25-Nov-2015 - Manipulated employee records and English-only training materials were among violations cited by the US FDA at two Indian plants, but Sandoz is confident these will be resolved.
25-Nov-2015 - Thermofisher Scientific has stopped selling two agars used in pharmaceutical industry control labs, citing a worldwide shortage of the seaweed used to make them.
24-Nov-2015 - Tweaks to EU orphan drug rules (OD) may be needed to accommodate Ebola treatment development and block industry attempts to delay generic entry says the European Commission.
23-Nov-2015 - The boards of Pfizer and Allergan yesterday signed a $160bn merger that will create the world’s biggest pharmaceutical company.
19-Nov-2015 - A professor who conducted fast-track trials during last year’s Ebola outbreak says next time such trials must be part of humanitarian response… because there will be a next time.
18-Nov-2015 - The CEO of Immuno Biotech who said he only employs “beautiful women” and noted a candidate’s lipstick and high heels on her job application has been fined for sex discrimination.
17-Nov-2015 - Out-of-place softgel capsules have led to the suspension of manufacturing at a site in France, and Catalent says the problem is almost certainly due to malicious actions.
13-Nov-2015 - Specialty pharmacy Philidor Rx has been forced to fold as its sole customer Valeant distances itself from claims their relationship broke the law.
12-Nov-2015 - The UK regulatory agency is recruiting for medical assessors, but with drug-device combinations, biologics and personalised medicines making the job more complex, do you have what it takes?
11-Nov-2015 - Pfizer has issued a recall of more than 20,000 bottles of Xanax after discovering the strength of the batch may be weaker than labelled.
11-Nov-2015 - In the second setback for Dr Reddy’s within a week, the District Court of Delaware has granted a temporary restraining order preventing the company from selling esomeprazole, the generic version of AstraZeneca’s Nexium.
09-Nov-2015 - Dr Reddy’s shares have slumped 14% after the company received an FDA Warning Letter over manufacturing conditions at three Indian sites.
05-Nov-2015 - A UK government report on accelerated access to medicines proposes overhauling conditional licensing and reimbursement pathways to drive drug development.
04-Nov-2015 - Inconsistent tablet colour and issues with compressing procedures have landed Indiana OTC maker American Family Pharmacy (AFP) with a US FDA warning letter.
03-Nov-2015 - Pfizer says there were no safety or quality problems with the drugs made at the Chinese site reportedly issued with a 483 for expired materials and missing paperwork.
03-Nov-2015 - The FDA last week issued a warning letter to Novartis following inspections of two Sandoz plants in India in 2014.
02-Nov-2015 - The European Commission plans to introduce a waiver to supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) to stimulate pharma manufacturing in Europe.
02-Nov-2015 - Sanofi’s mass recall of faulty auto-injectors will cost the French company about €100m ($110m), its CFO says.
29-Oct-2015 - Younger women are less likely than younger men to be prescribed or fill their medication after a heart attack, new research shows.
26-Oct-2015 - The number of clinical trials given the green light in Russia has increased 13% in the third quarter of the year, which could be thanks in part to a reduction in red tape.
22-Oct-2015 - Around 500,000 doses of unlicensed erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs have been seized by the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
21-Oct-2015 - An advisor to the pharma industry on M&A says the current boom in pharma valuations will not last, and R&D cost pressures will reshape firms of the future.