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Less than a year to risk assess excipients: IPEC Europe develops 'how to' guide

27-Jul-2015 - IPEC Europe has reminded drugmakers they have less than a year to risk assess all excipients used in their products under recently introduced EU rules.

Ethiopia: GMP compliant local drug and API sector would yield health and economic benefits

22-Jul-2015 - Ethiopia will start making its own APIs in 2020 according to the Government which says local manufacture will improve access to medicines, curb sale of counterfeits and promote innovation.

Lonza: global hedge helped offset currency exposure but Visp still a risk

22-Jul-2015 - Lonza has reported higher revenues and profits for H1 2015, but warned that the strength of the Swiss franc means its Visp facility is still finding it hard to compete.

Johnson Matthey’s API business flat in Q1 on timing of opiate API orders

22-Jul-2015 - Johnson Matthey saw lower demand for opiate APIs in Q1, which offsett more solid performance by its attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug actives.

IPEC calls on FDA to establish new review process for novel excipients

22-Jul-2015 - As part of a push to bring more novel excipients to market, IPEC-Americas is calling on the FDA to create a new regulatory review process that could relieve some of the uncertainty around the use of new excipients.

Gadea's steroid intermediates biz means AMRI not reliant on Asian suppliers say execs

20-Jul-2015 - AMRI has bought Spanish contractor Gadea Pharmaceutical Group for $174m (€160m) to add muscle to its steroid API business and sign up more customers outside the US.

Green GMP criteria would help responsible API firms compete with polluters says DSM Sinochem

20-Jul-2015 - API firms that invest in waste management find it hard to compete with those that pollute according to DSM Sinochem, which wants environmental criteria included in GMP standards.

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