From the Editors' Desk

Is Marijuana Medicine? What the Medical Community Says

While many states have pushed for new laws to legalize the use of marijuana for medical reasons, there are few well-controlled studies that demonstrate its effectiveness.  As such, most major state and...

Global Oncology Drugs Market Forecast to Reach $112bn by 2020

Biological drugs based on monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) have emerged as a preferred option for treating various cancer types, especially for blood cancer (leukemia). Rising incidence of various cancer conditions, growing popularity of advance therapies...

Advanced Nucleating Agent Helps Reinvent the Pharmaceutical Bottle

During NPE 2015 this week in Orlando, FL, Milliken & Co. announced a breakthrough in over-the-counter pharmaceutical and nutraceutical bottles. The development of a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) resin hyper-nucleated with Milliken’s...

CPhI South East Asia Coming to Jakarta

Held in Jakarta, CPhI South East Asia, organized by UBM EMEA, will highlight the growth of the Indonesian pharma market. The event takes place April 8-10 along with P-MEC and InnoPack and is expected to attract both domestic and...

Sustainability, Recycling Highlighted at NPE This Week

At NPE: The International Plastics Showcase this week in Orlando, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association is calling upon attendees to consider the role plastics play in efforts toward sustainability. SPI has reportedly invested financial...

Private-Labeled Medical Device Kits and Custom Trays Supported

Contract manufacturer B. Braun, through its OEM Division, is offering a range of packaging capabilities for custom private-labeled procedure kits and trays. The FDA-registered, ISO 13485 certified company can support medical device manufacturers...

Pet Supplements Market to Soar Between 2015-2019 as Sales Approach $700 Million

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. pet supplements market is on the precipice of a revival. Between 2010-2014, the market fell from the double digit growth rates enjoyed during the first decade of the millennium to a more modest...

Cipher Pharmaceuticals Acquires Canadian Rights to Novel Treatment for Psoriasis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CPHR; TSX:CPH) ("...

Cryoport Introduces New Tamper-Proof Lock on its Cryoport Express Shippers for Animal Husbandry

LAKE FOREST, Calif., March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cryoport, Inc. (OTCBB: CYRX) ("Company"), the leading provider of advanced cryogenic logistics solutions for the life sciences industry serving markets including immunotherapies, stem...

Medication Management Council to Identify Best Practices for Medication in Hospitals

The council creates best practices lists to help improve medication safety, compliance and efficiency.