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Fujifilm and Mitsubishi in Bio-CMO Pact

Fujifilm and Mitsubishi in Bio-CMO Pact

24 Jun 2011

Fujifilm and Mitsubishi have signed an agreement for biopharma contract manufacturing.

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Endo Pharma Acquires AMS for $2.9Bn

Endo Pharma Acquires AMS for $2.9Bn

24 Jun 2011

Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc. said Monday it completed its $2.9 billion purchase of American Medical Systems Inc., a leading pelvic-health device provider.

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Australia to Subsidise 13 New Drugs

Australia to Subsidise 13 New Drugs

24 Jun 2011

More than 400,000 Australians will benefit from 13 subsidised medicines from September.

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Sanofi Inks Research Deal with Audion

Sanofi Inks Research Deal with Audion

20 Jun 2011

Under the terms of the agreement, Sanofi has an option to license technology rights from Audion related to research conducted under the collaboration.

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Lundbeck to Submit Alcoholism Drug for European Approval

Lundbeck to Submit Alcoholism Drug for European Approval

20 Jun 2011

Lundbeck expects to file its alcoholism drug nalmefene in Europe following positive results from the final trial in the drug's Phase III clinical programme.

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UNCTAD: Developing Countries Have Opportunity to Attract Pharma Investment

UNCTAD: Developing Countries Have Opportunity to Attract Pharma Investment

20 Jun 2011

A report says the poorest countries in the world have an unprecedented opportunity to attract investment in the pharmaceutical sector.

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Janssen Recalls Risperdal Tablets and Risperidone Tablets

Janssen Recalls Risperdal Tablets and Risperidone Tablets

20 Jun 2011

The recalls stem from two consumer reports of an uncharacteristic odor thought to be caused by trace amounts of TBA.

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Boehringer Ingelheim Signs Deal with Zealand

Boehringer Ingelheim Signs Deal with Zealand

20 Jun 2011

The agreement gives Boehringer Ingelheim global development and commercialisation rights to ZP2929, Zealand Pharma's lead glucagon/GLP-1 dual agonist drug candidate.

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Takeda Filed Actos Patent Litigations Against Generic Companies in Japan

Takeda Filed Actos Patent Litigations Against Generic Companies in Japan

20 Jun 2011

Takeda claims patent infringement by the 18 defendants companies and seeks provisional injunctions to prevent them from infringing its patents by manufacturing and selling generic products of ACTOS.

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Pfizer's Chantix May Boost Heart Risks

Pfizer's Chantix May Boost Heart Risks

20 Jun 2011

After reviewing data from a clinical trial, the FDA says it is changing the labeling on Chantix to incorporate new cautionary language for patients with heart disease.

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AstraZeneca to Establish Tech Center in Russia

AstraZeneca to Establish Tech Center in Russia

17 Jun 2011

AstraZeneca is planning to set up a Predictive Science Center in St. Petersburg in 2012 to strengthen its investments in Russia.

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Dutch Pharma Qiagen Plans to Buy French Ipsogen

Dutch Pharma Qiagen Plans to Buy French Ipsogen

16 Jun 2011

The transaction will give Qiagen access to a range of assays covering 15 biomarkers for the diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of blood cancers.

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