FDA recalls blood glucose test strips; Pakistan inflation causing drug shortages;

> Vivimed Labs has acquired a facility from Actavis Pharma Manufacturing Ltd in Tamil Nadu, India. Story

> The FDA Wednesday announced a recall of 21 lots of Nova Diabetes Care's Nova Max Blood Glucose Test Strips and Nova Max Plus Glucose Meter Kits, noting that the recalled strips may report false, abnormally high blood glucose readings. Release

> The U.K.'s Centre for Process Innovation is opening a National Biologics Manufacturing Centre in Darlington, U.K. Release

> Pakistan's pharma industry has demanded that government allow price adjustments on drugs, saying the high-inflation climate is stymieing the production of life-saving treatments. Report

> Hungary's Central Statistics Office has reported that pharmaceuticals manufacturing is down 1.8% in the country's domestic market, but export sales prices on that manufacturing are up 5.2%. Article