27-Jan-2015 - China has told Provectus Biopharmaceuticals it will grant a patent for the method used to make the API in its skin cancer drug candidate, PV-10.
27-Jan-2015 - A human hair found in a vial of Sodium Chloride Injection has led to the fortieth recall in three years for Hospira.
26-Jan-2015 - Pharma firms that break the law could be fined one percent of their blockbuster drug revenues if proposed US legislation is introduced.
26-Jan-2015 - A second man has received a prison sentence after counterfeit vials of a Roche cancer drug containing no API were seized in 2012.
22-Jan-2015 - Draft guidance distinguishing wearable medical devices from ‘general wellness’ devices could slow pharma’s adoption of such data in the short-term, according to an analyst.
22-Jan-2015 - President Obama in his State of the Union address has called for the power to personally make stronger trade agreements – bringing divisive EU deal TTIP closer to adoption and angering campaigners for drugs access.
21-Jan-2015 - Rules governing when drugmakers should warn regulators about supply interruptions need to take mitigation plans into account according to European industry groups.
21-Jan-2015 - The EMA has responded to feedback from generic drugmakers by broadening an assessment sharing pilot to regulators outside the EU.
19-Jan-2015 - Hospira has announced it will close its plant in Clayton, North Carolina that it no longer deems cost effective for drug production.
19-Jan-2015 - Novartis will close an OTC plant in Puerto Rico by 2019 and transfer manufacturing and packaging actives to sites in the US and facilities operated by Eli Lilly and Virbac.
15-Jan-2015 - A Fresenius Kabi plant in New York has been upgraded, and up to five new products could receive FDA approval, almost three years after receiving a warning letter.
14-Jan-2015 - The US FDA has rejected Pharmexcil claims it no longer informs Indian regulators of manufacturing plant inspections and said its policy is to invite host-country inspectors to attend visits.
14-Jan-2015 - Industry groups PhRMA, BIO and GPhA are petitioning the Supreme Court to overturn a local law that requires pharma companies to cough up payment for safe disposal of medicines which make their way to one county.
14-Jan-2015 - Critical solvents used by the pharmaceutical manufacturers have been excluded from the EPA's final ruling on waste disposal, in a move welcomed by a US industry group.
12-Jan-2015 - The record number of orphan drugs approved in Europe last year reflects the pharma industry’s need to refill pipelines and scientific advances says Genetic Alliance UK
12-Jan-2015 - The US FDA has published an import alert for an Australian manufacturing site of Eli Lilly after the agency found that its Cialis pills were tainted with the active ingredient of another popular ED (erectile dysfunction) drug -- Pfizer’s Viagra.
12-Jan-2015 - Mylan lawsuit accusing Celgene of using REMS to block generic Revlimid and Thalomid should go to trial says US Court.
12-Jan-2015 - Almost two years since it was first rejected , Impax Pharmaceuticals said late last week that the US FDA has approved Rytary, an extended-release oral capsule formulation of carbidopa-levodopa, for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
08-Jan-2015 - Regulatory enforcement saw fewer counterfeit drug websites in 2014 but sellers are turning to YouTube and social media sites to advertise their products, according to the MHRA.
08-Jan-2015 - Hospira has recalled ten lots of injectable Mitoxantrone it says are subpotent and contain impurities.
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