18-Dec-2014 - The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’ for you – enjoy. Happy Holidays!
17-Dec-2014 - Big Pharma firms’ exposure to Russia’s volatile rouble is limited and planned manufacturing investments will go ahead according to observers.
17-Dec-2014 - The US FDA has set up a committee to provide advice on scientific, technical and medical issues concerning drug compounding.
17-Dec-2014 - The US FDA is now calling for prescribing information intended for health care professionals to be distributed electronically, with few exceptions.
16-Dec-2014 - Patients and pharmacists can now use smartphones to check biologics are genuine with a new Merck Serono tech launched to combat counterfeiters' growing interest in high-value biopharma drugs.
16-Dec-2014 - The US FDA is requiring Pfizer to slap yet another warning label on its antipsychotic Geodon (ziprasidone).
15-Dec-2014 - Novartis's CEO becomes President of EFPIA, a new head of R&D for Genentech, and more People on the Move.
11-Dec-2014 - The Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance says the quality of US FDA inspections has “significantly deteriorated” this year, and their approach is creating a climate of fear among Indian manufacturers.
09-Dec-2014 - Experts at CPHI India say companies failing manufacturing inspections need to be more honest with their data.
09-Dec-2014 - The US Government has dropped charges against senior Lilly scientists accused of sharing company secrets.
08-Dec-2014 - New draft guidance from the US FDA related to track-and-trace legislation facilitates the transfer of both paper and electronic accounts of transaction info, history and statements for manufacturers, repackagers and wholesale distributors.
04-Dec-2014 - The World Health Organisation says its prequalification scheme gives free help to makers of selected APIs, drugs and vaccines who want to boost their standards and access international markets.
04-Dec-2014 - Pfizer scientists wont have to run track, just share data to help catch sports cheats who use candidate drugs to enhance performance according to the World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA).
03-Dec-2014 - Another warning letter has landed in the hands of Ranbaxy execs, this time from German regulators charging the company with failing to comply with GMP standards.
03-Dec-2014 - Drugmakers that include China in multi-regional trials will need to submit dossiers filed elsewhere for review, open up non-Chinese sites to CFDA inspection and consider additional local studies under draft guidelines issued by Beijing regulators.
02-Dec-2014 - Novartis’ seasonal flu vaccine Fluad has been deemed safe by the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) after testing the two batches connected to over a dozen deaths.
01-Dec-2014 - Expert advice was key to persuading AstraZeneca to build a £120m ($188m) manufacturing plant in the UK according to the MHRA, which says the same help is available to all drugmakers free of charge.
01-Dec-2014 - The EMA is investigating over a dozen deaths in connection with Novartis’ flu vaccine Fluad, following the suspension of two batches in Italy.
01-Dec-2014 - Singaporean companies are looking for scientists, while China and India need execs – but don’t count on moving to Japan, says jobs expert Doris Chin.
26-Nov-2014 - Bipartisan bills introduced in the US House of Representatives and the Senate would give manufacturers of Ebola therapies vouchers to speed up review of a drug of their choice.
25-Nov-2014 - The two guidelines offer help to manufacturers looking to use potentially hazardous phthalates as excipients in drugs, as well as those that have shared facilities where multiple drugs are produced.
25-Nov-2014 - The lack of women on pharma boards is well-known, so why are companies still slow to balance the genders? A recruiter tells us the problem is “demand, not supply” and why quotas aren't a simple fix.
25-Nov-2014 - Two pharma giants are today looking for new employees after pushing out the CEO of Lundbeck and a Novartis researcher for rule-breaking.
24-Nov-2014 - As FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg wraps up her trip in China it looks like the FDA is creating a stronger bond with its Chinese counterparts as the FDA looks to triple its staff there.
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