Soaring U.K. energy costs top drug manufacturers concerns; Canada cuts OTC red tape;

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> Soaring energy costs in the U.K. top the list of concerns for drug and chemical manufacturers there, according to a survey by a trade association. Story

> The U.K.'s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency says it has a new plan for protecting consumers and fighting counterfeit drugs from getting into the authorized supply chain. News

> Almac has installed a blister line at its new plant in Audobon, PA. that is capable of producing 12,000 blister packs an hour in a series of sizes. Item

> Canada is eliminating a regulatory process, which will cut about a year out of the time it takes to move a branded drug to over-the-counter designation after its been given approval. More

> AMRI is expanding its contract manufacturing and outsourcing efforts. Article

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