FDA approves Glenmark and Cipla generics

Generics/News | Posted 30/10/2020

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals and Cipla Limited have announced that they have received US food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to market their generic drug products in the US. Both companies have received approval to market dimethyl fumarate delayed-release (DR) capsules and Glenmark also received approval to market Sirolimus tablets. 

Sun Pharma launches Ilumya in Japan and favipiravir in India

Generics/News | Posted 16/10/2020

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc (Sun Pharma) announced that their innovative biopharmaceutical product, Ilumya (tildrakizumab), will be launched in Japan. As a producer of generics, rather than biologicals, this is an important milestone for the company. This launch joins Sun Pharma’s August 2020 launch of favipiravir for treatment of COVID-19 patients at a very economic price in India. 

EMA recommends approval for arsenic trioxide and fampridine generics

Generics/News | Posted 25/09/2020

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) announced on 23 July 2020 that it had recommended granting marketing authorization for two generic medicines: arsenic trioxide medac (arsenic trioxide) and Fampridine Accord (fampridine).

Mylan launches first generic of Tecfidera in the US

Generics/News | Posted 11/09/2020

On 19 August 2020, Mylan announced the launch of the first US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved generic of Biogen's multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate).

Lupin’s generic diabetes drug approved and asthma drug launched in US

Generics/News | Posted 04/09/2020

In August 2020, India-based generics maker Lupin announced that it has received approval from the US health regulator to market a generic diabetes drug in America. Following previous US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, it has also now launched generic tablets for the treatment of asthma in the US market.

Two additions to the South Korean generics market

Generics/News | Posted 28/08/2020

In South Korea, a generic drug for the treatment of breast cancer and generic versions of Pfizer’s popular smoking cessation drug, Champix, are soon to become available. These additions to the South Korean market are likely to help it reach the US$20 billion that it is expected to reach in 2020 [1]. This recent leap in its pharmaceutical market size has been spurred on by significant government investments in generics and the fact that many originator drugs lose their patents in 2020, opening the market to generics.

Indian generics makers begin to dispatch remdesivir

Generics/News | Posted 24/07/2020

Generic drugmakers Hetero and Cipla are among the first Indian manufacturers to dispatch a generic version of the investigational COVID-19 treatment remdesivir, which was originally developed by Gilead Sciences.

Generics of apixaban and chlorzoxazone approved in EU and US

Generics/News | Posted 03/07/2020

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended a generic version of the anticoagulant medicine apixaban. Meanwhile in the US, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a generic version of the muscle relaxant chlorzoxazone.

Aurobindo Pharma receives FDA approval for three generics

Generics/News | Posted 12/06/2020

India-based generics maker Aurobindo Pharma (Aurobindo) has received three approvals from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in recent months, including for its generic versions of guaifenesin, fluoxetine and – via partner company Eugia Pharma – methotrexate.

COVID-19 drugs: Gilead’s remdesivir and Algernon’s alternative

Generics/News | Posted 22/05/2020

Gilead Sciences has signed licensing agreements with five generics manufacturers based in India and Pakistan to increase production of its experimental COVID-19 drug remdesivir.