21-Oct-2014 - Generic drugmakers want biotherapeutic products to have general recommendations in the European Pharmacopoeia rather than individual monographs.
21-Oct-2014 - Patients receiving court-ordered treatment can be stopped from secretly spitting out their medicines by formulations which dissolve quickly in the mouth.
21-Oct-2014 - Venom from a Brazilian Wandering Spider that ‘wandered’ into a UK household’s shopping basket could treat erectile dysfunction, according to scientists, in one example of drug ingredients being sourced from nature.
20-Oct-2014 - Analysts predicting a second wave of global API hubs say it will be hard for manufacturers in Latin America, Ukraine and Taiwan to avoid the pitfalls that stymied former high growth sectors in Asia.
20-Oct-2014 - Over forty “necessary products” made at Apotex and IPCA facilities hit with an import alert can be sold in Canada after regulators took steps to prevent shortages.
20-Oct-2014 - Eli Lilly is set to close one of its Puerto Rican facilities as patent expirations and a shifting portfolio reduce its need for capacity.
16-Oct-2014 - Government contracts guaranteeing market share in Brazil are starting to attract innovators like Roche, Novartis and Sanofi and may see API suppliers get long-term work according to a spokesman for Sao Bernardo do Campo-based drugmaker, EMS.
15-Oct-2014 - Drug active ingredients in food supplements are Europe’s real falsified medicines problem according to the head of AIFA’s counterfeit prevention team.
13-Oct-2014 - The pharmaceutical industry must change its ingredients and manufacturing methods to cash in on the enormous purchasing power of European Muslims, says an expert.
09-Oct-2014 - The phrase “lean manufacturing” conjures up job cuts and not much more for many people, but managers can use the method to drastically simplify HPAPI (highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients) production, says an expert.
08-Oct-2014 - The sharing of audit reports for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) is essential in order to help avert the global decline in quality, according to Hovione’s CEO.
07-Oct-2014 - Counterfeit drugs and collaboration will be key topics for the EDQM say delegates at the organisation's 50th anniversary conference on Monday.
07-Oct-2014 - Lonza has launched an API-making platform that uses chemical microreaction technology for continuous processing.
07-Oct-2014 - Making drugs generates a huge amount of waste but industry is showing signs of cleaning up its act according to Paul Anastas, the Yale scientist who coined the phrase "green chemistry."
02-Oct-2014 - Flexible inkjet printing and personalized medicine will grow the market for orodispersible delivery technologies according to experts at a conference in Germany this week.
02-Oct-2014 - The world is getting larger, at least it is in terms of the pharmaceutical industry, according to execs who cite security concerns when shipping to new markets as the top logistics worry.
02-Oct-2014 - Boehringer Ingelheim is investing more than €100m ($126m) at its Dortmund, Germany site to expand production capacity for its Respimat inhaler, which is the third time in the past four years that the company has made a capacity-expanding investment at the site.
01-Oct-2014 - Making active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) is a dirty business and you’d have to be pretty green to believe claims drug industry 'demand' will create a $100bn market for environmentally-friendly production methods by 2020.
01-Oct-2014 - The acquisition of Shasun Pharmaceuticals will add API production and contracting services to Strides Arcolab, and according to Shasun’s CEO no jobs will be lost.
30-Sep-2014 - Consort Medical will buy UK contractor Aesica for £230m from Silverfleet Capital in a deal announced today.
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