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Industry Stakeholders Tackle the Use of Biological Qualifiers at WHO Naming Session

October 16, 2014

Many European biosimilar groups argue that biological qualifiers should not be implemented in countries where the brand name or INN of a drug is already well established.

Pfizer Ireland Plant Receives ISPE Award

October 16, 2014

Pfizer's addition of a new vaccine suite and multiproduct bioprocess suite to its Ireland facility win the company the title of 2014 Facility of the Year.

Hospira Recalls Certain Lots of Intravenous Products

October 15, 2014

Hospira voluntary recalls certain lots of several LifeCare products due to potential for leakage.

ISPE Releases its Drug Shortages Prevention Plan

October 15, 2014

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) released its Drug Shortages Prevention Plan as part of an initiative to address drug shortage prevention due to manufacturing and quality issues.

AbbVie Reconsiders Shire Offer

October 15, 2014

AbbVie sends Shire notice that it is reconsidering its offer recommendation.

Report Explores Factors Contributing to Success and Failure in Cancer Treatments

October 14, 2014

A report from PhRMA highlights how drugs that failed in clinical trials are a crucial part of development for melanoma, lung cancer, and brain cancer.

IDT Biologika Certifies Facility to Fill and Lyophilize Biologics and Vaccines

October 10, 2014

IDT Biologika completes large-scale biologics finishing facility in Dessau, Germany.

Endo to Acquire Auxilium Pharmaceuticals

October 10, 2014

Endo will acquire Auxilium Pharmaceuticals in a cash and stock transaction for approximately $2.6 billion.

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Releases Mammalian Expression Platform

October 9, 2014

The Apollo platform can be used throughout a product?s entire lifecycle.

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