27-Apr-2017 - Catalent Pharma Solutions has said it will increase spray drying capacity at a plant owned by recent acquisition Pharmatek Laboratories.
26-Apr-2017 - Pharco Pharmaceuticals has granted a license to make, sell and export the hepatitis C drug ravidasvir (RAV) to Medicines Patent Pool (MPP).
24-Apr-2017 - DSM Sinochem (DSP) has announced its intention to increase antibiotic production capacity at its facility in Delft, the Netherlands.
24-Apr-2017 - The US FDA has handed Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd a Form 483 detailing critical observations made during an inspection of its Dadra, India facility.
19-Apr-2017 - Discovery of data problems at Qinhuangdao Zizhu’s Hebei API plant indicates the firm did not follow a remediation plan agreed after a prequalification inspection in 2015 according to the WHO.
18-Apr-2017 - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries says the US FDA has raised concerns about its API plant in Hangzhou, China.
18-Apr-2017 - Deutsche Post DHL Group’s contract logistics business, DHL Supply Chain, has announced its intention to acquire Brazilian transport service provider Polar Transportes.
13-Apr-2017 - Smithfield Foods Inc. has tasked a new bioscience unit with turning byproducts from its pork business into supplies for regenerative meds and drug firms.
12-Apr-2017 - Domestic pharmaceutical production increased in Japan in 2015 according to data released by the MHLW.
12-Apr-2017 - The US FDA has approved its first deuterated drug, clearing Teva’s Austedo (deutetrabenazine) for Huntington’s disease-related movement disorders.
11-Apr-2017 - The EMA has set up an email inbox for drug company employees who report improper manufacturing and trial activities.
10-Apr-2017 - API, excipient and drug industry groups have reiterated concerns about the latest iteration of the US FDA’s “quality metrics” reporting requirements.
06-Apr-2017 - India has told state regulators to inspect API sites making oxytocin in an effort to prevent the hormone being used to speed up childbirth without medical justification.
06-Apr-2017 - Industrial action at a Pfizer Ireland Ltd plant in Ringaskiddy, County Cork has ended after the firm agreed to let 35 new staff to join the company pension scheme.
06-Apr-2017 - A Combino Pharm dosage form plant in Malta has passed a US FDA inspection according to parent Medichem, which says it is now poised to expand its US business.
04-Apr-2017 - Alkem Laboratories Ltd says the US FDA has accepted its plan to bring its API plant in Ankaleshwar, India up to code.
04-Apr-2017 - The US FDA has completed its inspection of Dr Reddy’s API plant in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh and issued the firm with a Form 483 detailing two observations.
04-Apr-2017 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has certified a DHL air freight station in Leipzig, Germany for the cold storage and shipment of APIs and finished pharmaceuticals.
04-Apr-2017 - Shangpharma plans to merge its API unit with its research arm as Shanghai Chempartner, which it will list on the Shanghai or Shenzhen stock exchange.
03-Apr-2017 - Chinese regulators have proposed changes to rules covering clinical trials, API importation and drug approval in a bid to improve access to medicines.