Packaging demand rises; Generics recall in U.K.;

> World pharmaceutical packaging demand is projected to increase 6.3 percent annually to $62.3 billion in 2013. Article

> Eight pharma companies were forced to recall generics in the U.K. last week after regulators found "serious" deficiencies in manufacturing practices at a single contract manufacturer in India. Report

> Abbott Laboratories has named Olivier Bohuon executive vice president for pharmaceutical products. Bohuon succeeds James Tyree, who will move to a new role as president of Abbott Biotech Ventures Inc., a unit that invests in early-stage pharmaceuticals and biologics. Announcement

> Some 350 Caraco Pharmaceutical workers will bear the brunt of a much-publicized production stoppage following the FDA seizure of 33 medications and drug ingredients. Report

> Xianyang, China-based Biostar Pharmaceuticals, a manufacturer of pharmaceutical products and medical nutrients, has begun implementation of a rural cooperative drug supply network plan. Release

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