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Merck and Novartis Top Drug-approval Rankings

Merck and Novartis Top Drug-approval Rankings

4 Aug 2011

Swiss drugmaker Novartis racked up 17 new drug approvals from 2000 to 2010. But over the past 60 years, the company has accounted for only 16.

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KKR Buys Pfizer’s Capsugel for US$2.4B

KKR Buys Pfizer’s Capsugel for US$2.4B

3 Aug 2011

Capsugel will maintain a corporate presence in the US. All Pfizer employees currently dedicated to this business will be transferred to Capsugel.

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FDA and Its Counterparts Release Drug Inspection Collaboration Reports

FDA and Its Counterparts Release Drug Inspection Collaboration Reports

3 Aug 2011

The pilot programs are part of the FDA's global strategy to ensure the safety and quality of imported products.

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Pfizer Reports Financial Results for Q2

Pfizer Reports Financial Results for Q2

3 Aug 2011

The New York-based pharma company has reported its second quarter financial results.

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Ariad and Merck Submit Ridaforolimus MAA

Ariad and Merck Submit Ridaforolimus MAA

2 Aug 2011

Merck is planning global submissions for ridaforolimus in Europe, the U.S., Canada, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and other key markets.

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Study Focuses on Population Misusing Opioids

Study Focuses on Population Misusing Opioids

2 Aug 2011

A new study says more than half the people who take opioids for chronic pain are likely to still be taking the painkillers five years later.

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Merck to Make Further Job Cuts

Merck to Make Further Job Cuts

2 Aug 2011

As part of the next phase of its restructuring programme, Merck expects to reduce its workforce by an additional 12 to 13% by the end of 2015.

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India and EU Reach Settlement on Indian Generic Drug Shipments

India and EU Reach Settlement on Indian Generic Drug Shipments

1 Aug 2011

The settlement will ensure that none of the 27 members of the economic and trading bloc will detain 'Made in India' consignments of generic medicines, which are transiting through EU ports.

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Bayer Reports Strong First-Half Sales in North America

Bayer Reports Strong First-Half Sales in North America

29 Jul 2011

Total first half sales in North America were EUR 4,393 million, an increase of 5.1 percent compared with first-half 2010 sales.

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Russia to Focus on API Production Conquest

Russia to Focus on API Production Conquest

29 Jul 2011

Russia's $1.3 billion federal program for the development of the pharmaceutical industry will help to persuade companies to buy APIs in Russia instead of India or China.

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Flu Vaccine Production Will Double by 2015 to 1.7B Doses

Flu Vaccine Production Will Double by 2015 to 1.7B Doses

28 Jul 2011

According to the World Health Organization, the world's seasonal flu vaccine production capacity will double by 2015.

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INC Research & Debiopharm Form Partnership for Clinical Development

INC Research & Debiopharm Form Partnership for Clinical Development

27 Jul 2011

Under the partnership, INC Research agrees to work with Debiopharm on future clinical studies.

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