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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A flurry of US biosimilar launches over the past few months has opened several molecules to true, multi-source competition, with a range of pricing strategies seen from competitors. However, some brands that already face biosimilar competition elsewhere in the world are still poised to enjoy a significant period of exclusivity in the US, such as AbbVie’s Humira.
The World Customs Organization and World Trade Organization have pledged to work together to break down trade barriers for essential supplies in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Two investigations by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority over behaviour around prochlorperazine and nitrofurantoin have been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.
India has removed export restrictions on APIs and formulations imposed by the country in March. However, certain measures have been kept in place to ensure that domestic requirements are met for in-demand products such as hydroxychloroquine and paracetamol.
Governments around the world should designate all medicines as ‘priority essential products’, the IGBA has urged, as a surge in demand coinciding with a reduction in the number of flights and rising freight costs are making it more difficult for suppliers to meet global requirements amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Alvogen believes it is the first company to file for a generic pazopanib rival to Novartis’ Votrient oncology brand in Europe.