FDA approves generic forms of ciprofloxacin

first_img The Barr statement said overall sales of ciprofloxacin totaled about $1.1 billion in the 12 months that ended in July 2003. Brodsky said the manufacturers of the generics are Barr Laboratories, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Ranbaxy Laboratories, Genpharm Inc., Sandoz, IVAX Pharmaceuticals, Carlsbad, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Martec Pharmaceutical, Eon Labs, and Cobalt Pharmaceuticals. Jun 14, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week approved the first generic versions of ciprofloxacin (Cipro), the antibiotic that drew national attention when it was used after the mail-borne anthrax attacks in 2001. See also: Thirteen generic versions of ciprofloxacin, also called cipro, won approval Jun 9, according to Jason Brodsky, a spokesman in the FDA commissioner’s office. The approvals followed the recent expiration of Bayer AG’s exclusive right to distribute the drug, he said.center_img Thousands of postal workers took ciprofloxacin at the recommendation of federal health officials after someone mailed envelopes containing anthrax spores to several government and media offices in the fall of 2001. The attacks caused 22 illnesses, five of them fatal. September 2003 Barr news release about agreement to distribute ciprofloxacinhttp://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=60908&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=452651&highlight= Barr Laboratories began marketing a version of ciprofloxacin under its own label in 2003, but the product was made by and sold under an agreement with Bayer, according to a Barr statement published last September.last_img read more

UK targets ‘enhanced equivalence’ for financial services post-Brexit

first_imgThe UK government will aim to convince the European Union to agree to an “expanded” equivalence arrangement for financial services after the country’s exit from the EU, it revealed yesterday.This is at the heart of its proposal for “new economic and regulatory arrangements for financial services” that it set out in its white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU.It said these would preserve “the mutual benefits of integrated markets” and protect financial stability, but could not replicate the EU’s passporting regimes. The UK’s and EU’s current levels of access to each other’s markets would not be maintained, it said.The bid for a financial services deal to be based on a wider equivalence arrangement was official confirmation the government had abandoned the pursuit of a deal based on mutual recognition, which the UK financial sector has been pushing for. Miles Celic, chief executive officer of lobby group TheCityUK, said it was “regrettable and frustrating that this approach has been dropped before even making it to the negotiating table”.Chris Cummings, chief executive of the Investment Association, said it was disappointing the government had ruled out mutual recognition as their preferred approach, but expressed optimism about the stance it had taken.“We believe that a solution based on enhanced equivalence can deliver a deal that works for savers in the UK and across Europe, and for the asset management industry that supports them,” he said.He also said the white paper brought “much-needed clarity”. Mark Boleat, senior associate at think-tank the Centre for European Reform and former chairman of the City of London’s policy and resources committee, told IPE the white paper did not contain any surprises.“It’s been clear for some time that what the industry was asking for, in effect mutual recognition of regulatory systems, was never going to be achieved,” he said.“Now this is the first time the government has admitted that. So there is a welcome realism.”The European Commission’s and European Parliament’s Brexit negotiators delivered initial responses to the white paper on Twitter. Guy Verhofstadt welcomed the proposal that the overall future EU-UK relationship should take the form of an “association agreement”.center_img ‘Expanded’ equivalenceIn the white paper, the UK government said existing EU equivalence regimes on financial services with non-members “are not sufficient to deal with a third country whose financial markets are as deeply interconnected with the EU’s as those of the UK are”.Equivalence as it existed today was “not sufficient in scope for the breadth” of this interconnectedness, it said.Areas currently not covered by equivalence include bank lending and insurance, according to Boleat.The government has also argued for a “structured withdrawal process”, where equivalence could not be withdrawn without a consultation being held on possible solutions to maintain it.Currently equivalence can be withdrawn by the Commission with 30 days’ notice.Celic at TheCityUK said the current form of equivalence “does not meet any requirements for success”.Boleat said: “It’s clear what Britain would like. I don’t think people are under any illusions this would be easy to achieve”.last_img read more

One day….

first_img“I would like people to look back and be glad about the kind of New Zealand we have created together.” “I know people will say these social issues you’re conservative on but I don’t think I necessarily regret the decisions I made by assessing the evidence at the time. “Take gay marriage, now I understand the depth of feeling around those issues, would I change it (the current law)? “No I wouldn’t ‘If I think about it I’ve had a few’ – Simon Bridges talks political regrets and gay marriage stanceTVNZ One News 28 February 2018Family First Comment: One day (hopefully), a political leader will stand up and say “I voted against same-sex marriage. I still would. Parliament chose to reject the obvious cultural and natural character of marriage and the subsequent creation and care of children, and made marriage just about partnership. The equality cause is not advanced by destroying institutions. Equality should respect difference, not destroy it. There was no discrimination in the law as it stood. We are now using the word ‘marriage’ to describe something else – not commonly or traditionally conceived, but conceived by politics and political correctness. As Metiria Turei rightly said in 2004 “Marriage as understood in our society, and as formalised in law, is a specific culturally and historically bound institution.”One day……www.ProtectMarriage.nzShortly after his appointment as the new National Party leader, Simon Bridges sat down with 1 NEWS political reporter Katie Bradford where he was asked about political regrets and some of his more conservative stances on issues of the day.Mr Bridges wasn’t given much time to reflect on his new role before answering some tough questions on his political views.“Regrets? Probably if I think about it I’ve had a few,” he said when asked if he had any in politics.center_img “Would I go back and change my vote, yes I probably would,” Mr Bridges said. Being voted in as National leader yesterday means he is one step closer to achieving his dream.https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/if-think-ive-had-few-simon-bridges-talks-political-regrets-and-gay-marriage-stanceKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox. When asked for an earlier 1 NEWS NOW article what he would like his legacy to be if he manages to become Prime Minister, Mr Bridges said: “I want to ensure New Zealand is a growing, dynamic, exciting place in the 2020s where people have opportunities.last_img read more