27-Jan-2015 - Pfizer says it is considering breaking up the company in 2015, or alternatively continuing its pursuit of a major acquisition.
26-Jan-2015 - Pharma firms that break the law could be fined one percent of their blockbuster drug revenues if proposed US legislation is introduced.
26-Jan-2015 - A second man has received a prison sentence after counterfeit vials of a Roche cancer drug containing no API were seized in 2012.
26-Jan-2015 - Syriza's election victory may prompt drugmakers already burdened with unpaid Greek bills to rethink their presence in the country according to one analyst.
22-Jan-2015 - Draft guidance distinguishing wearable medical devices from ‘general wellness’ devices could slow pharma’s adoption of such data in the short-term, according to an analyst.
22-Jan-2015 - Drug industry execs at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland were told they are no longer best placed to develop antibiotics by a panel who said Governments should lead efforts to create these vital new drugs.
22-Jan-2015 - President Obama in his State of the Union address has called for the power to personally make stronger trade agreements – bringing divisive EU deal TTIP closer to adoption and angering campaigners for drugs access.
21-Jan-2015 - Rules governing when drugmakers should warn regulators about supply interruptions need to take mitigation plans into account according to European industry groups.
21-Jan-2015 - The EMA has responded to feedback from generic drugmakers by broadening an assessment sharing pilot to regulators outside the EU.
20-Jan-2015 - Following Wockhardt’s decision to cease supplying APIs to the EU market, the UK drug regulator MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) has updated its statement of noncompliance to include all APIs made from the India-based manufacturer.
19-Jan-2015 - in-Pharmatechnologist.com takes a look at the People on the Move this week.
15-Jan-2015 - The value of the Swiss franc fluctuated today after the country’s central bank abandoned its minimum Euro exchange rate in a shock move that saw shares in Roche, Novartis, Actelion, SGS and Lonza fall.
14-Jan-2015 - The US FDA has rejected Pharmexcil claims it no longer informs Indian regulators of manufacturing plant inspections and said its policy is to invite host-country inspectors to attend visits.
14-Jan-2015 - Industry groups PhRMA, BIO and GPhA are petitioning the Supreme Court to overturn a local law that requires pharma companies to cough up payment for safe disposal of medicines which make their way to one county.
13-Jan-2015 - Did you know that throughout the nineteenth century, vaccination left a scar known as “the mark of the beast”? Or that parents believed vaccination would cause children to grow cows’ horns?
13-Jan-2015 - The WHO Executive Board prepares for a special Ebola meeting, CEO leaves troubled biotech, and senior staff hired at Bayer and Immunocore...
13-Jan-2015 - Industry won’t see much of an initial impact from the US FDA’s newly formed Office of Pharmaceutical Quality, though in a couple of years the agency will have more benchmarks and new technology to find and single out the worst manufacturers.
12-Jan-2015 - The record number of orphan drugs approved in Europe last year reflects the pharma industry’s need to refill pipelines and scientific advances says Genetic Alliance UK
12-Jan-2015 - The US FDA has published an import alert for an Australian manufacturing site of Eli Lilly after the agency found that its Cialis pills were tainted with the active ingredient of another popular ED (erectile dysfunction) drug -- Pfizer’s Viagra.
12-Jan-2015 - Mylan lawsuit accusing Celgene of using REMS to block generic Revlimid and Thalomid should go to trial says US Court.
08-Jan-2015 - Regulatory enforcement saw fewer counterfeit drug websites in 2014 but sellers are turning to YouTube and social media sites to advertise their products, according to the MHRA.
08-Jan-2015 - Hospira has recalled ten lots of injectable Mitoxantrone it says are subpotent and contain impurities.
07-Jan-2015 - The US FDA says it will stick to its policy on orphan drug exclusivity despite a conflicting court ruling.
07-Jan-2015 - India’s CDSCO (Central Drugs Standard Control Organization) has released a new draft bill that would amend the country’s landmark law governing pharmaceuticals from 1940.
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