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Servier, Lab Founder in Drug Scandal, Dies at 92

April 17, 2014 8:07 am | News | Comments

Jacques Servier, the founder of France's second-largest pharmaceutical group who became ensnared in a scandal over a diabetes drug widely used for weight loss, has died.              


Pharmaceutical Printing Plant in Indiana to Close

April 17, 2014 8:01 am | News | Comments

The company that owns an Evansville, Indiana printing plant says it will be shutting it down in June and eliminating nearly 60 jobs.                    


Rommelag Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary

April 16, 2014 5:06 pm | by rommelag | News | Comments

Fifty years ago, rommelag revolutionized plastic packaging technology with BFS.                                                     


Smartphone Apps Remind Patients to Take Their Meds

April 16, 2014 1:34 pm | by Linda A. Johnson - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Medicine only helps if you take it properly. And adhering to an exact schedule of what to take, and when, can be challenging for patients who are forgetful or need to take several medications. Doctors warn about the consequences and urge patients to use various techniques, such as using divided pill boxes or putting their pill bottles beside their toothbrush.


GlaxoSmithKline Discloses New Bribery Inquiries

April 16, 2014 12:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is looking into allegations of bribery within its operations in Jordan and Lebanon. The company said Wednesday that it started looking into the conduct of "a small number of individuals" in December. It says the investigation is ongoing.


Stainless Steel Overbraided Hose

April 16, 2014 12:17 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | AdvantaPure | Product Releases | Comments

This stainless steel overbraided PTFE hose, called APFOS, provides the purity of PTFE fluoropolymer with the durability and enhanced pressure carrying capabilities of stainless steel.

Tablet Deduster For Nutraceuticals

April 16, 2014 12:06 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Introducing a new tablet deduster ideally suited for the sort of smaller batch, lower-margin production seen in the nutraceuticals industry. 

Smart Packaging

April 16, 2014 10:36 am | by Mike Auerbach, Editor-in Chief | Blogs | Comments

While smart companies consider the final packaging of their product concurrently with the development of the product, sometimes it’s evident that even the smartest companies fail to consider every aspect of their packaging when it finally comes in contact with the consumer.


Tablet Coating Musts

April 16, 2014 9:21 am | by Mike Tousey, Techceuticals | Articles | Comments

When it comes to coating tablets there are musts that really count and then there are the other things.                         

Painkillers Linked to Risk Increase of Irregular Heartbeat

April 16, 2014 9:11 am | Videos | Comments

Older adults who take aspirin and ibuprofen may face added heart risk.                              


EMA Reports Vials of Falsified Herceptin Identified

April 16, 2014 8:41 am | News | Comments

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has been informed that vials of the cancer medicine Herceptin (trastuzumab), thought to have been stolen in Italy, including from hospitals, have been tampered with and re-introduced under false credentials into the supply chain in some countries.


Study Finds Signs of Brain Changes in Pot Smokers

April 16, 2014 8:35 am | by MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say. The young adults who volunteered for the study were not dependent on pot, nor did they show any marijuana-related problems.


Judge Blocks Massachusetts Ban on Painkiller

April 16, 2014 8:26 am | by STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press | News | Comments

The judge issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday after Zogenix argued in a lawsuit that the ban issued by Gov. Deval Patrick is unconstitutional. The judge said Massachusetts appears to have overstepped its authority in banning a federally approved medication.


BioAlliance Pharma and Topotarget Announce Merger Agreement

April 16, 2014 8:22 am | News | Comments

BioAlliance Pharma SA and Topotarget A/S today announced their intention to merge to create an orphan oncology company with a highly complementary pipeline of late-stage products addressing significant unmet medical needs.     


QIAGEN Announces Facility Changes

April 16, 2014 8:13 am | News | Comments

QIAGEN today announced plans to combine its three Maryland sites into two campuses and invest an additional $10 million to accommodate expected future growth. The company will close its current site at Gaithersburg, Maryland and move the Gaithersburg activities to nearby Germantown, Maryland, by early 2015.



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