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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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BioFocus and InterMed Sign Discovery Pact

BioFocus and InterMed Sign Discovery Pact

20 Jul 2011

InterMed Discovery will make its natural product screening libraries available and provide follow-on services to BioFocus.

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Pfizer Withdraws Application for Extension of Macugen Indication

Pfizer Withdraws Application for Extension of Macugen Indication

20 Jul 2011

Pfizer stated its decision to withdraw was based on the CHMP’s view that the data provided so far does not allow the Committee to conclude on a positive benefit-risk balance in the applied for indication.

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South Africa to Set up State-run Pharma to Lower AIDS Drugs Prices

South Africa to Set up State-run Pharma to Lower AIDS Drugs Prices

20 Jul 2011

South Africa has decided to take HIV drug pricing into its own hands by setting up its own drug company to help provide such medicines.

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Roche to Seek Approval for Breast Cancer Drug Pertuzumab

Roche to Seek Approval for Breast Cancer Drug Pertuzumab

19 Jul 2011

Roche plans to submit the study results of pertuzumab for global regulatory approval this year.

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