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GMiA calls on Australian government to think before irreversible damage occurs to the generic medicines industry

GMiA calls on Australian government to think before irreversible damage occurs to the generic medicines industry

13-03-2014

At the Annual Professional Pharmacy (APP) conference in Australia today, Mark Crotty, chairman of the…

Asia-PacificAustraliaGenericsHealthcarePolitics

EU steps forward in adoption of Nagoya Protocol on genetic resources

EU steps forward in adoption of Nagoya Protocol on genetic resources

12-03-2014

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) has welcomed the European…

EuropePharmaceuticalPolitics

US CMS withdraws contentious Medicare Part D proposals

11-03-2014

The US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has halted movement on several proposals in its…

HealthcareNorth AmericaPharmaceuticalPoliticsUSA

UK’s BIA finds government unwilling to set price cap for orphan disease treatment

UK’s BIA finds government unwilling to set price cap for orphan disease treatment

11-03-2014

The majority of Members of Parliament in the UK believe there should not be a maximum price per patient…

BiotechnologyPoliticsPricingRare diseasesUK

France Biotech pledges to increase partnering with big pharma in 2014 plan

France Biotech pledges to increase partnering with big pharma in 2014 plan

11-03-2014

Trade body France Biotech has outlined its priorities for 2014 with a focus on innovation and removing…

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PhRMA slams US President’s claims that Budget invests in innovation

06-03-2014

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) president and chief executive John Castellani…

GenericsNorth AmericaPatentsPharmaceuticalPoliticsResearchUSA

Call for South African govt to ensure affordable medicines for all

03-03-2014

South Africa’s National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (NEHAWU) has reiterated its position,…

Patents & Trade marksPharmaceuticalPoliticsPricingRest of the WorldSouth Africa

Report: Greek austerity measures cause public health tragedy

03-03-2014

Pharmaceutical companies are reducing drug supplies to Greece because of unpaid bills and low profits,…

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New pharma policy is "trial and error” at patients’ expense, says Germany’s VFA

26-02-2014

The German Bundestag (Parliament) is implementing a number of pharmaceutical policy changes within the…

GermanyNorthern EuropePharmaceuticalPoliticsPricing

Brazil’s Congress will establish committee to evaluate tax exemption on medicines

Brazil’s Congress will establish committee to evaluate tax exemption on medicines

21-02-2014

Brazil’s Congress is considering a proposal on tax exemption on medicines and the house speaker Henrique…

BrazilPharmaceuticalPolitics

PhRMA opposes proposed rule on US Medicare Advantage & Part D

PhRMA opposes proposed rule on US Medicare Advantage & Part D

20-02-2014

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) stated yesterday that it is opposed to the…

North AmericaPharmaceuticalPoliticsUSA

US FDA visit to India results in first Statement of Intent

US FDA visit to India results in first Statement of Intent

12-02-2014

A Statement of Intent has been jointly signed by officials at India’s Ministry of Health and Family…

IndiaPharmaceuticalPoliticsRegulationUSA

Belgium’s steps to share medical data echoed in UK

Belgium’s steps to share medical data echoed in UK

12-02-2014

Belgium’s Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo has put forward the case to make available anonymized…

BelgiumHealthcarePharmaceuticalPoliticsUK

Report shows weak US oversight of drug discount program for the uninsured

Report shows weak US oversight of drug discount program for the uninsured

07-02-2014

A group of Republican Senate and House lawmakers in the USA released statements in response to a report…

North AmericaPharmaceuticalPoliticsUSA

Australian industry calls on government to save the PBS

Australian industry calls on government to save the PBS

06-02-2014

Medicines Australia has called on the Australian government to save the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme…

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US Congressmen express concerns on FDA’s proposed change to generic drug labeling policy

US Congressmen express concerns on FDA’s proposed change to generic drug labeling policy

30-01-2014

US Senator Lamar Alexander (Republican, Tennessee), the senior Republican on the Senate Health Committee,…

GenericsNorth AmericaPoliticsRegulationUSA

European Parliament ITRE committee passes milestone on the path to implementing IMI2

28-01-2014

The European Parliament's committee on industry, research and energy (ITRE) on January 24 adopted the…

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UK government’s Strategy for UK Life Sciences has made progress but must do more, says report

UK government’s Strategy for UK Life Sciences has made progress but must do more, says report

23-01-2014

A review of the UK government's Strategy for UK Life Sciences has found that eight out of the 13 initiatives…

BiotechnologyHealthcarePharmaceuticalPoliticsUK

EU clinical trials draft legislation approved by MEPs

EU clinical trials draft legislation approved by MEPs

23-01-2014

Pharmaceutical companies and academic researchers will be obliged to upload the results of all their…

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UK Intellectual Property Bill gets second reading; implications reviewed

UK Intellectual Property Bill gets second reading; implications reviewed

21-01-2014

The UK Parliament heard a second reading of the Intellectual Property Bill in the House of Commons yesterday,…

Northern EuropePatentsPharmaceuticalPoliticsUK

Indian government proceeds with FDI policy, despite warnings

Indian government proceeds with FDI policy, despite warnings

20-01-2014

Overlooking concerns about the scarcity of generic drugs in the domestic market given the spate of multinationals…

Asia-PacificIndiaMergers & AcquisitionsPharmaceuticalPolitics

Danish pharma bemoans lack of PM comment on unitary European patent system

Danish pharma bemoans lack of PM comment on unitary European patent system

18-01-2014

It could be crucially important for growth, exports and employment in Denmark. But not a word was said…

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Record $122 million increase for Alzheimer's disease passed by US Congress

17-01-2014

An unprecedented $122 million increase for Alzheimer's research, education, outreach and caregiver support…

FinancialHealthcareNeurologicalNorth AmericaPharmaceuticalPoliticsResearchUSA

UK report on life sciences calls for greater freedoms for EU member states

UK report on life sciences calls for greater freedoms for EU member states

15-01-2014

A new UK report condemns the European Union’s “anti-biotech legislation” which is damaging Europe’s…

BiotechnologyEuropePoliticsRegulation

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