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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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Pfizer Goes to Court to Protect Viagra Patent

Pfizer Goes to Court to Protect Viagra Patent

16 Jun 2011

Pfizer began its court proceedings in Virginia on Wednesday to try to extend its patent on the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra.

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Arecor and GSK Sign Vax License Deal

Arecor and GSK Sign Vax License Deal

15 Jun 2011

GSK and Arecor will work to develop new approaches that could offer significant improvements to the administration of several vaccines in development.

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Sartorius and Südpack Ink Polymer Films Deal

Sartorius and Südpack Ink Polymer Films Deal

15 Jun 2011

The two companies will also collaborate on the development of multi-layer films with improved product characteristics to be employed in single-use bioreactors. The first product innovations from are expected in approximately one year.

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Lilly and Synthes Sign Collaboration Agreement

Lilly and Synthes Sign Collaboration Agreement

15 Jun 2011

Eli Lilly and Co. has signed a deal with Synthes to co-promote the bone drug Forteo and develop other potential orthopedic treatments.

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FDA Works to Lessen Drug Shortage Impact

FDA Works to Lessen Drug Shortage Impact

14 Jun 2011

FDA says the number of drug shortages has nearly tripled over the last six years, jumping from 61 drug products in 2005 to 178 in 2010.

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Canada Needs Better Patent Protection

Canada Needs Better Patent Protection

14 Jun 2011

Sanofi-Aventis chief executive Chris Viehbacher has warned that Canadian pharmaceutical companies need more comprehensive patent protection.

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