20-Nov-2014 - Deficiencies related to manufacturers’ quality systems are by far the most prevalent issue cited from inspections by the UK’s MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency), the agency said in a report on 2013 inspections .
19-Nov-2014 - The US Government has asked drugmakers and fine chemicals firms if laws designed to stop the proliferation of chemical weapons are hurting legitimate business.
18-Nov-2014 - 2014 has seen record pharma M&A activity but top management of some of the key dealmakers – including Novartis, AstraZeneca and Shire – say size doesn’t always matter.
17-Nov-2014 - Investors only back drug innovators because they have to according to Index Venture Management's Kevin Johnson, who says less risky 'first to be second' firms are much more attractive.
17-Nov-2014 - After fending off hostile takeover bids from Valeant for nearly seven months, Allergan is finally agreeing to a takeover, but with Ireland-based Actavis.
17-Nov-2014 - [View the story "Live from the FT Pharma Conference in London" on Storify]
17-Nov-2014 - Ongoing concerns about marketing practices have taken the shine of a report suggesting Big Pharma efforts have improved parients' access to drugs in developing countries over the past two years.
12-Nov-2014 - Cadila Pharmaceuticals was cited by the US FDA for failing to respond appropriately and to correct issues related to customer complaints.
11-Nov-2014 - Power interruptions and remediation work at AMRI’s Albuquerque, New Mexico facility, as well as unexpected delays to API shipments have driven down the company’s Q3 profits.
10-Nov-2014 - Heparin production may be moving back to Europe according to the EFCG, which cited the opening of Pharma Action’s processing plant as an indication that API buyers value quality and compliance throughout the supply chain.
06-Nov-2014 - BARDA, the US government’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, has revealed it sees Ebola “as a bioterrorism threat.”
04-Nov-2014 - Inhaled delivery of the labour inducing peptide oxytocin could help prevent millions of deaths in the lesser-developed countries (LDC), according to a GSK scientist.
04-Nov-2014 - A generic version of Viagra launched in China contains the same amount of sildenafil citrate for a fraction of the price according to manufacturer Guangzhou Baiyuanshan Pharmaceutical Holdings (GBPH).
03-Nov-2014 - [View the story "Cali-pharm-ia: Live from AAPS 2014" on Storify]
03-Nov-2014 - Warburg Pincus has bought a 32% stake in Indian API maker Laurus Labs Private Limited citing the ARV drug ingredients market and international opportunities as drivers.
03-Nov-2014 - By dropping 44 more employees, Novartis has completed the final phase of the planned restructuring of its once-beleaguered Lincoln, Nebraska manufacturing facility.
30-Oct-2014 - India has relaxed stability data requirements for API manufacturers seeking “written confirmation of quality” certificates needed to ship to the EU.
30-Oct-2014 - Novo Nordisk on Wednesday announced plans to hire up to 90 people at its newly-acquired manufacturing facility in West Lebanon, New Hampshire.
29-Oct-2014 - The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Health Care, under the European Pharmacopeia, has set a new policy for the testing of bacterial endotoxins.
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.
Although USP <232> and <233> are still under discussion, a good deal of work is going on ahead of implementation in terms...