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McKesson to pay $150m after alleged failure to report suspicious orders

17-Jan-2017 - The distribution giant, McKesson Corporation, has agreed to pay the DEA's record fine of $150m after allegedly failing to report “suspicious orders” for controlled substances.


The rise of 'technology-enabled' clinical research companies

17-Jan-2017 - Technology is catapulting clinical trials into a 'new era' as scientific breakthroughs bring new opportunities to an industry that has traditionally lacked innovation.

Exco InTouch receives data security certification

17-Jan-2017 - Exco InTouch has formally received certification demonstrating it meets certain data privacy and security principles.

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Rho implements Phlexglobal eTMF solution

17-Jan-2017 - The Chapel Hill, NC-based contract research organization (CRO) has implemented PhlexEview4 as its preferred eTMF solution to support commercial and government clients.

Exova adds 3-years to GSK environmental monitoring contract

16-Jan-2017 - GSK has renewed an environmental monitoring contract with Exova across manufacturing sites in the UK and Ireland.


CDMO Fujifilm adopts procurement automation solution

12-Jan-2017 - FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies USA (FDBU) has selected SciQuest to automate ‘critical’ purchasing and accounts payable processes.


endpoint named preferred provider for Ferring Pharmaceuticals

11-Jan-2017 - Ferring Pharmaceuticals has selected endpoint as its sole leading interactive response technology (IRT) provider.

Strategic partnership forms single-source solution for biopharma

10-Jan-2017 - CSSi LifeSciences and BioMARC have announced a strategic partnership to provide 'fully cohesive product development and support' for vaccine and biologic development. 

Clinerion aims for 50m patients by Q2 2017 as it enters South America

10-Jan-2017 - iHealth Group of Brazil has joined Clinerion’s Patient Recruitment System platform as its first installation in South America while the company looks to expand in other developing markets in 2017.

Almac Group introduces Almac Clinical University

09-Jan-2017 - The Almac Group has launched a web-based training and education platform to house clinical trial guidance and advice.


Cryoport to deliver Gradalis autologus immuno-oncology therapies across US

05-Jan-2017 - Cryoport’s network of cold chain logistics will support the delivery of Gradalis Inc’s autologous cell therapy to various cancer trial sites across the US.

IntelGenx announces multiple commercialization agreements with Chemo Group in 2017

05-Jan-2017 - IntelGenx Corp has granted Chemo Group an exclusive worldwide license to commercialize several products – moving the company into the novel drug delivery market.

Packaging design: how to ensure successful patient outcomes

19-Dec-2016 - As holidays shoppers wrap up their presents with ribbons and bows, reviews how contract pharmaceutical packaging companies help ensure successful patient outcomes with iterative design.

Almac to collaborate with Exostar on cloud-based management solutions

15-Dec-2016 - Almac Clinical Technologies, part of the Almac Group, has announced a collaboration with Exostar to help mitigate risk associated with intellectual property.

Skanska gets $45m contract to refit US GSK R&D hub

13-Dec-2016 - GSK has hired Skanska AB to renovate its laboratory and office in Upper Providence, Pennsylvania, US in a $45m (€42m) project.

Purdue Pharma enters new therapeutic area with Exicure collaboration

13-Dec-2016 - Through the collaboration, Purdue will leverage Exicure’s Spherical Nucleic Acid (SNA)™ technology to discover and develop a treatment for psoriasis, and other diseases.

DHL consolidates Sanofi's Brazilian distribution network

12-Dec-2016 - DHL has established a distribution centre near São Paulo as part of plans by Sanofi to consolidate its Brazilian logistics operations.

ERT acquisition of Exco InTouch to 'open up' BYOD market

12-Dec-2016 - The “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) continues to gain momentum with ERT’s acquisition of Exco InTouch, a provider of patient engagement, data capture, and digital health solutions.

US drug reimportation 'Trump proposal' risky and inefficient, AmerisourceBergen

08-Dec-2016 - AmerisourceBergan has warned of the dangers of reimportation a day after the Senate rejected Bernie Sanders’ “Trump proposal” to overturn the ban.

Sobi and Horizon make 5 year commitment to distribute their drugs in Europe

08-Dec-2016 - Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (Sobi) and Horizon Pharma plc have teamed up for a 5-year deal to distribute urea cycle disorder drugs Ravicti and Ammonaps in Europe and the Middle...

Recipharm and Laccure agreement to span 'several years'

08-Dec-2016 - Recipharm has entered into a collaboration with Laccure AB for the commercial manufacture and delivery of Laccure® Pessary.

MilliporeSigma to speed up production of Acticor’s antibody against stroke

07-Dec-2016 - Acticor Biotech has made a deal with Merck KGaA’s CMO MilliporeSigma to use its Provantage End-to-End services to make its anti-thrombotic antibody fragment ACT-017 for stroke.

Almac, inVentiv announce strategic partnership

07-Dec-2016 - Almac Clinical Technologies, part of the Almac Group, has announced a strategic partnership with the contract research organization (CRO) inVentiv Health.

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Breckenridge secures marketing agreement with Gland Pharma for 7 injectables

06-Dec-2016 - Breckenridge Pharmaceutical has entered into a multi-product marketing agreement with development and manufacturing partner Gland Pharma Limited for seven injectable products.

CRF Health: Romania investment part of growth strategy

05-Dec-2016 - CRF Health is investing in a new office location and workforce in Romania as it continues to expand its product and service portfolio.

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