24-Jul-2014 - The UK Government should seek licenses to use off-patent drugs in new indications according to MPs who say there is no incentive for pharma firms to apply for such approvals after a product goes generic.
News in brief
24-Jul-2014 - Industry insiders have criticised new draft US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance on choosing proprietary drug names, saying simulation studies involving doctors, nurses and pharmacists are time-consuming and unhelpful.
24-Jul-2014 - Italian health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin will focus on making drug National price regulations and decisions more trasnparent during the country's presidency of the EU.
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.
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).