China aims to boost drug safety; Kansas State system scrubs wastewater;

> Chinese officials have approved a plan to intensify monitoring for pharmaceutical groups to boost drug safety. Story

> Bioprocessing engineers at Kansas State University's Advanced Manufacturing Institute have won a patent for a system that removes phosphorus from wastewater and addresses environmental regulations. Release

> AstraZeneca ($AZN) said it will buy Chinese generic antibiotic injectables maker Guandong Beikang Pharmaceutical. News

> The National Crime Prevention Council highlights medications for chronic diseases as among those consumers should scrutinize for signs of counterfeiting.  Story

> A guide to wholesaling medicinal products for human use in Ireland is available from the Irish Medicines Board. Guidance | Summary by Rx-360

> Virginia's Fairfax County police have raided 13 businesses, likely scoring the largest seizure of prescription drugs in county history. Article

> UPS ($UPS) has agreed to by Italy's Pieffe Group, a family-owned provider of pharma logistics services. Release

> Indian generics API maker Nectar Lifesciences has been given a thumbs-up for its cephalasporin formulations manufacturing facility in Himachal Pradesh. Story