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More drugs for U.S. to come from Ranbaxy's Mohali, India, plant

Having reached near capacity at its Ohm plant in New Jersey, much of Ranbaxy Laboratories' future production for the U.S. and Europe will come from its plant in Mohali, India.

New statins study sorts out diabetes risks

For years now, statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs, have been a major pillar of the drug industry. But a little cloud is forming over the category. Links to muscle injury were already documented, and now there is a growing body of evidence tying their use to the development of diabetes.

Pfizer nears animal health IPO as cost-cutting boosts profits

Pfizer posted higher profits for the second quarter. That's the good news. The not-so-good is that sales dropped by 9%, thanks to increased competition for the newly off-patent Lipitor. The increase in profits came on the back of cost cuts across the company, including big reductions in R&D.

Generics drag AZ sales down by $1.35B

AstraZeneca's second-quarter results continue the generics-are-woe trend in Big Pharma. This time, it's the antipsychotic drug Seroquel doing most of the damage.

Plavix tops U.S. sales ranks, but not for long

Leave it to a patent expiration to trigger musical chairs at the top of pharma sales rankings. Plavix is now the biggest-selling drug in the U.S., after stealing the crown from Pfizer's newly off-patent Lipitor, PM Live reports.

Ranbaxy reportedly hits bump with Indian regulator

Ranbaxy Laboratories, which is operating under an extensive consent decree with U.S. regulators, has now run afoul of authorities in India.

Lipitor losses lead to Pfizer headcount reduction in Ireland

The generic onslaught on Pfizer's blockbuster Lipitor started just 6 months ago, but the pain is reaching Ireland where the company is poised to cut nearly 200 manufacturing jobs.

Teva says no thank you to generic Lipitor

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries won't be joining the throng of genericsmakers are preparing to flood the market with copycat Lipitor.

Ranbaxy brings in U.S. consultants as part of consent decree

The Indian generics company is bringing in a couple of hired guns to tell it what improvements are left to be made.

Pfizer adds healthy-eating app to Lipitor marketing arsenal

The drugmaker teamed up with EatingWell magazine to develop a mobile app, dubbed Recipes 2 Go, and a sister website, lipitorsmartliving.com. The mobile app hooks into Pfizer's Lipitor co-pay card offer with a feature that makes refills easier.