03-Aug-2015 - A shipment of drugs stolen while a truck driver went home to change his clothes were recovered in half an hour thanks to a GPS tracking device embedded in the cargo.
News in brief
- Suspect Viagra pills seized in EU-wide swoop on organised crime gang
- Dutch pharma policy NGO Health Action International opens Brussels office
- EMA PSUR database fit for purpose
- Sobi terminates talks with unnamed suitor
- Indian industry group calls for clearer expiry date labelling rules for topic drugs
29-Jul-2015 - New FDA draft guidance offers drug and API manufacturers a peek into the measurements or metrics that will be used to evaluate the quality of the facilities and the processes that they use to make drugs and biologics.
PEOPLE ON THE MOVE
28-Jul-2015 - New faces in pharma in our weekly column.
28-Jul-2015 - The Senate Committee on Appropriations has approved $2.6bn in funding to the US FDA for FY2016.
27-Jul-2015 - A confidential information exchange agreement will strengthen the relationship between the EMA and Swiss regulators and could save on resources, the agencies say.
23-Jul-2015 - The first part of a Europe-wide database intended to help identify fake drugs is operational after being linked to Germany’s securPharm system.
23-Jul-2015 - Investor backing puts transparency on the pharma agenda says SenseAboutScience, even though none of the funds pledging support for Alltrials have committed to pull investment from drug firms that disagree.
22-Jul-2015 - Inspectors found significant violations of cGMP at sterile drug compounders - both registered as outsourcing facilities - in Florida and Arkansas during visits in March.