• Canada Implements New Labeling Update Process for Generics

    Health Canada has announced that generics companies will have soon have timely access to new safety-labeling changes made to the Product Monographs (PM) for Canadian Reference Products (CRPs), pursuant to a Notifiable Change or Supplemental New Drug Submission made by a branded pharmaceutical company. The changes, announced 21 February 2013, is intended to improve timeliness of information in order to facilitate the required corresponding updates to generic PMs.  ...
  • India's Top Regulator Prepares for a Future Without Branded Medicines

    • 16 October 2012
    The Times of India reports that India's top regulatory official, the drug controller general of India, Dr. G N Singh, eventually wishes to do away with branded or patented medicines in favor of a generics-only system he says will benefit the public before all others. "We want to gradually move towards a future where we will not issue any brand or trade names," The Times reported Singh as saying. "Gradually" may come faster than some pharmaceutical companies may ...