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.   


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.


Statement on the Passing of Dilip Shah

February 22, 2019 – Toronto – The following is a statement by Jim Keon, Chair of the International Generic and Biosimilars medicines Association (IGBA), on the passing of Dilip Shah, Secretary-General of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA).

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