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The impact of religion on human embryonic stem cell regulations: comparison between the UK, Germany and the US

Published in: Volume 7 / Year 2018 / Issue 1
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Page: 22-5

Abstract: This paper describes the differences in human embryonic stem cell regulations in several Christian countries across the world: Italy, Spain, the UK, Germany and the US. It discusses issues… Read More »

Biosimilar infliximab introduction into the gastroenterology care pathway in a large acute Irish teaching hospital: a story behind the evidence

Published in: Volume 7 / Year 2018 / Issue 1
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Page: 14-21

Background and aim: Biosimilar medicines are not considered exact replicas of originator biological medicines. As a result, prescribers can be hesitant to introduce such medicines into the clinical setting until… Read More »

Major lessons learned from Zarxio’s US launch: the start of a biosimilar revolution

Published in: Volume 6 / Year 2017 / Issue 4
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Page: 165-73

Introduction: Launched in 2015, Zarxio™ (filgrastim-sndz) was the first biosimilar to gain US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. In contrast, the first biosimilar was launched in Europe in 2006.… Read More »

Biosimilars in Italy: what do real-world data reveal?

Published in: Volume 6 / Year 2017 / Issue 3
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Page: 114-9

Author byline as per print journal: Assistant Professor Gianluca Trifirò, MD, PhD; Ylenia Ingrasciotta, MSc; Ilaria Marcianò, MSc; Armando Genazzani, DPhil, MD Abstract: This paper aims to provide an overview of… Read More »

Ocular emulsions and dry eye: a case study of a non-biological complex drug product delivered to a complex organ to treat a complex disease

Published in: Volume 6 / Year 2017 / Issue 1
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Page: 13-23

Author byline as per print journal: Anu Gore, PhD; Mayssa Attar, PhD; Chetan Pujara, PhD; Sesha Neervannan, PhD Abstract: Generic drugs are intended to provide a lower cost option of safe… Read More »

Cost-minimization analysis of generic equivalents (bortezomib, decitabine and capecitabine) in comparison to the originator brand medicines in Colombia

Published in: Volume 5 / Year 2016 / Issue 4
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Page: 164-7

Author byline as per print journal: Shyam Akku, MD; Amit Garg, MD; Suhas Khandarkar, MPharm Introduction: Majority of the Colombian population has become health insured leading to improved healthcare access in… Read More »

The generic medicines system in Italy: scenarios for sustainable growth

Published in: Volume 5 / Year 2016 / Issue 3
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Page: 114-22

Author byline as per print journal: Federico Fontolan1, MA; Silvia Zucconi1, MStat; Carlo Piccinni2, PhD Abstract: In this paper, an overview is provided of the present Italian generic medicines system.… Read More »

Current state of subsequent entry biologics (biosimilars) in Canada: a view from regulatory, reimbursement, clinician, and patient perspectives

Published in: Volume 5 / Year 2016 / Issue 3
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Page: 105-13

Abstract: Biological molecules represent a significant portion of therapies utilized in Canada. Biosimilars, also known as subsequent entry biologics (SEBs) in Canada, are highly comparable versions of the originator products.… Read More »

Assessment of the interchangeability between generics

Published in: Volume 5 / Year 2016 / Issue 2
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Page: 55-9

Author byline as per print journal: Luther Gwaza1,2, BPharm, MPhil; John Gordon3, PhD; Henrike Potthast4, PhD; Marc Maliepaard5, PhD; Jan Welink5, Hubert Leufkens1,5, PhD; Matthias Stahl6, MD; Alfredo García-Arieta7, PhD… Read More »

Life begins at forty – hybridomas: ageing technology holds promise for future drug discoveries

Published in: Volume 5 / Year 2016 / Issue 1
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Page: 21-6

Abstract: Hybridomas were developed in 1975 as a stable platform for creating monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). Over the past 40 years, hybridomas have been a leading platform for creating mAbs, yet… Read More »

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