18-Sep-2014 - Use of the muscle relaxant atracuriam to resuspend freeze-dried measles vaccines instead of the proper diluent almost certainly caused the death of more than a dozen Syrian infants according to the WHO.
17-Sep-2014 - On the eve of the historical vote on Scottish independence from the UK tomorrow, we take a look at the pharma inventions Scotland gave the world.
16-Sep-2014 - Mannkind says Sanofi could become a second API supplier for its recently approved inhalable insulin drug Afrezza following its commercialisation partnership last month.
15-Sep-2014 - Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a microneedle patch that can deliver lidocaine in what they say is a “faster, more effective and painless” way.
10-Sep-2014 - The Natoli Engineering Company has opened an pharmaceutical research institute to look for answers to enduring formulation problems in solid oral dosage.
10-Sep-2014 - Molecular Profiles has expanded its capsule-filling services from solids to liquids with investment in equipment at its UK site.
09-Sep-2014 - Food scientists may have hit on a novel delivery method for HIV antiretrovirals: a vaginal suppository made with seaweed.
08-Sep-2014 - Chemicals firm Evonik has expanded its capacity in Japan to cope with high demands for specialty silica, used in various drugmaking operations.
04-Sep-2014 - Meda has sold a New Jersey facility dedicated to its intra-urethral erectile dysfunction drug Muse as part of a strategic review of its manufacturing network.
02-Sep-2014 - Pharma firms must provide imaginative solid dosage alternatives to tablets and capsules, says research claiming more than half of patients have problems swallowing traditional pills.
21-Aug-2014 - Indian manufacturer Claris Lifesciences has had its injectable drug manufacturing facility in Ahmedabad approved by the UK MHRA.
11-Aug-2014 - Mannkind has partnered Sanofi for the marketing and commercialisation of its inhaled insulin drug Afrezza, recently approved by the US FDA.
07-Aug-2014 - A previously unknown signaling platform may be responsible for the success of the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis in reducing tumour size, which also may lead to the development of a synthetic THC equivalent, scientists say.
06-Aug-2014 - The Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence (CLAAD) is working with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on legislation for abuse-deterrent technology in opioids, its directors tell in-PharmaTechnologist.com.
06-Aug-2014 - Pancreatic cancer is notoriously difficult to treat. One problem is drug delivery, because pancreatic cells can cluster in a nest of scar-like tissue.
06-Aug-2014 - Actavis says it is excited to partner with AstraZeneca over its long-acting muscarinic antagonist/beta-agonist (LAMA/LABA) fixed dose combination respiratory drug following the latter’s acquisition of Almirall.
31-Jul-2014 - A group of researchers at Harvard Medical School has developed a strongly cationic nanoparticle that physically absorbs proteins to form a new type of drug-carrier complex in aqueous solution.
29-Jul-2014 - Robust quality systems differentiate Biocon from other Indian manufacturers, the firm says, despite political turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa impacting first quarter 2015 sales.
24-Jul-2014 - GlaxoSmithKline has issued upbeat guidance despite a 12% fall in sales of its blockbuster asthma and COPD drug Advair, as new products enter the respiratory drug market.
23-Jul-2014 - Patent expiration and a large molecule pipeline has prompted Eli Lilly to repurpose a solid oral dose plant in Indiana.
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