Generics/General

Pharmaceutical companies in Argentina

Generics/General | Posted 08/07/2022

Argentina has an important pharmaceutical sector, being the third largest market in Latin America after Brazil and Mexico. Pharmaceutical companies from Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland, the UK and the US are stablished in Argentina. Argentine market has extensive experience in the incorporation of foreign investments for the sector as well as offers multiple business opportunities.

Pharmaceutical companies in Latin America and the Caribbean

Generics/General | Posted 24/06/2022

According to a research carried out by Vargas V, et al. 2022, pharmaceutical innovations, together with higher living standards and more effective public health interventions, have been significantly important to extend life expectancy and improve population quality of life in Latin America and the Caribbean [1].

Canada calls for support to national pharmacare and generics industry

Generics/General | Posted 10/06/2022

Canada has made a federal budget commitment to supporting a national pharmacare programme. This can be bolstered through strengthening Canada’s domestic generics pharmaceutical industry.

UK NHS faces drug shortages

Generics/General | Posted 27/05/2022

The United Kingdom’s (UK) National Health Service (NHS) faces shortages of blood pressure pills, painkillers and antidepressants due to drug manufacturer supply problems.

High drug bills? Turn to your pharmacist for help

Generics/General | Posted 15/04/2022

Many Americans require prescription drugs on a daily basis. With year-on-year price increases of branded products, turning to pharmacists for advice could reduce the financial strain on households [1, 2].

FDA Office of Generic Drugs publishes 2021 annual report

Generics/General | Posted 01/04/2022

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Generic Drugs annual report reveals the importance of innovation and scientific collaboration in advancing the generic drug programme in 2021.

COVID-19 vaccine produced in Latin America

Generics/General | Posted 18/03/2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) approved a COVID-19 vaccine produced in Latin America at the end of 2021. It is a version of the immunizing agent from the Anglo-Swedish laboratory AstraZeneca, manufactured jointly by Argentina and Mexico.

Drug shortages hit Japan and Europe

Generics/General | Posted 04/02/2022

Shutdowns of pharmaceutical companies have led to shortages of generic drugs in Japan, while in the EU, existing shortages have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis.

Generics applications under review by EMA – January 2022

Generics/General | Posted 28/01/2022

Generic medicines in Europe can be approved either centrally via the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or nationally via the local regulatory body [1]. Approval by EMA takes place by using a centralized procedure. This leads to approval of the product in all 28 European Union (EU) Member States and in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. At a country level, if approval in a single EU Member State only is required, this can take place using the national procedure. However, as soon as a company seeks approval in two or more Member States, a decentralized procedure or mutual recognition procedure must be used [2].

Medicines repurposing project launched in Europe

Generics/General | Posted 21/01/2022

In late October 2021, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA) announced the launch of a pilot project to support the repurposing of medicines.