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Reckitt hit by FDA approval of rival drugs

February 28, 2013
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

February 27, 2013
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

February 12, 2013
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
November 26, 2012
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

November 12, 2012
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

November 5, 2012
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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Mexican pharma company Neolpharma buys Pfizer plant in Puerto Rico

October 18, 2012
CAGUAS, Puerto Rico — Mexican pharmaceutical company Neolpharma has purchased a Puerto Rico factory owned by Pfizer that was set to close at the end of 2012, Fox News
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Sartorius opens bioreactor production facility in Germany

September 17, 2012
GUXHAGEN, Germany — Sartorius, the Goettingen, Germany-based laboratory and pharmaceutical supplier, formally opened its new plant in Guxhagen in northern Hesse for the manufacture of bioreactors. After approximately one
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Takeda completes Russian pharmaceutical manufacturing facility

September 17, 2012
ZURICH, Switzerland — Zurich-based Takeda Pharmaceutical International has completed construction at its pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Yaroslavl, Russia. The Company invested approximately $97 million in the 24,000m2 production plant,
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‘Gutter oil’ at center of Chinese pharmaceutical scandal

September 10, 2012
BEIJING — Chinese authorities are investigating claims that some of the country’s pharmaceutical manufacturers are using “gutter oil,” or reprocessed kitchen waste dredged from restaurant chains, to make antibiotics,
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