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Administration: No Quick Fix if Court Kills Health Subsidies

February 25, 2015 8:33 am | by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama's health secretary told Congress Tuesday that she has no administrative actions available to fix the "massive damage to our health care system" that would result should the Supreme Court invalidate federal subsidies that help millions of Americans buy health care coverage.

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UN Health Agency Urges Europe to Step Up Measles Vaccination

February 25, 2015 8:28 am | News | Comments

The World Health Organization is urging Europe to step up measles vaccination efforts as countries report thousands of cases of the disease.

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Study: Pills Before and After Sex Can Help Prevent HIV

February 25, 2015 8:24 am | by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

The study, done in France and Canada, is the first to test "on demand" use of Truvada, a pill combining two AIDS drugs, by people planning to have risky sex. The uninfected men who took it were 86 percent less likely to get HIV compared to men given dummy pills.

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Takeda Expands Pharma Operations in Singapore

February 25, 2015 8:14 am | News | Comments

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Japan's largest drug company, has expanded its Singapore operations by relocating its emerging markets business unit to the city-state from Zurich, executives said at an inauguration ceremony Wednesday.

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GSK's Nonprescription Diet Pill Back in Stores After Recall

February 25, 2015 8:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GSK voluntary recalled Alli last March after finding some packages in stores didn't contain real alli, indicating tampering after shipment. The Food and Drug Administration is still investigating.

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Container Liner

February 24, 2015 4:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Container liner is designed to protect freight and cargo being shipped in both 20’ and 40’ foot ocean containers as well as domestic 53 'ft long trucks.

Report: Vitamin Supplement Market Expected to Increase by 60 Percent by 2020

February 24, 2015 3:19 pm | by Andrew Szal, Editor, Pharmaceutical Processing | News | Comments

The analysis by New York-based Persistence Market Research predicted Vitamin D supplements would lead the growth in the industry over that span. The report expects increasing geriatric populations, particularly in Asia, to bolster demand for Vitamin D.

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California Lawmakers Consider Soft Drink Warning Label

February 24, 2015 2:23 pm | by Andrew Szal, Editor, Pharmaceutical Processing | News | Comments

A prominent California lawmaker will again seek to place warning labels on soft drinks and other beverages containing added sugar, while industry groups gear up to combat the effort.

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Turing Pharmaceuticals Launches - Management Team Announced

February 24, 2015 1:22 pm | News | Comments

Turing Pharmaceuticals AG announced its official launch today, along with news of three acquisitions for its commercial operations and development pipeline.  The company also introduced its senior management team.

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Watchdog Group Seeks US Ban of Antifungal Tablets

February 24, 2015 11:34 am | News | Comments

A consumer safety group is calling on the U.S Food and Drug Administration to pull certain antifungal tablets off the market, saying there are safer medicines that do not carry risks of liver damage.

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Huntingdon Life Sciences and Harlan Laboratories to Operate Under New Brand and Name

February 24, 2015 11:11 am | News | Comments

Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) and Harlan Laboratories have announced that the two companies will be rebranded to reflect the new integrated management structure that has been put in place and the broader product and service offerings of the combined organizations.

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Photo of the Day: Medical Marijuana in Hawaii

February 24, 2015 10:40 am | by Mike Auerbach, Editor-In-Chief | News | Comments

Michelle Tippens, of Honolulu, talks about the need for medical marijuana dispensaries at the Hawaii Legislature.

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Manufacturing Execution System

February 24, 2015 10:31 am | by Werum IT Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

The new PAS-X V3.1.7 software offers new levels of usability, and serves to further improve overall operational efficiencies. With PAS-X V3.1.7, the dialog for electronic batch recording was given a new design to optimally support production plant personnel in performing their tasks.

External Tablet Lubrication System

February 24, 2015 10:22 am | by Pharma Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

PharmaSpray is PTI’s unique external tablet lubrication system that sprays dry lubricant continuously onto tablet press punch tips and die walls, delivering a consistent amount of dry lubricant onto the tablet over time. Excess lubricant is eliminated by vacuum suction on the side of the spray nozzle, then collected in a double bag discharge system.

FDA Approves Farydak for Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

February 24, 2015 10:14 am | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Farydak (panobinostat) for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma is a form of blood cancer that arises from plasma cells, a type of white blood cell, found in bone marrow.

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