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Ex-Sanofi CEO Joins PureTech's Board of Directors

February 27, 2015 8:09 am | News | Comments

PureTech, a science and technology R&D company focused  on identifying, inventing and commercializing disruptive products and technologies in the healthcare sector, has announced the appointment of Christopher Viehbacher, former CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of Sanofi, to its Board of Directors.

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Court: J&J Must Pay South Carolina $136M for Deceptive Drug Marketing

February 27, 2015 8:00 am | by MEG KINNARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

South Carolina's high court says a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary should pay the state $136 million over deceptive drug marketing of an anti-psychotic drug.

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GARDASIL®9 Recommended by CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Females Aged 9-26 and Males Aged 9-21

February 26, 2015 3:33 pm | News | Comments

Merck has announced that the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to include GARDASIL® 9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) in the recommendations for use of HPV vaccines.

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Life Sentence for German Nurse Who Killed Patients

February 26, 2015 3:21 pm | News | Comments

A German court sentenced a male nurse to life in prison on for killing patients with overdoses of heart medication that he confessed to administering because he enjoyed trying to revive them.

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Catalent Expands European Clinical Packaging Capabilities

February 26, 2015 3:01 pm | News | Comments

Catalent Pharma Solutions has announced several expanded capabilities within its European Clinical Supply Services network. The expansions have been implemented in response to increased customer demand for specialty clinical packaging, where the proportion of highly-potent or temperature-sensitive investigational medical products continues to increase.

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Presidential Panel: Base Quarantines, Other Outbreak Decisions on Science

February 26, 2015 12:10 pm | by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Attempts to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa were a mistake, the president's bioethics advisers said Thursday.

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Ebola Doctor: Media, Politicians Fueled the Public's Fear

February 26, 2015 10:45 am | by TOM McELROY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola virus and rode the subway system and dined out before he developed symptoms said the media and politicians could have done a better job by educating people on the science of it instead of focusing on their fears.

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Lawsuit Alleges Beneful Dog Food Killed Pets

February 26, 2015 8:39 am | Videos | Comments

Nestle Purina, the maker of Beneful, denies the claims in the lawsuit and says similar class-action lawsuits have been dismissed in the past.

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New Warning About CDIFF Superbug

February 26, 2015 8:34 am | Videos | Comments

Dr. Richard Besser discusses the CDC report saying the bug is responsible for nearly 29,000 deaths in the U.S. every year.

Study Needed to Settle if Anesthesia Poses Risk to Babies

February 26, 2015 8:23 am | by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Studies of baby animals have long suggested that going under anesthesia can have some harmful effects on a developing brain. Now some scientists want to find out whether those same drugs may pose subtle risks for human babies and toddlers.

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Oklahoma Right to Try Drug Measure Approved by House Committee

February 26, 2015 8:18 am | by TIM TALLEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Legislation that would give terminally ill patients in Oklahoma access to experimental medications that are not yet on pharmacy shelves could restore a sense of dignity to those who are dying, the measure's author said Wednesday.

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FDA Approves New Antibiotic Combo from Actavis

February 26, 2015 8:11 am | News | Comments

Federal health officials have approved a new antibiotic combination to treat several hard-to-treat infections. The drug contains two ingredients, cephalosporin and avibactam, designed to help fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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Biota Pharmaceuticals to Acquire Anaconda Pharma

February 26, 2015 8:07 am | News | Comments

Biota Pharmaceuticals has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Anaconda Pharma, a privately-held biotechnology company based in Paris, France. Anaconda Pharma's lead candidate is AP611074, a patented, direct-acting antiviral in development.

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Quality Management System

February 26, 2015 3:26 am | by MOTTO SYSTEMS PVT LTD | Product Releases | Comments

GMPPro is a software product specifically designed and developed for the life science and pharmaceutical industries to manage day to day compliance requirements in Procurement / Stores / Production / Quality Control / Quality Assurance / Manufacturing and Engineering departments. GMPPro is a highly capable software product that manages pharmaceutical processes with inbuilt cGMPs. ...

Report: FDA Recalls Fell in Fourth Quarter of 2014

February 25, 2015 3:42 pm | by Andrew Szal, Editor, Pharmaceutical Processing | News | Comments

A recent report found that recalls of products overseen by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fell during the final quarter of 2014 but the number of affected units increased.  

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