30-Oct-2014 - India has relaxed stability data requirements for API manufacturers seeking “written confirmation of quality” certificates needed to ship to the EU.
News in brief
28-Oct-2014 - A plant being set up by Pharma Action and meat supplier Toennies will produce 15 tonnes of 100% traceable crude heparin a year.
27-Oct-2014 - A superbug-fuelled resurgence of polymyxin antibiotics has prompted the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to re-examine safety warnings for the side effect heavy anti-infectives.
23-Oct-2014 - Drugmakers’ clashes with regulators over the suitability of API starting materials suggest ICH Q11 is open to interpretation and that clarification is needed according to the EMA.
21-Oct-2014 - Venom from a spider found in a UK household’s shopping basket could treat erectile dysfunction, according to scientists, in one example of drug ingredients being sourced from nature.
20-Oct-2014 - Analysts predicting a second wave of global API hubs say it will be hard for manufacturers in Latin America, Ukraine and Taiwan to avoid the pitfalls that stymied former high growth sectors in Asia.
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15-Oct-2014 - Drug active ingredients in food supplements are Europe’s real falsified medicines problem according to the head of AIFA’s counterfeit prevention team.
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14-Oct-2014 - 'Excipient compound' monographs should be included in the European Pharmacopoeia according to IPEC, which argues they would help manufacturers and promote acceptance of the standards outside Europe.
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in-Pharmatechnologist.com presents a roundup of news in the fine chemicals sector, beginning with Johnson Matthey which has started a review of its active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) business after competition in the UK impacted its third quarter margins.