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Teva Acquires Majority Stake in Taiyo
By Erik Greb
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries agreed to pay shareholders $460 million in cash to acquire a 57% stake in Taiyo Pharmaceutical Industry. Teva also will offer to buy all outstanding shares of Taiyo.
FDA Approvals of Biopharmaceuticals on the Rise
By Angie Drakulich
Regulatory approvals for new biopharmaceuticals in the United States have nearly doubled in the past decade compared with the 1990s, says a Tufts study.
J&J to Recall Select Lots of Prezista Due to Possible TBA Contamination
By Patricia Van Arnum
Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen-Cilag International reported that the company is working with regulatory authorities in five countries to address trace amounts of 2,4,6- tribromoanisole identified in five batches of the HIV/AIDS medicine Prezista.
House Introduces Bill on Regenerative Medicine
By Amy Ritter
A bill was introduced in the US House of Representatives to launch a national strategy for the development of regenerative medicines.
Amylin Sues Eli Lilly for Alleged Anticompetitive Activity
By Stephanie Sutton
Amylin Pharmaceuticals has filed a lawsuit against Eli Lilly, alleging that Lilly is engaging in anticompetitive activity and breaching its agreements with Amylin to maximize commercialization of the drug, exenatide.
Week of May 19, 2011: Company and People Notes: AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, and the University of Manchester form new research collaboration for inflammation; BASi names Michael Zhou as senior director of R&D; and More.
AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, and the University of Manchester form new research collaboration for inflammation; BASi names Michael Zhou as senior director of R&D; and More.
Regulatory Roundup: EMA monitors Japanese-manufactured medicines following radiation leak from nuclear power plant
EMA is working with its European and international regulatory partners to monitor and evaluate ?the possible risk of radioactive contamination of medicines manufactured in Japan following the radiation leak from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.?

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