25-Mar-2015 - The European Commission has published guidelines on GMP excipients after a two-year consultation.
News in brief
25-Mar-2015 - AbbVie is investing $30m (€27m) in contract manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico and plans to create 100 jobs over the next two years.
Dispatches from DCAT
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, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association) conference on Monday.
11-Mar-2015 - Penn Pharma has added new tablet making technology at its facility in Tredegar, Wales citing drug industry demand for dry granulation manufacturing capacity.
11-Mar-2015 - API- and catalyst-maker Johnson Matthey has built high containment facilities for potent products at its site in Edinburgh, Scotland.
03-Mar-2015 - Indian giant Sun Pharma has bought GSK’s Australian Opiates business.
26-Feb-2015 - A new California bill introduced earlier this week would, for the first time, require pharma companies to unveil a number of unique operational costs as a way to better understand drug pricing.
24-Feb-2015 - In order to close Novartis’ $16bn purchase of GlaxoSmithKline’s portfolio of cancer treatments , the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) is requiring Novartis to divest all assets related to its potential BRAF and MEK inhibitor drugs to settle anticompetitive charge.
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Richard Steiner and Maik Jornitz
GEA and G-CON
Simon Sturge leaves Boehringer Ingelheim to head Merck's biosimilars unit, as well as the European Medicines Agency, Shire and EFPIA in this week's People on the Move column.