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Pharmaceutical

The pharmaceutical industry develops, produces and markets drugs or pharmaceuticals licensed for sale as medications. Pharmaceutical companies make pharmaceutical preparations or finished drugs; biological products, such as serums, bulk chemicals and botanicals used in making finished drugs; and diagnostic substances such as pregnancy and blood glucose kits. Pharmaceutical processing encompasses the end-process formulations have to go through, including packaging, labeling, processing and formatting drugs into tablets, liquids and gels. Bio-pharma is a collection of technologies that capitalize on the attributes of cells, such as their manufacturing capabilities, and put, biological molecules, such as DNA and proteins, to work for us.

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New heart failure drug could cut deaths by 20%

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Swiss pharmaceuticals group Novartis is planning to launch a new drug that has the potential to cut cardiovascular death and admissions to hospital by 20%.
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New facility to research personalized cellular cancer therapies

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A new facility to develop personalized cellular cancer therapies will be built by the University of Pennsylvania, funded in part with a $20 million investment from Novartis.
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Global pharmaceutical sales projected to reach $1 trillion in 2014

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The outlook for the pharmaceutical industry is bright, according to a new report that identifies a number of positive trends.
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GSK recalls batches of Eye-Mo solution

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London-listed pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has launched a voluntary recall of several batches of its Eye-Mo Red Eyes Formula Ophthalmic Solution.
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GSK to start clinical trials on new Ebola vaccine

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London-listed pharmaceuticals company GlaxoKlineSmith will start clinical safety trials for its experimental Ebola vaccine in the U.S. as early as next week.
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Roche acquires InterMune for $8.3 billion in move to strengthen respiratory portfolio

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Swiss pharmaceuticals group Roche revealed this week that it has agreed to acquire California-based biotechnology company InterMune Inc. in a deal worth $8.3 billion.
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Tighter restrictions to be placed on hydrocodone combination products

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Medicines containing hydrocodone, a highly addictive painkiller, will be subject to more restrictions under new rules published by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) this week.
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FDA warns consumers to avoid fraudulent Ebola treatment products

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The agency said that it had seen and received consumer complaints about various products being offered online that are claimed to either prevent the Ebola virus or treat the infection.
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Sanofi, MannKind agree on $925 million deal for inhaled insulin therapy

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Under the exclusive agreement with MannKind Corporation the two companies will collaborate on development and commercialization of Afrezza (insulin human) Inhalation Powder, a new rapid-acting inhaled insulin therapy for adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
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Alvogen acquires South Korea's Dream Pharma

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Pharmaceutical company Alvogen has agreed to purchase Dream Pharma, based in South Korea, for $187 million in cash.
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