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.
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.
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).
17-Jul-2014 - Three batches of the seizure drug midazolam made by UK CMO Penn Pharma are being recalled over concerns that packaging problems may affect its concentration.
17-Jul-2014 - The CDSCO has accused international “vested interests” of labelling counterfeit drugs as “made in India” to damage the reputation of the country’s pharmaceutical industry and launched a scheme to reward people who report fakes.
17-Jul-2014 - Pharma groups and patients have objected to US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to destroy prescription medicines personally imported into the US by patients.
16-Jul-2014 - Cited with data quality issues, Italian API manufacturer Trifarma has until July 24 to respond to a litany of requests from the US FDA.
15-Jul-2014 - Abbott has sold its generics business to Mylan in a deal worth approximately $5.3bn (€3.9bn).
10-Jul-2014 - Mumbai-based drugmaker Cipla has announced it will invest “up to £100m” ($171m) in drug development in the UK.
10-Jul-2014 - The Indian industry group that accused US Big Pharma of anti-Indian tactics last week has said there is room for both generics firms and innovators.
10-Jul-2014 - Pharma technology provider Waters as agreed with the Chinese Pharmacopoeia Commission (ChP) to establish a joint open laboratory to develop new pharmacopoeia standards.
09-Jul-2014 - The US FDA has given stakeholders more time to comment on the 40-year old monograph system used to regulate OTC drugs and reiterated its concerns that the approach does not allow it to keep up with new drug safety testing advances.
09-Jul-2014 - Indian drugmakers must invest heavily in compliance processes in response to the US FDA’s “aggressive surveillance” and inspection programme, a Standard & Poor report has said.
09-Jul-2014 - Apotex is getting reprimanded once again for its API facility in Bangalore, India, after the company failed to adequately respond to an FDA Form 483 over data integrity issues, according to an FDA warning letter dated June 16 .
08-Jul-2014 - The current model of antibiotic development “is broken,” says the Professor of Pharmaceutical Innovation at Kings College, London, who told in-Pharmatechnologist.com the key to encouraging antibiotics manufacture is lightening companies’ regulatory burden.
07-Jul-2014 - An oral solid dose manufacturing plant in Bangalore, India operated by CMO Kemwell Biopharma has passed a customer-prompted audit by European regulators and had its cGMP status renewed for the next three years.
07-Jul-2014 - This week's pharmaceutical changes begin with the election of Reuters' head to the Board of Pfizer.
07-Jul-2014 - In a sweeping report on the industry as a whole, the European Commission says that with an annual output of €220bn, and nearly 800,000 employees, the pharma industry is vital for the EU economy, though more needs to be done to meet its full potential.
03-Jul-2014 - Elelyso has been certified as kosher by a US Jewish group, which says the process used to make the lysosomal storage disease drug means it conforms to religious dietary laws.
03-Jul-2014 - Indian drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical has recalled 200 vials of the cancer drug gemcitabine in the US over concerns about its sterility.
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