Industry News

AstraZeneca partners with Oxford University for COVID-19 vaccine development

  • Posted on: 1 May 2020
  • By: PharmaTutor News

The University of Oxford has today announced an agreement with the UK-based global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca for the further development, large-scale manufacture and potential distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine candidate currently being trialled by the University.

GSK Consumer Healthcare Recalls Benefiber Healthy Shape Prebiotic Fiber Supplement and Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement Due to Possible Plastic Contamination from the Bottle Cap

  • Posted on: 30 April 2020
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

GSK Consumer Healthcare is voluntarily recalling five lots (listed below) of Benefiber Healthy Shape Prebiotic Fiber Supplement powder and Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement powder due to the potential for green plastic pieces or shavings from bottle caps to be present in the product. There is a potential risk of choking or physical injury to the soft tissues of the mouth or gastrointestinal tract of a consumer using the product who may not see a broken piece or shaving of plastic cap.

Strides develops and commences export of Favipiravir Antiviral Tablets

Strides Pharma Science Limited (Strides or Company), a global pharmaceutical company today announced that it has developed and commercialized Favipiravir Antiviral tablets. The product is a generic version of Avigan® of Toyama Chemical, Japan. Favipiravir is an antiviral medication that was initially developed to treat influenza in Japan.

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals receives ANDA tentative approval for Dapagliflozin and Saxagliptin Tablets

  • Posted on: 29 April 2020
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Glenmark  Pharmaceuticals  Inc.,  USA  (Glenmark)  has  been  granted tentativeapproval by the United States Food & Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) for Dapagliflozin and Saxagliptin Tablets, 10 mg/5 mg, the generic version of Qtern®1Tablets, 10 mg/5 mg, of AstraZeneca AB.

Mylab collaborates with Shaw’s Syngene International

  • Posted on: 28 April 2020
  • By: PharmaTutor News

In a major step to make India self-reliant in COVID-19 testing, Mylab Discovery Solutions, a Pune based molecular diagnostics has collaborated with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw’s Syngene, a leading global contract research organization, to cater to India’s demand for RT-PCR COVID-19 testing kits.

SMS Pharma provides updates against USFDA statement in connection with Ranitidine

  • Posted on: 14 April 2020
  • By: PharmaTutor News

In September 2019, The USFDA has observed that, some ranitidine medicines contain a nitrosamine impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) at low levels. SMS Pharma is one of the manufacturer of Ranitidine HCl Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredient (API).

Lupin Contributes INR 21 crores Towards COVID-19 Relief Efforts

  • Posted on: 11 April 2020
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Pharma major Lupin Limited (Lupin) announced a contribution of INR 21 crores for relief efforts directed towards mitigating the COVID-19 crisis. Lupin’s Global Giving Program comprises of three separate contributions made by its employees, the Company and the promoter family.