Outsourcing on the rise, despite supply chain risks; Lonza upbeat;

> Contract manufacturer Lonza says business is good--so good that it confirms "an intact trend toward outsourcing." Article

> Pharmaceutical outsourcing is creating a risky supply chain environment. Story

> Next week, ISPE will release GAMP Good Practice Guide: Calibration Management, Second Edition. ISPE release

> Acsis, Cognex, Nosco and Omega Design have teamed to help drugmakers wrestling with upcoming federal and state ePedigree and serialization mandates. Release

> Good to know: Chief legal officers at pharma manufacturing companies boasted the highest median salary last year--$355,000--among all industries. Article

> Layoffs in the pharmaceutical industry dropped to 1,900 in October, way down from September's 6,069. Item

> Hard times await drug counterfeiters in Nigeria with the reactivation of the federal task force on counterfeit and fake drugs. News

> Vietnamese doctors and patients alike prefer imported drugs over cheaper domestic ones. Report

> Use a risk-based approach in selecting API manufacturers and suppliers; conduct audits. Article

> Potentially toxic belladonna in some Hyland's Teething Tablets has led to a recall. FDA update

> Joyce Chiu, a 20-year veteran of the chemical and life sciences industries, has earned  the ISPE Certified Pharmaceutical Industry Professional credential. ISPE release

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