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Adamis has announced receiving FDA approval for Zimhi, its high-dose naloxone hydrochloride for injection, indicated for the treatment of opioid overdose. The company has partnered with US WorldMeds to market Zimhi by the first quarter of 2022.
US-based Phlow and Fresenius Kabi have announced an alliance to supply essential medicines, including injectables, for public health emergencies and to Children’s Hospital Coalition, a project by Phlow. In an exclusive interview with Generics Bulletin, Phlow chief business officer Dan Hackman talks about the partnership, addressing US supply chain disruptions, domestic manufacturing and more.
The Biosimilars Forum, in partnership with the Pacific Research Institute, has released a report that shows state-by-state cost savings for the US if biosimilars were able to capture a market share of 75%. Meanwhile, the Association for Accessible Medicines has also released its complete 2021 US Generic And Biosimilar Medicines Savings Report, discouraging reducing incentives for patent challenges and early generic entry.
US representatives Abigail Spanberger and David McKinley have introduced bipartisan legislation to create an emergency supply of active ingredients used in vital generics and to incentivize domestic manufacturing of these ingredients. The move has garnered support from many industry leaders.
India’s Glenmark has announced the launch of Tavulus, its generic version of Boehringer Ingelheim’s Spiriva Handihaler, in Spain. The company is also looking to launch its tiotropium bromide dry powder inhaler in other key European markets.
Amgen’s recent study on biosimilars trends has outlined the importance of US policy in the success of the biosimilars marketplace, insisting on the importance of increased competition and effective reimbursement and education policies. But with interests in innovative biologics as well as biosimilars, the company has also emphasized that pro-biosimilars policies must not stifle innovation and compromise free competition.