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Miracle cures and ‘hot motorbikes’ or black market meds and empty shelves: Pharma in North Korea

Kim Jong Un visits Pugang Pharmaceutic Company - credit KCNA

07-Jul-2015 - Even if claims about Kumdang-2 are real, access to the drug and other pharmaceuticals in North Korea is limited to those who can pay black market prices according to a UK-based defector.

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Israel, Brazil added to list of countries with API GMP standards equivalent to EU

07-Jul-2015 - The European Commission last week officially added Israel and Brazil to a list of countries outside the EU that have standards of manufacture and supervision of APIs equivalent to those of the EU. 

European analytical lab network to speed nanomedicines to market

07-Jul-2015 - The EU has launched a €5m ($5.5m) programme across six facilities for characterising European nanomedicines.


Duplicated ECGs and data issues land Indian CRO Quest with WHO warning

06-Jul-2015 - Indian CRO Quest Life Sciences has been hit with a Notice of Concern (NOC) after the WHO questioned the data integrity of its clinical records.


Pharma appointments: who's going places in July

06-Jul-2015 - The latest senior jobs news from Voyager, Celgene, Synergy and more.

Canadian manufacturer hit with warning letter over cross-contamination issues

06-Jul-2015 - Toronto-based Attix Pharmaceuticals has received a US FDA warning letter after an inspection from November and a lack of corrective actions in the company’s response to the FDA.

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Suspect Viagra pills seized in EU-wide swoop on organised crime gang

02-Jul-2015 - More evidence linking fake pharmaceuticals and organised crime emerged today with Dutch police seizing suspicious Viagra pills along with cocaine, MDMA and burglary tools.

UK will label drugs with their cost to the state

02-Jul-2015 - The UK health minister has announced plans to label all British prescription medicines with their cost to the taxpayer.

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