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Pharmaceutical

Pharm industry sales to top $1.2 trillion by 2016

Globalization impacts demand and production of pharmaceuticals
February 5, 2013
Pharmaceutical manufacturers today face a considerable checklist of significant challenges, including the fight against counterfeiting, reducing costs through offshore manufacturing and maintaining product integrity.
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Pharma companies set high hopes for 2013

February 4, 2013
Following the approval of 39 new drugs in 2012, and with a number of new pharmaceutical products already in their final stages of development, global pharma companies are optimistic about the next 12 months.
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FDA to tighten control on painkillers

February 1, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering measures to make prescription drugs more difficult to access in a move to prevent overdoses associated with painkillers like OxyContin and Opana, which killed 16,000 people in 2010 alone.
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Pharmaceutical industry in strategic crisis, report says

January 10, 2013
Increasing price and cost pressure, regulatory changes and expiring patents are leading to shrinking margins in the pharmaceutical industry.
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Operations halted at pharmaceutical plant after discovery of potential explosives

December 5, 2012
A pharmaceuticals factory in Wales has been closed following the discovery of potentially explosive chemicals on site.
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Pfizer to acquire NextWave Pharmaceuticals

November 29, 2012
NEW YORK — Pfizer Inc. has agreed to acquire NextWave Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company that specializes in products for the treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related
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Dow Chemical collaborates with Bend Research to develop drug-solubility solutions

October 10, 2012
MIDLAND, Mich. and BEND, Ore. — Dow Chemical and drug-formulation development and manufacturing company Bend Research Inc. are collaborating to provide science-based spray-dried dispersion (SDD) solutions and select enabling
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Antares Pharma receives development milestone payment

October 2, 2012
EWING, N.J. -- Antares Pharma, Inc. announced that its partner Pfizer Inc. achieved a development milestone related to its undisclosed Consumer Healthcare product. This development milestone in Antares’ collaboration with Pfizer
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Valeant Pharmaceuticals acquires Visudyne From QLT

September 24, 2012
MONTREAL — Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. says it has acquired Visudyne, used to treat abnormal growth of leaky blood vessels in the eye caused by wet age-related macular degeneration,
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Bayer HealthCare to acquire Teva U.S. animal health business

September 18, 2012
SHAWNEE, Kan. and JERUSALEM — Bayer HealthCare LLC and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. say they have signed an agreement in which Bayer will acquire the U.S. based animal health
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