17-Apr-2014 - Comments from Novartis, Eli Lilly and Pfizer revealed that industry is taking serious issue with some aspects of the draft guidance from the US FDA on social media and promotional materials online.
News in brief
16-Apr-2014 - Roche has recalled nine batches of breast cancer drug Herceptin after tampered vials were discovered in the UK, Finland and Germany.
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.
14-Apr-2014 - Drugmakers in the EU making changes to their manufacturing processes will have to submit additional stability data, according to a new EMA (European Medicines Agency) guideline.
People on the Move
14-Apr-2014 - New appointments at biopharma and equipment companies also feature in this week's column.
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 - Roche has clashed with the authors of a report slamming the efficacy of Tamiflu, each claiming the other’s analysis of patient data is seriously flawed.
10-Apr-2014 - Tamiflu shortens the duration of influenza symptoms by only half a day, does not stop person-to-person spread and increases the risk of nausea say the authors of a new review who want Governments to rethink stockpiling neuraminidase inhibitors.
Regulatory & Safety: Featured news
New appointments at biopharma and equipment companies also feature in this week's column.
Plus other people on the move in the pharma industry in this week's column.