28-Aug-2015 - The US FDA has published long-awaited guidelines on the non-proprietary naming of biological products, but biosimilar makers say adding a random four-letter suffix could needlessly complicate the prescribing system.
News in brief
27-Aug-2015 - A UK man has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for smuggling illegal erectile dysfunction drugs following an MHRA investigation.
27-Aug-2015 - Product problems for Allergan and Danish Leo Pharma, plus the Japanese regulator reviews a Bristol-Myers Squibb mAb.
26-Aug-2015 - The UK regulator is launching a calculator to help pharma companies calculate the fees for drug applications.
26-Aug-2015 - The Japanese Government says consolidation of the country’s generics sector is needed to secure supplies.
25-Aug-2015 - The US Patent and Trademark Office has refused to review a challenge to Acorda Therapeutics’ patents from a group trying to block “abusive” IP claims.
24-Aug-2015 - Pfizer has received the final regulatory clearances to acquire Hospira but the US FTC says it must divests four sterile injectable products.
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