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Pharmaceutical

Pfizer seeks to ban sales of generic Viagra in US

March 24, 2014
U.S. pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer has filed a lawsuit against Indian drug maker Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. in an effort to prevent sales of a generic version of Viagra.
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Canada's drug spending growth slowed by generics

March 19, 2014
Market share is increasing for generics drugs, which are typically much cheaper than branded and patented drugs.
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Many generic drugs fail to serve their purpose, doctors warn

March 4, 2014
Doctors and researchers have criticized the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for failing to control the effectiveness of the vast majority of pharmaceutical products sold in the United States.
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Endo Pharmaceuticals settles lawsuit over unlawful marketing

February 26, 2014
Pharmaceutical companies Endo Pharmaceuticals and Endo Health Solutions will have to pay $192.7 million to resolve criminal and civil charges related to their marketing policy for the product Lidoderm.
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AstraZeneca, Merck gain share on Glaxo's asthma treatment drug

February 18, 2014
Competition on the U.S. pharmaceutical market has never been more fierce. Generic drugs are taking decisive steps onto the market, gaining a bigger share wherever they are allowed.
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Plastics, polymers to dominate global pharmaceutical packaging market

February 11, 2014
Over the years through 2018, the global pharmaceutical packaging market is predicted to reach $78.79 billion, with Europe, Japan and the U.S. accounting for about 70% of the entire market.
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Mexico's Neolpharma opens R&D facility in Puerto Rico

February 5, 2014
The Center for the Development and Innovation of Pharmaceutical Products, or Cediprof, will focus on research and experimentation of generic drugs.
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Another Ranbaxy facility lands on FDA blacklist

January 29, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added Ranbaxy's Toansa plant to the list of Indian facilities included on the consent decree dated January 2012.
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Novo Nordisk locked in legal battle over generic drug

January 16, 2014
Danish pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk is being sued by several healthcare purchasing companies that claim the drug maker wrongfully kept generic copies of its diabetes drug Prandin off the market.
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US pharmaceutical spending slightly down from 2012 levels

January 15, 2014
Expenditure on pharmaceuticals in 2013 is predicted to register a minor decline of 0.5% dipping to $341.2 billion from $343 billion in 2012.
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