Merck KGaA wins OK to buy Sigma-Aldrich; warehouse burglary may be replayed in court;

> Merck KGaA has received all of the antitrust approvals needed to move forward with its $17 billion buyout of pharma supply company Sigma-Aldrich. Release

> A trial may come soon for some of those accused of pulling off the largest pharmaceutical warehouse burglary. Story

> WuXi PharmaTech ($WX) has completed a test of the TruTag Technologies' edible tracking system for meds. Release

> Ethiopia is providing incentives in an effort to create a domestic drug production industry to cut the government cost of paying for medications. Story

> India's pharma industry is pressing for more public spending on healthcare, saying the country's infrastructure is among the poorest in the world and spending has been stagnant. Story

> North America has about 35% of the global contract manufacturing market and will continue to lead as it reaches $84 billion by 2020, a report says. Story