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PCI acquires Dublin-based contract packaging services provider

    PCI acquires Dublin-based contract packaging services provider

Pharmaceutical outsourcing provider, PCI Pharma Services, has acquired Dublin-based pharmaceutical and healthcare contract packaging services provider, Millmount Healthcare. “We are very excited to welcome the Millmount team to PCI,” commented

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Quality of medicines information resources needs to improve, says FIP

    Quality of medicines information resources needs to improve, says FIP

The quality of medicines information resources needs to be improved, according to a new statement of policy from the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). This statement, ‘strategic development of medicines information

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FDA Acts to Eencourage Generic Competition for Complex Drugs

    FDA Acts to Eencourage Generic Competition for Complex Drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is opening a new front in its efforts to reduce high drug prices by encouraging development of generic versions of hard-to-make medicines. Complex drugs

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Strategic alliance formed between Sygnature and ApconiX

    Strategic alliance formed between Sygnature and ApconiX

A strategic alliance between Sygnature Discovery, provider of integrated drug discovery resource and expertise, and ApconiX, non-clinical safety strategies and ion channel screening experts, has been announced. The partnership will

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MHRA continues to promote #FakeMeds campaign to protect new students

    MHRA continues to promote #FakeMeds campaign to protect new students

As the new academic year begins, the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is campaigning to students about the risks of self-prescribing and self-medicating with medicines purchased online. Buying

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Commission not ranking preferences for key EU agencies post-Brexit

    Commission not ranking preferences for key EU agencies post-Brexit

The publication on Saturday of the EU Commission’s unranked and unshortlisted assessment of the 27 bids from member states to host the London-based European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European

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European Medicines Agency fears losing staff after it leaves London

    European Medicines Agency fears losing staff after it leaves London

Losing valuable staff is the major concern in the impending relocation of the European Medicines Agency. The agency which is responsible for the evaluation, authorisation and pharmacovigilance of all medicines

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FDA Requires Opioid Makers to Develop Doctor Training

    FDA Requires Opioid Makers to Develop Doctor Training

The Food and Drug Administration is requiring manufacturers of the most widely prescribed painkillers to provide extensive training to doctors in an attempt to reduce the number of patients who

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Brexit move creates EMA risk: report

    Brexit move creates EMA risk: report

The Brexit-inspired need to move the London HQ of the European Medicines Agency will throw up two major risks when it comes to patients and the approval of new medicines,

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Exclusive access to Cancer Research UK’s inhibitor payload granted to Glythera

    Exclusive access to Cancer Research UK’s inhibitor payload granted to Glythera

The antibody drug conjugate (ADC) development company, Glythera, has been granted exclusive, worldwide rights to Cancer Research UK’s novel CDK11 inhibitor programme for the development of multiple ADCs. Under the

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MGC Pharmaceuticals to sponsor first medical cannabis conference in London

    MGC Pharmaceuticals to sponsor first medical cannabis conference in London

Australian-based medical grade cannabis company, MGC Pharmaceuticals, will sponsor and speak at the first conference on medical cannabis in the UK — CannaTech UK Innovation Summit. “We are extremely happy

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Single-tablet regimen for HIV-1 approved by European Commission

    Single-tablet regimen for HIV-1 approved by European Commission

Janssen has announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved its darunavir-based single-tablet regimen (STR), Symtuza▼, for the treatment of HIV-1 in adults and adolescents in Europe. “Today’s decision by

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Partnership formed to combat pharmaceutical counterfeiting

    Partnership formed to combat pharmaceutical counterfeiting

Bio/pharmaceutical analytical and bioanalytical contract solutions provider, SGS, has entered into a partnership with Nature’s Fingerprint, which specialises in product and process authentication using natural tracer, to combat pharmaceutical counterfeiting.

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Start-Up Company Receives $10.8M to Develop Cocaine & Nicotine Addiction Drug

    Start-Up Company Receives $10.8M to Develop Cocaine & Nicotine Addiction Drug

Camino Pharma, LLC, a new start-up company focusing on finding cures for cancer and brain disorders, announced  that its Co-founder and Head of Drug Discovery, Nicholas Cosford, Ph.D., has been awarded

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BBC releases app to help stop future flu pandemics

    BBC releases app to help stop future flu pandemics

If you’ve ever wanted to contribute to a science event that could potentially help save lives then a new app will let you do just that. The BBC Pandemic app

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UCB receives EU approval for paediatric anti-epileptic drug

    UCB receives EU approval for paediatric anti-epileptic drug

UCB has announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved expanding the use of its anti-epileptic drug (AED) Vimpat (lacosamide) as monotherapy and adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial-onset

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Extractables and leachables in pharmaceutical packaging

    Extractables and leachables in pharmaceutical packaging

The potential for harmful chemicals to be extracted from packaging materials that pose a risk to patients has spurred regulatory authorities to establish guidelines for extractable and leachable (E&L) testing

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Doctors should ‘control biosimilar drug regimes’

    Doctors should ‘control biosimilar drug regimes’

Doctors and not pharmacies should retain control of any decision to switch a patient from a modern biologic medicine to a biosimilar version, the industry has argued. In its submission

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Kymab antibody could be used to treat leukemia

    Kymab antibody could be used to treat leukemia

Kymab, an emerging biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of fully human monoclonal antibody drugs, announced new data published in Science Translational Medicine indicate that Kymab’s most advanced

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Amryt boost as epidermolysis bullosa drug rival fails

    Amryt boost as epidermolysis bullosa drug rival fails

Irish woundcare group Amryt has become the front-runner in the race to find a treatment for epidermolysis bullosa (EB), known as butterfly disease which causes skin in mainly young patients

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Irish research at Trinity College supported through 2.3 million Euro investment by Nokia & SFI

The materials science institute AMBER, headquartered at Trinity College in Dublin, will continue its cooperation with Nokia Bell Labs and the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) for another 4 years. Both

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New drug for treatment of aggressive breast cancer found by Irish researchers

As recently published in the International Journal of Cancer, researchers from Breast-Predict, may have found a new drug for the treatment of Triple-negative breast cancer. The drug APR-246, which will

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