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India & Italy to Strengthen Ties in Pharma Sector

India & Italy to Strengthen Ties in Pharma Sector

30 May 2011

The growth rate of pharma exports from India to Italy in the recent past has been below 10 per cent and the joint working group. The working group will boost the exports through closer cooperation.

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EMA Recommends Revaccination for Travellers in Need of Protection with Ixiaro

EMA Recommends Revaccination for Travellers in Need of Protection with Ixiaro

30 May 2011

Intercell AG is recalling batch JEV09L37 of vaccine Ixiaro throughout the EU. The CHMP recommends that revaccination with a different batch should be considered.

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Pfizer Signs Partnership Deal with ICON and PAREXEL

Pfizer Signs Partnership Deal with ICON and PAREXEL

27 May 2011

Pfizer has selected Boston-based Parexel, and Dublin, Ireland-based Icon, as its two preferred CROs for the provision of clinical development and trials services.

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Watson Buys Generics Firm Specifar for $562M

Watson Buys Generics Firm Specifar for $562M

27 May 2011

Watson Pharmaceuticals has purchased privately-held Greek multinational Specifar Pharmaceuticals which comes in fifth in its home country's branded generics market.

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UK's Third Largest Pharma to Make $2Bn Bid for Cubist

UK's Third Largest Pharma to Make $2Bn Bid for Cubist

26 May 2011

It is reported that the UK's third largest pharmaceutical firm could make a $2bn bid for US-based Cubist Pharmaceuticals.

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Proteostasis and Elan in Discovery Pact

Proteostasis and Elan in Discovery Pact

26 May 2011

The alliance will combine Proteostasis’ discovery technology, novel targets and compounds that modulate key Proteostasis Network pathways with Elan’s strength in proprietary animal models, biology, medicinal chemistry and clinical development...

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Study: 19% Young Adults in U.S. Has High Blood Pressure

Study: 19% Young Adults in U.S. Has High Blood Pressure

26 May 2011

The study indicates that many young adults are at risk of developing heart disease, but are unaware that they have hypertension.

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Nestlé Acquires Prometheus Laboratories for $1.4 Billion

Nestlé Acquires Prometheus Laboratories for $1.4 Billion

26 May 2011

This acquisition is a strategic move into gastrointestinal diagnostics,' says Luis Cantarell, CEO of Nestlé Health Science.

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Valeant Pharma to Acquire AB Sanitas for $441M

Valeant Pharma to Acquire AB Sanitas for $441M

25 May 2011

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. will acquire a Lithuanian specialty pharmaceutical company in a two-stage deal worth $441.3 million.

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GSK Forms Partnership with Three NGOs

GSK Forms Partnership with Three NGOs

25 May 2011

GSK has formed a new partnership with three NGOs to deliver its reinvestments to improve health outcomes by supporting frontline health workers in LDCs.

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AstraZeneca Signs Co-promotion Deal with Daiichi Sankyo for Denosumab

AstraZeneca Signs Co-promotion Deal with Daiichi Sankyo for Denosumab

25 May 2011

Under the agreement, AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo will co-promote denosumab after it is approved for use in Japan.

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Alcon Wins Patanol US Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Apotex

Alcon Wins Patanol US Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Apotex

25 May 2011

The court's decision would prevent Apotex from bringing its generic version of the drug to market prior to the Patanol patent expiration in 2015.

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