Generics Bulletin Managing Editor Dave Wallace has nearly 10 years experience of reporting on the global generic, biosimilar, value-added and OTC medicines industries. 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 judges the annual Global Generics & Biosimilars Awards. A French speaker, Dave enjoys music - with a love of the piano - and visual arts.
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Recommending new medicines for approval and allowing sponsors of others extra time to answer outstanding questions are among the many tasks on the agenda of the March meeting of European Medicines Agency's key scientific committee, the CHMP. The meeting has been taking place, remotely, this week.
Mylan has waived US exclusivity rights to its generic version of AbbVie’s Kaletra, which is being investigated as a treatment for COVID-19, after a week of activity that has seen Israel move to compulsory-license generic versions of the brand and the originator step back from enforcing related intellectual property worldwide.
Hikma still sees a substantial opportunity in the generic Advair Diskus market once it makes it to market, according to CEO Siggi Olafsson, while rivals to GSK’s Ellipta range will also be coming into focus several years down the line. Meanwhile, nasal sprays gained through deals with Insys and Glenmark will aid in efforts to differentiate the firm’s non-injectables business in the US.
Urgent action is needed to reopen air freight routes so that the global off-patent industry can deliver critical medicines and supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic, international industry representatives have insisted.
The UK government has added 82 items to its list of medicines that cannot be parallel exported from the country, including amoxicillin, insulin, paracetamol and several common proton pump inhibitors. The move comes as local off-patent industry association the BGMA has insisted that no short-term or medium-term shortages are foreseen amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Stakeholders across the European medicines industry must co-ordinate to plan for increases in demand as the region continues to grapple with the coronavirus outbreak, off-patent industry association Medicines for Europe has insisted.