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Anti-Addiction Groups Call for New FDA Chief

September 24, 2014 3:07 pm | by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

In a letter released Wednesday, more than a dozen groups ask the Obama administration's top health official to replace FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg, who has led the agency since 2009. The FDA has been under fire from public health advocates, politicians and law enforcement officials since last October, when it approved a powerful new painkiller called Zohydro against the recommendation of its own medical advisers.

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Advancing Drug Delivery for Improved Patient Experience & Safety

September 24, 2014 2:32 pm | by Julie Ackerman, Senior Director, PR/Communications, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies | Blogs | Comments

As drug delivery technologies, such as syringes and inhalers, evolve pharmaceutical manufacturers are tasked with upholding the highest standard of quality, while still maintaining or improving efficiency. Their success in this regard is largely predicated on the flexibility of their operations and the degree to which they proactively work with suppliers to improve their lines.

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Lab Furniture Systems

September 24, 2014 2:23 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Hemco Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Introducing furniture offerings including base cabinets, wall cabinets, countertops, sinks, fixtures, base-tables, mobile work stations, specialty storage cabinets and peg boards. 

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Mobile Ductless Fume Hood

September 24, 2014 2:17 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Mobile EDU is excellent for classroom demonstrations and industrial training.

Multi-Media Carton

September 24, 2014 2:03 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Introducing a carton that can be equipped with multi-media consumer engagement features, including a thin, lightweight HD video screen – complete with sound – seamlessly integrated into a standard or custom-designed carton. 

Triple Threat

September 24, 2014 2:02 pm | by Mike Auerbach, Editor In Chief | Articles | Comments

Capsugel acquires Bend Research and Encap Drug Delivery to create a comprehensive solid dosage form solutions group.                       

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Inovio Pharma Plans Human Trials of Ebola Vaccine

September 24, 2014 1:27 pm | News | Comments

The company creates DNA-based vaccines and immune therapies, and said its vaccine might be able to address a variety of developing strains of Ebola. Inovio said that it will work with GeneOne Life Science, a company in which Inovio owns a minority stake.

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Valeant Pharma Expects Third Quarter Revenue to Top Forecasts

September 24, 2014 1:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. climbed Wednesday after the Canadian drugmaker said it expects market share gains in most of its businesses and that its third-quarter revenue will top forecasts.      

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New FDA Label Bolsters Safety Case for Chantix

September 24, 2014 11:43 am | News | Comments

New government-approved labeling on Pfizer's drug Chantix suggests that the anti-smoking medication may not carry the risks of suicidal behavior that first earned it the government's strongest warning more than five years ago.    

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Analyst: GSK's $490M Fine to Spark Pharma Strategy Shift in Emerging Markets

September 24, 2014 11:21 am | News | Comments

The scandal and its repercussions will be felt deep into Big Pharma’s operations in emerging markets, causing a fundamental shift in product marketing approaches involving physicians.           

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SAFC and Baxter BioPharma Solutions to Collaborate on ADC Offering

September 24, 2014 11:16 am | News | Comments

SAFC will contribute extensive expertise in conjugation and the manufacture of drug linkers, while BioPharma Solutions will offer world-class, sterile fill/finish services for final filling of ADC products.        

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Health Database Project Halted Over Concerns

September 24, 2014 10:54 am | News | Comments

Plans for a massive health database have been postponed again after Texas health officials cited cost and ethical concerns with a company tentatively awarded the contract.             

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Rate of Diabetes Diagnoses Slowing, Study Finds

September 24, 2014 8:38 am | Videos | Comments

CDC researchers say that the rate of people being diagnosed with diabetes has leveled off in recent years. Also, a new study says that pregnant women may not be receiving enough genetic counseling.            

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Genzyme Collaborates on Gene Therapy for Rare Disease that Causes Childhood Blindness

September 24, 2014 8:32 am | News | Comments

Genzyme, a Sanofi company, today announced the establishment of a research collaboration with the University of Florida and the University of Pennsylvania to develop a gene therapy for the treatment of a rare genetic disease that causes childhood blindness.

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Official: Hospital Could Have Prevented TB Panic

September 24, 2014 8:26 am | by JUAN CARLOS LLORCA, Associated Press | News | Comments

An official at a Texas hospital where a nurse assistant potentially exposed more than 750 infants to tuberculosis said Tuesday that her symptoms were discovered in July but that more than a month passed before she was tested for the infectious lung disease.

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