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Novartis CEO predicts generic industry fallout as quality takes center stage

Usually, it's the smaller drugmakers that take advantage of opportunities that present themselves when manufacturing problems arise at another company. But Novartis CEO Joe Jimenez is not above trying to drum up some business for his Sandoz generic drug unit by pointing out problems with some of the big drugmakers in India.

Neos collects $15.5M from private investors to bring ADHD extended-release option to market

Texas oral drug delivery specialist Neos Therapeutics pulled in $15.5 million in a Series C round of financing to help propel its line of ADHD controlled-release treatments to the market.

Teva snags an EU recommendation for its asthma, COPD inhaler

European regulatory authorities gave Teva a positive opinion for its DuoResp Spiromax inhalation powder, designed to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. With the recommendation from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, Teva hopes to have final approval within a few months.

UPDATED: Forest to discontinue old Namenda to 'force switch' patients to XR version

Forest will discontinue its original Namenda pill in August, pushing current patients onto Namenda XR--and hoping they won't bother to switch back when generics appear next April.

AMRI: Burlington 'money pit' is now a springboard

With the FDA's all-clear under its belt, AMRI's once-troubled Burlington, MA, "money pit" is poised to push the Albany, NY, company into new markets, the company's new CEO reportedly told investors at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference last week. The former Teva executive said he's eyeing generics and high-tech drug delivery among potential expansion areas.

Endo investing $100M in Qualitest manufacturing

The company is investing substantially in plant expansions and manufacturing improvements over the next few years so it can produce more drugs more efficiently.

New bill could free drug user fees from sequestration, improve oversight

With sequestration currently in place to rein in government spending across the board, much of the $1 billion that user fees bring in over 2013 will be frozen, with the FDA unable to tap the funding. But now, those funds are the target of the FDA Safety Over Sequestration Act--or FDA SOS Act--a bipartisan bill that would exempt user fees from the mandatory budget cuts.

UAE expects big growth in generic drug production

A new rule in the United Arab Emirates will allow its 14 drug manufacturers to start up production on generic drugs sooner so they will be available as soon as the branded products go off patent.

Absorption Systems reaches into India with partnership

U.S. preclinical CRO Absorption Systems has signed a deal with Indian consulting firm Synerzys Lifecare, looking to pitch its testing services to the nation's growing generics market.

Pfizer launches joint venture with Chinese API maker

Pfizer has launched a joint venture with China's Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceuticals, a contract API manufacturer, planning to develop, manufacture and commercialize off-patent pharmaceutical products in China.