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By David Maier

January 13, 2021

The West Generics team recently hosted a virtual panel event featuring experts from pharmaceutical, supply chain and consulting backgrounds to discuss the trends, pressure points and best practices around generics with a goal of shared understanding around a growing market.


By Milagro Lopez

August 28, 2017

When it comes to accelerating speed to market, there are several significant challenges generic manufacturers face. In a recent webinar hosted by FiercePharma, West experts from marketing, quality and regulatory affairs, as well as technical customer support presented on trends in the global injectable market and offered several key market insights that are driving primary packaging containment for generic manufacturers. The seminar highlighted West’s new AccelTRA™ component platform.


By Lauren Orme

April 13, 2017

“Retro.” “Vintage.” “Nostalgic.” These can be great terms to describe that classic car you have your eye on, but they are not great when describing your primary drug product packaging. Many of today’s drug products are still packaged with elastomer formulations and designs that were first developed over 50 years ago. Generic companies that simply replicate the innovator packaging could be affecting their operation negatively for many more years to come.


By Steve LoCastro

March 02, 2017

When the first Generic Drug User Fee Act (GDUFA I) was enacted in 2012, The FDA’s Office of Generic drugs (OGD) was trying to manage a growing backlog of regulatory applications. The introduction of user fees to the generic drug approval process permitted FDA to increase resources to address the increasing review and inspection demands. In addition, GDUFA I set forth performance goals for the FDA over a 5-year span, resulting in reductions in both the generic drug application backlog and application review times.