Pre CPhI Special
07-Oct-2014 - The world is getting larger, at least it is in terms of the pharmaceutical industry, according to execs who cite security concerns when shipping to new markets as the top logistics worry.
News in brief
30-Sep-2014 - Hampered by manufacturing issues, Impax Laboratories has decided to settle a lawsuit over allegations related to the issues in order “to eliminate the uncertainty, distraction, burden and expense of further litigation,” the company said in a SEC filing .
29-Sep-2014 - The US Food and Drug Administration has rejected a petition to force drugmakers to reformulate CNS-acting drugs like Adderall, Ritalin, and painkillers to prevent illegal use, but experts say the rule is only a matter of time.
29-Sep-2014 - The Indian Government has accused the authors of a paper analysing the quality of drugs sold in Africa of leading an attack on the Indian drug industry, but researcher Roger Bate says they are “shooting the messenger.”
People on the Move
29-Sep-2014 - Plus the former Merck & Co VP joining a biopharma, and more in this week's column.
25-Sep-2014 - An anti-addiction group has called for a change in leadership at the US FDA following the approval of Zohydro and other high-dose opioid analgesics.
24-Sep-2014 - The Pharma industry has responded to the Ebola crisis in West Africa with developmental vaccines and aid donations, but drugmakers still need to be incentivised to develop new therapies according to the WHO.
24-Sep-2014 - As the US Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) traceability requirements become mandatory in 2015, standards group GS1 is offering a 137-page guideline to help manufacturers follow the new requirements.