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EMA tells us it looks forward to continuing close relationship with DG SANCO

Juncked: Plan to move EMA from DG Health to DG Enterprise is abandoned

DG Health will keep responsibility for the EMA according to European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker, who confirmed plans to hand the agency to DG Enterprise have been abandoned.

New Commission elected, Juncker u-turns on planned EMA move

NIH: without budget cuts, we’d have Ebola vaccine

The head of the US National Institutes of Health has said the organisation would have developed a finished Ebola vaccine by now if its funding had not been slashed over the last decade.

Oral influenza vaccine one step closer, says Vaxart

A seasonal flu vaccine taken in the form of an oral solid dose has been found comparable to currently available jabs, according to data presented by developer Vaxart.

Global TB drug development efforts underfunded says WHO

Janssen-Cilag’s bedaquiline and Otsuka’s delamanid notwithstanding, the drug industry is not spending enough on the development of tuberculosis medicines according to the WHO.

Deadly spider found in UK shopping could provide alternative to Viagra

Venom from a spider found in a UK household’s shopping basket could treat erectile dysfunction, according to scientists, in one example of drug ingredients being sourced from nature.

NEWS FROM CPHI

The key to market exclusivity? Forget molecules, patent your tests

Makers of branded drugs are finding ways to extend their marketing authorisation by patenting not only molecules, but patient screening methods and ways of proving bioequivalence.

Spotlight

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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