Op-ed: Trade agreement drug monopoly is obsolete given faster, better drug discoveryOctober 2, 2019. For decades, the brand-name drug industry has relentlessly promoted the message that any reduction in its government-protected monopolies would have detrimental effects on innovation. Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have taken that message… Read More
IGBA Releases Trade Principles to Foster Trade in Generic and Biosimilar MedicinesGENEVA – 26 June 2019 – The International Generic and Biosimilar medicines Association (IGBA) today released a revised report Trade Principles: Generic and Biosimilar Medicines which addresses how trade agreements can be designed to foster trade in generic and biosimilar medicines and… Read More
Committing to Global Health: Balancing Access and Sustainability key to successWarsaw, Poland, 13 June 2019 - Generic, biosimilar and value added medicine manufacturers deliver increased access to medicines worldwide. This access could be threatened by shortsighted cost-containment policies that make manufacturing and supply unsustainable. Focused pharmaceutical policies based on healthy competition,… Read More
Contribution of the generic and biosimilar medicines industries to the 2030 United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development - Universal Health CoverageGeneva, 20 May 2019 - Generic and biosimilar medicines have improved the quality of life of patients all over the world by increasing access to high-quality medicines. It is useful to report data that shows the actual impact of generic and… Read More
Our vision is to promote the widest possible access to generic and biosimilar medicines with high quality, safety and efficacy, support international harmonized pathways for the registration of those medicines, and a strong commitment by members to standards agreed by the International Council for Harmonization (ICH) and WHO accredited regulators.
In an era when increasing demands are being made on the world’s healthcare services, generic and biosimilar medicines provide a major benefit to society by ensuring patient access to quality, safe and effective medicines while reducing the cost of pharmaceutical care.
The International Generic Pharmaceutical Alliance (IGPA) was founded in March 1997 as an international network of generic medicines associations. To reflect the evolving nature of the industry, in late 2015, IGPA incorporated under Swiss Law, and at the same time changed the name of the organization to the International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (IGBA).