AstraZeneca and Ranbaxy pay-for-delay case marches on; FDA extends Novartis multiple myeloma Priority Review timeline; Endo pays $25 for testosterone nasal gel.
As generic drug use soars, the agency intends to "create parity" in label-change rules for brands and generics.
Ackman walks away with $2.5 billion, despite no Allergan deal; Ranbaxy sues FDA over generic Nexium rights; Indian government's Health Ministry recommends breaking BMS cancer drug patent.
Pfizer reportedly not interested in acquiring AZ; high deductible plans set to envelop healthcare insurance exchanges; GSK's mature drug portfolio finds a wholesale suitor.
The bill proposes fining branded drugmakers for not complying.
The drugstore chain has lowered its forecast, and generics are just one reason.
Bloomberg reports that India's Wockhardt has become an M&A target.
Abbott and Mylan are setting up a generics business. The all-stock deal will give some branded generics a new home and offer Abbott a tax benefit that will increase over time.
The Supreme Court denied Teva's request to keep branded Copaxone off the market while the appeals process shakes out.
Poland joins the list of countries in which GlaxoSmithKline is accused of misconduct. Meanwhile, bioequivalence issues have prompted the FDA to revoke its approval of GSK's Wellbutrin generic.
GlaxoSmithKline claims that Sandoz needs to change the packaging for its generic Advair.
Critics say the FDA is not doing enough to ensure generics quality and that communications between industry and the regulator need to improve.
The drugmakers admitted no wrongdoing, but are paying the state $300,000 over an agreement not to challenge generics filings.
Merck announced this week that its insulin glargine biosimilar, being developed with Samsung and Biogen Idec, would soon enter Phase-III trials.
The MS pill saw rapid uptake in the US last year, but its overseas launch won't be as quick, CEO George Scangos conceded this week at an analyst conference.
Teva said a settlement will allow it to sell a copy of the blockbuster ED pill prior to the official LOE.
Famous from his reality show, "The Osbournes," Jack narrates his life with MS in a web documentary series.
The company released two financial scenarios. The key is generic Copaxone.
Generic giant Teva refuted allegations that the CEO, Jeremy Levin, and the board of directors were at odds over the company's cost-saving maneuvers.
Researchers say it's not just payers supporting the switch, and all ages appear to be brand agnostic.
The agency says the copycat antidepressant failed to meet bioequivalency requirements.
The generics giant said it will lay off about 5,000 employees as it braces for the expiry of one of its specialty brands.
Allergan asks FDA to reconsider Restatis generics requirements, Incyte's Jakafi could be pancreatic cancer nemesis, Medtronic says its strategy is at the heart of where healthcare is going and Aetna's app alliance makes health local and personal.
Medtronic buys up Cardiocom, Novo will file liraglutide to battle obesity, HHS navigates cutback and looks into anti-psychotic prescription rates, Amgen's Neulasta to compete against Teva's Lonquex.
The positive way to frame the companies' quarterly results: "less bad," as generics continued to plague their balance sheets.
Sales slid 9% during the second quarter, with generic Avapro and Plavix inflicting financial pain. The company says it is going to invest more to promote Eliquis among HCPs and plans on deploying a wider diabetes sales force.
FDA grants Teva three years exclusivity to sell Plan B OTC for all ages; FDA gives Humira a thumbs-down for spondyloarthritis; a UK vaccine committee rejects Novartis' meningitis B shot; and Wockhardt gets a warning letter from FDA for its manufacturing practices at an Indian plant.
The drug maker can now add five new doses to its generic Opana ER offerings.
Amgen pays $50 million for a cardio collaboration, and Wockhardt gets locked out of the EU.
Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim submit a glargine biosimilar to the EMA; Novartis pipeline claims an Enbrel-superior treatment; Activartis med gets orphan drug status; generics makers may have to pay more attention to labels; Administration tweaks healthcare reform implementation over the long weekend.
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