AZ taps Axway for track/trace; Chinese drugmakers eye demand for traditional meds;

> AstraZeneca is using Axway track and trace technology, based on serialization of medicine packs. Axway release

> Hundreds of Chinese companies are seeking certification for their traditional Chinese medicine products so they can tap growing demand worldwide. Story

> HP and mPedigree Network are working with drugmakers May & Baker and the KAMA Group to allow consumers to authenticate malaria drugs via text message. Article

> Some 30 Medicaid patients in Buffalo have been charged with selling prescription drugs obtained via the government program to illicit drug traders. Story

> Takeda and Baxter will expand upon their previously announced collaboration to bring Vero cell culture-based influenza vaccines to the Japanese market. Article

> An Indian patent attorney says Indian regulators should insist on inspecting Chinese manufacturing plants for GMP compliance, just as they do national drug plants. Story

> India and Russia are making plans to build three joint pharma manufacturing plants. Item

> Sun is hoping to benefit from combined operations by bidding for the 25-percent stake in Caraco that it doesn't currently hold. Article