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Happy Thanksgiving for GSK with FTC approval of Novartis vaccine biz

Just in time for the holidays, GSK can ‘give thanks’ to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which has approved the $7bn acquisition of Novartis’ vaccine business.

FTC nods head to GSK-Novartis deals

Dr Reddy's API plant receives USFDA 483 with nine observations

Dr Reddy’s says an API plant in India is unlikely to be subject to further regulatory enforcement after receiving a US FDA 483 with nine observations.

Recipharm adds French plant and drug delivery tech in strategic deal with Flamel

Recipharm will acquire a facility and add technologies including spray granulation and spray coating as part of a “truly strategic” collaboration with France-based Flamel Technologies. 

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Aurobindo recalls empty epilepsy capsules

Aurobindo Pharma has recalled one lot of Gabapentin for the treatment of epilepsy and postherpetic neuralgia (pain after shingles), after it was found to contain empty capsules.

Chinese excipient market set to more than double by 2017

With more than 90 excipient manufacturers in China dedicated to the pharma industry, the country expects its output of excipients to more than double to about $8.9bn (€7.1bn), according to a new report.

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DPI delivered peptide could prevent deaths during childbirth, says GSK
Dispatches from AAPS

Inhaler delivered peptide could prevent LDC deaths during childbirth, says GSK

Inhaled delivery of the labour inducing peptide oxytocin could help prevent millions of deaths in the lesser-developed...

Why Apple and Google hold the key to avoiding Pharmageddon
dispatches from AAPS

Why Apple and Google hold the key to avoiding Pharmageddon

In the future pharma will be reliant on technology, says physician-scientist Daniel Kraft, who warns that companies...

India cuts stability data reqs for API firms seeking docs to ship to EU

India cuts stability data reqs for API firms seeking docs to ship to EU

India has relaxed stability data requirements for API manufacturers seeking “written confirmation of quality” certificates needed to...

Life on Mars? Ground control to remotely deliver drugs in space

Life on Mars? Ground control to remotely deliver drugs in space

Animal astronauts on the International Space Station will test an implant which allows doctors back on earth...

Why there's no sign of Pfizer among top pharma employers
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Why there's no sign of Pfizer among top pharma employers

A head-hunter explains why Regeneron, Novo Nordisk and Genentech top a global survey of science employers, but...

EDQM sets new policy for testing of bacterial endotoxins

EDQM sets new policy for testing of bacterial endotoxins

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Health Care, under the European Pharmacopeia, has set...

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