When national businesses become global operations… With the industry sourcing more raw materials and services from around the world and distributing its products in new markets, companies are adapting their business processes to suit a more complex global operating environment.
09-Apr-2015 - Fighting drug fakers relies on collaboration according to supply chain security group RX-360, which says drugmakers put rivalries on hold in the war against counterfeiters.
08-Apr-2015 - Three Amgen manufacturing sites, along with Pfizer’s Perth, Australia site are part of a list of more than 100 US FDA Form 483s issued so far in 2015, according to...
08-Apr-2015 - The reputation of Indian clinical trials has been damaged by the “unjustified” suspension of medicines tested by GVK Biosciences, Pharmexcil says as it attacks the evidence submitted by French regulators.
07-Apr-2015 - The Director of the new 'super' Office of Pharmaceutical Quality must address issues surrounding increasing globalisation and manufacturing complexity, the FDA says as it begins the recruitment process.
02-Apr-2015 - Pharma has focused investment in lower risk specialty and orphan diseases to the detriment of 80% of the population, according to Sanofi’s head of R&D who calls for regulatory convergence...
01-Apr-2015 - Margaret Hamburg has called for increased regulatory co-operation to tackle the issues raised by globalisation of the drug industry as she steps down as Commissioner of the US FDA.
30-Mar-2015 - Sun Pharmaceutical Industries has completed its $4bn (€3.7bn) acquisition of Ranbaxy after receiving the thumbs up from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
27-Mar-2015 - Aarti Drugs says the US FDA has not provided details of observations that earned its E-22 facility in Tarapur, India an import ban.
17-Mar-2015 - The European pharma market isn’t likely to deliver much growth over the next five years as generic markets commoditize, IMS Health VP Graham Lewis warned participants at the DCAT (Drug,...
23-Feb-2015 - The EMA wants help applying new ID and information standards to medicines sold in Europe and has asked drugmakers to join its implementation taskforce.
19-Feb-2015 - The Indian Government wants to build API production capacity and revive state run manufacturer Hindustan Antibiotics to cut reliance on Chinese imports.
16-Feb-2015 - Warburg Pincus-backed HIV drug ingredient firm Laurus Labs has set up a US presence and development facility in a bid to win more North American customers.
09-Feb-2015 - Pfizer visited three troubled facilities in Hospira’s manufacturing network before entering a $17bn definitive merger agreement, the company says.
29-Jan-2015 - Novartis has divested, restructured, or mothballed 24 manufacturing plants since 2010 but says its new NBS cost-saving business will not focus on streamlining and consolidating sites.
27-Jan-2015 - A coating and packaging expansion at a facility in Germany will feed the demand for end-to-end softgel services, Catalent Pharma Solutions says.
15-Jan-2015 - AstraZeneca and Baxter are opting to transport pharmaceuticals by ocean and land routes as costs and cold chain security drive a drop in air freight.
06-Jan-2015 - Novacyl Wuxi Pharmaceutical has received a US FDA warning letter for failing to investigate the origin of metal particles found in drugs made at its paracetamol plant in China.
22-Dec-2014 - Sweden’s pharmaceutical regulator is pushing hard to make water pollution regulations a binding part of GMP, and says “embarrassed” European agencies are dragging their feet more than big pharma.
11-Dec-2014 - Pharma companies have called on the Swedish government to prevent manufacturing going the way of R&D and leaving the country, after AstraZeneca closed its research in Lund in 2012.
08-Dec-2014 - Cultural differences and broken promises are behind Indian GMP failures and acute generics shortages in the UK, according to one pharmaceutical distributor.
04-Dec-2014 - Oral insulin developer Oramed Pharmaceuticals is looking at China’s growing diabetes problem following a $5m investment from Guangxi Wuzhou Zhongheng.
03-Dec-2014 - SGS has doubled testing capacity at its Mumbai facility, explaining that Indian API makers’ failure to invest in quality has been good for business.
27-Nov-2014 - 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.
19-Nov-2014 - How can a pharma company invest in continuous manufacturing without bleeding money when it retreats from a local market? Pfizer’s answer is production pods it can roll out anywhere in...
29-Oct-2014 - India will ban PET packaging for liquid drug formulations for children, the elderly and women of reproductive age in November according to a Government statement.