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China’s generics push a bitter pill for pharma to swallow

Karry Lai, Hong Kong


Innovator drug companies express concern over the large number of generics being approved before patents expire in China

DrugsA troubling trend of “ruleless competitors” is worrying pharmaceutical companies, according to heads of IP at multinational businesses in China.  

In 2019 alone, the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has approved 10 generics in the course of 10...


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