January 11, 2013

Growth in the consumer products market is likely to slow down over the next five years, while pharmacy retailers will see a profit windfall due to the generic drug cycle, according to a new report.

January 9, 2013

Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals has hired a former executive from the Generic Pharmaceutical Association to head lobbying at the federal and state level, the company said.

January 8, 2013

A new study indicates that the public bears "unnecessary expense" when generic drugs aren't used.

January 3, 2013

Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a generic drug for treating baldness, the Indian drug maker said.

January 3, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for heavy menstrual bleeding made by Watson Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said.

January 3, 2013

Pfizer's generics division has launched an authorized generic drug for treating epilepsy.

January 3, 2013

Par Pharmaceutical Cos. has started shipping two formulations of a generic drug for treating migraines, the company said.

January 3, 2013

A court has ruled in favor of Indian generic drug maker Ranbaxy Labs in a case concerning a generic blood pressure drug, the legal firm representing the drug maker said.

January 2, 2013

In 2012, the Food and Drug Administration approved 39 new drugs, 8 alone in December, marking the largest increase in 16 years.

December 28, 2012

A federal judge in Washington has dismissed a suit against the FDA brought up by Mylan for withholding approval for the company to sell a generic version of Novartis AG’s heart pill, Diovan.

December 18, 2012

Negative perceptions of generic drugs are more likely among blacks and Hispanics, according to a new study.

December 18, 2012

More than two-thirds of generic drugs carry safety warning labels different from those of their branded equivalents, according to a new study.

December 18, 2012

Drug maker Merz Pharmaceuticals is suing Par Pharmaceutical over the latter's attempt to market a generic drug for cerebral palsy patients, according to published reports.

December 11, 2012

The Supreme Court will review settlements between branded and generic drug companies that critics say delay patients' access to cheaper drug treatments, according to published reports.

November 29, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration approved a new generic drug made by Mylan for urinary disorders, the company said Thursday.

November 29, 2012

Patent settlements between generic and branded drug companies seem like one of the most controversial and long-standing issues in the pharmaceutical world, with strong opinions on both sides.


November 29, 2012

Watson Pharmaceuticals is changing its name to Actavis following its acquisition of the Swiss drug maker, Watson said.

November 29, 2012

In 2011 and 2012, the steady surge of blockbuster pharmaceuticals falling off the patent cliff became a stampede. An astonishing number of big-selling drugs that had established and sustained branded drug makers’ profits for years fell victim to the expiration of their patent lives and market exclusivity, roiling the pharmaceutical marketplace and redefining the pricing model for many of the most widely prescribed classes of medicines.


November 29, 2012

The global market for generic drugs will reach more than $125 billion next year, according to a new report by a British market-research firm.

November 29, 2012

Generic Pharmaceutical Association president and CEO Ralph Neas called it “the most important pharmaceutical legislation since the 1984 Hatch-Waxman Act.” John Castellani, president and CEO of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, said the law served “the best interests of America’s patients.”


November 28, 2012

Dr. Reddy's Labs has appointed a new CFO and head of its North America business, the generic drug maker said.

November 27, 2012

Indian generic drug maker Wockhardt received three new drug approvals from the Food and Drug Administration, agency records show.

November 21, 2012

Lupin Pharmaceuticals has launched a generic drug for cholesterol disorders, the company said.

November 19, 2012

Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a generic drug for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension, the company said.