October 19, 2016

The report, compiled on behalf of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, found that in 2015, generic drugs brought patients and the U.S. healthcare system 227 billion in savings, bringing the savings since 2005 from generics to $1.46 trillion. 

October 18, 2016

Amneal’s Yuvafem delivers the same low dose of vaginal estrogen as Vagifem, and is packaged in 8- and 18-count sizes. 

October 18, 2016
Inflectra will be the second biosimilar available in the United States, and the first biosimilar monoclonal antibody. 
October 18, 2016

Forbes is reporting that that Lannett’s shares fell 12.9% on Monday following an announcement from the FDA that it would be withdrawing approval of Lannett’s Concerta generic. The drug treats attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and the FDA said there might not be enough evidence that Lannett’s generic is bioequivalent to the reference product. (Forbes)

October 18, 2016

The portfolio Upsher-Smith acquires contains 19 solid-oral dosage products and one nasal product, all of which have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration but haven’t been marketed by Sandoz.

October 17, 2016

Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with 47,055 people dying in 2014 as a result of lethal drug overdoses — 18,893 of which were related to prescription pain relievers. One of the critical first lines of defense, the drug naloxone can reverse the effects of an overdose. But until recently it could only be accessed by prescription.

October 13, 2016

The Dr. Reddy’s generic will be available in 2-, 5-, 10-, 15-, 20- and 30-mg dosage strengths in 30-count bottles.

October 13, 2016

The HDA seminar will host supply chain leaders — including distributors, manufacturers, pharmacists and third-party logistics providers — as well as federal/state regulators.

October 13, 2016

Beyaz had U.S. sales of about $134 million for the 12 months ended August 2016, according to IMS Health data. 

October 12, 2016
The drug had $133 million in U.S. sales for the 12 months ended July 2016, according to IMS Health. 
 
October 10, 2016

The Dr. Reddy’s generic will be available in 25-, 50-, 100- and 200-mg dosage strengths in 30-count bottles.

October 7, 2016

HDA's Perry Fri will continue to serve in his current role as EVP industry relations, membership and education for HDA.

October 6, 2016

Teva and Celltrion on Thursday announced a new exclusive partnership centered on commercializing two of Celltrion’s biosimilar candidates in the United States and Canada. 

October 5, 2016

JD Supra is reporting that the Supreme Court has declined to hear a case between Amphastar Pharmaceuticals and Momenta Pharmaceuticals concerning whether the scope of safe harbor within the Hatch-Waxman Act extends to a generic manufacturer doing bioequivalence testing that’s performed to maintain FDA approval and documented. The Federal Circuit’s ruling that Amphastar’s post-approval testing fell outside of safe harbor protection will remain in place as a result. (JD Supra)

October 5, 2016
The sale to Accord Healthcare will include a portfolio of generics, as well as a Barnstaple, England manufacturing plant.
October 3, 2016

Fred’s announced Monday that its wholly-owned specialty pharmacy, Eiris Health Services has a new name.

October 3, 2016
When the acquisition was announced, it was valued at $500 million, and it brings  the fourth-largest U.S. generics distributor under Teva’s ownership. 
September 30, 2016
Mylan’s generic will be available in 500- and 1000-mg dosage strengths.
September 29, 2016
Lupin’s generic of Namenda XR will be available in 7-, 14-, 21- and 28-mg dosage strengths. 
September 28, 2016

Camber’s generic will be available in 30-count bottles of 20-, 30- and 60-mg dosage strengths, as well as 90-count bottles of the 30-mg capsules. 

September 28, 2016
Teva’s generic will be available in 600-mg abacavir/300-mg lamivudine dosage strength. 
September 27, 2016

Apotex has re-entered the market with its generic Floxin Otic (ofloxacin otic solution, 0.3%). 

September 27, 2016
Under the agreement, Pharmathen will develop, manufacture and supply a generic product in a $500 million category, and Upsher-Smith will submit the product for Food and Drug Administration approval and handle marketing and distributing in the United States as an Upsher-Smith generic. 
 
September 26, 2016
Ajanta’s generic will be available in 20- and 40-mg omeprazole/1680-mg sodium bicarbonate dosage strengths.