19-Nov-2014 - The Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development is out with a new study claiming that the average cost of bringing a new drug to market is around $2.6bn, though some are saying that number seems inflated.
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 - 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 - Lack of funding is threatening development of a nasal spray vaccine shown to provide long-term protection for non-human primates against the Ebola virus, the lead researcher told this publication in an exclusive interview.
06-Nov-2014 - Using encapsulation machinery that is well serviced and appropriate to the type of powder being used can save drugmakers hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to Capsugel
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 - Addicts struggling to kick a meth habit could be helped by gene therapy according to the team behind a US National Institutes of Health funded project.
03-Nov-2014 - [View the story "Cali-pharm-ia: Live from AAPS 2014" on Storify]
30-Oct-2014 - Animal astronauts on the International Space Station will test an implant which allows doctors back on earth to deliver drugs by remote control.
22-Oct-2014 - A seasonal flu vaccine taken in the form of an oral solid dose has been found comparable to currently available jabs, according to data presented by developer Vaxart.
21-Oct-2014 - Makers of branded drugs are finding ways to extend their marketing authorisation by patenting not only molecules, but patient screening methods and ways of proving bioequivalence.
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 - Eli Lilly is set to close one of its Puerto Rican facilities as patent expirations and a shifting portfolio reduce its need for capacity.
14-Oct-2014 - Gilead says its hepatitis C combination drug Harvoni will deliver significant healthcare savings in the long-term despite its $1,150 (€885) a pill price tag.
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.
08-Oct-2014 - Consolidation in the pharma industry is driving the second-hand processing equipment market but despite attempts to regulate the industry, a glut of online vendors means illegal drugmakers can buy such systems.
02-Oct-2014 - Catalent has urged industry and academia to share knowledge about delivery technologies to help improve drug efficacy as it signs a deal to develop ADHD treatments for Cingulate.
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