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.
30-Jul-2014 - Zhejiang Jiuzhou Pharmaceutical has received an FDA warning letter after shipping a misbranded active pharmaceutical ingredient to the US.
30-Jul-2014 - Amgen is slashing 15% of its workforce and closing two US manufacturing facilities as part of a restructure the firm says will save $700m (€520m) a year.
29-Jul-2014 - Robust quality systems differentiate Biocon from other Indian manufacturers, the firm says, despite political turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa impacting first quarter 2015 sales.
24-Jul-2014 - Ipca Laboratories has halted shipments to the US of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) made from a facility in India following a US FDA inspection.
21-Jul-2014 - Basic pharmaceuticals including APIs became even more important revenue generators for Ireland in 2013 according to new data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
15-Jul-2014 - Although industry group PhRMA has called for the full implementation of a proposed rule that would allow the US FDA to destroy detained drugs deemed to be counterfeit or unapproved,...
10-Jul-2014 - Actavis says it is closing facilities in St. Louis, Missouri affecting 190 jobs a week after completing the $28bn (€21bn) acquisition of Forest Laboratories.
30-Jun-2014 - Chinese pharma is looking for added value and “famous brands” from its processing providers, the tableting and packaging supplier Romaco has said.
12-Jun-2014 - Teva could halve its manufacturing network as part of its $2bn-a-year efficiency programme says CFO Eyal Desheh, with most cuts hitting its core generics business.
12-Jun-2014 - Local talent is not satisfying the “tremendous” demand for top-level pharma employees in Asia and recruiters are searching internationally for candidates, a pharmaceutical head-hunter has said.
05-Jun-2014 - The Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO) says Actavis’ investment at two facilities is evidence of continued pharma growth, despite a number of recent closures on the island.
03-Jun-2014 - European pharmaceutical manufacturing jobs are at risk according to a group representing generic firms which says price caps in EU member states are hurting drugmakers.
03-Jun-2014 - Tax breaks and the promise of preferential treament for locally made drugs were key to attracting Pfizer to the UAE says DuBiotech.
06-May-2014 - Boehringer Ingelheim says the Saudi Arabian market is a huge drive for big pharma as it teams with local firms to manufacture secondary packaging for 26 products.
06-May-2014 - Bayer says it will become the OTC leader in North America having acquired Merck & Co.’s consumer health business for $14.2bn (€10.2bn), in the latest shift in Big Pharma assets....
05-May-2014 - Hospira says approval for its new manufacturing facility in India is still on track despite receiving a Form 483 form the US FDA with ten observations.
30-Apr-2014 - Experts have predicted emerging Indian and Chinese markets will outpace Western markets as the $2.3bn oral solid dosage form (OSDF) excipients global market grows at a sustainable rate.
28-Apr-2014 - As pharma manufacturers look to cut costs and increase quality, over 70% of industry executives interviewed for a recent CPhI report say they are actively investing in manufacturing techniques and...
24-Apr-2014 - Indian authorities have suspended the manufacture of a Wockhardt fixed dose combination drug, the company has announced in a filing.
22-Apr-2014 - With Pfizer rumoured to be on the brink of a mega-merger with AstraZeneca, in-Pharmatechnologist.com brings you an interactive view of what £60bn ($101bn) could get.
18-Apr-2014 - Biopharma executives believe there will be strong growth in domestic R&D activities and biopharma manufacturing, but fewer workers will be needed as efficiencies in productivity are achieved across the industry,...
15-Apr-2014 - Novartis subsidiary Alcon has opened the doors to its new $160m facility in Singapore for the manufacture of ophthalmic drugs.
10-Apr-2014 - Tamiflu shortens the duration of influenza symptoms by only half a day, does not stop person-to-person spread and increases the risk of nausea say the authors of a new review...
01-Apr-2014 - Lupin has bought Mexican eye drugmaker Grin in a deal that gives it a “bridgehead” to grow its API and generics business in the region.
31-Mar-2014 - GSK says it intends to build five new drug manufacturing as part of a £130m ($215m) investment in sub-Saharan Africa.