23-Sep-2014 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says compounding pharmacies must not manufacture medicines for hospitals and doctors’ offices, except for named patients.
News in brief
23-Sep-2014 - GlaxoSmithKline will not restart production at a vaccine plant in Belgium until an independent investigation determines how liquid contaminated with polio virus was released into the local sewage system.
22-Sep-2014 - The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) is collecting photos of pills and tablet in a database for use in apps to improve public safety.
People on the Move
22-Sep-2014 - Novo Nordisk is reportedly searching for obesity experts to staff an R&D centre, Merck Serono gets a new CEO, and we look at the latest biopharmaceutical hires.
18-Sep-2014 - Use of the muscle relaxant atracuriam to resuspend freeze-dried measles vaccines instead of the proper diluent almost certainly caused the death of more than a dozen Syrian infants according to the WHO.
Dispatches from ChemOutsourcing
18-Sep-2014 - After much discussion and some confusion , the ICH’s (International Conference on Harmonization) Q3D guideline , which will govern elemental impurities in final drug products, is expected to be finalized at the end of this month.
17-Sep-2014 - The US FDA has warned the public not to use any sterile medicines made by Downing-owned NuVision Pharmacy, Texas, which failed to comply with a recall order.
17-Sep-2014 - Shifting EMA oversight to DG Enterprise and Industry will put patients at greater risk of adverse events according to NGO Health Action International, which suspects EFPIA “had a hand” in European Commission reshuffle plan.