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EMA to Implement Pharmacovigilance

Feb 9, 2012

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published an implementation plan for Europe's new pharmacovigilance legislation, which comes into force in July with the aim of improving the safety and risk–benefit monitoring of drugs. The new legislation will represent the biggest change in the legal framework of the industry since EMA was first established in 1995.

EC Closes Servier Investigation

Feb 3, 2012

The European Commission (EC) has closed an investigation into Servier that accused the company of providing "misleading" and "incorrect" information to the EC?s pharmaceutical sector inquiry.

FDA's Social Media Insight

Guidance offered on how to deal with off-label information requests.
Feb 2, 2012

Guidance offered on how to deal with off-label information requests.

Pharma Targets Tropical Diseases

Feb 2, 2012

Pfizer, Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline, and other major pharmaceutical companies have joined forces and pledged to defeat 10 neglected tropical diseases by 2020. The consortium comprises 13 pharmaceutical companies, the United States, United Kingdom, and United Arab Emirates governments, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Health Organization, and several other global health entities.

News: FDA's Social Media Insight

Feb 1, 2012

How can pharma make use of social media opportunities without running afoul of regulators?

European Outsourcing Revenue to Grow by 50%

Jan 26, 2012

According to a report from Frost & Sullivan, the European pharmaceutical contract manufacturing market could earn revenues of up to $20.75 billion in 2018, almost double that of 2011's revenue when the market earned $10.02 billion. Over the same period, the European market for biotechnology outsourcing is forecast to grow from $1.21 billion to $2.67 billion.

Call for Funding to End Animal Experiments

Jan 26, 2012

As the EU debates how best to spend billions of euros worth of research funding, the Humane Society International/Europe has issued a call to develop in vitro and computational techniques that can replace the use of animals in medical experiments.

Takeda to Axe 2100 Jobs in Europe

Jan 20, 2012

Takeda has announced "strategic measures to achieve efficiencies for long-term growth", which includes cutting close to 3000 jobs, 2100 of which will come from Europe.

Global Market Boom for Generic Drugs

Jan 19, 2012

The generic-drugs market is poised to experience strong growth as key blockbuster products go off patent, but companies looking to benefit from this will have to be careful about the product segments where they compete, according to a report from Frost & Sullivan.


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