Shasun strike closes India plant; Orchid gets FDA plant OK; Developer of X-ray crystallography dies;

> A Shasun Pharmaceuticals plant that makes ibuprofen has been closed since Sunday because of a strike. More

> Survey finds quality issues are the most frequent cause of drug shortages. Story

> Sagent Pharmaceuticals ($SGNT) has expanded its voluntary recall of paralyzing agent Vecuronium Bromide, manufactured for it by MN Pharmaceuticals, to all 18 lots after high levels of impurities were found. Notice

> Avantor Performance Materials has begun production of pharmaceutical chemicals at its new facility in Panoli, India. Item

> India's Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals said the U.S. FDA has inspected an oral formulations facility near Chennai without any observations. Report

> U.S. regulators are unable to stop a flood of illegal steroid drugs from China. Story

And Finally... Jerome Karle, who shared the 1985 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing X-ray crystallography for determining the shapes of complex molecules like proteins, has died at the age of 94. Story