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Canadian Ebola Vaccine to be Shipped to Geneva Next Week, WHO Says

October 10, 2014 8:55 am | by Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

The WHO is finalizing the legal agreement needed for it to take possession of between 800 and 1,000 vials of donated vaccine. Once that contract is signed the vaccine will then be shipped, a senior official told The Canadian Press.    

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CDC Director Compares Spread of Ebola to AIDS Pandemic

October 10, 2014 8:51 am | Videos | Comments

The CDC director's warning comes as the spread of Ebola in West Africa grows, with new cases doubling about every three weeks.                      

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Major Step Toward Diabetes Cure

October 10, 2014 8:35 am | Videos | Comments

Researchers at Harvard say they were able to produce cells that make insulin from embryonic stem cells, which could be a major breakthrough in the treatment of diabetes. Also, why men who have had prostate cancer surgery need to watch their cholesterol and triglycerides.

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PCI Opens North American Clinical Facility

October 10, 2014 8:27 am | News | Comments

The 97,000 square foot purpose built site was constructed in support of the growth PCI has experienced in its Clinical Trial services business, which includes drug development and manufacturing, laboratory services, packaging and storage services, global logistics, as well as client supporting consultative services for executing global investigational studies.

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Sucampo Settles AMITIZA Patent Litigation

October 10, 2014 8:21 am | News | Comments

Under the terms of the settlement, Sucampo and RTU will grant Par a non-exclusive license to market Par's generic version of lubiprostone 8 mcg soft gelatin capsule and 24 mcg soft gelatin capsule in the U.S. for the indications approved for AMITIZA beginning January 1, 2021, or earlier under certain circumstances.

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Oregon Compounding Centers Recalls Unexpired Sterile Products Due to Lack of Sterility Assurance

October 10, 2014 8:16 am | News | Comments

The company has not received any reports of product contamination or adverse events to date, but is issuing this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution following a recent inspection which identified an issue with sterility assurance.  

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Researchers Begin Study of Ebola Vaccine in Africa

October 10, 2014 8:10 am | News | Comments

The U.S. government developed the vaccine. First-stage human safety testing began last month in the U.S. and Britain. University of Maryland researchers announced the Mali study Thursday as part of that broader safety testing and aim to enroll 40 health workers there.

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Ebola Screening Measures Rest on Federal Law

October 10, 2014 8:04 am | by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration's plans to screen certain airline passengers for exposure to Ebola are based on the Constitution and long-established legal authority that would almost certainly stand up in court if challenged, public health experts say.

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Pharma Mom: I Tried to Revive My Son After Aiming to Kill

October 10, 2014 8:00 am | by JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

A millionaire pharmaceuticals entrepreneur, living in fear and convinced a mutual death with her developmentally disabled 8-year-old son was the only solution, deliberately gave him a lethal dose of prescription drugs and exchanged goodbyes but later tried to revive him, she told jurors on Thursday.

Tablet Elevator

October 9, 2014 2:36 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | NJM Packaging | Product Releases | Comments

Introducing the new TE 20 tablet elevator, ideal for tablets, capsules and softgels. 

UN Chief: Twenty Times More Ebola Aid Needed

October 9, 2014 2:21 pm | by CONNIE CASS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The presidents of three Ebola-stricken West African nations made urgent pleas for money, doctors and hospital beds Thursday and representatives of nations gathered for a World Bank meeting promised to send more aid quickly.     

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Tufts Center Report: Drug Companies Outline Ways Strategic Partnerships Can Boost Innovation

October 9, 2014 2:03 pm | News | Comments

Strategic relationships between drug developers and contract research organizations (CROs) are generating innovative approaches to clinical trial design and execution, but creating lasting value for both parties requires them to act in new ways, R&D executives from the pharmaceutical and biotech industry said at a gathering recently hosted by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development.

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Allergan Boosts Outlook

October 9, 2014 1:54 pm | News | Comments

Allergan, which has been fending off buyout offers from Valeant Pharmaceuticals, boosted its earnings outlook for the year and current quarter.                  

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FDA Approves VELCADE® for Injection for Previously Untreated Patients with Mantle Cell Lymphoma

October 9, 2014 1:48 pm | News | Comments

Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company with its parent company, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, today announced that the FDA has approved VELCADE® for injection for use in previously untreated patients with mantle cell lymphoma. VELCADE is the first treatment in the United States to be approved for use in previously untreated patients with MCL.

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Nearly 200 Airport Employees Walk Off Job Over Ebola Fears

October 9, 2014 9:01 am | Videos | Comments

As the largest US airports step up the fight against the virus, some employees say they are not being kept safe.                       

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