A rheumatoid arthritis drug developed by Franco-German company
Aventis has been linked to the deaths of five patients in Japan,
prompting the company to warn against prescribing the drug to
people with respiratory problems.
A new metal detector capable of picking up ferrous and stainless
steel contamination within aluminium foil wrapped products has been
developed. Manufactured by German technology firm Sartorius, the
product, called the Observer, promises...
The US Biotechnology Industry Organisation has come out in support
of European legislation that it says will require extensive tests
to be conducted on so-called 'biosimilar' versions of biological
The US government's attempt to reform the federal Medicare system
to provide a prescription benefit for the elderly and disabled has
been slammed by the Democrats, who believe it will prevent US
states from negotiating price...
European clinical researchers have launched a campaign calling on
the European Parliament and Commission to repeal a new Directive on
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) on the grounds that it will hinder the
conduct of non-commercial trials.
The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg has thrown out
allegations by the European Commission that Bayer, the German
pharmaceutical firm, had established a cartel agreement with its
wholesalers to restrict the trade flow of its...
Health care major Abbott Laboratories says has received a US Food
and Drug Administration (FDA) letter giving its diagnostic
manufacturing operations, in Lake County, Illinois a near clean
bill of health.
For the past 10 years, drug companies have paid the US Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) fees to review each drug they want
approved, on the grounds that the increased funding for the agency
would accelerate review times and shorten...
A UK-based animal rights group has passed video footage of alleged
animal cruelty at a facility in Germany run by US contract research
company Covance to the Ministry of Environment in