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MHRA recall M&A Pharmachem’s paracetamol due to fungal contamination

June 18, 2019
Manufacturing and Production Contamination, MHRA, fungal, paracetamol, pharma

The UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a recall of M&A Pharmachem’s 500mg paracetamol tablets. The …


Teva recall heart drug after carcinogen found in API

June 14, 2019
Medical Communications API, Contamination, NMDA, Teva, carcinogen, pharma, recall

Teva Pharmaceuticals has expanded its recall of losartan potassium tablets after detecting a possible carcinogen in an active pharmaceutical ingredient …


Very high concentrations of pharmaceuticals found in animals in Australian streams

November 7, 2018
Research and Development Contamination, ecosystems, environment, pharmaceuticals, pollution

More than 60 different pharmaceutical compounds were detected in aquatic invertebrate larvae and riparian predators in six streams near Melbourne, …


FDA warns against King Bio products after company expands recall

August 29, 2018
Research and Development Contamination, FDA, homeopathy, king bio, recall

The US Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers and pet owners not to use products that have been manufactured …

Hospira in US-wide recall of product due to contamination

January 25, 2017
Medical Communications Contamination, Hospira, Pfizer

Hospira, a company owned by Pfizer, has been forced to recall a batch of injectable drugs due to “the presence …

Pharma pill manufacturing

FDA hits Mylan’s Indian plants with warning letter

August 20, 2015
Manufacturing and Production Contamination, FDA, Mylan, Pfizer, manufacturing, production

The FDA has served Mylan with a warning letter citing contamination at three of its manufacturing facilities in India. Inspections …

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EU GMP revision comments focus on cross-contamination

December 3, 2013
Manufacturing and Production Contamination, EFPIA, EU, GMP

Earlier this year the EU Commission published draft versions of four chapters in its Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guide, and …

Intersex fish add to concerns about pharma wastewater

September 20, 2011
Business Services, Manufacturing and Production Contamination, pharma manufacturing news

Researchers in France have discovered that wild fish living downstream from a pharmaceutical production plant making steroid drugs show serious …

Merck vaccines contaminated with plastic, says FDA

August 2, 2011
Manufacturing and Production Contamination, Merck & Co, vaccines

Vaccines made by Merck & Co at its West Point facility in Philadelphia, US, have been found to be contaminated …

Genzyme appoint investor to outmanoeuvre Icahn

April 16, 2010
Sales and Marketing Contamination, Genzyme

Genzyme has appointed the head of one of its biggest shareholders to its board in order to block a hostile …

Virus contamination found in GSK’s Rotarix

March 23, 2010
Business Services, Manufacturing and Production, Sales and Marketing Contamination, GSK, Vaccine, manufacturing compliance

The European Medicines Agency has demanded more information “as a matter of urgency” from GlaxoSmithKline over a virus in its …


Genzyme plays down Irish contamination

March 18, 2010
Manufacturing and Production Cerezyme, Contamination, Fabrazyme, Genzyme

The contamination problems plaguing Genzyme in the US have also appeared in product manufactured at its plant in Waterford, Ireland, …

Allston Landing

Genzyme hit by another contamination issue

November 30, 2009
Manufacturing and Production Cerezyme, Contamination, Genzyme

 Another manufacturing contamination issue has beset Genzyme, just as it seemed to be overcoming the problems at its Allston Landing …

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