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Big Pharmas and API suppliers eyeing Brazilian Government deals says EMS

Government contracts guaranteeing market share in Brazil are starting to attract innovators like Roche, Novartis and Sanofi and may see API suppliers get long-term work according to a spokesman for Sao Bernardo do Campo-based drugmaker, EMS.

Brazilian Gov contracts starting to attract Big Pharmas

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AbbVie leaves $50bn Shire deal for dead following US tax rule changes

AbbVie’s proposed £31bn ($50bn) takeover of Shire is very likely “dead” after the US biopharma's board changed its recommendation and advised shareholders not to back the bid.

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Food supplements are Europe's real counterfeit drug problem says AIFA expert

Drug active ingredients in food supplements are Europe’s real falsified medicines problem according to the head of AIFA’s counterfeit prevention team.

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Global regulators demanding needless drug quality levels, says Indian Gov

Overzealous and unnecessary quality demands by some regulatory agencies are driving up the cost of medicines, according to the Indian Government.

Free trade and strong IP held back Ebola vaccine development says NGO

The lack of an Ebola vaccine decades after the virus was discovered is due in part to IP protections in trade deals like TTIP that discourage innovation according to NGO, Health Action International (HAI).

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CDMOs: Leave aseptic manufacturing to the Vetters of this world, says Aesica

Aesica has turned its back on sterile injectables manufacturing and, in an exclusive interview, told Outsourcing-Pharma.com there is now limited steriles capability in the UK following the exit of other key players. 

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Share API audits or see quality slump, says Hovione

Share API audits or see quality slump, says Hovione

The sharing of audit reports for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) is essential in order to help avert...

Personalised meds to deliver bigger market for oral film technologies says expert
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Personalised meds to deliver bigger market for oral film technologies says expert

Flexible inkjet printing and personalized medicine will grow the market for orodispersible delivery technologies according to experts...

Complex regs and unknown markets top API shippers' logistics headaches
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Complex regs and unknown markets top API shippers' logistics headaches

The world is getting larger, at least it is in terms of the pharmaceutical industry, according to...

How green was my Valium? Not very, despite industry claims
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How green was my Valium? Not very, despite industry claims

Making active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) is a dirty business and you’d have to be pretty green to...

WHO welcomes industry response to Ebola crisis but calls for new drugs

WHO welcomes industry response to Ebola crisis but calls for new drugs

The Pharma industry has responded to the Ebola crisis in West Africa with developmental vaccines and aid...

Say ‘cheese’: database collects pill photos

Say ‘cheese’: database collects pill photos

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) is collecting photos of pills and tablet in a database...

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