Ropack primed for Stickpack container; Labtec plant handles transdermal patches, oral films;

> Canadian packager Ropack has flipped the switch on a $9 million, 15,000-square-foot production suite for solid oral dosage forms in Stickpacks--tube-shaped packs the size of a stick of gum. Item

> Labtec has opened a GMP-compliant manufacturing plant for transdermal patches and oral films in Hamburg. Labtec release

> India continues efforts to get its pharma house in order with the first pharmaceuticals census of India by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority. Story

> Lufthansa Cargo has certified Hyderabad International Airport as one of its key cargo hubs for temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals. Article

> According to the FDA's listing of drugs in short supply, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals has increased production of Fusilev 50-mg vials and is continuing to release supplies as they become available. Listing

> Congress is querying URL Pharma over its pricing of gout treatment Colcrys, based on a long-used API, for which the drugmaker won market exclusivity under FDA's crackdown on drugs lacking official approval. News

> ClorDiSys Solutions of Lebanon, NJ, has launched a chlorine-dioxide gas decontamination service for pharma  manufacturing plants. Release

> Detroit-based contract drug developer and manufacturer Ash Stevens has been named among the fastest growing inner-city companies in the U.S. Release

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