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Affordability and availability of off-patent drugs in the United States—the case for importing from abroad: observational study

This article was originally published by Ravi Gupta, Thomas J Bollyky, Matthew Cohen, Joseph S Ross, and Aaron S Kesselheim  in BMJ 2018;360:k831 under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC…
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3 Uses for Historical Versions of the FDA Orange Book

Officially known as Approved Drug Products With Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations, the FDA Orange Book contains a list of drugs considered by the FDA as both effective and safe. It does…
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What We Know From 4-Plus Years of Drug Patent Challenges Heard by the PTAB

While the Patent Trial and Appeal Board invalidates Orange Book-listed patents less than 20 percent of the time, it accepts 66 percent of petitions from generic drugmakers and takes no…
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Patents for Combination Products: Challenges and Opportunities

Combination products offer companies new directions for drug patent innovation. Medicine has become more personalized over the past generation, and this has affected the drug patent system. One major trend…
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How Pharmaceutical Blockchain Technology Challenges Can Be Overcome

By Ed Lamb, DrugPatentWatch Writer Pilot projects are underway, but regulatory and stakeholder buy-in concerns remain When pharmaceutical supply chain stakeholders met recently to discuss applications for blockchain technology, they…
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Get single drug patent reports at DrugPatentWatch

Many readers have been asking for a simple way to get information on just a few drugs. While we do offer short-term three-month subscriptions, there is still a demand for…
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Estimated costs of production and potential prices for the WHO Essential Medicines List

This article was originally published by Andrew M Hill, Melissa J Barber, and Dzintars Gotham in BMJ Global Health Jan 2018, 3 (1) e000571 under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. Abstract Introduction There are persi…


Decision-making in product portfolios of pharmaceutical research and development – managing streams of innovation in highly regulated markets

This article was originally published by Antti Jekunen in Drug Des Devel Ther. 2014; 8: 2009–2016 under a Creative Commons Attribution – Non Commercial (unported, v3.0) License. Abstract Decision-making is a core function…
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Biobetters, Supergenerics Hold Many Advantages for Pharma Companies

By Larry Ramer, DrugPatentWatch writer A growing number of pharmaceutical companies are looking to simultaneously benefit from the low costs of developing generic treatments and the increased market share and…
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8 Applications of Machine Learning in The Pharmaceutical Industry

By Pankaj Mondal, DrugPatentWatch writer Machine learning, the most fundamental form of artificial intelligence, has started infiltrating the medical field, and it seems machines can play a crucial role in…
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