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Merck Advances Breast Cancer Drug

December 10, 2014 1:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Merck will advance a new cancer drug into bigger patient tests, after promising findings in an early study against a very aggressive, common type of breast cancer.               

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Ohio Lawmakers Narrow Lethal Injection Bill

December 10, 2014 1:32 pm | by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, AP Legal Affairs Writer | News | Comments

At issue was a requirement that would have told drugmakers they couldn't restrict distribution of drugs that could be used in executions. Opponents of the requirement expected the European Union would quickly ban the export of the anesthetic propofol to the U.S. if Ohio's bill became law.

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Ebola Fighters Named Time Person of the Year

December 10, 2014 12:03 pm | News | Comments

Doctors, nurses and others fighting Ebola have been named Time's 2014 Person of the Year, the magazine announced Wednesday. The runners-up included Ferguson, Missouri, protesters; Russian President Vladimir Putin; Kurdish Regional Government President Massoud Barzani; and Jack Ma, the China-based founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba.

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High-Efficiency Air Dryers

December 10, 2014 11:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hydra-D air dryers use pressure swing adsorption to increase dryer efficiency and simplify operation. Hydra-D removes particles down to one micron and water vapor down to -40 degrees pressure dew point, meeting ISO-8573-1:2010 Class 2 particle and water removal specifications.

PDA Announces Board of Directors Election Results

December 10, 2014 11:13 am | News | Comments

The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) announced today the results of its 2014 Board of Directors election. PDA members voted for four volunteer directors over a period of three months this past fall.         

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GlobalData: Patent Cliff Means Pharmaceutical Companies Will Lose $65B by 2019

December 10, 2014 9:24 am | News | Comments

Pharmaceutical companies will suffer an estimated $65B drop in sales by 2019 due to the patent expiries of several leading drugs, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s report states that the drug makers hit hardest will include Otsuka, Eli Lilly, and AstraZeneca, with a significant proportion of losses coming in the Central Nervous System treatment sector.

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Avid Bioservices to Expand cGMP Manufacturing Capacity

December 10, 2014 8:49 am | News | Comments

Avid Bioservices, the contract manufacturing subsidiary of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, has initiated an expansion of its biomanufacturing capacity. The new production facility will more than double Avid Bioservices' current manufacturing capacity in a state-of-the-art facility design.

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Rapid Micro Biosystems Announces Availability of Bi-Directional LIMS Integration

December 10, 2014 8:39 am | News | Comments

Rapid Micro Biosystems, a provider of automated, non-destructive, rapid microbial detection, today announced the general availability of two-way integration to laboratory information management systems (LIMS) through its industry leading Growth Direct™ System.

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Report Outlines Dangers of Mixing Painkillers

December 10, 2014 8:33 am | Videos | Comments

A new report finds almost 60 percent of Americans who take opioid painkillers combine them with other prescriptions medications resulting in potentially deadly combinations.             

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New Warning for Insulin Users

December 10, 2014 8:26 am | Videos | Comments

Researchers in Britain say that there is a link between high doses of insulin and increased risk of diseases like cancer, heart attack or stroke. Also, new guidance on the hours surgical residents should work.       

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Pharma Leads as 2014 US IPO Numbers Are Strongest in Over a Decade

December 10, 2014 8:20 am | News | Comments

With 288 deals and $95.2b raised, 2014 will end with record activity in the US IPO markets, according to the EY Global IPO Trends: 2014 Q4 report released today. While 2013 saw a revival of IPOs in the US, 2014 was even more exceptional. As of December, the number of listings was at its highest point since 2000 and is a 27% increase over 2013.

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Senate Weighs Bill to Shield Execution Drugmaker

December 10, 2014 8:02 am | by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, AP Legal Affairs Writer | News | Comments

Companies providing Ohio with lethal injection drugs would have their names shielded for at least 20 years, under a bill scheduled for a possible vote that lawmakers say is needed to restart executions in the state.      

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Biotech and Generic Drugs: 2015 Trends and Predictions

December 9, 2014 4:05 pm | by Ed Price, President of PCI | Blogs | Comments

Ed Price, President of PCI Synthesis, issues his annual list of trends that he feels will continue to affect the emerging biotech and generic drug industries in 2015.                        

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SAP for Chemicals

December 9, 2014 2:59 pm | Events

SAP for Chemicals is the only chemicals conference where business, functional and technology professionals unite to embrace innovative solutions, fresh ideas and best-in-class strategies to improve on overall business performance. The event showcases three days of industry-leading content. Hear inspiring insights from industry leaders, professionals, innovators and experts at eight keynote addresses and 40+ sessions. Plus, the dynamic exhibit floor highlights leading technology and service partners.

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SAP-Centric EAM

December 9, 2014 2:56 pm | Events

Now in its eleventh year, SAP-Centric EAM has become a go-to for the EAM community to stay current on innovative solutions and critical strategies for Enterprise Asset Management in conjunction with SAP PM. This year’s event features proven best practices that have been implemented at asset-intensive organizations across industries and functions.

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