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Novartis plant disruptions affect pet treatments

Manufacturing problems and disruptions at Novartis ($NVS) plants in Nebraska and Canada led to shortages that have left an ugly trail of unhappy healthcare providers and consumers.

Distribution, supply chain key to Eli Lilly's China expansion

Eli Lilly CEO John C. Lechleiter says the company has big plans for China, and a significant part of the success it expects there will come from expanding supply chain and distribution.

Cargo theft in Brazil violent and growing

As the 7th-largest world economy and one that has been growing at break-neck speed, Brazil is becoming a more important market for pharmaceuticals. But getting product delivered in the country can be...

UPDATED: FDA inspects three Merck KGaA plants along EU supply chain

The FDA found problems at three Merck KGaA API and drug manufacturing facilities along a single supply chain in Europe last summer from which ingredients were fed to a plant in Germany. It is unusual...

U.S. market size, shortages lead to more counterfeits

The size of the pharmaceutical market, the number of drugs in short supply, and the fact that many drugs sold in the U.S. are manufactured abroad all fit into the precise formulation for the...

Ben Venue can't say when crucial cancer drug will be available

Fallout from the closing of a Ben Venue Laboratories ' manufacturing facility over quality issues could prove deadly. The Bedford, OH, facility was the primary source of methotrexate, which is...

Dramatic decrease in pharma cargo thefts seen in 2011

2011 was a great year for U.S. pharmaceutical theft, so to speak. According to FreightWatch International, in a year that saw an 8.3% increase in cargo theft in the U.S., it was the first time on...

Being more like Coca-Cola takes days out of GSK's pharma supply chain

In what was a somewhat middling financial report to investors, there were some manufacturing and supply chain nuggets from GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK) CFO Simon Dingemans this week. Fairly deep into the...

Another generic settlement: Janssen, Watson agree on birth control pill

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, ($JNJ) will manufacture and supply generics maker Watson Pharmaceuticals ($WPI) with an authorized generic version of its oral contraceptive...

Pfizer workers at manufacturing hub sue over whiplashed retirement plans

Pfizer ($PFE) employees at the company's manufacturing hub in Puerto Rico are not happy with what company shenanigans did to Pfizer's stock price and to their retirement plans. They allege in...