took the lead to end the increasingly common practice whereby brand name pharmaceutical companies paid their would-be generic
competitors to delay the introduction of lower cost generic
drugs to the market.
Sam Di-Giacomo, director of Cottman Australia and Advance Healthcare, said: "We currently do not distribute generic
versions of the five chemotherapy drugs so our Genepharm collaboration is a big positive for both businesses.
3) It is likely to call for different ways to re-test and re-approve generic
medicines already accepted by the World Health Organization and in widespread use in the field.
entry faces a major challenge in the "bundling of products" offered to the distribution channel.
Consumer advocates welcomed the health plans' move, touting the program's effort to promote generic
Although Canadians in most provinces pay more for generic
drugs than their counterparts in other countries, those living in Saskatchewan and Alberta have a bit of a break.
lawmakers have responded by drafting legislation that would speed approvals for generic
drug makers in the United States while allowing pharmacists to "re-import" U.
For every percentage point of its members that have switched to Lovastatin, a generic
cholesterol-lowering drug, the company saves around $300,000 a year.
Still, it pays to switch to generic
drugs when a brand-name drug goes off patent.
The meeting in Paris that Asia Russell and I just attended was a planning session for the Burkina Faso meeting, which will be called the Summit on Generics
Impending patent expiries, increasing competition and changes in legislation: where will generics
go from 2009 onwards?
The greatest number of generic
entrants was associated with the highest value branded products (with pre-generic
quarterly sales in excess of $600m) in the data-set under analysis, with this group showing an average of 14 and 19 competitors at 1 and 2 years post generics