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FDA to Co-Sponsor ISPE/FDA/PQRI Quality Manufacturing Conference

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Product Quality Research Institute (PQRI) will bring together international industry and regulatory leaders for three days of open dialogue...

Can Packaging and Drug-Delivery Devices Help Reward Patients for Adherence?

Even the best drug in the best container with the best delivery device can end up being useless if patients don’t take it, points out Chris Evans, vice president of research and innovation for West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.

“For...

GSK’s Nicorette mini Lozenge Returns to Most Store Shelves
PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSKCH) today announced 2 mg and 4 mg Nicorette® mini Lozenge is now available at most retail shelves in the US following...
Pharmaceutical Industry Using New Technologies to Adjust Their Marketing and Research Approaches for Consumers

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- New technologies and online platforms have dramatically increased the ability of consumers to educate themselves about products and companies. Likewise, these same technologies have expanded the...

LifeScience Alley and MD&M Minneapolis Partner for Minnesota Medtech Week

The combined conference and exhibition will take place November 4-5, 2015, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

IDT Biologika Receives 2015 FOYA Award from the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering

Dessau (Germany), April, 27, 2015 – IDT Biologika, a major contract manufacturer of biopharmaceuticals and vaccines, today announced it is the recipient of the 2015 Facility of the Year Award (FOYA) for facility integration. Sponsored by the...

Iron Oxide Found in Hospira Bupivacaine HCl Injection Lot, Voluntary Nationwide Recall Issued

Illinois-based Hospira, Inc. announced Thursday it is issuing a voluntary recall of one lot of preservative-free Bupivacaine hydrochloride injection, USP, 0.5 percent (5 mg/mL), 30 milliliter single-dose...

Aranow Packaging Offers Design Upgrade to 4 Side Seal System FS Range

Barcelona, Spain-based Aranow Packaging Machinery announced upgrades to the design of its FS Range four-side seal packaging technology that is commonly used in pharmaceuticals, food, and cosmetics, especially for products, granular, or powder form...

Nelipak Showcases Thermoformed Medical Packaging Solutions at Medtec Europe’s Sudtec

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging held a talk and exhibit on April 23 at Medtec Europe’s Sudtec 2015, an event dedicated to advanced manufacturing solutions that attract global...

Firm Poised to File Lawsuit Against GSK for Anti-Nausea Drug Zofran

Chicago law firm Moll Law Group released a statement on April 22 that it is considering filing the first nationwide class action suit against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the makers of Zofran, a powerful anti-nausea drug alleged to increase the risk of...