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FDA Establishes Two Centers for Regulatory Science
By Erik Greb
On Oct. 26, 2011, FDA dedicated $2 million to support two regional Centers of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation. The centers, which will be located at the University of Maryland and at Georgetown University, will focus on the scientific knowledge and training needed to modernize and improve the ways the agency reviews and evaluates drugs and medical devices.
President Obama Issues Executive Order to Reduce Drug Shortages
By Amy Ritter
In response to the increase in drug shortages over the past three years, President Obama issued an executive order on Oct. 31, 2011 that directs FDA to take several steps to prevent and reduce drug shortages.
MHRA Drives for Regulatory Excellence
By Rich Whitworth
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) launched a public consultation on the consolidation of United Kingdom (UK) medicines legislation on Oct. 26, 2011. Seeking to greatly simplify and elucidate the law regulating medicines in the UK, the MHRA invited interested parties to contribute to legislation development.
Week of Oct. 31, 2011: Pfizer Completes Acquisition of Icagen; 3M Drug Delivery Systems Names James Ingebrand Vice-President and General Manager; and More
Pfizer Completes Acquisition of Icagen; 3M Drug Delivery Systems Names James Ingebrand Vice-President and General Manager; and More.

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