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FDA Issues Final Rule on Sterility Testing of Biologics
By Angie Drakulich
FDA issued a final rule on sterility testing on May 3, 2012, which amends the requirements for most licensed biological products and aims to provide manufacturers with the flexibility, as appropriate, to keep pace with technological and scientific advances. Many steps are changed or eliminated.
Sanofi Gains Regulatory Approval for Expansion at Site in Ireland
By Patricia Van Arnum
Sanofi has received FDA and EMA approval for expansion of fill and finish operations for alglucosidase alfa.
Abbott Reaches Settlement Agreement on Depakote
By Amy Ritter
Abbott Laboratories will pay $1.6 billion to settle outstanding issues concerning past sales and marketing practices for its neurologic medication, Depakote.
EFPIA Advances Medicines Verification Project
By Stephanie Sutton
The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations has formally adopted a memorandum of understanding with key partners for a harmonized, European system for medicines verification.
Week of May 7, 2012: Coherus BioSciences, Daiichi Sankyo Form Biosimilar Pact; Sandoz Agrees to Acquire Fougera Pharmaceuticals; and More
Coherus BioSciences, Daiichi Sankyo Form Biosimilar Pact; Sandoz Agrees to Acquire Fougera Pharmaceuticals; and More.

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