Apotex Canada Press Releaseshttp://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/default.aspThe latest news from apotex.ca, APOTEX Canada: Advancing GenericsWed, 17 Jan 2018 03:08:15 GMTCopyright 2018, Apotex Inc.en-ca60VOLUNTARY NATIONWIDE RECALL: ONE LOT OF APO-NITROGLYCERIN (Nitroglycerin Sublingual Spray) Apotex Standard, 0.4MG/METERED DOSE DUE TO POSSIBILITY OF NON-SPRAYING PUMPhttp://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20170901.aspFri, 1 Sep 2017 9:00:00 GMTLaunch of Key Biosimilar Medicine To Help Save Healthcare Budgetshttp://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20160331.aspApobiologix®, a Division of Apotex Inc., today launched Grastofil®, its first subsequent entry biologic (SEB) approved in Canada.Thu, 31 Mar 2016 9:00:00 GMTApotex Launches First Generic Version of Merck's Nasonex®http://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20160324.aspApotex Inc. announced today that it has launched the first generic version of Merck's Nasonex® nasal spray (mometasone furoate monohydrate) in the United States.Thu, 24 Mar 2016 9:00:00 GMTApotex Announces Realignment And Executive Leadership Team To Better Serve The Healthcare Market in Canada And Globallyhttp://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20150316.aspDr. Jeremy B. Desai, President and CEO of Apotex, announced today a significant realignment in its structure and operating model. The objective of the realignment is to better serve customers through the establishment of defined lines of business by aligning internal process streams in support of company strategies. Under the new structure, Apotex will now operate along 3 core Lines of Business.Mon, 16 Mar 2015 9:00:00 GMTApoPharma Announces Health Canada Approval of Ferriprox (deferiprone)http://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20150217-1.aspApoPharma Inc., today announced that Health Canada has granted approval of Ferriprox (deferiprone), an oral iron chelator for the treatment of patients with transfusional iron overload due to thalassemia syndromes when current chelation therapy is inadequate.Tue, 17 Feb 2015 9:00:00 GMTApotex Announces FDA Has Accepted For Filing its Biosimilar Application for Filgrastim (Grastofil™)http://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20150217-2.aspApotex Inc., a rising competitor in the global biosimilars market, announced today that, as of February 13th, 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration has accepted for filing the company's application for Filgrastim [Grastofil™], a biosimilar version of Amgen's Neupogen®.Tue, 17 Feb 2015 9:00:00 GMTApotex Announces FDA Has Accepted For Filing its Biosimilar Application for Pegfilgrastimhttp://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20141217.aspApotex Inc., the largest Canadian owned pharmaceutical company, announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration has accepted for filing the company's application for pegfilgrastim, a biosimilar version of Amgen's Neulasta®.Wed, 17 Dec 2014 9:00:00 GMTSetting The Record Straight: Products Are Safe And Effectivehttp://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20140926.aspApotex Statement: There has been a great deal of confusion regarding two of our facilities in Bangalore, India. We need to set the record straight. Apotex has two manufacturing facilities located in Bangalore, India.Fri, 26 Sep 2014 9:00:00 GMTMedicine to Treat 1 in 10 Haitians Arrives in Port-au-Princehttp://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20140911.aspHealth officials anticipate that up to 50 percent of the population will be affected by the outbreak. The most recent numbers for Haiti record nearly 65,000 suspected cases. Apotex Inc. donates more than $2.2 M in medical suppliesThu, 11 Sep 2014 9:00:00 GMTNAFTA Tribunal Decision Supports FDA and Its Actionshttp://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20140826.aspApotex Inc., the largest Canadian owned pharmaceutical company, announced today that an arbitration tribunal rejected Apotex's claims that the FDA violated NAFTA by prohibiting imports of Apotex products from two plants in Ontario, Canada.Tue, 26 Aug 2014 9:00:00 GMTNew Apotex Offices in Saudi Arabia Will Help Expand Trade in Quality, Affordable Pharmaceuticalshttp://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20121005.aspApotex Inc. the largest Canadian owned pharmaceutical company, announced today the opening of new offices in Saudi Arabia to meet the growing demand for affordable quality pharmaceuticals manufactured in Canada.Fri, 5 Oct 2012 9:00:00 GMT10 Products Divested to AA Pharmahttp://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20121001.aspAs part of ongoing efforts of reviewing our product portfolio within the evolving generic market landscape, we have made the decision to divest 10 older products within the Canadian market to AA Pharma Inc. Many of these products have been in the market since the 60s and 70s and have been subject to decreasing demand and increasing costs which has placed continued pressure on their commercial viability.Mon, 1 Oct 2012 9:00:00 GMTApotex delivers second largest generic blockbuster in Canadian historyhttp://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20120402.aspApotex Inc. the largest Canadian owned pharmaceutical company, launched today Apo-Rosuvastatin, a generic version of Crestor® produced by AstraZeneca. The Apotex product is 100% Canadian made by employees and facilities dedicated to ensuring that Canada remains a global strength in generic product introduction. With annual Crestor® brand sales in Canada of over $700 million, generic Rosuvastatin represents the second largest generic product launch in this market to date.Mon, 2 Apr 2012 9:00:00 GMT$1 billion in savings to Provincial Healthcare budgets and Private Employer Plans with entry of Generic producthttp://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20111208.aspApotex Inc., announced that on December 6, 2011, the Federal Court of Canada ruled in favour of Apotex, clearing the way to deliver their generic version of Plavix®, Apo-Clopidogrel, to the Canadian market. Apotex challenged the Sanofi-aventis Plavix® patents for over 8 years, through two Federal Court systems and multiple levels of judicial review including the Supreme Court of Canada.Thu, 8 Dec 2011 9:00:00 GMTLaunch of the first generic version of Nexium® in Canada, brings billions of dollars of savings to the Canadian Healthcare Systemhttp://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20111101.aspApotex Inc., the largest Canadian owned pharmaceutical company, launched today Apo-Esomeprazole, a generic version of AstraZeneca's Nexium®, a gastric proton pump inhibitor (PPI). With initial launches to the provinces of Québec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario, Apotex has now released product to the remainder of the Canadian market. The brand product costs the public and private healthcare budgets close to $300 million per year.Tue, 1 Nov 2011 9:00:00 GMTAnother legal breakthrough - Latanoprost Ophthalmic Solutionhttp://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20111011.aspApotex Inc. is pleased to announce its latest successful patent challenge, clearing the way to deliver a generic alternative to Xalatan® to the Canadian market. Following a favorable decision at the Court of Appeal, Apo-Latanoprost was released to the Canadian market on October 3rd 2011, nearly three years prior to patent expiry.Wed, 11 Oct 2011 9:00:00 GMTApoPharma Announces FDA Advisory Committee Recommendation in Favor of Ferriprox® (deferiprone) Approvalhttp://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20110914.aspOn September, 14, 2011, an FDA Advisory Committee voted in favour of approving Ferriprox in the US for patients who have iron overload from blood transfusions, when other chelators are inadequate. This is a major achievement for ApoPharma and the first NDA for the Apotex companies.Wed, 14 Sep 2011 9:00:00 GMTEU Drug Patent Proposals Would Add $3 Billion Annually To Canada's Prescription Drug Billhttp://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20110727.aspCanada and the European Union (EU) are currently negotiating a comprehensive economic and trade agreement (CETA), which is expected to be concluded by 2012. As part of these negotiations, the EU has tabled proposals that would lengthen the period of market exclusivity for brand-name drugs in Canada by an average of 3.5 years and add nearly $3-billion annually to Canada's prescription drug bill.Wed, 27 Jul 2011 9:00:00 GMTApotex Resumes Shipping To The U.S.http://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20110510.aspApotex, one of the largest generic pharmaceutical manufacturers in the world, announced it will soon resume shipments of its oral solid dose products to the U.S. market. The announcement comes on the heels of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision to lift its import alert at Apotex's largest solid dose manufacturing facility supplying product to the US.Tues, 10 May 2011 9:00:00 GMTCanada's Access to Medicines Regime Must be Fixedhttp://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20110308.aspToronto, ON - Apotex Inc, Canada's largest pharmaceutical company, today underscored the need for Members of Parliament to fix Canada's Access to Medicines Regime (CAMR) by passing Bill C-393 when it comes up for final vote tomorrow, March 9, 2011. This bill will ensure that CAMR is streamlined and strengthened, and that more affordable life-saving drugs can get to developing countries where thousands of people are dying daily from treatable illnesses.Tues, 8 Mar 2011 9:00:00 GMTApotex, Largest Canadian Owned Pharmaceutical Company Sells Group of Products to AA Pharma Inc.http://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20100803.aspToronto, ON - Apotex Inc, announced today the sale of more than 40 pharmaceutical products to AA Pharma, a company headquartered in Toronto. Both companies are privately held and no value of the sale was provided. These products represent different therapeutic categories and the sale takes effect as of August 3rd, 2010.Tues, 3 Aug 2010 17:00:00 GMTApotex Overcomes Lipitor® Drug Patents Saving Healthcare System Billions of Dollarshttp://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20100519.aspToronto, ON - Apotex Inc, a Canadian owned pharmaceutical company with headquarters in Toronto, launched today Apo-Atorvastatin, a generic version of 'Lipitor®' produced by Pfizer®. This is the largest product to be genericized in Canadian history with approximate yearly sales of $1.2 billion. This last patent on Lipitor® will not expire until 2022. Apotex Inc. invented its own crystal form, thus overcoming the patents, 12 years ahead of time, which will result in close to $7 billion of cost-savings for the Canadian healthcare system.Wed, 19 May 2010 10:00:00 GMTCanadian Company Responds to Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts with $2 Million of Much Needed Medicineshttp://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20100121.aspToronto, ON - The shipment of medicines included painkillers and antibiotics and is slated to leave this Saturday on an Air Canada flight. An earlier shipment left with a group of 10 doctors working for the relief organization "Feed the Children". The shipment of medicines included painkillers and antibiotics and is slated to leave this Saturday on an Air Canada flight. An earlier shipment left with a group of 10 doctors working for the relief organization "Feed the Children".Thurs, 21 Jan 2010 09:30:00 GMTApotex to Distribute Important Transdermal System for Management of Chronic Pain in the U.S. Markethttp://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20091020.aspWeston, FL - Apotex Corp announced today that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Company of Japan. Apotex will sell to the U.S. healthcare market, Hisamitsu's recently FDA approved matrix Fentanyl Transdermal System for the management of chronic pain. The Fentanyl Transdermal System, developed by Hisamitsu, is manufactured at the company's state of the art Carlsbad, California facility. The total Fentanyl patch market in the U.S. represents approximately $1.2 billion in sales.Tues, 20 Oct 2009 09:30:00 GMTSecond Shipment Of Life-Saving Aids Drug Leaving For Africahttp://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20090918.aspToronto, ON - Apotex Inc. today announced that the second shipment of Apo-TriAvir, the generic triple-combination AIDS drug produced to simplify AIDS treatment in developing countries, was leaving for Rwanda, the only country to have benefited from Canada's Access to Medicines Regime (CAMR). CAMR was created by Parliament more than 5 years ago, but because of the costly and complicated process it requires, no other company has come forward to participate in producing more affordable, life-saving generic drugs for export to developing countries.Fri, 18 Sep 2009 09:30:00 GMTImportant Information On Apotex Health Productshttp://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20090917.aspToronto, ON - This communiqué is an update to Health Canada's press release of today's date (7:16 p.m.) relating to three of Apotex's products, Apo-Amilzide (5-50 mg), Apo-Meloxicam (7.5 & 15 mg) and Apo- Ranitidine (75 & 150 mg).Thurs, 17 Sep 2009 09:30:00 GMTFDA Pharmaceutical Import Alerthttp://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20090908.aspToronto, ON - Apotex today issued the following statement concerning an Import Alert issued by the US Food and Drug Administration: The Import Alert recently posted by FDA applies to products manufactured at 2 of Apotex's many facilities. This alert relates to observations made following routine audits for products destined to the US only. We are actively working with the FDA to resolve the identified concerns as quickly as possible, and are optimistic that there will be a prompt resolution.Tues, 8 Sep 2009 09:30:00 GMTCAMR Federal Law Needs to be Fixed if Life-Saving Drugs for Children are to be Developedhttp://www.apotex.com/ca/en/about/press/20090514.aspToronto, ON - Apotex Inc, the largest Canadian-owned pharmaceutical company, reiterated the need to fix the Canada's Access to Medicines Regime (CAMR) if more affordable life-saving drugs are to get to developing countries where thousands of people are dying daily. The regime has not been successful in attaining its original objectives as declared when the law creating it (the Jean Chrétien Pledge to Africa) was passed five years ago this month.Wed, 14 May 2009 09:30:00 GMT