News tagged with generic versions

First generic version of cancer drug Doxil approved

(HealthDay)—The first generic version of the cancer drug Doxil (doxorubicin hydrochloride liposome injection) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which says the action should help relieve shortages ...

Feb 04, 2013
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AstaZeneca in patent warning as net profit falls

(AP)—Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca PLC warned over expiring patents on its medicines as the company announced a 37 percent fall in full-year net profit on Thursday.

Jan 31, 2013
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Drugmaker Ranbaxy halts generic Lipitor production

Problem-plagued Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. has halted production of generic cholesterol drug Lipitor while it investigates how tiny glass particles got into the ingredients used for dozens of batches of the drug that were ...

Nov 30, 2012
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Ranbaxy recalls generic Lipitor doses

(AP)—Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. has recalled dozens of lots of its generic version of cholesterol drug Lipitor because some may contain tiny glass particles, the latest in a string of manufacturing deficiencies that once ...

Nov 23, 2012
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US says Teva antidepressant is ineffective

(AP)—Teva Pharmaceuticals has stopped shipping its generic version of a popular antidepressant off the market after a U.S. government analysis showed the pill does not work properly.

Oct 03, 2012
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Thailand to sell generic Viagra drug: officials

Thailand has approved an affordable generic version of the anti-impotence drug Viagra to go on sale next week, as the country looks to combat rampant counterfeit production, officials said Wednesday.

Sep 26, 2012
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Pfizer 2Q net income rises 25 pct on lower costs

Drugmaker Pfizer Inc.'s second-quarter net income jumped 25 percent as sharply lower costs for production, marketing and restructuring more than offset a plunge in revenue from cholesterol fighter Lipitor ...

Jul 31, 2012
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Ranbaxy CEO planning expansion in US, elsewhere

(AP) — The head of Indian drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. says he's charging ahead with plans to expand sales in the crucial U.S. market, despite extra oversight from American regulators over quality questions that ...

Jul 10, 2012
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