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Pharmaceutical Technology Europe
Volume 23, Issue 12

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EC probes J&J and Novartis

The European Commission has launched another antitrust investigation, this time examining whether contracts between Johnson & Johnson and Novartis were designed to delay the market entry of generic versions of Fentanyl in the Netherlands.

Read more at: http://www.PharmTech.com/ecprobe

GSK's US settlement

GlaxoSmithKline has come to a tentative agreement with the US government to conclude ongoing investigations relating to sales and marketing practices. The settlement is still subject to negotiation, but GSK expects to pay around $3 billion, which is covered by existing legal provisions.

Read more at: http://www.PharmTech.com/gsksettles

Lily–Amyline alliance ends

Eli Lilly and Amylin have terminated their alliance relating to the diabetes medication exenatide. Amylin will have responsibility for exanatide's global development and commercialisation while Eli Lilly will receive an upfront payment of $250 million and a secured note for $1.2 billion plus interest.

Read more at: http://www.PharmTech.com/lillyamylin

Annex 16 revisions

The EMA has released a concept paper for consultation that recommends a revision to Annex 16 of the Guide to Good Manufacturing of Medicinal Products. According to the EMA, the revision will address new falsified medicines legislation and the industry's complicated global supply chains.

Read more at: http://www.PharmTech.com/annex16


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