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updated Sat. November 19, 2022

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While that may often be the case with first-generation pharmaceutical patents, follow-on patents covering blockbuster drugs more-often exhibit substantially less genius. As a first example, consider the Humira patents. Humira was first approved by the FDA in 2002, and the first Humira patent expired in 2016 ...

... a price point that would be considered cost-effective by cost-effectiveness watchdog the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the annual overall cost to the NHS of one of the hypothetical treatments is £420 million ($588 million) – a third of the total cost of all cardiovascular medicines.
New Delhi: The central government seems all set to change the character of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority after moving its powerful and controversial chief Bhupendra Singh on 1 March – it wants to turn the drug price watchdog into a 'market research agency'. The Department of ...
Dr. Michelsohn's recent post on this blog takes issue with pharmaceutical patenting practices and urges us to police drug patents more vigorously, perhaps “with a fury,” to ensure that drugmakers receive patent protection only for true innovation. Dr. Michelsohn is particularly concerned about secondary, ...
The CPS is also concerned about the impact on access to new drugs post-Brexit— even if, as Prime Minister Theresa May hopes, the UK successfully negotiates associate membership of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the drug's safety watchdog. Barclay said he hoped that, post-Brexit, access to ...
Benin is fighting against its reputation for being the crossroads for trafficking in expired and counterfeit drugs in West Africa — a business that has deeply alarmed health watchdogs. President Patrice Talon, elected in 2016, has vowed to crack down on the practice. Over the past year, dozens of people have ...
Pharmacists have laid most of the blame for the price hike on manufacturers, but at least one pharmaceutical company is pushing back, saying it made no changes to pricing since the rescheduling, brought in to restrict access to addictive codeine pills. Sanofi, which produces Mersyndol and Prodeine, says ...
“In recent years the Legislature has abdicated its role as a public watchdog, and that needs to change. Senator Hansen and Rep. Anderson are to be commended for offering common sense legislation empowering the Attorney General to intervene on the public's behalf when the greed of pharmaceutical ...
The regulatory body will have oversight of registration, licensing, manufacturing and importing of active pharmaceutical ingredients, medicines and medical devices. It will also regulate clinical trials in line with national policy. The body will generate feeds from the pharmaceutical and health products ...
Last month the pharmaceutical watchdog said all women must be warned of the risks of taking it while of child-bearing age. It followed a European Medicines Agency study on sodium valproate, sold in Ireland as Epilim. In 2014 a group of parents whose children had been born with malformations after they ...


 

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