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PCCA Urges Member Pharmacists to Offer Solutions for Drug Shortages

PCCA Urges Member Pharmacists to Offer Solutions for Drug Shortages

28 Sep 2011

PCCA President urges member pharmacists to continue their efforts to reduce the growing issue of drug shortages.

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Merck Opens R&D Facility in Ireland

Merck Opens R&D Facility in Ireland

26 Sep 2011

Six drugs are currently in development at the facility, including Merck's candidate drug for the treatment of hepatitis C and a dual high cholesterol/type II diabetes medication.

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SK Biopharmaceuticals with Mayo Clinic for Sclerosis Drug Development

SK Biopharmaceuticals with Mayo Clinic for Sclerosis Drug Development

26 Sep 2011

The South Korean biotech forms a partnership with Mayo Clinic to focus on research into chemical compounds that target a type of protein known as TDP-43.

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Loxbridge with Nobel Prize Winner to Combat Superbugs

Loxbridge with Nobel Prize Winner to Combat Superbugs

26 Sep 2011

Loxbridge Research signed a joint venture agreement to form Altermune Technologies to develop new therapeutics targeting combat resistant pathogens.

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BMS & Ambrx Form Collaboration in Two Therapeutic Areas

BMS & Ambrx Form Collaboration in Two Therapeutic Areas

23 Sep 2011

New York-based Bristol-Myers Squibb has inked an agreement with Ambrx to research, develop and commercialize biologics based on Ambrx's research surrounding the Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 protein and the Relaxin hormone.

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India's Drug Regulators to Send Delegation to Inspect Manufacturing Sites in China

India's Drug Regulators to Send Delegation to Inspect Manufacturing Sites in China

23 Sep 2011

This will be the second auditing and inspection of manufacturing facilities in China. The CDSCO delegation inspected five manufacturing sites in China in May which have been found to be in good condition.

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Lilly Invests $30M in Partnership to Address Chronic Diseases

Lilly Invests $30M in Partnership to Address Chronic Diseases

22 Sep 2011

The partnership will initially focus on diabetes - a core business area in which Lilly has deep expertise.

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BMS Inks Cancer Drug Pact with Japanese Pharma

BMS Inks Cancer Drug Pact with Japanese Pharma

22 Sep 2011

Ono Pharmaceutical, based in Osaka, has granted BMS exclusive rights to develop and sell the potential cancer treatment worldwide except in Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

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Sanofi Pasteur Announces R&D Collaboration for Skin Disease Treatment

Sanofi Pasteur Announces R&D Collaboration for Skin Disease Treatment

22 Sep 2011

Sanofi Pasteur has announced a research and development collaboration with the University of California on an immunological approach to acne prevention and treatment.

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India Forms 12 New Drug Advisory Committees

India Forms 12 New Drug Advisory Committees

22 Sep 2011

The 12 New Drug Advisory Committees will advise the Drugs Controller General of India in matters for review of applications of new drugs and clinical trials.

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EMA Supports World Alzheimer's Day

EMA Supports World Alzheimer's Day

21 Sep 2011

To date, a total 11 medicines for use in patients with Alzheimer's disease have been authorised in the EU on the recommendation of the EMA.

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Roche Partially Halts Drug Supplies to Greek Hospitals

Roche Partially Halts Drug Supplies to Greek Hospitals

21 Sep 2011

Some state-funded hospitals in Italy and Portugal are also failing to pay their bills, and Roche has warned that drug deliveries may also be halted in Spain for the same reason.

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