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Approvals Action
Generics, OTCs make the running
The generics and over-the-counter ectors made the running on the drugs register during the week, which was a quiet one for new prescription drug approvals.
PBS Top Five
Rheumatology & MSK: a fast-growing market
The market for PBS subsidised rheumatology and musculoskeletal drugs is growing at close to 11 per cent a year according to the latest figures with on-patent drugs growing even faster at 16 per cent.
Pipeline Monitor
Takeda files Velcade successor
Takeda's filing of oral multiple myeloma treatment ixazomib has been accepted in Europe while Novartis has won US extension of Promacta.
Special Report
Your guide to the November PBAC
The PBAC will consider 33 major submissions including 18 for new listings when it next meets in November. See the full agenda, sorted by indication, inside.
Working Life
Trust an issue for pharma recruiters
Pharma in Focus researched pharma company employees this month regarding their use of recruiters, both to get a job and to employ staff. This is the first of a two-part Working Life feature based on this survey, with this week focusing on using recruiters to get a job.
Special Report
Inflectra not the only game in PBAC town
Although a positive recommendation for Inflectra has been the focus of attention on Friday's PBAC outcomes, the meeting made other important recommendations as well as rejecting a number of contentious submissions. Here's the list of outcomes sorted by submission type and indication.