Generics Bulletin Executive Editor Dave Wallace has more than 10 years' experience of reporting on the global generics, biosimilars and value-added medicines industries. Having begun his career in the European chemicals industry, Dave has now spent over a decade with Generics Bulletin, becoming editor from 2018. Bringing his background and education in law to bear on industry litigation as well as national legislative and regulatory affairs, he also keeps a close eye on corporate strategy, personnel moves, and product pipelines. A regular delegate to industry events and conferences, he has a particular interest in local market developments, maintaining close links with national industry representatives. He also organizes and acts as a judge for the annual Global Generics & Biosimilars Award.
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A report adopted by the European Parliament calling for measures to support a “greater market presence for generic and biosimilar medicines” has been welcomed by Medicines for Europe.
The WHO and Medicines Patent Pool have announced “the first transparent, global, non-exclusive license for a COVID-19 technology” after striking a deal for a COVID-19 serological antibody technology with the Spanish National Research Council through the WHO’s COVID-19 Technology Access Pool.
After an extraordinary year that saw demand patterns and the supply chain upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a major merger that has transformed one of the global off-patent industry’s biggest players, Generics Bulletin’s Top 50 has once again seen significant changes.
As CEO Michael Goettler provides an update on the progress made by Viatris in its first year as a combined company, he also offers Generics Bulletin hints as to the detailed strategy that will be unveiled at the firm’s upcoming investor day and explains how biosimilars – including interchangeable Semglee (insulin glargine) – and complex generics are important components of the firm’s future growth plans.
Perrigo CEO Murray Kessler has acknowledged “disappointing” third quarter results for the company during a transitional quarter that saw it finally divest its Rx prescription generics business ahead of its upcoming acquisition of consumer healthcare specialist HRA Pharma.
A five-year period of temporary relief from EU state aid rules should be introduced for countries willing to invest in API and medicine production, Medicines for Europe has urged, insisting that current restrictions do not allow the investment necessary to bolster the supply chain in the wake of COVID-19.