FDA gets comments on track/trace plan; Pharma drives job creation in India;

> Interoperability, coding, data management and authentication top the areas of concern mentioned by stakeholders in response to the FDA's track-and-trace system plan. Story

> Pharma is among the top sectors contributing to the creation of 1.6 million jobs in India 2011, up from 1.13 million in 2010. Story

> Drugmakers face tightening cold chain requirements of national health authorities, notably Brazil, South Korea and Turkey. Story

> Packaging footprint, as well as recyclability and alternatives to PVC and BPA, are currently on the minds of drugmakers. Interview

> Taro Pharmaceutical Industries says it has regained an acceptable regulatory status for its plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada following an FDA re-inspection. Item

> India's finance ministry and its drug price watchdog disagree over whether industry or consumers should be beneficiaries of a partial excise duty waiver in Jammu and Kashmir. Story

> PREDICT, the FDA's web-based screening program for food and drug imports, is back on track after a setback caused by software problems. Article

> Both Pall and Sartorius Stedim have unveiled single-use aseptic disconnectors. Pall release | Sartorius Stedim release