The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and
Associations (EFPIA) has called for a ban on the repackaging of
medicines as part of a "zero tolerance" approach to the growing
problem of counterfeit medicines in...
Switzerland-based Schweizerhall appears to have circumnavigated
patent law, with approval of its generic version of Bristol-Myers
Squibb's (BSM) and Sanofi-Aventis' Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate)
in Germany "expected...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) believes that the
contamination of Baxter's blood thinner heparin, which has been
linked to 62 deaths in the US, may have been due to the deliberate
replacement of some ingredients with...
Pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors and retailers alike have
welcomed a unanimous vote by the California State Board of Pharmacy
to delay for another two years the implementation of electronic
pedigree requirements for tracking...
The globalisation of the supply chain increasingly challenges the
US Food and Drug Administration's ability to ensure the quality of
pharmaceuticals on the US market, acknowledges the acting director
of the agency's Center...
Novartis has lent impetus to the growing trend towards
philanthropic R&D in the pharmaceutical industry by opening a
new research institute in Siena, Italy "with a non-profit
mission to exclusively focus on the development...
Chinese outsourcing firm Radiant Pharma & Tech is blasting
through the stereotypes being pinned on companies operating in
low-cost economies, with the relatively young firm hoping to give
companies in established markets a run...
Members of the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association
(SOCMA) have slammed competitors from emerging markets, claiming
poor quality goods and lack of technological competence in regions
such as China, India and Eastern...