Almost 150 health and poverty activist campaigns, including Médecins Sans Frontières, have urged Gilead Sciences to waive patent and exclusivity rights for potential COVID-19 treatment remdesivir.
A US judge has opened the door to generic versions of heart disease drug Vascepa, after invalidating Amarin’s key patents covering the drug.
Canada is the latest country to adopt emergency measures in order to secure drugs and medical equipment in the fight against COVID-19.
Israel has approved generic versions of an HIV antiviral owned by AbbVie for use in treating coronavirus, despite the company still holding patent protection and doubts over its effectiveness.
US drug and antitrust regulators have signalled their intent to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour in the biologics and biosimilar industries, in an effort to bring down prices.
A Virginia judge has approved Par Pharmaceutical’s settlement with a group of direct purchasers, allowing the pharmaceutical company to escape a pay-for-delay lawsuit.
Drugmakers including Gilead Sciences must face antitrust claims related to HIV drugs, after the US District Court for the District of Florida on Monday, March 3 refused to fully throw out a class-action suit implicating the company.
India has imposed export restrictions on drugs and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), including paracetamol, amid fears over COVID-19-related shortages.
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has blocked generics makers’ request to halt California’s ban on pay-for-delay deals while they challenge the legislation.
Hector Armando Kellum, a former senior executive at Novartis division Sandoz, has pleaded guilty to his role in a conspiracy to fix prices for generic drugs, the US Department of Justice announced.