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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.

Brazilian Gov contracts starting to attract Big Pharmas
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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.

FDA to combine all of its quality ops under a new ‘super’ office

By early next year the US FDA is set to launch a new “super” office known as OPQ (Office of Pharmaceutical Quality), which will better align the review, inspection, and research of drugs.

Biotherapeutics need general chapters not individual Ph. Eur. monographs says EGA

European generic drugmakers want biopharmaceuticals to have general chapters in the European Pharmacopoeia rather than individual monographs for ingredients to aid development of biosimilars.

Canada issues licenses for critical drugs hit by Apotex/IPCA import alert

Over forty “necessary products” made at Apotex and IPCA facilities hit with an import alert can be sold in Canada after regulators took steps to prevent shortages.

Quality probs and rising wages will see new API hubs replace China and India says analyst

Analysts predicting a second wave of global API hubs say it will be hard for manufacturers in Latin America, Ukraine and Taiwan to avoid the pitfalls that stymied former high growth sectors in Asia.

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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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