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31-Aug-2015 - New US drug shortages this year are running roughly at the same levels as the last two years, and far below the record highs seen earlier this decade, the US...
31-Aug-2015 - The US FDA has found no systemic issues affecting the safety or efficacy of generics clinically tested at GVK BioSciences, but says it supports Europe’s ban of around 700 products.
28-Aug-2015 - The US FDA has published long-awaited guidelines on the non-proprietary naming of biological products, but biosimilar makers say adding a random four-letter suffix could needlessly complicate the prescribing system.
27-Aug-2015 - Nitroglycerin could make cancer drugs more effective say researchers trying to use the dynamite ingredient to help destroy tumours.
27-Aug-2015 - Novo Nordisk has confirmed it will build an API plant in the US, telling this publication a desire to have manufacturing capacity in the key market for its oral diabetes candidate,...
27-Aug-2015 - US researchers say 3-D printed microscopic fish robots will allow intelligent drug delivery.
27-Aug-2015 - A UK man has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for smuggling illegal erectile dysfunction drugs following an MHRA investigation.
27-Aug-2015 - Product problems for Allergan and Danish Leo Pharma, plus the Japanese regulator reviews a Bristol-Myers Squibb mAb.
27-Aug-2015 - Novo Nordisk could spend up to $2bn (€1.8bn) on two facilities to support its diabetes portfolio, including an oral long-acting GLP-1 analogue set to enter Phase III trials.
26-Aug-2015 - The Japanese Government says consolidation of the country’s generics sector is needed to secure supplies.
26-Aug-2015 - Pharma firms developing inhalable drugs often fail to test that their formulations are compatible with their intended delivery devices early enough according to the Intertek team behind research stressing the...
26-Aug-2015 - The UK regulator is launching a calculator to help pharma companies calculate the fees for drug applications.
25-Aug-2015 - Royal DSM will make up to 1100 staff redundant by the end of 2017 to cut costs following the formation of its Sinochem JV and pharma products deal with Patheon.
25-Aug-2015 - A GSK facility in Memphis Tennessee which was scheduled to be sold off will now receive $2m to improve its manufacturing infrastructure.
25-Aug-2015 - The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has refused to review a challenge to Acorda Therapeutics’ patents from a group trying to block “abusive” IP claims.
25-Aug-2015 - Mylan will run Perrigo as a wholly-owned subsidiary if it acquires between 50-80% of shares, the firm has clarified.
25-Aug-2015 - Regis Technologies has opened a site for manufacturing highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients (HPAPIs) in Illinois.
24-Aug-2015 - Google has announced plans to launch its life sciences team as a standalone unit under its new Alphabet structure.
24-Aug-2015 - Pfizer has received the final regulatory clearances to acquire Hospira but the US FTC says it must divests four sterile injectable products.
24-Aug-2015 - Peptide maker AmbioPharma will invest $18.8m to expand its manufacturing operations in South Carolina in a move that it claims will create 100 jobs.
24-Aug-2015 - Drugmakers trying to make blue or green pills for the US market have a new option after the FDA approved a bacteria-derived extract developed by Colorcon for pharma applications.
21-Aug-2015 - The UK’s Biomedical Catalyst funding scheme encourages investors to back innovative biopharma research and should be continued according to the BioIndustry Association (BIA).
20-Aug-2015 - Merck & Co. has recalled two chemotherapy products because of cracked caps, including one it manufactures for Novartis’ Sandoz.
20-Aug-2015 - Valeant Pharmaceuticals is set to buy Addyi maker Sprout Pharmaceuticals under a $1bn (€895m) deal agreed today.
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