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WHO: Pharmas should give cash not drugs to aid Nepal earthquake relief efforts

"Nepal Earthquake 2015" by Krish Dulal

28-Apr-2015 - Drug companies that want to support aid efforts in Nepal should donate cash rather than medicines according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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Allergan and Hospira recalls

28-Apr-2015 - Hospira has recalled one lot of the anaesthetic Bupivacaine after a customer discovered orange and black particles floating and embedded in a glass vial.

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Sakigake: New Japanese drug laws will foster global innovation says MHLW

28-Apr-2015 - ‘Epoch making’ revisions to Japanese drug laws have provided a pathway for development of safer, more innovative drugs according to MHLW director, Haruo Akagawa.

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Generic firms still face brand loyalty challenge in Japan say experts

27-Apr-2015 - Generic drug use in Japan has started to increase but 'brand loyalty' is still a considerable challenge according to industry experts.

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UN appoints new Ebola head

27-Apr-2015 - And microbiology awards to research scientists and Médecins Sans Frontières.

Special from BPI Europe 2015

Eliminating fear culture can save operational costs and jobs, says Pfizer

23-Apr-2015 - Pfizer reduced costs 40% without cutting jobs at a facility in Sweden using an alternative approach to organisational and cultural behaviour, and hopes to do the same at its newly acquired Austrian plant.

Concerns over data manipulation lands Chinese API maker with US FDA Warning

22-Apr-2015 - The US FDA has hit cancer-drug API maker Yunnan Hande Bio-Tech with a warning letter citing concerns over potential manipulation of quality test data.

All change on PhRMA board

20-Apr-2015 - Pfizer's Ian Read replaced as head of PhRMA, plus Merck KGaA reveals new line-up after Sigma-Aldrich acquisition.

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