12-Dec-2013 - The US FDA has cited failure to assure an adequate cleaning system at Jubilant Life Science Spokane, Washington State facility, in a recent Warning Letter issued to the firm.
10-Dec-2013 - Sanofi has agreed to sell a life sciences park it owns on in Paris, France to public investment group, Caisse de Depots (CDC).
10-Dec-2013 - The US FDA has beefed up its Office of Generic Drugs (OGD), affording the division ‘super-office’ status in a move that reflects the growing importance of non-branded medicines in the world's biggest market.
09-Dec-2013 - A new SVP for business development and HR at Lundbeck and Enteris has created a Scientific Advisory Board - welcome to People on the Move.
09-Dec-2013 - ANVISA has set out what it expects of contractors that provide manufacturing, quality control services and drug storage in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil (DoU) and invited stakeholders to comment.
05-Dec-2013 - Drugmakers seeking ANDAs for certain solid dose, extended-release drugs will need to test what impact alcohol has on their products under new draft guidance on bioequivalence issued by the US FDA.
03-Dec-2013 - The Head of GSK's vaccine unit is off to Takeda, and Amgen has a new Board member - Welcome to in-Pharmatechnologist.com's People on the Move.
03-Dec-2013 - Asking qualified persons (QP) to certify that drug batches comply with manufacturing quality rules in destination EEA markets is unrealistic say groups commenting on proposed revisions to Annex 16 of the EU GMP guidelines.
02-Dec-2013 - A drug industry supply chain group has welcomed the introduction of new US laws designed to make it easier to track pharmaceuticals through the supply chain.
28-Nov-2013 - The US FDA has started work on a national track and trace system for pharmaceuticals after President Barack Obama signed the Drug Quality and Safety Act into law last night.
27-Nov-2013 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has hit Wockhardt with a second import alert this year, this time at its Chikalthana, India facility.
25-Nov-2013 - New appointments at AstraZeneca offshoot MedImmune, Pfizer and Immunocore in this week's in-Pharmatechnologist's People on the Move.
25-Nov-2013 - Merck Serono has announced plans to build an $80m plant for the production of diabetes and cardiovascular drugs in China.
21-Nov-2013 - The high cost of energy in the UK is having a negative impact on drug and chemical firms' ability to compete according to manufacturers quizzed by the Chemical Industries Association (CIA).
19-Nov-2013 - US authorities will soon have a new system capable of tracking drugs from the factory floor to the pharmacy shelf after the Senate passed the “Drug Quality and Security Bill” last night.
19-Nov-2013 - An industry group has called for greater regulatory harmonization in South America, arguing that both the drug industry and patients would benefit.
18-Nov-2013 - US Senators will debate pharmaceutical track and trace legislation later today in a session that could have a dramatic impact on how drug supply chains in the country are monitored.
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11-Nov-2013 - France-based biotech firms Genticel, TxCell and Neovacs all have new senior appointments in this week's People on the Move Gallery, perhaps more fittingly titled Les gens qui bougent...
07-Nov-2013 - Roche could restart its antibiotic development activities if a superbug busting drug candidate being developed by new partner Polyphor fulfils its early clinical promise.
07-Nov-2013 - Remediation at troubled Rocky Mount facility will continue into 2014 Hopira says as it awaits an inspection by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
06-Nov-2013 - The US FDA told us that China has “taken longer than FDA had hoped” in approving the visas of new FDA inspectors that would more than double the agency's presence in China.
05-Nov-2013 - In one of the largest healthcare fraud settlements in US history, Johnson & Johnson has pleaded guilty to introducing a misbranded drug and must pay approximately $2.2bn (€1.6bn) to resolve criminal and civil liability.
05-Nov-2013 - Payers should keep pharmaceutical firms’ quality records in mind when making purchasing decisions to help prevent drug shortages and stimulate manufacturing innovation according to the US FDA.
04-Nov-2013 - Teva has named an interim CEO days after previous chief Jeremy Levin stepped down amid rumours of boardroom disagreements, plus news from AstraZeneca, Shire and the CDER.
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