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FDA Awards NIPTE Multimillion-Dollar Research Grant
By Erik Greb
Last week, FDA awarded a grant to the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education to improve drug development and manufacturing. The grant could be worth as much as $35 million over the next five years.
AstraZeneca Plans $200-Million Manufacturing Plant in China
By Patricia Van Arnum
AstraZeneca is investing $200 million in a new manufacturing site in China. The new site represents AstraZeneca's largest investment in a single manufacturing facility globally.
FDA Outlines Strategy to Spur Biomedical Innovation
By Amy Ritter
In response to concerns about the sustainability of US drug-development efforts, FDA has released a report that outlines several steps that FDA will take to spur biomedical innovation and ensure that such innovation can be quickly translated into safe and effective therapies.
EMA Board Endorses 'Road Map to 2015'
By Rich Whitworth
After announcing the official appointment of Guido Rasi as new executive director, the EMA management board also endorsed the implementation plan for the agency's 'Road Map to 2015.'
DTC Advertising Ban Maintained in Europe
By Stephanie Sutton
The European Commission has adopted revised proposals clarifying the information that industry can supply to the public on prescription-only medicines, while maintaining a strict ban on direct-to-consumer advertising.
Week of Oct. 10, 2011: Vetter Opens New Facility in Chicago; Merck Announces Retirement of Chairman and Former CEO Richard T. Clark; and More
Vetter Opens New Facility in Chicago; Merck Announces Retirement of Chairman and Former CEO Richard T. Clark; and More.
Regulatory Roundup: FDA, CMS, Medicaid Launch Pilot Program to Conduct Parallel Reviews of Medical Devices
FDA, CMS, Medicaid Launch Pilot Program to Conduct Parallel Reviews of Medical Devices.

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