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European payer initiatives to reduce prescribing costs through use of generics

Published in: Volume 1 / Year 2012 / Issue 1
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Page: 22-7

Author byline as per print journal:  Brian Godman1,2,3, BSc, PhD; Bjorn Wettermark1,4, MSc, PhD; Iain Bishop5, BSc; Thomas Burkhardt6, MSc; Jurij Fürst7, PhD; Kristina Garuoliene8, MD; Ott Laius9, MScPharm; Jaana E Martikainen10,… Read More »

A patient-centred paradigm for the biosimilars market

Published in: Volume 1 / Year 2012 / Issue 1
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Page: 17-21

Abstract:  The advent of similar biological medicinal products or ‘biosimilars’ in Europe in the 2000s has led to development of a global biosimilars market and regulatory frameworks designed specifically for… Read More »

Biologicals and biosimilars: a review of the science and its implications

Published in: Volume 1 / Year 2012 / Issue 1
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Page: 13-6

Abstract:  Biopharmaceuticals are medicines whose active drug substance is made by living cells. Copies of these drugs, called biosimilars, are not identical to their reference drug and therefore specific regulatory… Read More »

A review of generic medicine pricing in Europe

Published in: Volume 1 / Year 2012 / Issue 1
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Page: 08-12

Introduction: Switching from originator products to generic equivalents is a key method used by governments to reduce costs and keep their healthcare systems sustainable. The aim of this article is to review… Read More »

Does L-Thyroxine meet the criteria of a narrow therapeutic index drug (NTID) according to Bioequivalence-guideline of the European Medicines Agency?

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Aim: This review discusses pros and cons of whether L-Thyroxine should be regarded as a narrow therapeutic Index drug (NTID). Methodology: A search in PubMed was performed in March/April 2014.… Read More »

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

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Abstract: This paper describes the differences in human embryonic stem cell regulations in several Christian countries across the world: Italy, Spain, Germany, the UK 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

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

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