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USP Announces Proposed Standard for Supply-Chain Integrity
By Amy Ritter
The US Pharmacopeia announced a draft standard containing best practices for ensuring that drugs can be traced to their original manufacturer, are not counterfeited or adulterated, and can be transported to their intended destination without compromising quality.
BMS to Acquire Inhibitex for $2.5 Billion
By Stephanie Sutton
Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) has signed an agreement to acquire the clinical-stage biotechnology company Inhibitex in a deal worth approximately $2.5 billion. The transaction will provide BMS with a potential candidate currently in Phase II development for the treatment of hepatitis C.
Novartis Issues Recall and Suspends Operations at US Facility
By Rich Whitworth
Novartis Consumer Health has announced a voluntary recall of all lots of select, bottle-packaged configurations of Excedrin, NoDoz, Bufferin and Gas-X Prevention. The recall follows consumer complaints of chipped or broken pills and inconsistent bottle packaging line clearance practices that could lead to stray tablets, capsules or caplets from other Novartis products.
Week of Jan. 9, 2012: Xoma Restructures; AAIPharma Appoints Eric Evans as CFO; and More
Xoma Restructures; AAIPharma Appoints Eric Evans as CFO; and More.

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