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Walgreens recalls bottles of women's multivitamins

June 12, 2015 11:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is recalling a line of women's multivitamins because the packaging is not child-resistant.

Vetter Completes Chicago Expansion

June 10, 2015 10:26 am | by Vetter | News | Comments

The CDMO unveiled initiatives that include additional staff for daily clinical manufacturing...

Seattle Genetics, Unum Therapeutics enter cancer collaboration

June 8, 2015 11:28 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Seattle Genetics has a substantial portfolio of cancer targets and tumor-specific monoclonal...

Stempeutics receives rare patent from Japan for stem cell drug

June 8, 2015 11:22 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The novelty covers the method of preparing master cell banks, working cell banks and the final...

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6th person dies of MERS virus in South Korea

June 8, 2015 11:00 am | by TONG-HYUNG KIM, Associated Press | News | Comments

A total of 87 people in South Korea have been infected by MERS since last month in the largest outbreak outside the Middle East. About 1,870 schools have closed and more than 2,000 people are isolated at their homes or state-run facilities after having contact with patients infected with the virus.

TWi gets FDA approval for Intuniv generic

June 3, 2015 10:57 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

TWi Pharmaceuticals announced it received final approval from the FDA for its Guanfacine HCl ER tablet.

AstraZeneca reviewing psoriasis drug following suicide concerns

June 2, 2015 4:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The drug — named brodalumab — led to suicidal thoughts among trial patients, which could result in regulators attaching a warning label to the product.


The U.S. drug shortage — by the numbers

June 2, 2015 4:07 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

The U.S. has a drug shortage problem that refuses to go away. Here's a look at what it means for manufacturers, patients and doctors.

Perrigo to acquire GSK OTC brands

June 2, 2015 12:27 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Perrigo will acquire a portfolio of well-established over-the-counter brands from GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.

Lannett completes acquisition of Silarx

June 2, 2015 12:19 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Lannett Company announced that it has completed the acquisition of privately held Silarx Pharmaceuticals - a manufacturer and marketer of liquid generic pharmaceutical products. 

Concerns remain for female Viagra

June 2, 2015 12:05 pm | by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

The makers of a pill intended to boost sexual desire in women will try again this week to persuade regulators that the drug warrants approval after two rejections.

Harper government announces support for life sciences manufacturer in Mississauga

June 1, 2015 11:43 am | by FedDev Ontario | News | Comments

This strategic investment will allow the company to increase its manufacturing capabilities and introduce new technologies that will increase the company’s competitiveness and capacity to further diversify in global markets.


U.S. drug shortage soars

June 1, 2015 11:36 am | by Fox Business | Videos | Comments

Contamination problems and the high cost of regulations have caused manufacturing delays and drug shortages that are only getting worse.

AstraZeneca to Invest in New Biologics Manufacturing Facility

May 18, 2015 12:00 pm | by Pharm Pro Staff | News | Comments

AstraZeneca today announced that it plans to invest approximately $285 million in a new high-tech facility for manufacturing of biological medicines in Södertälje, Sweden. The new plant will be focused on filling and packaging of protein therapeutics. It is anticipated that ...

Boys Saved by 3D Printed Custom Tube

May 1, 2015 10:21 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Doctors turned powdered plastic into tiny devices that saved the lives of three baby boys by holding open defective airways so they could breathe.

Mannkind Ramping up Production of Inhalable Insulin

April 28, 2015 5:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company says it is tripling production of its new, fast-acting, inhalable insulin for diabetes at its Danbury plant.

Merck Hurdles Wall Street Forecasts

April 28, 2015 5:02 pm | by LINDA A. JOHNSON, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Merck easily beat Wall Street expectations despite first-quarter profit plunging 44 percent. The company was hurt by the sale of its consumer health business, unfavorable currency exchange rates and competition to some drugs.


U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Challenge to Execution Drug

April 28, 2015 4:56 pm | by TIM TALLEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The ruling could force several states to either find new execution drugs or change the way they put prisoners to death.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Reports First Quarter Financial Results

April 28, 2015 11:19 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb reported results for the first quarter of 2015, which were highlighted by strong global sales for key brands, important regulatory and clinical milestones and the completion of several strategic transactions.

A Closer Look at GEA Pharma's Modular Processing Tech

April 28, 2015 11:13 am | by GCONPODs | Videos | Comments

This video showcases the precision engineering involved when GEA Pharma Systems, G-CON and Pfizer collaborated to develop modular, next generation processing technologies for oral solid dosage forms. The technology was recognized at last week's INTERPHEX with an Exhibitor Award.

Pipeline Advancements And Asset Acquisitions Fueled Mid-Cap Biotech R&D in 2014

April 24, 2015 11:09 am | by Global Data | News | Comments

The combined spend on research and development (R&D) for the peer group of 35 mid-cap biotech companies increased by nearly $2 billion to reach a total of $9.7 billion in 2014, primarily thanks to top spenders Regeneron and Vertex, says research and consulting firm GlobalData.

Marrone Bio Expands Research And Development Capacity

April 22, 2015 11:00 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., a leading provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatment markets, today announced the opening of its new greenhouse to facilitate and expand its research and product development capacity.

NeoStem Announces Expanded Cell Therapy Manufacturing Relationship With Kite Pharma

April 20, 2015 10:25 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

NeoStem, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing novel cell-based individualized medicine therapies, announced today the expansion of manufacturing services under an existing Services Agreement between its wholly-owned subsidiary, PCT, and Kite Pharma.

Catalent Announces $52 Million Kentucky Expansion

April 16, 2015 11:01 am | by Catalent Pharma Solutions | News | Comments

Catalent Pharma Solutions announced the opening of a large scale expansion at its Winchester, KY, manufacturing facility.

ACG North America Bringing Manufacturing, Packaging And Inspection Technology to INTERPHEX

April 15, 2015 3:13 pm | by ACG North America | News | Comments

International Pharmaceutical Expo, the premier industry event dedicated to showcasing pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical innovation, technology and knowledge, today announced ACG North America will feature their line of end-to-end oral solid dosage manufacturing, packaging and inspection technologies, at INTERPHEX 2015.

Rentschler Biotechnologie Expands Biopharm Capabilities

April 14, 2015 11:28 am | by GE Healthcare | News | Comments

GE Healthcare Life Sciences and Rentschler Biotechnologie GmbH announced the expansion of Rentschler’s biopharmaceutical manufacturing capabilities.

Ventana and Astellas Work on Targeted Cancer Treatments

April 14, 2015 11:09 am | by Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. | News | Comments

Ventana, a member of the Roche Group, announced it has entered into a master collaboration agreement with Astellas Pharma Inc.

Watson-Marlow Acquires ASEPCO Corporation

April 10, 2015 12:29 pm | by Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) | News | Comments

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group strengthens its biopharmaceutical offering through the acquisition of ASEPCO Corporation (Asepco).

Merck's Puerto Rico Facility to be Sold

April 10, 2015 12:17 pm | by The Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO) | News | Comments

Merck's agreement with AIAC is to sell the manufacturing facility in Arecibo that was under closing plans. AIAC will retain the approximately 200 Merck employees.

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