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EMA Agrees to Recall of Vimpat Syrup

EMA Agrees to Recall of Vimpat Syrup

26 Jul 2011

The EMA has agreed to a recall of Vimpat 15 mg/ml syrup because of a quality defect in some batches.

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Genesis Biopharma and Lonza Sign Agreement for Metastatic Melanoma Treatment

Genesis Biopharma and Lonza Sign Agreement for Metastatic Melanoma Treatment

26 Jul 2011

Lonza is in partnership with Genesis Biopharma to develop Genesis Biopharma's autologous cell therapy product candidate for the treatment of Stage IV metastatic melanoma.

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Vietnam to Test GSK Drug for Plasticizers

Vietnam to Test GSK Drug for Plasticizers

26 Jul 2011

At the time of the Hong Kong recall, GSK and health officials there emphasized that the amounts of plasticizer found weren't likely to cause harm to humans if they were taken at the proper doses.

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Roche to Provide Tests for Early Diagnosis of HIV-infected Infants in SA

Roche to Provide Tests for Early Diagnosis of HIV-infected Infants in SA

26 Jul 2011

Roche will deliver diagnostics to support the largest infant testing initiative in the world that aims to identify HIV-infected children during the first months of life.

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BMS To Acquire Amira in $475M Deal

BMS To Acquire Amira in $475M Deal

25 Jul 2011

Bristol-Myers Squibb will acquire privately held Amira Pharmaceuticals in an all-cash transaction worth up to $475 million.

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EU Agency Issues Warnings over Actos Cancer Risk

EU Agency Issues Warnings over Actos Cancer Risk

25 Jul 2011

The EMA said Takeda Pharmaceutical's diabetes pill Actos should carry new warnings about its possible link to bladder cancer.

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EMA Improves Package Leaflets for Human Medicines

EMA Improves Package Leaflets for Human Medicines

25 Jul 2011

The EMA has introduced some changes on package to contribute towards the safe and effective use of medicines.

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American Regent Initiates Recall of Calcium Gluconate Injection

American Regent Initiates Recall of Calcium Gluconate Injection

22 Jul 2011

One lot of calcium gluconate injections distributed by American Regent has been recalled due to silicone particle contamination.

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Pfizer to Acquire Partner Icagen for $56M

Pfizer to Acquire Partner Icagen for $56M

21 Jul 2011

Pfizer Inc. said Wednesday it will acquire the remaining stake in Icagen Inc.

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Merck and Roche to Jointly Promote Hepatitis C Treatment Victrelis

Merck and Roche to Jointly Promote Hepatitis C Treatment Victrelis

21 Jul 2011

Merck and Roche have expanded their recent collaboration to jointly promote hepatitis C treatment Victrelis.

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Drug Discovery Outsourcing Market Set to Grow, Report Says

Drug Discovery Outsourcing Market Set to Grow, Report Says

21 Jul 2011

The drug discovery outsourcing market has grown significantly over the past two decades and will be worth US$16.21bn by 2015.

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DNDi Pledges to Tackle Paediatric HIV/AIDS

DNDi Pledges to Tackle Paediatric HIV/AIDS

21 Jul 2011

DNDi will work with partners to create an affordable therapy for children suffering from HIV/AIDS.

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