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Irish generics association gets new name

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The Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers in Ireland (APMI) has been relaunched as the Irish Generic Medicines Association (IGMA), a name that is designed to reflect its specific remit, scope of functions and responsibilities, it announced. The association represents seven companies employing 2,300+ people in Ireland. The member companies are Accord Healthcare, Actavis Ireland, Clonmel Healthcare Ltd, Fannin Ltd, Hospira Ireland, Rowex Ltd and Pinewood Healthcare. The organization's primary purpose is to promote and support the supply of affordable medicines in Ireland, and is the recognized negotiating body on supply and pricing of generics in the country. Among other things, it is calling for new legislation in Ireland on biosimilars and high-tech generic molecules.

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