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Alcon Plans to Build Singapore Facility

April 14, 2008
The Associated Press is reporting that Alcon Inc. said it plans to build a pharmaceutical plant in Singapore.The Switzerland-based eye care company said late Sunday it expects to start work
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Genzyme to Expand in Ireland

April 7, 2008
According to the Associated Press, U.S. biotechnology company Genzyme Corp. announced plans recently to expand its manufacturing and research facilities in Ireland.The Irish government said it was offering assistance to
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Federal Court Throws Out Patent Rules

April 2, 2008
The Associated Press is reporting that recently, a federal district court sided with GlaxoSmithKline PLC and struck down new patent rules the British drug maker argued were a threat to
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Britain Wants More Info From Drugmakers

March 26, 2008
The Associated Press is reporting that Britain plans to require pharmaceutical companies to share more information with regulators about clinical trials after an investigation recently concluded that GlaxoSmithKline PLC deliberately
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Alkermes to Cut 150 Jobs, Close Plant

March 24, 2008
According to the Associated Press, biotechnology company Alkermes Inc. said recently it will cut 150 jobs and close a manufacturing facility in Chelsea, Mass.The restructuring stems from Eli Lilly &
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China Finds Contaminant in Heparin Exports to US

March 20, 2008
Reuters is reporting that China has identified a contaminant in batches of blood-thinner heparin supplied by a U.S.-owned plant in China for export to the United States that has been
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Wyeth to invest $280 million in China

March 12, 2008
According to the Associated Press, drug maker Wyeth said recently it will invest $280 million in a nutritional plant to be built in China.The plant, which will be located in
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Germany orders recall of blood-thinner heparin

March 10, 2008
According to Reuters, Germany has ordered a countrywide recall of blood-thinner heparin, made by Rotexmedica, on fears of contamination, a German health official said, confirming comments by the U.S. Food
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Wyeth to Invest $280M in China Plant

March 10, 2008
Drug maker Wyeth said recently it will invest $280 million in a nutritional plant to be built in China, the Associated Press is reporting.The plant, which will be located in
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Government Concedes Vaccine Injury Case

March 7, 2008
The Associated Press reported recently that government health officials have conceded that childhood vaccines worsened a rare, underlying disorder that ultimately led to autism-like symptoms in a Georgia girl, and
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