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News in brief
20-Oct-2014 - Over forty “necessary products” made at Apotex and IPCA facilities hit with an import alert can be sold in Canada after regulators took steps to prevent shortages.
16-Oct-2014 - AbbVie’s proposed £31bn ($50bn) takeover of Shire is very likely “dead” after the US biopharma's board changed its recommendation and advised shareholders not to back the bid.
News from cphi
16-Oct-2014 - Government contracts guaranteeing market share in Brazil are starting to attract innovators like Roche, Novartis and Sanofi and may see API suppliers get long-term work according to a spokesman for Sao Bernardo do Campo-based drugmaker, EMS.
15-Oct-2014 - Overzealous and unnecessary quality demands by some regulatory agencies are driving up the cost of medicines, according to the Indian Government.
15-Oct-2014 - The lack of an Ebola vaccine decades after the virus was discovered is due in part to IP protections in trade deals like TTIP that discourage innovation according to NGO, Health Action International (HAI).
News from EDQM 50th anniversary conference
13-Oct-2014 - Growing drug complexity will soon make the European pharmacopoeia’s general chapters more valuable to innovative drugmakers than individual monographs according to Pfizer quality and compendial affairs expert, Graham Cook.
Dispatches from EDQM conference
07-Oct-2014 - Counterfeit drugs and collaboration will be key topics for the EDQM say delegates at the organisation's 50th anniversary conference on Monday.