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Hamburg exits US FDA calling on increased international co-operation

Margaret Hamburg has called for increased regulatory co-operation to tackle the issues raised by globalisation of the drug industry as she steps down as Commissioner of the US FDA.

Margaret Hamburg called for international co-operation in her exit speech

Peer-review cheating ring discredits another 43 papers

Publisher BioMed Central has withdrawn 43 papers from its scientific journals after discovering a conspiracy to rig peer review runs deeper than previously thought. 

Onyx Scientific expands API facility on Phase I/II demand

A rise in demand for small scale APIs has driven Onyx Scientific to expand its GMP operations in North-East England.

What's in a name? The results of our banned sex supplement quiz

'OMG' or 'Super Hard'? We asked readers to pick  the catchiest names among these real illegally sold sexual enhancement pills.

UK politician pledge would ban 89% of animal research, say scientists

British MPs have signed an anti-animal cruelty pledge which scientists warn would “cripple” disease research and outlaw 89% of preclinical animal research.

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Distributing donated drugs a major challenge says UK neglected diseases group

Distributing donated drugs a major challenge says UK neglected diseases group

More drugs for tropical diseases have been donated since the London declaration of 2012, but getting them...

Novasep to make API for Celladon's heart attack gene therapy
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Novasep joins Lonza as Mydicar API producer in deal with Celladon

Novasep and Lonza will both make the API for Celladon's heart attack therapy, Mydicar.

Lethal injection drug shortage brings return of firing squad in Utah

Lethal injection drug shortage brings return of firing squad in Utah

Utah will allow execution by firing squad as European pharmaceutical companies refuse to provide drugs for lethal...

Growing elderly population to drive drug excipients sector, study

Growth with aid of Grey: Elderly folks to drive excipients sector, study

Demand for pensioner friendly pills will be an important growth driver for the drug excipients sector according...

WHO calls for proactive strategies to combat falsified, substandard medicines

WHO calls for proactive strategies to combat falsified, substandard medicines

The WHO’s latest report on substandard/spurious/falsely-labelled/falsified/counterfeit (SSFFC) medical products has the organization divvying up certain responsibilities for...

US diabetics pay most for drugs, but world’s poorest bear the biggest economic burden

US diabetics pay most for drugs, but world’s poorest bear the biggest economic burden

Further evidence US diabetics pay more for drugs than sufferers in comparable countries has emerged this month...