Irish keep pandemic vaccine on hand; Indian pharmas try direct selling overseas;

> Irish health officials will continue to store some pandemic vaccine stock to keep supply available in case it is needed later this year. Article

> Major Indian generics-makers are attempting to boost recognition of their brands abroad by eschewing wholesalers and adopting a direct-sell approach. Story

> Private-equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts may be pushing its UK unit Alliance Boots into the German wholesale market by boosting Boots's stake in Anzag. News

> Bayer HealthCare's product supply unit is breaking in an IMA Kilian Synthesis 500 tablet press, which should allow the drugmaker to use the one press for both small and large tablet production. Bayer release

> Dr. Reddy's has adopted the PAS-X manufacturing execution system from Werum for its site in Bachupally, Hyderabad. Dr. Reddy's release