics/General | Posted 20/01/2010

After years of warding off generics, large pharmaceutical companies are embracing generic drug manufacturers and vying for a share of the off-patent drugs business. Indian generic companies, once considered business pariahs, are the focus of plenty of action, Anju Ghangurde reports in Scrip News of 9 December 2009.

Big Pharma’s generics entry and generic drug prices

Generics/General | Posted 20/01/2010

After years of warding off generics, large pharmaceutical companies are embracing generic drug manufacturers and vying for a share of the off-patent drugs business. Indian generic companies, once considered business pariahs, are the focus of plenty of action, Anju Ghangurde reports in Scrip News of 9 December 2009.