Pfizer And The Incredible Shrinking Sales Force

By Ed Silverman THIS IS BEING REPEATED FROM THE WEEKEND: Once again, Pfizer is cutting its sales force. As part of what has become a never-ending reorganization, the drugmaker is eliminating ...

Bill suggests wholesale pricing to fight drug shortages

Proposed legislation would use new pricing for generic sterile injectables By Eric Palmer Paper-thin margins on some generic sterile injectable drugs are often cited as one of the ...

Edwards wins Chinese approval for Perimount mitral valve

By MassDevice staff Edwards Lifesciences wins China State Food & Drug Administration approval for its Carpentier-Edwards Perimount mitral heart valve. Medical device giant Edwards ...

FDA launches new website for medtech export documents

By MassDevice staff The FDA launches the Export Certification & Tracking System, allowing applicants to submit export document requests electronically. The FDA’s Center ...

FDA’s details docket for December circulatory panel, revisiting Class III labeling for certain devices

By MassDevice staff The FDA’s Circulatory System Devices Panel details its schedule for 2 days of meetings taking place next week, during which the panelists will discuss possible ...

NeuroMetrix wins final FDA nod for pain device

Boston Business Journal by Julie M. Donnelly, Reporter NeuroMetrix Inc. (Nasdaq: NURO) has won clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a disposable electrode used with ...

Trader Joe’s Frozen Chicken and Rice Recalled for Listeria

BY NEWS DESK The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is alerting the public of a recall being conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency ...

New drug pricing set to change industry

By RAMNATH SUBBU The new National Pharmaceutical Pricing policy (NPPP), which is proposed to be implemented in the near future, could change the structure and dynamics of the Indian ...

US Supreme Court to review lawsuits over flaws in generic drugs

* Generic drug makers trying to fend off personal injury cases * Woman suffered near-blindness, skin damage in drug reaction By Terry Baynes and Jonathan Stempel Nov 30 (Reuters) – ...

Should Congress Probe FDA Over Generic Lipitor?

By Ed Silverman A year ago, the FDA ended months of anticipation by granting Ranbaxy Laboratories approval to make a generic version of the Lipitor cholesterol pill, despite concerns ...

Grand jury sets sights on compounding pharmacy

By Todd Wallack A federal grand jury in Boston has begun investigating the Framingham compounding pharmacy that made the tainted steroid injections blamed for at least three dozen ...

DARA seeks orphan drug status for non-opioid analgesic candidate

PBR Staff Writer DARA BioSciences has filed an orphan drug application with the US FDA for KRN5500 to treat a painful form of chronic chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CCIPN). When ...
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