Committing to Global Health: Balancing Access and Sustainability key to success

Warsaw, 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, regulatory convergence, biosimilar medicines uptake and continuous innovation will deliver efficiency for healthcare, improved access to medicines and opportunities for manufacturers to invest for the future.   


Contribution of the generic and biosimilar medicines industries to the 2030 United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development - Universal Health Coverage

Geneva, 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 biosimilar medicines in everyday life.


IGBA congratulates health Canada for decision on biologics naming that supports growing global consensus

Geneva, 27 February 2019 - The International Generic and Biosimilar medicines Association (IGBA) welcomes Health Canada’s decision  to proceed with a biologic naming policy that identifies all biologic medicines, including biosimilars, by their unique brand name and non-proprietary (common) name, without the addition of a product-specific suffix. Health Canada made the decision following a domestic consultation process with stakeholders.

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