GENEVA – 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 improve access to affordable medicines.
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.
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
- Suzette Kox nominated as Secretary General of the International Generic and Biosimilar medicines Association
- IGBA Position Paper - Medicines Shortages (Reposted December 2018)
- IGBA Reflection Paper on waiving bridging studies for biosimilar medicines applications