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.
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 planned European Commission reshuffle.
16-Sep-2014 - The UK’s NICE says it will go over drug companies’ heads and get clinical trial data from regulators if sponsors fail to supply their results.
16-Sep-2014 - As the EMA has announced that the main objectives of its pharmacovigilance legislation are largely being achieved , the agency is still implementing a number of the individual modules that make up the over-arching law.
15-Sep-2014 - The EU commission plans to strip DG Sanco of responsibility for the running the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and hand it to the directorate in charge of enterprise and industry.
15-Sep-2014 - Hospira has pulled a lot of heparin sodium after human hair discovered in vial.
15-Sep-2014 - Who's in, who's out: all the latest changes in senior pharmaceutical appointments.
11-Sep-2014 - High importation costs and country-to-country differences in national healthcare systems mean drugmakers will continue to vary the cost of products in Africa according to an industry analyst.
11-Sep-2014 - The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) says Twitter, Facebook and smartphone apps could soon be used to gather adverse drug reactions (ADRs).
10-Sep-2014 - A new list of biopharmaceuticals published by the US FDA provides limited information with only the entries for Neupogen, Perjecta and Granix including expiry dates.
09-Sep-2014 - Hyperion says it is “shocked and disheartened” after discovering Phase III trial data for a type 1 diabetes candidate was manipulated by employees of recently acquired Andromeda Biotech.
09-Sep-2014 - US authorities have arrested Glenn Chin, a supervising pharmacist they say was involved in compounding the contaminated injections behind an outbreak of fungal meningitis that struck 751 patients and killed 64 in 2012.
08-Sep-2014 - Plus senior hires at Merck Serono, Astellas, the European Medicines Agency, and more.
08-Sep-2014 - The drug industry and regulators have teamed up to develop a smartphone app to make the gathering and reporting of adverse drug reactions easier.
08-Sep-2014 - The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) last week offered up a preview to its plan to help manufacturers avoid or mitigate drug shortages due to manufacturing or quality issues.
04-Sep-2014 - Divested sterile manufacturer Ben Venue has continued to cause trouble for Boehringer Ingelheim with a second recall this year of an injectable drug made at the now defunct site.
03-Sep-2014 - Canadian drugmaker Intellipharmaceutics has developed a kill-switch formulation it says will prevent drug misuse and accidental overdoses.
03-Sep-2014 - Industry group TransCelerate Biopharma has developed a new recommended approach for protecting patients’ personal data in Clinical Study Reports (CSRs) shared with researchers, patients and others as part of plans to release more data under consideration in the EU and US.
02-Sep-2014 - Millions of fake pharmaceuticals seized earlier today were imported from Asia by an organised crime group that planned to sell them online say European law enforcement agencies that co-ordinated the swoop.
01-Sep-2014 - The US FDA has criticised the Compounding Shop and Zion Rx Formulations Services for making unapproved and contaminated drugs.
01-Sep-2014 - Our People on the Move column tracks pharma's movers and shakers.
01-Sep-2014 - The US FDA import ban imposed on Apotex in 2009 was legal and the firm was not treated more harshly than generics rival Teva according to a State Department arbitration panel.
29-Aug-2014 - Baxter International has donated intravenous fluids to aid organisations treating Ebola infected patients in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
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