25-Aug-2015 - A GSK facility in Memphis Tennessee which was scheduled to be sold off will now receive $2m to improve its manufacturing infrastructure.
25-Aug-2015 - Mylan will run Perrigo as a wholly-owned subsidiary if it acquires between 50-80% of shares, the firm has clarified.
25-Aug-2015 - Regis Technologies has opened a site for manufacturing highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients (HPAPIs) in Illinois.
20-Aug-2015 - Merck & Co. has recalled two chemotherapy products because of cracked caps, including one it manufactures for Novartis’ Sandoz.
20-Aug-2015 - The Italian Ministry of Health has banned compounding pharmacies from preparing drugs containing any of seven APIs after chemists were discovered making dangerous off-label weight loss treatments.
19-Aug-2015 - Pakistani pharmaceutical manufacturers are today halting production in protest at changes to manufacturing regulations.
19-Aug-2015 - Danish drugmaker Lundbeck has announced plans to slash 1,000 jobs as part of a massive restructuring.
18-Aug-2015 - Explosions last week at a warehouse in Tianjin, China hit a GSK drug manufacturing plant, in-Pharmatechnologist.com can reveal.
17-Aug-2015 - An SEC filing reveals Merck has cut 29,160 jobs in five years, and over 2,500 more may be on the way.
17-Aug-2015 - The huge former Ben Venue injectables manufacturing plant in Ohio that became the center of controversy over drug shortages a few years ago remains off line, and the company that now owns the site reiterated this week that it has no plans to resume making products there.
03-Aug-2015 - "People are the essence of the company going forward," said Teva, referring to the news that the world's largest generic drug maker will purchase Allergan's generics business for $40.5bn, at its Q2 financial results press conference on Thursday.
28-Jul-2015 - Pharma firms may need to carry-out an analytical method comparability study as part of the life cycle management of a drug, according to final US FDA guidelines.
27-Jul-2015 - Teva has struck a deal to buy Allergan’s generics business a week after its persistent attempts to acquire Mylan fell through.
23-Jul-2015 - Sandoz has revealed it will close three manufacturing sites in Germany and India.
21-Jul-2015 - J&J says it expects to reopen the Pennsylvania site it was forced to close after a spate of manufacturing problems with its OTC pain drugs.
21-Jul-2015 - Celgene will take over a Merck & Co. facility in Summit, New Jersey which had been earmarked for closure.
20-Jul-2015 - Torrent Pharma has added two facilities to its network through the acqusition of Zyg Pharma from the Encore Group.
16-Jul-2015 - With no active production at the plant since 2013, the company said it would shutter its Mumbai, India-based facility in mid-September, according to a Bombay Stock Exchange filing .
13-Jul-2015 - Fresenius Kabi and a UK drug manufacturer have been sentenced for supplying faulty insulin syringes which contributed to a diabetic man’s death.
08-Jul-2015 - A new unit will up Hovione’s spray drying capacity 20% as it predicts a surge in demand for such a service in overcoming drug solubility issues.
02-Jul-2015 - Manufacturing operations at an Actavis legacy site in Iceland will cease and products will be transferred out the country from 2016, Allergan has announced.
02-Jul-2015 - Hospira has begun commercial production at a sterile injectable plant in India hit with several 483 forms after the US FDA deemed the site ‘acceptable.’
01-Jul-2015 - GSK is investing £38m ($60m) in enzymatic manufacturing at an antibiotic facility in Singapore which the firm says is greener and more efficient than traditional approaches.
30-Jun-2015 - The proposed Perrigo merger with Mylan would be of no benefit to either firm in the “highly competitive” OTC sector, according to financial analysts BMO.