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Horizon Pharma buys Irish drug maker Vidara

Illinois-based Horizon Pharma Inc. announced last week it was taking over Irish Vidara Therapeutics International Ltd. in a reverse merger, moving its headquarters to Dublin.
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Pfizer seeks to ban sales of generic Viagra in US

U.S. pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer has filed a lawsuit against Indian drug maker Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. in an effort to prevent sales of a generic version of Viagra.
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Canada's drug spending growth slowed by generics

Market share is increasing for generics drugs, which are typically much cheaper than branded and patented drugs.
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Many generic drugs fail to serve their purpose, doctors warn

Doctors and researchers have criticized the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for failing to control the effectiveness of the vast majority of pharmaceutical products sold in the United States.
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Endo Pharmaceuticals settles lawsuit over unlawful marketing

Pharmaceutical companies Endo Pharmaceuticals and Endo Health Solutions will have to pay $192.7 million to resolve criminal and civil charges related to their marketing policy for the product Lidoderm.
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AstraZeneca, Merck gain share on Glaxo's asthma treatment drug

Competition on the U.S. pharmaceutical market has never been more fierce. Generic drugs are taking decisive steps onto the market, gaining a bigger share wherever they are allowed.
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Plastics, polymers to dominate global pharmaceutical packaging market

Over the years through 2018, the global pharmaceutical packaging market is predicted to reach $78.79 billion, with Europe, Japan and the U.S. accounting for about 70% of the entire market.
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Mexico's Neolpharma opens R&D facility in Puerto Rico

The Center for the Development and Innovation of Pharmaceutical Products, or Cediprof, will focus on research and experimentation of generic drugs.
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Another Ranbaxy facility lands on FDA blacklist

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added Ranbaxy's Toansa plant to the list of Indian facilities included on the consent decree dated January 2012.
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Novo Nordisk locked in legal battle over generic drug

Danish pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk is being sued by several healthcare purchasing companies that claim the drug maker wrongfully kept generic copies of its diabetes drug Prandin off the market.
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