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Pfizer's vetting process sorts the strategic CMOs from the casual flings

15-Apr-2015 - Looking for a full-on partnership with Pfizer or a no-strings-attached manufacturing deal? Either way prepare for a tough screening process and don't be located too far from an airport.

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API quality concerns prompt fines and drug recall orders in Taiwan

13-Apr-2015 - Thirteen Taiwanese drugmakers have been fined and ordered to recall products by regulators concerned the APIs they contain are food rather than pharma grade.

Predicting oral bioavailability is better with AI says PharmaInformatic

09-Apr-2015 - Artificial intelligence can aid lead optimisation according to the German firm behind a new structure-based drug oral bioavailability prediction technology. 

IPEC calls for excipient GMP standard implementation plans to be in place by Q4

07-Apr-2015 - IPEC-Americas (International Pharmaceutical Excipient Council) stopped short of recommending a specific date for implementation of a new GMP standard for excipient manufacturers, but the group is calling on manufacturers to have an implementation plan in place by the end of Q3 of this year.

Biocon's Syngene in silent period but lays plans for API plant in India

07-Apr-2015 - Biocon subsidiary Syngene says it intends to build a commercial manufacturing plant for APIs and intermediates in Mangalore, India.

What's in a name? The results of our banned sex supplement quiz

01-Apr-2015 - 'OMG' or 'Super Hard'? We asked readers to pick  the catchiest names among these real illegally sold sexual enhancement pills.

Onyx Scientific expands API facility on Phase I/II demand

01-Apr-2015 - A rise in demand for small scale APIs has driven Onyx Scientific to expand its GMP operations in North-East England.

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Distributing donated drugs a major challenge says UK neglected diseases group

Distributing donated drugs a major challenge says UK neglected diseases group

More drugs for tropical diseases have been donated since the London declaration of 2012, but getting them...

Novasep to make API for Celladon's heart attack gene therapy
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Novasep joins Lonza as Mydicar API producer in deal with Celladon

Novasep and Lonza will both make the API for Celladon's heart attack therapy, Mydicar.

Lethal injection drug shortage brings return of firing squad in Utah

Lethal injection drug shortage brings return of firing squad in Utah

Utah will allow execution by firing squad as European pharmaceutical companies refuse to provide drugs for lethal...

Growing elderly population to drive drug excipients sector, study

Growth with aid of Grey: Elderly folks to drive excipients sector, study

Demand for pensioner friendly pills will be an important growth driver for the drug excipients sector according...

WHO calls for proactive strategies to combat falsified, substandard medicines

WHO calls for proactive strategies to combat falsified, substandard medicines

The WHO’s latest report on substandard/spurious/falsely-labelled/falsified/counterfeit (SSFFC) medical products has the organization divvying up certain responsibilities for...

US diabetics pay most for drugs, but world’s poorest bear the biggest economic burden

US diabetics pay most for drugs, but world’s poorest bear the biggest economic burden

Further evidence US diabetics pay more for drugs than sufferers in comparable countries has emerged this month...

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