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Catalent Appoints New Asia Pacific President

October 28, 2014 9:10 am | News | Comments

Catalent today announced the promotion of Australia Country General Manager, Mark Bisset, to President, Catalent Asia Pacific. He succeeds David Heyens who has announced that he plans to retire from Catalent on December 31st 2014.    

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Ebola: Race for a Vaccine

October 28, 2014 9:04 am | Videos | Comments

Health officials say a vaccine against Ebola could be ready in 2015.                               

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Flu Vaccine Shipments Delayed

October 28, 2014 8:58 am | Videos | Comments

Some key shipments of flu vaccine are delayed this season forcing some health care providers to put off vaccinations.                      

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How Some Colored Contacts Could Permanently Damage Your Eyes

October 28, 2014 8:53 am | Videos | Comments

The U.S. government is working to seize all colored contacts not approved by the FDA.                            

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CDC: New Restrictions for Those at High Ebola Risk

October 28, 2014 8:45 am | by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

U.S. health officials are recommending that people who are at highest risk for coming down with Ebola avoid commercial travel or attending large public gatherings, even if they have no symptoms. The CDC issued the updated advice to state and local officials on Monday.

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Feds vs. States: Who Decides on Ebola Quarantines

October 28, 2014 8:41 am | by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

For Americans wondering why President Barack Obama hasn't forced all states to follow a single, national rule for isolating potential Ebola patients, the White House has a quick retort: Talk to the Founding Fathers.      

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Amgen Beats Third Quarter Estimates While Shrinking Workforce

October 28, 2014 8:31 am | by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Amgen said Monday that its earnings fell in the third quarter on charges from an ongoing restructuring effort, but the biotech drugmaker's adjusted results still surpassed Wall Street expectations.         

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Sanofi Shares Plunge Due to Diabetes Drug Pricing Pressures

October 28, 2014 8:20 am | News | Comments

Sanofi saw its stock price plunge today after it reported a slide in quarterly earnings and warned of pricing pressure on its blockbuster diabetes treatment in the U.S. Sanofi shares fell 8.4 percent to 76.39 euros, forfeiting gains in the run-up to the announcement.

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Pfizer Beats Wall Street Third Quarter Forecasts

October 28, 2014 8:13 am | News | Comments

On a per-share basis, the New York-based company said it had profit of 42 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and to account for discontinued operations, were 57 cents per share.          

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Swissmedic Approves Trial for Ebola Vaccine

October 28, 2014 7:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Swiss agency that regulates new drugs has approved an application for a clinical trial with an experimental Ebola vaccine at the Lausanne University Hospital. Swissmedic said the trial will be conducted among 120 volunteer participants with support from the U.N. World Health Organization.

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Novartis Posts Strong Profit

October 28, 2014 7:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Novartis AG has posted a 45 percent rise in net profit in the third quarter, boosted by strong sales of new products such as Gilenya for multiple sclerosis and the leukemia drug Tasigna. The Basel, Switzerland-based company's reported quarterly net profit was $3.24B

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Manual Cleaning in an OSD Facility – Will it Ever Go Away??

October 27, 2014 3:30 pm | by Michael Vileikis, IPS-Integrated Project Services | Blogs | Comments

As processes, procedures and perceptions have matured the apparent risks associated with manual cleaning have become a frequently discussed topic throughout the pharmaceutical industry.           

U.S. Army Troops Isolated After Africa Duty Tour

October 27, 2014 1:21 pm | by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Pentagon says dozens of Army soldiers and their two-star general are being isolated at their base in Vicenza, Italy, as they return after serving in West Africa to help with the Ebola fight.          

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Colleagues: US Doctor with Ebola Was Very Careful

October 27, 2014 9:14 am | by BOUBACAR DIALLO, Associated Press | News | Comments

An American doctor who caught Ebola while treating patients in Guinea was a hard worker who conscientiously followed safety procedures, two colleagues said Saturday. Craig Spencer is being treated for Ebola in New York City after coming down with a fever on Thursday, about a week after he returned from Guinea.

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Governors Stress Home Quarantine for Ebola Workers

October 27, 2014 9:11 am | by FRANK ELTMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

State leaders in New York and New Jersey are at odds with scientists over Ebola as the states' governors back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa, while the nation's top infectious-disease expert warns that such restrictions are unnecessary and could discourage volunteers from aiding disease-ravaged countries.

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