Generics/General

Exposure-response analysis on bioequivalent carbamazepine tablets not clinically relevant proof for toxicity differences

Generics/General | Posted 12/11/2009

Generic immediate-release carbamazepine tablets are AB-rated generic versions of Novartis’s Tegratol. In this market, Taro is the leading supplier with half the market. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd follows with more than a quarter of the market, and Sun’s Caraco is the third-leading supplier with a share of about 18%. The only other supplier currently in the market is Apotex.

Post-marketing pharmacokinetic bioequivalence between generic and branded amoxicillin formulations

Generics/General | Posted 10/11/2009

Amoxicillin is a moderate-spectrum, bacteriolytic, β-lactam antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections caused by susceptible microorganisms. It is usually the drug of choice within the class because it is better absorbed, following oral administration, than other β-lactam antibiotics.

Safety and compliance fears delay UK’s generics substitution

Generics/General | Posted 09/10/2009

Plans to allow pharmacists to save the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) money by overruling doctors' prescriptions for branded medicines have been delayed after concerns about patient safety and compliance.

Growing western generic APIs markets in India and China

Generics/General | Posted 29/07/2009

The developing countries India and China represent growing markets for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) from western regulated markets. This is the conclusion of Ms Kate Kuhrt, Director of Generics and API Intelligence at Thomson Reuters. “With the pharmaceutical markets in India and China expected to continue to grow at double-digit rates, while traditional pharmaceutical markets, such as the US, Japan and Western Europe remain stagnant, it is no surprise that many API manufacturers have set their eyes on India and China”, she states.

Pressures on generic medicines put EU healthcare at risk

Generics/General | Posted 06/07/2009

“The future of the European generic medicines industry is under serious threat, which places both the sustainability of European health care and the European industrial competitiveness at serious risk,” warned Mr Greg Perry, Director General of the European Generics medicines Association (EGA), at an EGA conference on healthcare sustainability on 31 March 2009 in Prague, Czech Republic.