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Aidan Fry

With over 20 years of experience of reporting on the global pharmaceutical industry, Aidan focuses in his role as editor of Generics bulletin particularly on commercial, regulatory and legal issues affecting the generic, biosimilar, value-added and OTC medicines industries. This includes in-depth analyses of corporate strategy, legislative changes, legal precedents and product perspectives. He regularly interviews leading industry executives and moderates prestigious events. Aidan also oversees the Global Generics & Biosimilars Awards. Aidan speaks fluent German and has a particular affection for maps.
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FDA Must Act To Improve First-Review Cycle Approval Rates

Greater clarity in reviewers’ comments and limiting the effect of originators’ label changes on pending applications would help improve the rate of generic applications approved by the FDA on the first review cycle, a US government report proposes.

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Siegfried Prepares To Start API Exports From China To US

With permission to export bulk drugs from China to the US expected soon, Siegfried is also making strides on offering services for filling biological drugs.

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Alvogen Advances Its Branded Offering Via Agreements

By licensing Covis’ Alvesco ciclesonide inhaler in central and eastern Europe, as well as preparing to launch thee Qysmia weight-loss brand for which it just obtained approval in Korea, Alvogen is expanding its portfolio of branded drugs.

Europe South Korea

Germany Remains In The Dark On UPC Implementation

With a constitutional challenge still pending in Germany, and lingering uncertainties over Brexit, Germany’s federal government appears to have little idea when a planned European unified patent court could come into effect. 

Intellectual Property Germany

US Insurer United Rewards Amgen’s Early Entry With Bevacizumab And Trastuzumab

Amgen’s Mvasi and Kanjinti alternatives to Roche’s Avastin bevacizumab and Herceptin trastuzumab brands will from 1 October be preferred by plans administered by the largest US health insurer, UnitedHealthcare.

Biosimilars United States

Teva And Apotex Fail To Bar Sun And Sandoz From Canadian Rivaroxaban Case

Sandoz and Sun’s Taro can be added to a pending trial over Canadian patents protecting Bayer’s Xarelto cardiovascular drug. Teva and Apotex had sought to be alone in their dispute over the rivaroxaban brand.

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