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July 26, 2010
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the lawmakers have scorned the concept of the ‘reverse payment’ - also called “pay-for delay” - in the pharmaceutical...
May 26, 2010
President of Epcot International Brand companies establishing a beachhead in India is a logical choice as they see access to a market growing at 10%+. India is a source of revenue and...
April 7, 2010
It would be worth reviewing future of pharma’s most discussed acronyms (APT, QBA and QBD). The following are my interpretation of these acronyms:...
March 16, 2010
Around 2001 Dr. Ajaz Hussain and his colleagues at USFDA-based on their experiences-suggested and encouraged the global pharmaceutical industry to improve their process technologies so...
February 2, 2010
Global spread of HIV/AIDS has been and is a cause of alarm. Approximately 33.4 million people are estimated to be infected with HIV/AIDS and about 30% of this population can use the...
January 20, 2010
Average wholesale price (AWP) of blockbuster drugs (sales greater than one billion dollar/year) and dosage determine the quantity of API needed. This calculation can be made easily...
December 10, 2009
In the recent years we all have been reading and hearing about what the Indians have been doing in the areas of IT, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals etc. They have...
October 19, 2009
About five years ago FDA issued its “PAT [Process Analytical Technology] Guidance for Industry”. FDA’s intent by issuing the guidelines is to encourage the...
September 25, 2009
A recent survey “Pharmaceutical Process Control: Is the Great Divide Growing?” makes one think and ponder about the direction of manufacturing technologies and process...
August 21, 2009
Pharmaceuticals have their own unique technology and pricing positions compared with the other chemical products. Can we introduce innovative development and manufacturing technologies...
August 5, 2009
Chemical Engineers during their training are taught that they will commercialize and/or operate a process that will produce consistent quality product all the time (without re-work)...
August 3, 2009
Climate change is a new challenge and a major discussion point between the developed and the developing countries. Some sort of emission limits will be placed as we move forward. There...
July 8, 2009
In today’s environmental concerns and how to reduce green house gases (GHG)/carbon imprint, an opportunity exists in the coating business areas and that can appease many. This is...
June 15, 2009
We come across many TLAs and their number is increasing. What is a TLA? It stands for “three letter acronym”. In the regulatory world, TLAs keep us on our toes. In the...
June 1, 2009
In every industry, the “process of continuous improvement” is a religion as it improves their profitability. A recent article "Drug CEOs Switch Tactics on Reform"...
April 23, 2009
Every so often we read about how pharmaceuticals are being discharged into global water systems. It’s good that we’re being told and reminded that this is a problem...
March 27, 2009
The Nano car unveiled by Indian manufacturer Tata Group (Mumbai, India), has been the joke of the night shows and most of the news broadcasters. Earlier this week reporters wanted to...
March 27, 2009
Every reader is an investor. Investors know that there has to be a good return on their investment irrespective of the place of investment. We have all been taught that different risks...
March 19, 2009
The global chemical industry is going through multiple transformations and the current economic environment is not helping either. The sector needs to address the following. ...
February 26, 2009
A study by Dr. Joakim Larsson et al (1) in September 2007 about fine chemical pollution in Patancheru, India has suddenly become an eye of a storm in India (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). There...
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