Category: Insights

Can Blockchain Technology put an end to Counterfeit Drugs?

Roughly 50% of drugs consumed in developing nations are counterfeit The global pharmaceutical industry is faced with a growing counterfeit drugs market, a serious concern that is a strong deterrent…
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A Comprehensive Generic Drug Naming Resource

Deciphering generic drug names using the World Health Organization international nonproprietary names system Drugs have several types of names, as described in How are drugs named. Briefly, a drug’s tradename (E.g.…
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Accurate Forecasting of Product Returns Essential to Pharmaceutical Financial Fitness

Generic competitors change things significantly for brand name pharmaceutical manufacturers In pharmaceuticals, drug patents and exclusivity are similar, but not identical. Drug patents are intellectual property rights conferred by the US…
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Predicting Patent Litigation Outcomes for Biosimilars

Biosimilars are expected to bring down costs of innovative treatments for conditions like cancer and autoimmune diseases “Biologics” are some of today’s most promising medications. Unlike “small molecule drugs” (such…
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Can Drug Companies Bribe the FDA?

Are protections in place to prevent bribing of FDA officials? With drugs such as Lipitor achieving lifetime sales well over $100 billion, the motivation to use any means available to…
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5 Ways to Predict Patent Litigation Outcomes

IT and software technologies attract the most patent lawsuits, but pharmaceuticals are targeted too In the US, patent infringement cases nearly doubled from the year 2010 to 2014. Sixty-one percent…
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A Brief Patent Primer

… the very first official thing I did, in my administration … was to start a patent office; for I knew that a country without a patent office and good…
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How Drug Patent Intelligence Facilitates Cost Containment

Drug patent intelligence can prepare pharmacists and prescribers for new, less expensive alternatives The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has been researching and providing guidance to states on medical…
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