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Pharmaceutical Technology Europe
Volume 24, Issue 3

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Pharmacovigilance update

The EMA has published an implementation plan for Europe's new pharmacovigilance legislation, which comes into force in July. The legislation will improve the safety and risk–benefit monitoring of drugs and represents the biggest change in the EMA's legal framework.

http://www.PharmTech.com/pharmaco

Fighting tropical diseases

Pfizer, Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline and other major companies and global healthcare organisations have joined forces and pledged to defeat 10 neglected tropical diseases by 2020. The companies will donate an average of 1.4 billion treatments each year, while new collaborative R&D is expected to lead to new treatment options.

http://www.PharmTech.com/tropical

Jobs axed at AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca has announced restructuring initiatives that could lead to 7300 job losses. Positions affected include those in selling, general and administrative areas, as well as operations and neuroscience R&D. The restructuring is expected to deliver around $1.6 billion in annual benefits by the end of 2014.

http://www.PharmTech.com/AZjobcuts

FDA's Heparin guidance

The FDA has released a draft guidance for API manufacturers that provides recommendations for procedures to ensure that crude heparin does not contain oversulfated chondroitin sulphates or nonporcine origin material. The guidance is titled Heparin for Drug and Medical Device Use: Monitoring Crude Heparin for Quality.

http://www.PharmTech.com/heparin


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