Tag Archives: Manufacturing

Drug Shortages Continue to Plague Health Care System

Despite notable successes in preventing and mitigating short supplies of important medicines, the drug shortage crisis still disrupts medical treatment and gives drug manufacturers a bad name. The Food and Drug Administration is doing a better job of identifying potential shortage situations and implementing relief strategies, but many supply problems continue to limit treatment options […]
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GSK Invests in UK Manufacturing

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will invest £200 million ($327 million) to expand its manufacturing facilities in Ware, Hertfordshire and Worthing, Sussex in the United Kingdom and establish a new manufacturing innovation facility. The investment is in addition to a £500 million ($818 million) investment that GSK made in March 2012, which included a commitment to build a […]
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Congress Clarifies Drug Compounding, Tracking Policies

Public outrage over deaths from contaminated injectables produced by large compounding pharmacies, along with rising concerns about counterfeit and unauthorized drugs entering the U.S. market, managed to lift the stalemate on Capitol Hill long enough to generate agreement on reform legislation. After months of public hearings and negotiations, Democrat and Republican leaders of the House […]
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Is the US Facing a Pharma Manufacturing Gap?

By Patricia Van Arnum, Pharmaceutical Technology. Last week, FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health to outline the agency’s case for supporting the fifth authorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA), also known as PDUFA V. In addition to offering her support for […]
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Johnson & Johnson Slammed Over Manufacturing Practices, Phantom Recall

In 1982, Johnson & Johnson garnered an enduring amount of goodwill when, seemingly without any thought of lost profit, it immediately yanked Tylenol from the shelves nationwide after learning someone was slipping cyanide into bottles in Chicago. The company’s sure and swift PR response became the model for crisis management for the corporate world. But […]
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