TV News LIES

Thursday, Jul 02nd

Last update05:52:55 AM GMT

You are here News Health Generic drug makers: Law loophole gives Big Pharma a competetive edge

Generic drug makers: Law loophole gives Big Pharma a competetive edge

E-mail Print PDF

Generic drugs fight Big PharmaThere’s a usual route for firms that want to market a generic drug: Buy samples of the brand-name version and run tests to show regulators that the generic is identical. If the firms can’t get their hands on the samples, they can’t get to the starting line.

A growing number of generic drug makers say they’re getting shut of the race because of a loophole in the law that gives their brand-name rivals a competitive edge.

At issue are brand-name drugs that are prone to abuse or pose such grave health risks that federal regulators approve them only if the drug maker agrees to tightly control their distribution — providing them only to hospitals, for instance.

Therein lies the rub. These restrictions, which are imposed by the Food and Drug Administration on a case-by-case basis, block the flow of drugs to the wholesalers that generic firms rely on for their must-have samples. Critics say the brand-name drug makers are using these restrictions as an excuse for denying competitors access to the products and warn the practice is bound to become more entrenched and widespread.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Industry Payments To Doctors Are Ingrained, Federal Data Show

Industry payments to doctorsFew days went by last year when New Hampshire nephrologist Ana Stankovic didn't receive a payment...

California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation

Vaccine law, CaliforniaCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown signed a mandatory school vaccination bill into law Tuesday, abolishing the “personal...

Cuba stamps out mother-to-child HIV

Cuba leminates mother to child HIVCuba has successfully eliminated mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organization (WHO)...

Medical marijuana arrives next week in Minnesota – but smoking it is banned

Medical marijuanaThere will be no baggies of pot awaiting patients next week, when Minnesota joins 21 other...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!