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Baxter and Momenta to Develop Follow-On Biologics
By Erik Greb
Last week, Baxter International and Momenta Pharmaceuticals entered into a global collaboration to develop and commercialize follow-on biologic products. The two companies expect to close the transaction during the first quarter of 2012, subject to customary closing conditions.
Ranbaxy Signs Consent Decree with FDA
By Erik Greb
On Dec. 21, 2011, Ranbaxy Laboratories signed a consent decree with FDA and pledged that it would strengthen procedures and policies to ensure data integrity and to comply with current good manufacturing practices. The agreement is subject to approval by the US District Court for the District of Maryland.
Pfizer, GSK Commit to Supplying Developing World with Vaccines
By Stephanie Sutton
Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline have announced separate agreements with the GAVI Alliance to supply pneumococcal vaccines to developing countries. Pneumococcal disease can lead to pneumonia, meningitis, and sepsis, and is one of leading causes of death in children under the age of five in developing countries.
Week of Dec. 26, 2011: AstraZeneca Acquires Chinese Generic-Drug Company; Takeda Makes Management Changes; and More
AstraZeneca Acquires Chinese Generic-Drug Company; Takeda Makes Management Changes; and More.

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