30-Oct-2014 - Hardly anybody downloads Big Pharma apps according to a new report that suggests drugmakers seeking greater mHealth engagement should ditch the product-focused model and seek expert help.
News in brief
29-Oct-2014 - India will ban PET packaging for liquid drug formulations for children, the elderly and women of reproductive age in November according to a Government statement.
29-Oct-2014 - Sanofi’s board of directors has voted to remove CEO Christopher Viehbacher.
29-Oct-2014 - The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Health Care, under the European Pharmacopeia, has set a new policy for the testing of bacterial endotoxins.
28-Oct-2014 - Psychiatric drugs should be renamed according to their chemical make-up, not the symptoms they treat, according to leading neuropsychopharmacologists.
People on the Move
27-Oct-2014 - Former employees of Procter & Gamble, Merck & Co. and Bristol Myers Squibb have all found new homes in the pharma industry in this week's People column.
27-Oct-2014 - What may seem to be relatively minor changes between the FDA’s draft and final guidance on delaying, denying, limiting or refusing a facility inspection could actually be more major as two lawyers called the final guidance , “critically vague and legally questionable in several ways.”
23-Oct-2014 - Ebola vaccine developers can seek scientific guidance and approval through a rolling assessment system established by EMA to accelerate the process review.