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  • FDA hands Wockhardt and Ipca more disappointing news

    It has been another tough week for some of India's troubled drugmakers. Wockhardt, which has two plants banned by the FDA, saw its hopes stymied for getting export approval for a different facility that it had hoped could help it recoup some of its lost U.S. revenues. And India's Ipca Laboratories, which has three plants on the import alert list, said Monday it has now gotten a warning letter for the facilities.

Valeant's Bausch + Lomb recalls more than 1M bottles of eye med

Valeant's Bausch + Lomb has voluntarily initiated a massive recall of an eye dilation med after learning that more than 1 million bottles may have been shipped with the wrong medication insert.

Sanofi commits to developing Zika vax while other big players will evaluate

Sanofi says it intends to apply its decades of vaccine development work and manufacturing expertise in dengue fever to try to create a vaccine for Zika virus, the mosquito-borne disease that the World Health Organization this week called a global health emergency.

Ipca's small-scale API producer in U.K. expanding

India's Ipca Laboratories is facing FDA regulatory actions at plants in India, but the drugmaker's small-scale API and CRO operation in the U.K. intends to again increase capacity, this time by about 30%.

Pakistani man charged with bringing counterfeit drugs into U.S.

Ever wonder where the websites selling unapproved and sometimes counterfeit drugs get those products? According to the Department of Justice, many of them came from a Pakistani man and his company, JNS Impex.

Sanofi says job cuts in France should not involve plant closures

Sanofi is looking to trim 600 jobs in France as part of new CEO Olivier Brandicourt's plan to squeeze €1.5 billion in annual costs. The drugmaker says it does not plan on closing any plants in France as part of the process, but that does not mean that its production network in the home country will escape unscathed. Brandicourt has also said he will "reshape" the manufacturing network as part of his overall reorganization of the company.

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