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Abbott, unfazed by political tensions, closes deal for Russia's Veropharm

Mounting political tensions between Russia and the West may have recently scared Germany's Fresenius out of a partnership in the country. But they won't spook Abbott Laboratories out of its VeroPharm buy, it announced Friday.

India's NPPA extends pricing policy on drugs, adding fuel to price cap fire

Amid escalating tension between Big Pharma and India's National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority over price caps on "essential drugs," the NPPA has extended its pricing policies to cover 52 additional meds, including commonly used painkillers and antibiotics and drugs for cancer and skin disease treatment.

Indonesia's Indofarma combines its manufacturing expertise with Kimia's supply chain strength

Indonesia is one of those emerging markets that has pressured outside companies to produce locally and companies like Pfizer, Merck and Fresenius Kabi have all built or expanded plants there in recent years. But the government, which controls some of the players, is taking steps to improve efficiency in the domestic market, pushing for a merger that ties the manufacturing expertise of one company to the supply chain strength of another.

Abbott tests the power of a Big Pharma name with international branding push

With growing competition in emerging markets, Abbott wants to make sure its products stay in the forefront. So, it's rolling out a new branding campaign to cozy up with consumers and amp up its international name recognition.

Sun and Ranbaxy must sell off urology drugs in India for deal approval

Antitrust regulators in India have approved the $4 billion sale of Ranbaxy Laboratories to Sun Pharmaceutical on the condition the two companies divest 7 products to avoid market concentration, Bloomberg reports.

European watchdogs pull Mylan, Abbott generics on contractor's data problems

Here's another black mark against the pharma industry in India. European regulators are barring a slate of generic drugs whose approvals relied on data generated by India's GVK Biosciences. The treatments weren't named, but they include products sold by a variety of drugmakers, including U.S.-based Mylan and Abbott Laboratories.

EU nations yank drugs over GVK data scandal

Some European Union states have suspended the approvals of drugs tied to a data falsification scandal at CRO GVK Biosciences, and the European Medicines Agency is investigating whether to recommend a continental halt.

India wants in on the biotech hub trend

India should take a cue from the biotech hotbeds of the U.S. and U.K., a local trade groups says, investing in infrastructure to help foster startups and grow innovation clusters of its own.

Powdered measles vaccine, safe in PhI, could aid vaccination in developing world

A powdered measles vaccine could mean a cheaper option for the developing world that eliminates storage, contamination and waste challenges. And researchers now have one that looks safe in Phase I.

Merck KGaA will hold onto its consumer health biz--for now

Selling off OTC businesses is the trend du jour in Big Pharma, but Merck KGaA is not jumping on the bandwagon. The company is planning to hold on to its consumer healthcare unit in a move that could deliver a much-needed boost to its slumping drug portfolio.