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UK industry group wants next Government to invest in drug production


27-Apr-2017 - Industry group the ABPI has called on the next UK Government to support local drug production, increase National Health Service (NHS) funding and put life sciences at the heart of its post-Brexit plan.

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Management’s management of quality still a problem say MHRA inspectors

26-Apr-2017 - The UK MHRA saw an increase in sterility issues at drug plants in 2016 although quality system problems remained the most common deficiency seen during inspections.


US FDA warns Lonza about Walkersville site

25-Apr-2017 - The US FDA has warned Lonza about operations at its facility in Walkersville, Maryland, raising concerns about validation and aseptic process simulations.

Saudi Arabia serialization rules prompt Recipharm investment; US plant open

25-Apr-2017 - Drug track and trace rules introduced in Saudi Arabia prompted a €300,000 ($326,078) investment in processing technology and software according to Sweden-based contractor Recipharm.

WHO pressures Big Pharma to donate more drugs for tropical diseases

24-Apr-2017 - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged pharma companies to help combat neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) via increased drug donations.

US FDA issues Sun with Form 483 after Dadra plant inspection

24-Apr-2017 - The US FDA has handed Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd a Form 483 detailing critical observations made during an inspection of its Dadra, India facility.

Samsung Bioepis to take on J&J with FDA approved Remicade biosimilar

24-Apr-2017 - Samsung Bioepis’ Renflexis has become the second biosimilar of rheumatoid arthritis biologic Remicade (infliximab) to be recommended for approval in the US.

UK MHRA announces pre-election quiet period

21-Apr-2017 - Tory Prime Minister Teresa May’s decision to call a snap election to stymie opposition of her stewardship of Brexit will see the MHRA limit communication to essential information.

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