27-Jan-2015 - A human hair found in a vial of Sodium Chloride Injection has led to the fortieth recall in three years for Hospira.
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26-Jan-2015 - A morning sickness drug made by Duchesnay USA will now display Halal and Kosher symbols – a move the company said is the first case of Kosher certification for an oral prescription drug in the US.
21-Jan-2015 - Teva must invest in its biomanufacturing network as the firm’s biologics aspirations grow beyond biosimilars, CEO Erez Vigodman told investors.
19-Jan-2015 - Hospira has announced it will close its plant in Clayton, North Carolina that it no longer deems cost effective for drug production.
19-Jan-2015 - Novartis will close an OTC plant in Puerto Rico by 2019 and transfer manufacturing and packaging actives to sites in the US and facilities operated by Eli Lilly and Virbac.
19-Jan-2015 - EFPIA has given J&J subsidiary Crucell Holland and partner Bavarian Nordic €47.6m ($54.9m) to accelerate development of an candidate Ebola vaccine.
15-Jan-2015 - A Fresenius Kabi plant in New York has been upgraded, and up to five new products could receive FDA approval, almost three years after receiving a warning letter.
15-Jan-2015 - AstraZeneca and Baxter are opting to transport pharmaceuticals by ocean and land routes as costs and cold chain security drive a drop in air freight.
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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.