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Syrzia win may land pharma with more Greek debts, analyst

Syriza's election victory may prompt drugmakers already burdened with unpaid Greek bills to rethink their presence in the country according to one analyst.  

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US Senator proposes NIH to be funded through Big Pharma ‘swear jar’

Pharma firms that break the law could be fined one percent of their blockbuster drug revenues if proposed US legislation is introduced.

BASF to take on Asian PVP producers and target generics firms with new capacity in China

BASF will spend €56m to increase production capacity for the excipient PVP by expanding existing plants and introducing manufacturing capabilities at its facility in Shanghai, China.

Halal and Kosher stamps of approval for pregnancy drug

A morning sickness drug made by Duchesnay USA will now display Halal and Kosher symbols – a move the company said is the first case of Kosher certification for an oral prescription drug in the US.

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CEOs found for BSM and Repligen

Plus WHO appoints AIDS pioneer as tuberculosis expert, and Amgen director to lead ABPI innovation.

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30 months for smuggler of Roche cancer drugs which lacked API

A second man has received a prison sentence after counterfeit vials of a Roche cancer drug containing no API were seized in 2012.

State of the Union: Obama’s fast-track trade plans divide pharma

President Obama in his State of the Union address has called for the power to personally make stronger trade agreements – bringing divisive EU deal TTIP closer to adoption and angering campaigners for drugs access.

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Illicit vendors using YouTube to advertise fake drugs, says MHRA

Illicit vendors using YouTube to advertise fake drugs, says MHRA

Regulatory enforcement saw fewer counterfeit drug websites in 2014 but sellers are turning to YouTube and social...

Resistance is…years away: New compound could delay post antibiotic era

Resistance is…years away: New compound could delay post antibiotic era

Discovering a new antibiotic candidate and finding out how it kills superbugs without letting resistant mutants escape...

Oil's well that ends well? Low Brent crude price a boon for pharma says analyst

Oil's well that ends well? Low Brent crude price a boon for pharma says analyst

Falling oil prices will cut drug industry materials, manufacturing and logistics costs, and protect firms at risk...

Gilead strikes back at AbbVie with exclusive payer deal for hep C drug

US pharmacy deals could cut costs of AbbVie and Gilead's HCV treatments

Gilead and AbbVie’s exclusive deals with payers CVS and Express Scripts could help cut the cost of...

Not prepared for track & trace? US FDA grants amnesty until May

Not prepared for track & trace? US FDA grants amnesty until May

The US FDA will give drugmakers and distributors until May to comply with new track and trace...

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