17-Apr-2014 - Albemarle has agreed to sell its ibuprofen business to US chemical intermediates firm SI Group in a deal that will also see it divest the anaesthetic agent, propofol.
17-Apr-2014 - Swiss high potency active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) contractor Cerbios has broken ground on a building that will bring together its chemical and biological R&D departments.
16-Apr-2014 - The amines market will grow 5% over the next decade according to BASF, which cited rising drugmaker demand as a key driver for its investment in a new German plant.
16-Apr-2014 - Roche has recalled nine batches of breast cancer drug Herceptin after tampered vials were discovered in the UK, Finland and Germany.
15-Apr-2014 - Pfizer has reminded the creator of Viagra-flavoured ice cream that the blockbuster erectile dysfunction treatment should only be available on prescription.
15-Apr-2014 - Acura has reacquired the rights to its opioid abuse-deterrent technology from Pfizer and is looking for pharma partners to relaunch its oxycodone HCL drug Oxecta.
14-Apr-2014 - Inspecting the thousands of Chinese factories making APIs for the US market is a “hopeless task” even if the FDA gets the extra staff it wants according to a Congressional committee review.
14-Apr-2014 - Fake aspirin and anti-diarrhoeal medicines were amongst the largest counterfeit drugs haul discovered to be destined for the European Union, a French customs official says.
11-Apr-2014 - The US FDA has banned imports of drug products made at Canton Laboratories’ Baroda, India plant weeks after the plant was pulled up for data failures.
10-Apr-2014 - CMO Neuland Laboratories has opened a new manufacturing facility in Hyderabad, India as part of its collaboration with Tokyo-based API Corporation (APIC).
09-Apr-2014 - Passing US FDA site inspections is vital to attracting international clients, a European API supplier has said.
09-Apr-2014 - Fungi have no place in an API facility, but soon enzymes derived from them may be commonplace say scientists developing oxidoreductases for cost and time saving industrial applications.
09-Apr-2014 - Recent outbreaks of a strain of meningitis, known as “serogroup B” or “MenB”, on US college campuses have caused both Pfizer and Novartis to develop new vaccines.
08-Apr-2014 - Enzyme experts trying to make the anticancer APIs vincristine and vinblastine with engineered cell lines say the technology could be used to produce a wide range of plant-derived drug actives including alkaloids like morphine.
08-Apr-2014 - A consortium developing treatments for children infected by parasitic worms has signed up Brazilian drugmaker Fiocruz as a formulation and manufacturing partner to support upcoming clinical trials.
07-Apr-2014 - Better data on the global burden of tick-borne illnesses may encourage profit driven drugmakers to spend their R&D budgets on much needed treatments says the WHO.
07-Apr-2014 - Regulatory compliance will be the number one focus for Sun Pharma, the company says, following its $3.2bn (€2.3bn) takeover of Indian generics firm Ranbaxy.
03-Apr-2014 - The US FDA has banned generic drugmaker Apotex from importing drugs made at its plant in Bangalore, India after discovering GMP violations.
01-Apr-2014 - Lupin has bought Mexican eye drugmaker Grin in a deal that gives it a “bridgehead” to grow its API and generics business in the region.
01-Apr-2014 - GlaxoSmithKline has issued a recall of its antidepressant drug Paxil after receiving a US FDA Warning Letter for failing to fully investigate contamination issues at an Irish API plant.
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