Op-ed: Trade agreement drug monopoly is obsolete given faster, better drug discovery

October 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 to heart, largely leaving pharmaceutical monopolies alone as drug prices have skyrocketed.


IGBA Releases Trade Principles to Foster Trade in Generic and Biosimilar Medicines

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.


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.   

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