Pharma News

The latest developments from pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, both innovator and generic-drug companies, and leading regulatory news.

AstraZeneca's MedImmune, its global biologics R&D arm, has formed a clinical study collaboration with the biopharmaceutical company Incyte Corporation. The Phase I/II oncology study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of...

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) reported disappointing results for its late-stage cardiovascular drug candidate, darapladib, an Lp-PLA2 (lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2) inhibitor currently being investigated as a potential agent...

In a letter to its shareholders, the specialty pharmaceutical company Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. said it plans "to improve" its offer for the specialty pharmaceutical company Allergan Inc. following the rejection by...

Health Canada  has suspended the establishment license of Biolyse Pharma Corporation's facility in St. Catharines, Ontario because of "significant concerns" with the manufacturing process discovered during a recent inspection, according to a...

The Australian biopharmaceutical company CSL Limited has opened a new biomanufacturing facility, the CSL Behring Biotechnology Manufacturing Facility, in Broadmeadows, Australia, a suburb of Melbourne. The  facility is located adjacent...

The specialty pharmaceutical company Akorn, Inc has agreed to acquire VPI Holdings Corp., the parent company of VersaPharm Incorporated, for $440 million in cash. VersaPharm, based in Marietta, Georgia, is a privately held developer and marketer of...

Eli Lilly and Company reported that the 2nd Circuit of the Labor Court of Paulinia in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, has ruled against the company's local subsidiary, Eli Lilly do Brasil, in a labor case alleging some employees were exposed...

FDA has approved AstraZeneca's Epanova (omega-3-carboxylic acids) as an adjunct to diet to reduce triglyceride levels in adults with severe hypertriglyceridaemia (triglyceride levels greater than or equal to 500 mg/dL). Epanova is the...