Exclusivity Period and The Generic Drugs
Generic drugs, according to experts have outshined all types of medicines to some extent. AllDayChemist while working as a distributor and supplier of generic drugs feels immensely proud in to be a part of this.
The period of exclusivity remains an important issue for the generic drugs. This period of exclusivity change in different countries and the organizations. For example, as per the US FDA the period stays at 180 days.
In this period only one manufacturer of generic medicines are allowed to produce a generic version of the drug. Exclusivity period is being utilized when there is an argument about the validity of the patent from a generic manufacturer. In most of the cases though the argument presses the point that the patent is invalid. There are times when that point is also raised where it is said that the patent is not violated while manufacturing the generic production of the drug.
The period of exclusivity works as a reward for those generic manufacturers who are interested to threat the liability by approaching the court. Their concern also includes the fact of the cost of patent court litigation. It has been noticed often that the contentions from various corners start to pour in this period of exclusivity. The experts have pointed out to the fact that a generic producer is not liable to produce the drug during this period. Hence, the filing of an application while preventing other generic producers from selling the drug acts as a strong point.