Original Research

Regional tenders on biosimilars in Italy: potentially competitive?

Published in: Volume 2 / Year 2013 / Issue 3
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Page: 123-9

Author byline as per print journal: Alessandro Curto, MSSc, Katelijne Van de Vooren, MSc, Roberta Lo Muto, MSc, Silvy Duranti, MBA, Professor Livio Garattini Introduction: Health care in Italy is… Read More »

Efficient production of recombinant parathyroid hormone (rPTH) fragment 1-34 in the methylotrophic yeast Hansenula polymorpha

Published in: Volume 2 / Year 2013 / Issue 3
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Page: 114-22

Author byline as per print journal: Frank Mueller, MSc, Manal Moussa, MSc, Maria El Ghazaly, MSc, Jan Rohde, PhD, Nicole Bartsch, MSc, Antje Parthier, PhD, Frank Kensy, Dr Ing Background:… Read More »

How do regional sickness funds encourage more rational use of medicines, including the increase of generic uptake? A case study from Austria

Published in: Volume 2 / Year 2013 / Issue 2
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Page: 65-75

Objective: To analyse similarities and differences between activities carried out by Austrian sickness funds to encourage more rational use of medicines, including increasing generics uptake. Methods: Semi-structured interviews with pharmacoeconomic… Read More »

The generic pharmaceutical industry: moving beyond incremental innovation towards re-innovation

Published in: Volume 2 / Year 2013 / Issue 1
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Page: 13-9

Background: Due to the declining innovativeness of the classic R & D model in the original pharmaceutical industry, the generic pharmaceutical industry is aiming to become an innovation generator itself.… Read More »

Saving money in the European healthcare systems with biosimilars

Published in: Volume 1 / Year 2012 / Issue 3-4
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Page: 120-6

Introduction: The use of biotechnological manufactured drugs, or biologicals, has increased massively over the past few years. Used especially in the treatment of cancer and other severe diseases, biologicals incur high… Read More »

The assessment of biosimilarity with SABE and IBE criteria under a switching/alternating design

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Abstract: The development of biosimilars has become one of the most rapidly evolving areas in recent years as key biological drug products are losing their patent protection. Unlike small molecule… Read More »

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One-day out-patient prescribing patterns including the use of generics at a national referral hospital in Kenya; implications for the future

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Background: Poor prescribing habits lead to ineffective and unsafe treatment for patients, exacerbating or prolonging of illness as well as causing distress and harm to them. Drug utilization studies can… Read More »

Assessment of medicine quality in emerging markets: the changing face of inferior medicines over time

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Abstract: Surveys of medicines for infectious diseases in emerging markets show a fall in number of counterfeits but a persistence of substandard medicines generating a high risk of antimicrobial resistance.… Read More »

Bioequivalence study of two formulations of 60 mg daclatasivir in healthy volunteers

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Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the bioequivalence between two different formulations of daclatasivir 60 mg film coated tablets through pharmacokinetics comparison. Method: This study was an open label,… Read More »

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