West Pharmaceutical opens plant in India; LTS shareholder buys out Novartis partner;

> West Pharmaceutical Services, ($WST) has officially opened its first manufacturing plant in India, in the Sri City Special Economic Zone (SEZ) where the company will expand its growing primary packaging for injectable medicines business. Release

> Several development groups in Maryland are providing a $134,000 grant to help Aphena Pharma Solutions complete expansion of its facility. Story

> Janssen Pharmaceuticals says it is prepared for the new DEA classification of Tramadol. Report

> New studies are raising questions about the risks associated with taking the popular heart drug niacin. Story (sub. req.)

And Finally... LTS, the German contract manufacturer of transdermal patches, says that one of its three shareholders will buy out the other two, which includes Novartis ($NVS). Release