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U.S. Halts Johnson and Johnson Vaccine

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Federal health agencies made the decision to halt the use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine after six women between the ages of 18 and 48 experienced blood clots within one to three weeks of vaccination.

EU seeking ‘urgent clarification’ on Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine delay

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Company has said it is postponing deployment in Europe following concerns about blood clots in US Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The European commission is seeking “urgent clarification” from Johnson & Johnson after the company’s “completely unexpected” announcement that it has… Read More »EU seeking ‘urgent clarification’ on Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine delay

BENEO presents galenIQ for highly flowable and stable sachet powders

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Sachets are a popular pharmaceutical and nutraceutical packaging format for consumers and manufacturers alike. To ensure accurate dosage and administration, the powders used in these delivery systems require excellent flowability. BENEO’s filler-binder galenIQ™ 721 meets this demand and helps formulators to develop more convenient dosage… Read More »BENEO presents galenIQ for highly flowable and stable sachet powders

Unusual treatment shows promise for kids with brain tumors

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For decades, a deadly type of childhood cancer has eluded science’s best tools. Now doctors have made progress with an unusual treatment: Dripping millions of copies of a virus directly into kids’ brains to infect their tumors and spur an immune system attack

Dr. August Wolff and Cantabria Labs enter into an exclusive commercialization agreement for Southern Europe for hyperhidrosis product

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The German pharmaceutical company Dr. August Wolff GmbH & Co. KG  Arzneimittel Arzneimittel (“Dr. Wolff”) and the Spanish pharmaceutical company Cantabria Labs  (“Cantabria Labs”) concluded a strategic partnership on March 12th 2021 by entering into an  exclusive licensing agreement for a newly developed medicinal product… Read More »Dr. August Wolff and Cantabria Labs enter into an exclusive commercialization agreement for Southern Europe for hyperhidrosis product

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd-Openings for QC-Executive/ Microbiologist-Apply Now

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Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd-Openings for QC-Executive/ Microbiologist-Apply Now Job Description To test all the samples of Sterility Testing , Microbiological Testing, Stability Samples, Environmental monitoring, Bacterial Endotoxins, water testing etc. To Prepare and update protocols, Specifications , Method of analysis as per SOP. To operate , Clean… Read More »Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd-Openings for QC-Executive/ Microbiologist-Apply Now

Catalent Biologics Completes Madison Facility Expansion to Double Clinical and Commercial Drug Substance Capacity

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Catalent, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies, development, and manufacturing solutions for drugs, biologics, cell and gene therapies, and consumer health products, today announced that it has completed the expansion of two new suites at its biologics drug substance development and manufacturing facility in Madison, Wisconsin, and has… Read More »Catalent Biologics Completes Madison Facility Expansion to Double Clinical and Commercial Drug Substance Capacity

Scaled up remdesivir production two-fold: Cipla

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“We have scaled up the production of remdesivir by 2x from the last wave of the pandemic. Given the unprecedented demand for the drug, we have now further ramped up our capacities through our network, to service the demand,” Cipla said in a statement.

ViewPoints Interview: Fluxergy’s Tej Patel Shares Insight on Multimodal Diagnostic System

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In an interview with PharmaShots, Tej Patel, CEO of Fluxergy shared his views on Fluxergy’s CE Marking and how it will democratize healthcare while creating better clinical outcomes. Shots: Fluxergy’s One-hour COVID-19 test requires less than 2-3 minutes of hands-on time and provides lab-quality RT-PCR… Read More »ViewPoints Interview: Fluxergy’s Tej Patel Shares Insight on Multimodal Diagnostic System

3 changes coming to drug pricing

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No matter if Democrats or Republicans are running the show in Washington, here are three solid bets for pharma companies to plan for in the changing drug-pricing landscape

WHO calls for suspension in sales of captured live animals

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The World Health Organization and other groups are calling for the suspension in sales of captured live animals due to the risk they pose in spreading infectious diseases.“Animals, particularly wild animals, are the source of more than 70…

Sanofi Collaborates with C4XD for an Oral Therapy to Treat Inflammatory Diseases

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Shots: Sanofi has signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with C4XD worth up to $492.94M million, for C4XD’s oral pre-clinical IL-17A inhibitor program C4XD to receive $8.33M up front and is eligible to receive up to $484.60M as development, regulatory and commercial milestones including $13.09M… Read More »Sanofi Collaborates with C4XD for an Oral Therapy to Treat Inflammatory Diseases

KOL Mindset Mapping

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Once you have successfully identified, mapped, and begun engagement with your KOLs, the next step in the KOL management cycle should be to assess, benchmark, and track KOL mindset.   A mindset mapping study enables you to gauge KOL views on key therapeutic and management… Read More »KOL Mindset Mapping

Michigan’s spike highlights fatigue over restrictions

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All eyes are on Michigan as the state endures a surge of COVID-19 cases, underscoring how fatigue with coronavirus restrictions, and political divisions, have disrupted the response to the pandemic across the country.More than a year after the start…

Health2047 Spins Out Emergence Healthcare Group to Empower Independent Physician Practices

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What You Should Know: – Health2047, the innovation arm of the American Medical Association, today announced the spinout of a new company, Emergence Healthcare Group, that offers the first turnkey practice solution designed to enable greater physician autonomy by relieving them of administrative burdens and financial pressures… Read More »Health2047 Spins Out Emergence Healthcare Group to Empower Independent Physician Practices

Our three-part approach to build a better health care system

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On April 3, more than four million Americans received a COVID-19 vaccine — the largest single-day vaccination event in human history. For innovators across the pharmaceutical industry, these moments make the years — sometimes decades — of painstaking trial and error worth it.

Novartis’s Xolair (omalizumab) Prefilled Syringe for Self-Injection Receives the US FDA’s Approval Across All Indications

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Shots: The US FDA has approved the sBLA for a new self-administration option for Xolair in patients across all approved indications in the US The use of the therapy across multiple indications is based on the efficacy and safety profile of Xolair in allergic asthma,… Read More »Novartis’s Xolair (omalizumab) Prefilled Syringe for Self-Injection Receives the US FDA’s Approval Across All Indications

The Availability and Use of Medication Abortion

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This factsheet provides an overview of medication abortion, with a focus on federal and state regulations pertaining to its provision and coverage, and the role of the drug in self-managed abortions.

Cavazzoni Named CDER Director

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Acting FDA commissioner announces permanent appointment of Patrizia Cavazzoni as CDER director, following year-long acting-director role.

Amneal Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd-Multiple for Manufacturing/ QC/ QA -Apply Now

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Amneal Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd-Multiple for Manufacturing/ QC/ QA -Apply Now Job Description We are looking for Competent, dynamic and motivated candidates for suitable positions for Injectable unit for our Ahmedabad SEZ Matoda Plant. Sterile Manufacturing (Injectable/ Parenteral Unit)Designation: Asst. Manager/ Executive/ OfficerTotal Experience: 02-10 yearsQualification: B.Pharm/ M.Pharma /M.ScArea: Aseptic… Read More »Amneal Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd-Multiple for Manufacturing/ QC/ QA -Apply Now

Chemveda Life Sciences India Pvt. Ltd-Walk-In Drive for R&D (CRO) On 17th April 2021

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Chemveda Life Sciences India Pvt. Ltd-Walk-In Drive for R&D (CRO) On 17th April 2021 Job Description Dear Candidate, We are Conducting Walk-In Interview On 17th April 2021 for Positions in Chemistry Services Department (CRO). Date: 17-04 2021 (Saturday)Time: 10:00 AM to 03:00 PMVenue: Chemveda Life Sciences, Plot#B-11/1, IDA… Read More »Chemveda Life Sciences India Pvt. Ltd-Walk-In Drive for R&D (CRO) On 17th April 2021

Study: UK variant not linked to more severe disease or death

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The highly contagious variant of the coronavirus believed to have originated in the United Kingdom that has contributed to this year’s surge of infections is not linked to higher instances of severe illness or death, a study published Monday…

Tips to Help Doctors with Safe Prescribing

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Tips to Help Doctors with Safe Prescribing Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US so It’s critical that doctors incorporate safe prescribing in their practice. The Doctor Weighs In

New Mexico governor signs marijuana legalization bill

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New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) on Monday signed legislation to legalize the use and sale of recreational marijuana in the state, as well as to expunge the records of people with prior, low-level cannabis convictions.Lujan Grisham has…

Redfield Joins Big Ass Fans, Which Promotes Controversial Covid-Killing Technology

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Dr. Robert Redfield, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has joined Big Ass Fans, lending his scientific credibility to a company division that says its ion-generating technology kills the coronavirus. The company charges $9,450 for a fan with technology that academic… Read More »Redfield Joins Big Ass Fans, Which Promotes Controversial Covid-Killing Technology

Ontario shuts down in-person classes as COVID-19 cases surge

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The government of the Canadian province of Ontario on Monday announced that all schools will pivot to remote learning after spring break, following record highs of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.”We are seeing a rapidly deteriorating situation…

M&A: Microsoft Acquires Nuance for $16B to Accelerate Healthcare Cloud Strategy

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What You Should Know: – Today, Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Nuance Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUAN) announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Nuance for $16B.  Financial terms of the all-cash deal details Microsoft paying $56 per Nuance share, a 23% premium over Friday’s closing price with a total… Read More »M&A: Microsoft Acquires Nuance for $16B to Accelerate Healthcare Cloud Strategy

AWS Launches Next Phase of Diagnostic Development Initiative

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What You Should Know: – Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched the next phase of Diagnostic Development Initiative and expanded funding scope. – In the first phase of the initiative, AWS has supported 87 organizations to date through this effort ranging from startups, nonprofits, research institutions, and businesses in 17 countries and awarded $8 million in computing credits… Read More »AWS Launches Next Phase of Diagnostic Development Initiative

TytoCare & GIVA Care Partner to Bring Telehealth to Ukraine

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What You Should Know: – TytoCare has partnered with GIVA Care Group, a leading healthcare distribution company, to bring its all-in-one remote examination solution to the Ukrainian healthcare industry. – The partnership with GIVA Care will mark the first implementation of the TytoCare telehealth solution in Eastern Europe. As the sole distributor of TytoCare in Ukraine, GIVA Care is making the solution available to local physicians and healthcare… Read More »TytoCare & GIVA Care Partner to Bring Telehealth to Ukraine

Why the Digital-First, Patient-Centered Care is Critical to Healthcare

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Michael D. Robinson Vice President, Healthcare North America at VMware In the turmoil of one of the hardest years the healthcare industry has experienced, many healthcare organizations innovated nearly overnight, transforming bedside tablets into virtual care providers and parking garages into field hospitals. Through the… Read More »Why the Digital-First, Patient-Centered Care is Critical to Healthcare

Regeneron says antibody therapy prevents COVID-19 infections

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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is planning to ask the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow its antibody cocktail to be used as a preventive treatment for COVID-19, the company said Monday.New results from a clinical trial conducted with the…

Tweaked COVID vaccines in testing aim to fend off variants

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The vaccines currently being rolled out across the U.S. offer strong protection. But new studies of experimental updates to the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines mark a critical first step toward an alternative if the virus eventually outsmarts today’s shots.

Medline Industries seeks possible sale

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The family-owned Northfield, Ill.-based company is reportedly considering a sale, an IPO or even selling a minority stake, and hired Goldman Sachs Group to explore options, the Wall Street Journal reported.

MSN Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. -Walk-In Drive (120 Openings) for Freshers & Experienced -R&D Dept. API Division On 17th April 2021

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MSN Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. -Walk-In Drive (120 Openings) for Freshers & Experienced -R&D Dept. API Division On 17th April 2021 Job Description Walk-In Drive for MSc Fresher’s & Experience in R&D Department API Division- R&D Center. Position: Executive Trainee/ ExecutiveDepartment: Research & Development (R&D-API)Experience: 0 to 5 Year in API… Read More »MSN Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. -Walk-In Drive (120 Openings) for Freshers & Experienced -R&D Dept. API Division On 17th April 2021

Amneal Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd-Multiple Openings for Injectable Plant-Apply Now

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Amneal Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd-Multiple Openings for Injectable Plant-Apply Now Job Description We are looking for Competent, dynamic and motivated candidates for suitable positions for Injectable unit for our Ahmedabad SEZ Matoda Plant. Sterile Manufacturing (Injectable/ Parenteral Unit)Designation: Asst. Manager/ Executive/ OfficerTotal Experience: 02-10 yearsQualification: B.Pharm/ M.Pharma /M.ScArea: Aseptic &… Read More »Amneal Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd-Multiple Openings for Injectable Plant-Apply Now

ICYMI: New CBO Report highlights biopharmaceutical leadership in the development of new treatments and cures

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America’s biopharmaceutical companies are at the heart of a research and development (R&D) ecosystem that develops more innovative medicines than any other country in the world. The ongoing development of new, life-saving and life-improving medicines, including those for COVID-19, would not be possible without the robust investment,… Read More »ICYMI: New CBO Report highlights biopharmaceutical leadership in the development of new treatments and cures

WHO warns global COVID-19 pandemic ‘growing exponentially’

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Top World Health Organization officials on Monday warned against “complacency” in fighting COVID-19 amid a troubling spike in cases worldwide.There were 4.4 million new cases recorded in the last week, said Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s technical…

Our Healthcare System Needs More Than Policy Overhaul: It’s Time for Private Sector Innovation to Kick into High Gear for Our Health’s Sake

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By SACH JAIN Last year I was heading to a meeting on a Fortune 500 business campus and stumbled upon a bake sale. It was odd to see someone selling cupcakes and breads on the grounds of a major corporation, so I inquired. As it… Read More »Our Healthcare System Needs More Than Policy Overhaul: It’s Time for Private Sector Innovation to Kick into High Gear for Our Health’s Sake

April 21 Web Briefing: The Sexual and Reproductive Health Landscape in the US: Current Trends and the Impact of the Pandemic

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At 12:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 21, KFF will hold a web briefing to highlight key findings on sexual and reproductive health from KFF’s national Women’s Health Survey. The presentation will be followed by a discussion with leaders in sexual and reproductive care about… Read More »April 21 Web Briefing: The Sexual and Reproductive Health Landscape in the US: Current Trends and the Impact of the Pandemic

Vaccine Efficacy Questions

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Next up on the vaccine news front are some concerns about efficacy. In a very surprising statement, Gao Fu (the head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention) said at a conference in Chengdu over the weekend that that the protection figures of… Read More »Vaccine Efficacy Questions

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd-Openings for Semi Solid (Ointment/ Creams) -Production

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Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd-Openings for Semi Solid (Ointment/ Creams) -Production Job Description Urgent Openings for Semi Solid-Topical (Ointments, Creams, Lotion, Gels) Production DepartmentDepartment: Semi Solid Production (Ointments, Creams, Lotion, Gels)Experience: 4-6 yearsDesignation: Senior OfficerQualification: B.Pharmacy, M.Pharmacy & M.ScJob Location: GoaKey Skills: Must have experience in Ointments, Creams, Lotion, Gels (Semi Solid) Topical… Read More »Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd-Openings for Semi Solid (Ointment/ Creams) -Production

China admits its vaccines aren’t very good

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Chinese vaccines “don’t have very high protection rates,” said the director of the China Centers for Disease Control, Gao Fu, at a conference Saturday in the southwestern city of Chengdu.