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FDA Files Consent Decree Against Ranbaxy
By Patricia Van Arnum
The US Department of Justice, on behalf of FDA, filed a consent decree of permanent injunction against the generic-drug manufacturer Ranbaxy in the US District Court of Maryland. The decree was filed on Jan. 25, 2012, and is subject to court approval.
Pharma Targets Tropical Diseases
By Stephanie Sutton
Pfizer, Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline, and other major pharmaceutical companies have joined forces and pledged to defeat 10 neglected tropical diseases by 2020. The consortium comprises 13 pharmaceutical companies, the United States, United Kingdom, and United Arab Emirates governments, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Health Organization, and several other global health entities.
Pfizer's 2011 Financial Information Shows Overall Increase
By Jennifer Markarian
Pfizer announced a decrease in fourth-quarter revenues, but a slight increase in full-year 2011 revenues in its financial report on Jan. 31, 2012.
PhRMA Transitions Management of its Benefit–Risk Action Team
By Amy Ritter
PhRMA announced that it will transition the management of its benefit–risk action team to the Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science (CIRS). CIRS is a neutral, independent UK-based subsidiary company, forming part of the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters.
Week of Jan. 30, 2012: Amgen Agrees to Micromet for $1.16 Billion; Cephalon Issues Recall of Treanda; and More
Amgen Agrees to Micromet for $1.16 Billion; Cephalon Issues Recall of Treanda; and More.

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