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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Updated guidance on the UK’s new licensing pathway for biosimilars – which will typically not require comparative efficacy data – has been published by the MHRA after a stakeholder consultation. It has been warmly welcomed by the off-patent industry both locally and internationally.
Perrigo says its deal to divest its Rx business remains “on track,” with the company shunting the prescription unit into “discontinued operations” in the first quarter as it trains its focus on the firm’s future growth engine of consumer self-care.
The Medicines Patent Pool says it is ready to step in to assist with voluntary licensing and technology transfer around COVID-19 vaccines, following US support for an IP waiver.
Etoricoxib led the steepest price rises for UK generics in April, with the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug seeing average prices almost double.
Updated guidance on the UK’s new licensing pathway for biosimilars – which will typically not require comparative efficacy data – has been published by the MHRA after a stakeholder consultation, receiving a warm welcome from the off-patent industry both locally and internationally.
Alvotech has launched a US legal challenge over intellectual property around AbbVie’s Humira, claiming that the company enjoys a “wrongful monopoly” on the top-selling arthritis treatment for which the biosimilars company is developing a high-concentration adalimumab rival.