FDA Form 483 citations fall to 5-year low; Five research groups band together to make biologics faster;

> Five public and private research groups in the Southeast U.S. have banded together to create the Southern Biologics Network (SBN) and jointly offer their expertise in developmentand production of proteins for biologics. Release

> State-owned pharmaceutical firms in Indonesia--Kimia Farma and Indofarma--are expected to merge as part of a government plan to improve efficiency in the industry. Story  

> The FDA reports that it issued 645 Form 483s in fiscal 2014, the least in 5 years when it started building to a peak of  787 in fiscal 2012. Story