EU seizes fake drugs in 70K item haul; Lebanese drugmaker targets regional production network;

> European customs officials seized fake drugs in an operation that captured 70,000 counterfeit items. News

> A Lebanese pharma company bought a stake in an Egyptian drugmaker as part of its plans to create a regional manufacturing network. Piece

> Aesica created 40 positions to staff its contract production plant for diabetes medications. Item

> Medicure bought a stake in an API manufacturer with plants in New Jersey and India. Release

> A blast at an Indian API plant injured three workers, all of whom have been treated and discharged. Post

And Finally... The Nigerian regulator promised to clamp down on manufacturers who fail to use its mobile drug authentication system. Manufacturers must add a panel to their packaging that reveals a verification code when scratched. Article