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Diversity in pharma: why ‘risk minimisation’ has it all wrong

The lack of women on pharma boards is well-known, so why are companies still slow to balance the genders? A recruiter tells us the problem is “demand, not supply” and why quotas aren't a simple fix.

Pharma boards: who should fill the seats?

US politicians plan fast-track vouchers to reward Ebola R&D

Bipartisan bills introduced in the US House of Representatives and the Senate would give manufacturers of Ebola therapies vouchers to speed up review of a drug of their choice.

Why cashews and coconuts are Merck's green energy secret

Merck KGaA will run its manufacturing plant in Goa on fuel from cashews and coconuts.

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.

EMA adopts guidelines on phthalate excipients, cross-contamination in manufacturing

The two guidelines offer help to manufacturers looking to use potentially hazardous phthalates as excipients in drugs, as well as those that have shared facilities where multiple drugs are produced.

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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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