Aenova Group merges with Haupt Pharma; FDA cites Smruthi India plant; Ranbaxy making malaria drug;

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> Contract manufacturer Aenova Group say it is merging with Haupt Pharma, a German pharmaceutical company specializing in contract development and manufacturing. Release

> Indian drugmaker Smruthi Organics announced that the FDA has found issues with its plant in Solapur. Story

> Generic drugmaker Heritage Pharmaceuticals says it now has a generic of antibiotic Achromycin V available, pointing out that tetracycline HCl capsules have been on the FDA shortage list for two years. Release

> Albemarle says it expects production at a new kilo lab at its active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) plant in South Haven, MI, to begin in January. Release

And Finally... Ranbaxy Laboratories has gotten approval in India to sell the malaria drug Synriam. Story