Category Archives: Generic drug

For First Time, F.D.A. Panel Approves Generic Copy of Costly Biologic Drug

Source: New York Times 9 Jan 2015 SILVER SPRING, Md. — An expert panel unanimously recommended on Wednesday that the Food and Drug Administration approve a cheaper copy of a special drug used in cancer therapy, paving the way for … Continue reading

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Going large

Source: The Economist 6 Jan 2015 A wave of new medicines known as biologics will be good for drugmakers, but may not be so good for health budgets IN PHARMACEUTICALS, the 20th century was the era of the small molecule. … Continue reading

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Leukemia Patient in Court for Buying Cheap Medicine from India

Source: Caixin Online Lu Yong nearly went broke getting his drugs in China, but purchasing a cheap generic substitute from abroad has landed him in legal trouble (Beijing) – To prosecutors, a leukemia patient named Lu Yong is a criminal … Continue reading

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Bayer’s Indian appeal fails to block drug

Source: Trading Room DPA 15th December 2014 India’s Supreme Court has rejected German drug manufacturer Bayer AG’s plea to block production of a cheaper generic version of a patented cancer drug, in a ruling that ensures the medicine will be … Continue reading

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Generic drug makers get a boost from SC ruling

Source: Hindu 14th December 2014 The Research and Development Centre of Natco Pharma, in Hyderabad. In a significant development for the pharmaceutical industry, the Supreme Court has rejected multinational Bayer’s appeal to block production and sales of the low cost … Continue reading

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Let India Make Cheap Drugs

Source: NY Times NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Last month, the United States and India announced an important breakthrough concerning India’s “right-to-food” program. The Indian government subsidizes food for its poorest citizens through a system of price supports and public stockpiling. The … Continue reading

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Indian Farmers, Trade Unions Slam RCEP Free Trade Talks

Source: Business World Activists say the RCEP free trade pact will damage Indian manufacturing, dairy and agriculture sectors India’s farmers, trade unions and civil society groups have expressed alarm  over the country’s participation in the 16-nation Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership … Continue reading

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