23-Jul-2014 - Switching patients to generic pills of a different shape and colour increases the chances they will end their course of medicine early, according to research.
News in brief
22-Jul-2014 - Big pharma employees are among the brightest minds in the world, and data released yesterday on their Wikipedia use shows their interests spread beyond drug development into lighter fare.
21-Jul-2014 - PhRMA (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America) has warned that illegal medicines rejected at the US border will continue to be resubmitted for importation unless a proposed law allows their destruction.
People on the Move
21-Jul-2014 - It has been a hectic few days for the chief executives of AbbVie and Shire since their companies agreed a £32bn ($53bn) merger on Friday.
21-Jul-2014 - The US FDA is looking to up its cooperative agreements with PAHO (Pan American Health Organization) as part of an effort that could bring as much as $10m over five years to the Latin American version of the WHO (World Health Organization).
17-Jul-2014 - Three batches of the seizure drug midazolam made by UK CMO Penn Pharma are being recalled over concerns that packaging problems may affect its concentration.
17-Jul-2014 - The CDSCO has accused international “vested interests” of labelling counterfeit drugs as “made in India” to damage the reputation of the country’s pharmaceutical industry and launched a scheme to reward people who report fakes.
17-Jul-2014 - Pharma groups and patients have objected to US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to destroy prescription medicines personally imported into the US by patients.