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Abbott puts house in order

Abbott puts house in order

Health care major Abbott Laboratories says has received a US Food
and Drug Administration (FDA) letter giving its diagnostic
manufacturing operations, in Lake County, Illinois a near clean
bill of health.

US state backs pharma

US state backs pharma

The US state of North Carolina has launched a new initiative aimed
at encouraging investment in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology
industries, with sizeable grants available to companies prepared to
invest $100 million or more in...

Bar codes get top billing

Bar codes get top billing

Bar code scanning systems, which scan medications and patient
identification bracelets at hospital bedsides to verify patients
are receiving the correct medications, were voted the top choice
for preventing medication errors in a...

Medicare bill passed

Medicare bill passed

New legislation in the US to give the elderly and disabled rights
to reimbursement for prescription drugs under the federal Medicare
system has been passed by the Senate. It has been estimated that
the measure could expand the revenues...

Stability in the extreme

Stability in the extreme

The globalisation of the marketplace for pharmaceuticals means that
it is becoming more common for medicines destined for consumption
in the European Union to be manufactured in distant lands. As a
consequence, the EMEA has started...

FDA softens iron stance

FDA softens iron stance

The US FDA has advised manufacturers of drugs and dietary
supplements containing 30mg or more of iron per dose that they are
no longer required, by law, to use unit-dose packaging

Closer EU/US ties

Closer EU/US ties

The EU and US move a small step closer to a harmonised regulatory
system with the first-ever collaboration on the review of
scientific data in an application to start a clinical trial.

GMP on the agenda

GMP on the agenda

Mixed news on GMP compliance, as Australia's API has its
manufacturing license renewed after a six-week suspension and GSK
unveils a US FDA probe.

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