Senate pushing for FDA user fees; Indicia Production buys Biotechnologie Appliquee; U.K. tax cuts target drug manufacturing;

> The Senate has passed a continuing resolution that includes a provision that would allow the FDA to access user fees it collects but which have been unavailable because of sequestration. Report

> A new report says sales of pharmaceutical equipment in China continues to grow. Item

> French CMO Indicia Production has acquired Biotechnologie Appliquee, based in Taden, Cotes-d'Armor, France. Story

> Quay Pharma has invested in a new packaging line at its facility in Deeside, North Wales, to meet increased demand of Phase III trial supplies. Item

And Finally... New tax cuts and research credits in the U.K. are seen as being a big boost to drug manufacturers there. More