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EMA Supports World Arthritis Day

EMA Supports World Arthritis Day

12 Oct 2011

World Arthritis Day is held each year on 12 October. To date, 18 medicines for patients with rheumatoid arthritis have been authorised on the recommendation of the Agency.

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US Signs MoU with Russia to Improve Medicine Quality

US Signs MoU with Russia to Improve Medicine Quality

12 Oct 2011

The two countries will cooperate in several fields to improve the quality of medicines in their respective countries.

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German Biotech Firm Apceth Extending Top Management

German Biotech Firm Apceth Extending Top Management

11 Oct 2011

German biotech company Apceth has extended its top management after Prof. Ralf Huss, previously Global Head of the Therapeutic Cell Initiative at Roche, joined the management board of apceth on October 1st.

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AstraZeneca Plans New $200M Manufacturing Facility in China

AstraZeneca Plans New $200M Manufacturing Facility in China

11 Oct 2011

The new site will produce both intravenous and oral solid medicines and will enable AstraZeneca to meet the growing demand for its products in the country.

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AstraZeneca to Cut 400 Jobs in the US

AstraZeneca to Cut 400 Jobs in the US

11 Oct 2011

The decision of the job cuts comes as AstraZeneca faces increasing pressure from generics as the company approaches a 2016 patent cliff.

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Exonhit Enters Into Research Agreement With Pfizer

Exonhit Enters Into Research Agreement With Pfizer

11 Oct 2011

French biotech company Exonhit will work with Pfizer for the identification of new Alzheimer's disease biomarkers.

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Sanofi & Genzyme Announce TEMSO Data

Sanofi & Genzyme Announce TEMSO Data

10 Oct 2011

Sanofi and its subsidiary Genzyme have announced the results of the pivotal Phase III TEMSO study with investigational once-daily oral medication teriflunomide.

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Pfizer to Launch Manufacturing Plant in Saudi Arabia

Pfizer to Launch Manufacturing Plant in Saudi Arabia

9 Oct 2011

Pfizer plans to build a major new pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging plant in Saudi Arabia.

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FDA Investment to Support NIPTE's Drug Programmes

FDA Investment to Support NIPTE's Drug Programmes

9 Oct 2011

The investment up to $35 million over the next five years will support programmes to rectify drug development and manufacturing problems to improve drug manufacturing standards in the US.

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UK Promises Better Access to Drugs for Patients with Rare Diseases

UK Promises Better Access to Drugs for Patients with Rare Diseases

9 Oct 2011

The UK Department of Health will commission expert assessments of the evidence on the use of off-label medicines for patients with rare diseases.

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India & Russia Sign Collaboration MoU for Pharma Research

India & Russia Sign Collaboration MoU for Pharma Research

9 Oct 2011

The collaboration will strengthen the relation between India and Russia at the educational level along with raising the competitiveness of the industry by stimulating the production of innovative medicines.

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PPD to Be Acquied by US Private Equity in $3.9B Deal

PPD to Be Acquied by US Private Equity in $3.9B Deal

8 Oct 2011

Pharmaceutical Product Development is to be bought by US private equity firms The Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman for US$3.9bn in cash.

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