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AstraZeneca to build new HQ, research center in Cambridge, UK

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AstraZeneca is investing about £330 million ($515.6 million) in its new building, which will host a global R&D center.
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FDA takes action against Indian pharmaceutical companies

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Pharmaceutical company Hospira Inc. has been warned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over lapses in the manufacturing of drugs, which were detected during an inspection of its facility in Irungattukottai, India, in October 2012.
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Bayer to acquire birth control company for $1.1 billion

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Conceptus' flagship product is the Essure® procedure, a non-surgical permanent birth control method sold in the United States and other countries.
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Sun Pharma receives tentative approval for generic version of Januvia

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Indian pharmaceutical company Sun Pharma has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has tentatively approved the company's generic version of the successful anti-diabetes drug Januvia.
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Reckitt hit by FDA approval of rival drugs

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the green light to two generic versions of Suboxone, a drug used for treating heroin addiction, manufactured by Reckitt Benckiser.
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New drugs launched in UK on the rise

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Recent research by a team of scientists at Birmingham University in central England has dismissed fears that British patients might have to cope with a shortage of drugs.
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Asia offers big business opportunities to pharma companies

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Asia is emerging as a strategically important location for global pharmaceutical companies that are looking to take advantage of the opportunities available in terms of R&D, manufacturing and market.
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Clean pharmaceutical equipment based on TACT circle principles

Equipment design and cleaning procedures play big role in thorough sterilization and cleaning
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Sterilization or sanitization procedures are typically meant to kill bacteria in a system. In addition, equipment is cleaned to remove residues from previous product batches and is subsequently flushed to remove cleaning liquids. But to ensure safe and efficient sterilization and cleaning, appropriate procedures aren’t enough. The right equipment improves cost efficiency, as well as patient safety.
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Explosion at Quebec pharmaceutical plant kills three

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QUEBEC, Canada — A third person has died from injuries sustained during an explosion and fire at a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Quebec, the Toronto Sun reported. Marc Couture,
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GlaxoSmithKline wins top prize at IChemE Awards

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MANCHESTER, UK — GlaxoSmithKline clinched the top prize at the IChemE 2012 Awards last week in recognition of its “radical change in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals,” the Institution of
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