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‘Game changer’: latest GDP rules spell full traceability for APIs

Makers and distributors of APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients) will have to track their products throughout the supply chain and meet rules on cold chain transport and outsourcing under revised guidance from the European Commission.

The EC has published guidelines on API distribution

Capsugel invests in vegetarian capsules citing demand for lower moisture content and API cross-linking risk

Capsugel will invest $25m (€22m) to expand production of vegetarian-friendly drug and food supplement capsules.

AstraZeneca teams with Harvard to make human beta cells for drug screening

Sourcing human beta cells may soon no longer be a challenge for AstraZeneca diabetes researchers thanks to a new partnership with stem cell scientists at Harvard University.

Biohaven opts for Zydis delivery tech for anxiety pill

Biohaven Pharmaceutical has created a melt in the mouth anxiety drug using formulation technology licensed from Catalent.

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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.

FDA plans new approach to manufacturer inspections in India

Several FDA officials are currently visiting India and meeting with manufacturer CEOs and government officials to discuss the way the agency’s inspections are expected to change over time.

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Message is clear: Europe is in trouble in terms of pharma growth, experts say
Dispatches from DCAT

Message is clear: Europe is in trouble in terms of pharma growth, experts say

The European pharma market isn’t likely to deliver much growth over the next five years as generic...

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...

'Black Mamba' or 'OMG': which fake sex pill has the best name?
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'Black Mamba' or 'OMG': which (fake) sexual enhancement pill has the best name?

The FDA has tested hundreds of creatively named bogus supplements and found they contain hidden APIs. Take...

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