- GSK is accused of paying smaller firms to delay generic paroxetine. Dyer, Clare // BMJ: British Medical Journal;4/27/2013, Vol. 346 Issue 7905, p2
The article informs that the Great Britain Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has accused the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline of breaching competition law and abusing its dominant market in the supply of the antidepressant paroxetine.
- Another loophole exploited by the drug industry. Brunet, Martin D.; Walters, David // BMJ: British Medical Journal;1/26/2013, Vol. 346 Issue 7892, p25
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article â€œMaking Medicines Evergreenâ€ by Hitchings and colleagues in the November 29, 2012 issue.
- What's happening to cheap generic drugs? Clever business deals lead to big profits on older generic drugs. Kamerow, Douglas // BMJ: British Medical Journal;10/10/2015, Vol. 351 Issue 8028, ph5329
The author reflects on why higher prices could not lead other generic manufacturers to follow the same. Topics discussed include how patients can save money on generics, generic drug companies opting to angle for little used but still necessary drugs to market in a new way, and the increased...
- Biogenerics in China: An Evolving Industry. Langer, Eric // BioPharm International;Jun2007, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p26
The article discusses the implications of rapid development of the biopharmaceutical industry in China. It is stated that the development plays a significant role in the biogenerics industry. Biogenerics move towards regulatory expansion for the presence of a substantial biogenerics industry in...
- Pregabalin is only partially effective for neuropathic pain. Gwynn, Jennie // BMJ: British Medical Journal;7/11/2015, Vol. 351 Issue 8016, ph3478
A letter to the editor is presented in response to an article about pharmaceutical company Pfizer's effort to defend control of neuropathic pain drug, pregabalin, by A. Jack in the June 8, 2015 issue.
- Generic drugs in Canada: an examination of tiered pricing. Hollis, Aidan // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/6/2015, Vol. 187 Issue 14, p1033
The author comments on the deal finalized by the Council of the Federation with generic drug manufacturers to reform the reimbursement scheme for generic drugs. Topics covered include the concept of the tiered pricing scheme, the consequences of the ad hoc price reductions pursued by provincial...
- Generic prescribing is expected to save Spain â‚¬2bn a year. Rada, Aser García // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;7/30/2011, Vol. 343 Issue 7817, p228
The article informs that a medical law in Spain now requires that doctors should prescribe generic drugs wherever possible and it is expected that this strategy will save 2 billion euros a year for the health service.
- Medicines shouldn't be a luxury, anywhere in the world. CULBERT, HEATHER // Canadian Nurse;Oct2015, Vol. 111 Issue 7, p40
The author discusses the affordability of medication across the globe. She agrees that the Access Campaign started in 1999 by the Doctors Without Borders/MÃ©decins San FrontiÃ¨res (MSF) is working on making medicines accessible and affordable. Also discussed are intellectual property (IP)...
- BUSINESS as UN usual. Zifferblatt, Jon // Pharmaceutical Executive;Feb2011, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p44
The article discusses the changes in the pharmaceutical industry in China. After several years of continued growth, it notes that the country's market becomes complex and that investors may face unfortunate business outcomes if they fail to accurately assess such changes and establish a strategy...