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.
25-Feb-2015 - Apax Partners says workers' unions have backed its plan to buy a controlling stake in chemical distributor Azelis from fellow private equity firm 3i.
25-Feb-2015 - Shire has acquired privately-held Meritage for an upfront fee of $70m and additional contingent payments based on the achievement of development and regulatory milestones.
24-Feb-2015 - The HIV drug API efaverinz could be made faster and more cheaply using continuous manufacturing according to the German team behind a new ‘assembly line’ production method.
23-Feb-2015 - An API and intermediates plant set up by Granules India and Ajinomoto Omnichem is a step closer to opening after an offical inauguration ceremony last week.
19-Feb-2015 - The Indian Government wants to build API production capacity and revive state run manufacturer Hindustan Antibiotics to cut reliance on Chinese imports.
18-Feb-2015 - SGS will soon be able to test up to 30 batches of amino acids for impurities per month after adding new analytical methods to those offered at its laboratory in Taunusstein, Germany.
18-Feb-2015 - Sanofi has partnered with Dutch biotechnology spin-out Lead Pharma to discover autoimmune drugs that target ROR gamma t hormone receptors.
17-Feb-2015 - Fresenius Kabi has sold its cancer drug pharmacy network CFL GmbH to NewCo Pharma GmbH five years after spending €42m to buy compounding capacity in Germany.
16-Feb-2015 - The US FDA has proposed more new rules for compounders three years after a deadly meningitis outbreak was linked to unsafe manufacturing practices at a pharmacy in Massachusetts.
16-Feb-2015 - Warburg Pincus-backed HIV drug ingredient firm Laurus Labs has set up a US presence and development facility in a bid to win more North American customers.
16-Feb-2015 - Quick question for chemists: Have you ever wanted to research chemical reactions and buy catalysts on your mobile phone?
16-Feb-2015 - Enteris Biopharma says it can compete with established API CMOs by offering shorter lead times and greater flexibility.
12-Feb-2015 - Opioid addiction drug Suboxone lost market share in 2014 according to newly independent Indivior, whose management says it is not intimidated by increased competition.
12-Feb-2015 - The increase in dodgy erectile dysfunction drugs seized in Switzerland does not mean the country is a weak point for counterfeiters shipping to Europe according to Swissmedic.
12-Feb-2015 - AMRI has announced plans to close an API development and manufacturing plant in Wales, UK, after efforts to establish it as a conduit between the US and Europe were deemed unsuccessful.
12-Feb-2015 - Enteris BioPharma has broadened its business beyond drug delivery tech licensing and launched a contract API manufacturing service.
11-Feb-2015 - Gilead Sciences has committed S20m (€18m) to expand its presence in the UK and will double its workforce in the country.
11-Feb-2015 - The US FDA has rescinded Breakthrough Therapy designation of a second HCV treatment, but Bristol-Myers Squibb says submission timelines for daclatasvir will not be affected.
10-Feb-2015 - Banishing kettles, 'Gemba walks' and encouraging employees to report near misses have helped Penn Pharma to remain accident free at its high potency compound manufacturing facility in Wales.
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