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  • Ranbaxy earnings pulled back down by manufacturing issues

    Last year Ranbaxy Laboratories persuaded the FDA to allow it to launch its exclusive of generic Diovan from its plant in New Jersey after the agency banned the Indian plant from which Ranbaxy would have made the drug. But with that workaround played out, and bans against four of its plants still in place, India's largest generic drugmaker saw earnings slip back into the red for the final quarter of the year.

GSK awards contract for API plant in Scotland

GlaxoSmithKline is moving forward with an expansion of its active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturing facility in Scotland that it announced more than a year ago.

AmerisourceBergen again reports big leaps in revenue and earnings

Drug distributor AmerisourceBergen has again reported big quarterly increases in sales and profits as a relationship forged with Walgreens in 2013 continues to pay off big time. And without saying it directly, the company pointed to the phenomenal success of Gilead Sciences' hep C drugs, Sovaldi and Harvoni, as also playing a part in its earnings jump, saying its revenues were powered in part by sales of drugs for treating hepatitis C.

International regulators offer to help India build expertise

European regulators have joined the FDA in suggesting joint plant inspections and training with their Indian counterparts. The offers come as India's industry has lost status in recent years as the FDA and other countries have banned Indian plants from shipping to the U.S. and Europe over quality and data-integrity issues.

Chinese Pharmacopoeia venture up and running as safety push continues

The Chinese Pharmacopoeia Commission and Waters launched their Joint Open Laboratory on Jan. 28 in Beijing that aims to produce the first official compendium of drugs.

Biogen Idec spotlights Eloctate manufacturing in video targeted at consumers

Biogen Idec has released a four-minute video via the Twitter sponsored feed that explains all of the manufacturing steps it goes through in making and purifying the treatment for hemophilia A.

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