Chloe is an award-winning journalist who has specialized in health reporting throughout her career, with a particular focus on women's health and access to medicine. Before joining Generics Bulletin she worked for B2B publishing consortium Verdict, writing about medical technology and pharmaceuticals. Having graduated from the University of York, she went on to train as a journalist with the Press Association.
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Medicines for Europe has urged the European Commission to enshrine security of supply considerations for essential medicines into legislature. Without these, additional cost containment measures for off-patent medicines under consideration by member states may ultimately threaten access by making production unsustainable for manufacturers.
ANI Pharmaceuticals has completed its acquisition of niche generics specialist Novitium Pharma, securing access to a pipeline of generics and 505(b)(2) candidates that has expanded further since the deal was announced earlier in the year.
Towa has issued a minor upward revision to its full-year guidance after its domestic business delivered higher than expected sales and profit growth during H1, but uncertainty in the Japanese generics market and concerns over the firm’s overseas units have led some analysts to raise questions.
Current EU policy discourages the domestic manufacturing of essential medicines, say Medicines for Europe and the European Fine Chemicals Group. The associations have called for “immediate, robust and ambitious” policy change to drive manufacturing back home.
Endo subsidiary Par Sterile Products will expand its Rochester, Michigan facility to begin the fill-finish manufacturing of both mRNA and adenovirus vaccines. Around three-quarters of the project’s expected $120m total costs are being funded by the US government as part of larger efforts to boost the country’s domestic supply of essential medicines.
Zydus Cadila’s single-dose nelarabine injection (250mg/50ml) will enjoy 180 days of competitive generic therapy market exclusivity following approval from the US FDA, as the first approved rival to Novartis’ Arranon brand.