• After Crackdown on Counterfeits, a 'River of Pills'

    Regulatory Focus and other media outlets reported on 24 April about China's crackdown on counterfeit medications, which found dozens of manufacturing facilities using industrial-grade gelatin in pharmaceutical capsules. Now Chinese authorities have found something else that is perhaps even more surprising: a small river filled with millions of discarded drug capsules. Gizmodo reports 300 meters of an open sewer ditch were transformed overnight into a "rainbow river,"...
  • Viehbacher: Diet Pill Guidance Needed To Ensure Investment

    Speaking to Reuters on Thursday, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Chairman and Sanofi SA CEO Chris Viehbacher said that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) needs to offer more guidance on their risk and benefit determinations for diet pills. "To make sure we're not ignoring unmet needs in primary care, we need a lot more clarity around the risk-benefit so there's predictability when we invest in these products," said Viehbacher. FDA...