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Pharmaceutical companies are causing biased information to be given to doctors about the efficacy of drugs, causing an epidemic of misinformed practitioners that is costing hundreds of thousands of lives, reported The Independent more

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Romaco Kilian will present a retrofit package that enables older-generation tablet presses to be upgraded electronically, at the upcoming Powtech exhibition in Nuremberg on 19-21 April more

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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) could be looking to at new ways to develop medical technologies with Qualcomm, reports Bloomberg Business more

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David Emm, principal security researcher at software and security group Kaspersky Lab, has warned that the FDA's approval of 3D printing drugs is not necessarily a good thing. more

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The EU has approved Pfizer's $15 billion takeover of US rival Hospira after the pharma giant promised to sell certain drugs in light of competition concerns. more

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IMA Active has launched the Prexima tablet press, boasting a sleek Italian design and aiming to deliver increased productivity and efficiency. more

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The BGMA has welcomed the publication by the NICE of an implementation pack to support the introduction of biosimilar versions of Infliximab. more

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The MHRA has started using unique device identifiers based on GS1 standards in healthcare recalls, improving traceability, efficiency and cost savings throughout the NHS. more

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Doping scandals in sport are nothing new. Lu Rahman looks at some of the substances taken by sports stars in a bid to boost performance. more

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A £4m trial will establish whether routinely treating stoke patients with paracetamol and antibiotics could save up to 25,000 lives each year. more

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Following its successful launch last year, CPhI Korea returns with three times the exhibition space to the COEX in Seoul, South Korea, on 7–9 September 2015. more

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GEA and Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Ltd (HPL) have struck a €4 million deal for GEA to deliver a fully contained solution for potent oral solid dosage form production. more

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MedImmune and the University of Sheffield are to generate breakthrough research in cell factory technology, the process by which living cells can be controlled and manipulated to make specific proteins with therapeutic benefits. more

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Last week the MHRA launched a smartphone app to increase participation of patients and healthcare professionals in its Yellow Card Scheme for reporting side-effects to medicines and vaccines. more

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The increase in demand for OTC pharmaceuticals can be attributed to a rise in prescription charges in England, the NHS budget squeeze, the Government’s promotion of self-medication and the switching of some prescription medicines to OTC products. more

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The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is holding symposiums on GMP and GDP legislation during December 2015 and January 2016 in London and Glasgow. more

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Spanish supplier of plasma-derived products Grifols has built a new logistics centre in Ireland, for which it chose HERMA and Spanish sales partner SINEL SYSTEMS to implement a labelling solution. more

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Analytik Jena's BioShake thermal mixer can now be applied with even more versatility in sample preparation, thanks to a specific adapter block developed for the 96-well, 0.8 ml ABgene storage plate. more

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Quotient Clinical has doubled capacity through the acquisition of a second GMP manufacturing facility and the construction of new formulation development and pharmaceutical analysis laboratories. more

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The use of small animal models in basic and preclinical research is now an integral part of developing and testing new pharmaceutical drugs prior to commercialisation. more

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SBRI Healthcare has announced the companies awarded phase 1 funding in the latest SBRI Healthcare competition. more

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According to a newly published report, the lyophilisation market is projected to be worth $5,121.5 million by 2019. more

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