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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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Photo of the Day: Meningitis Vaccine

February 25, 2015 2:19 pm | by Mike Auerbach, Editor-In-Chief | News | Comments

Until recently, there was no vaccine available in the US to help protect against meningococcal group B, one of the most prevalent types of meningococcal meningitis in the US.

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Small Sanitary Rotary Airlock

February 25, 2015 12:43 pm | by DMN Incorporated | DMN Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

The SAL sanitary airlock is a low capacity rotary airlock with a highly polished surface both on the inside and outside. The SAL is specifically designed for metering or dosing purposes in applications where very high hygienic standards as well as ease of operation and cleaning are required. Therefore, the SAL is very suitable for use in the pharmaceutical industry.

FDA Accepts Teva's NDA for Abuse-Deterrent Opioid

February 25, 2015 10:03 am | News | Comments

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the New Drug Application (NDA) for the company’s hydrocodone bitartrate extended-release (ER) tablets formulated with Teva’s proprietary abuse deterrence technology (CEP-33237).

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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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