26-Nov-2015 - New acquisition Sigma Aldrich will play a part in African growth plans in addition to giving it a presence in the preclinical services sector says Merck*.
25-Nov-2015 - Manipulated employee records and English-only training materials were among violations cited by the US FDA at two Indian plants, but Sandoz is confident these will be resolved.
24-Nov-2015 - The US FDA has cleared Ash Stevens to make the API for Takeda's new multiple myeloma drug Ninlaro, which is the first oral proteasome inhibitor to be approved in the country.
23-Nov-2015 - US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says the country of origin of Carlsbad Technology’s acyclovir is where the API is sourced, not the US where the tablets are made.
19-Nov-2015 - France's government has proposed new labelling for medicines that would indicate whether the contents were manufactured in or outside Europe.
17-Nov-2015 - As World Antibiotics Awareness Week draws attention to the threat of resistance, pharma companies large and small say a worldwide overhaul of payment models will make anti-infective R&D profitable again.
16-Nov-2015 - Specialised drugs made using flexible technologies are the future for Roche’s small molecule portfolio, the firm says as it restructures its production network.
09-Nov-2015 - The over-reaction to quality infringements by Indian drugmakers is part of a “turf war” with Western firms, the Indian Government says.
09-Nov-2015 - Dr Reddy’s shares have slumped 14% after the company received an FDA Warning Letter over manufacturing conditions at three Indian sites.
03-Nov-2015 - The FDA last week issued a warning letter to Novartis following inspections of two Sandoz plants in India in 2014.
29-Oct-2015 - Pollution caused by pharmaceuticals in wastewater is a major challenge facing the industry, but researchers in Greece may have come up with a solution.
28-Oct-2015 - A team of researchers has modified a lectin protein found in bananas to diminish its inflammatory properties, potentially setting it on the path to use as an antiviral.
21-Oct-2015 - ‘Pharmerging markets’ have extended beyond Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) and will be worth $500bn by 2020, according to Reva Pharma.
20-Oct-2015 - EMD Millipore will offer drugmakers two-years of unlimited access to its suite of raw materials dossiers for 20,000€ as part of its enhanced portfolio offering.
20-Oct-2015 - Hovione will spend $10m refurbishing a plant acquired from a Portuguese generics company to create an oral and inhalation formulation site.
15-Oct-2015 - Increased efforts by the US FDA have made data integrity the hot topic on GMP compliance, according to a regulatory expert.
15-Oct-2015 - Big Pharma has returned to Europe for its API sourcing due to reasons of quality and reliability, according to the European Fine Chemicals Group (EFCG).
15-Oct-2015 - API suppliers should be allowed to make process improvements without having to seek re-approval says consultant Girish Malhotra, who argues that the current rules create inefficiency and waste.
14-Oct-2015 - Activists from Spanish NGO Ecologistas en Acción and global consumer watchdog SumOfUs disrupted proceedings at CPhI in Madrid today.
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