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Xellia Pharma buys former Boehringer Ben Venue plant, once the poster child of quality failings

Denmark's Xellia Pharmaceuticals has bought the former Ben Venue plant, at one time the most notorious U.S. plant under FDA supervision, a facility responsible for dozens of recalls and a slew of drug shortages.

Boehringer Ingelheim still being dogged by Ben Venue plant

Boehringer Ingelheim is finding it difficult to get the stink of the troubled Ben Venue Bedford, OH, operations off its shoes. It closed the site last year and sold it last month but is still having to recall products produced there that might be contaminated.

UPDATED: Hikma snaps up Boehringer sterile injectable assets for up to $300M

Jordan's Hikma Pharmaceuticals has sewn up its deal to buy Bedford Laboratories, a struggling Ohio-based maker of injectable drugs owned by the Boehringer Ingelheim unit Ben Venue Laboratories.

J&J seeks court's blessing to make Doxil at closed Ben Venue facility

Janssen and Ben Venue officials have assured a federal court that any operations Janssen initiates at Ben Venue's now-closed Ohio facility will comply with provisions of a consent decree that Ben Venue signed last year. The move came the same day that production officially ceased at the plant, which was the sole supplier of Doxil.

UPDATED: J&J strikes a deal to manufacture Doxil itself at Ben Venue plant

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, which has struggled to maintain supplies of its cancer drug Doxil since supplier Ben Venue Laboratories ran into FDA issues, may have landed on a way to help keep supplies available. The Johnson & Johnson unit has an agreement to lease part of Ben Venue's Bedford, OH, plant and take on manufacturing itself.

Boehringer Ingelheim looks for a buyer for its troubled Bedford operation

Boehringer Ingelheim is in the midst of closing down its troubled Ben Venue generic sterile injectables facility in Ohio after deciding it was not worth pouring more money into its rehabilitation. But given that there is growth in generic and contract injectable manufacturing, the German company hopes someone might want to take it off its hands.

UPDATED: J&J's Doxil shortage to last until at least end of 2014

The saga of the shortage of ovarian cancer drug Doxil has hit a new turning point, and not for the better. Johnson & Johnson has indicated it will have no supplies of the popular drug until at least the end of next year because its sole supplier is permanently closing the plant that makes it and it will be unable to get new suppliers approved for another 12 months or more.

Boehringer Ingelheim gives up on troubled Ben Venue plant, laying off 1,100

Boehringer Ingelheim has given up on its troubled sterile injectables plant in Bedford, OH, which may forever be remembered for the bucket of urine that FDA inspectors found in the production area. It is closing the plant, ceasing production by the end of the year and laying off 1,100 employees begining this month.

J&J warns doctors Doxil shortage will hit next month

Johnson & Johnson's ($JNJ) Janssen unit, which has jumped through hoops to keep supplies of ovarian cancer drug Doxil in doctors' hands, is again being hamstrung by issues with its contract manufacturer, Ben Venue Laboratories.

J&J releases more Doxil to the market

Johnson & Johnson and the FDA sprang into action in 2011 when J&J's popular chemo drug Doxil became hard to get because of problems with the contract manufacturer. But it also figured out a process by which it could have it manufactured at one plant and finished at another.