Bayer MS drug move to cut 540 CA jobs; India busts counterfeit ops on drugmaker premises;

> Bayer HealthCare will cease manufacturing operations for multiple sclerosis drug Betaseron in Emeryville, CA, eliminating about 540 jobs. Article

> Officials in Haryana, India, have busted a counterfeits manufacturing operation at a pharma unit on the premises of Jorker Pharmaceutical. Story

> The Council of the European Union has formally adopted the Directive on Falsified Medicines. Item

> India and Italy are working to bolster their pharma relationship. Report

> U.K.-based CMO SCM Pharma will develop, manufacture and test Speciality European Pharma's oncology product. Story

> Merck South Africa has sold its pharma-manufacturing operations to black-owned investment concern Nkunzi Investment, forming Nkunzi Pharmaceuticals. Article

> Mylan will rebrand its Hyderabad-based subsidiary Matrix Labs as Mylan. Release

> Viagra fakes-distributors taken down: Sarah Knott in Maryland pleaded guilty to trafficking following the discovery by federal agents of 45,684 counterfeit pills; Gene Hardwick of Detroit, less of a brand loyalist, was arrested for his middleman role in sales of phony Viagra and Cialis. News | Item

> Cold chain logistics service provider BioStorage Technologies has opened a 60,000-square-foot facility in Indianapolis.  Story

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