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Medicines for Europe has highlighted the need for an improved digital strategy across the EU in order to improve patient information and access to medicines, among other benefits like reducing the risk of supply disruptions, especially in the context of the current pandemic.
After seeing a spike in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic in Q1, with a corresponding dip in Q2, the generics industry has largely seen single-digit drops in net revenues in the third quarter of 2020. Meanwhile, the Indian pharma market has seen recovery after facing a challenging coronavirus-induced slump in the first two quarters of 2020.
Israeli firm Kamada has entered into two agreements for commercialization of three biosimilars in Israel. The company expects to launch the products between 2022 and 2024.
Industry stakeholders have offered their views on key priorities for the BsUFA biosimilars user-fee program ahead of its reauthorization.
Amgen has announced the launch of its biosimilar version of Rituxan (rituximab), Riabni, in the US market, further expanding the firm’s oncology biosimilars portfolio.
The International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association has named the IPA’s Sudarshan Jain as its new chair. While Celltrion’s chairman has stepped down, Coherus has added two members to its board of directors and Synthon has appointed a new CEO.