Bayer's Xarelto wins ACS nod in Europe; Mumbai hospital reportedly nixes Ranbaxy drugs;

@FiercePharma: India's Sun Pharma beats on profits, with 31% revenue hike to about $550M. More | Follow @FiercePharma

@EricPFierce: U.S. arrests 2 Pakistani men for selling controlled substances via the Internet. Interpol tracks them to London. Report | Follow @EricPFierce

> Bayer's blood thinner Xarelto won Europe's blessing for a new indication in treating patients with acute coronary syndrome, a use the FDA has so far declined to approve. Report

> A hospital in Mumbai advised doctors that certain Ranbaxy medicines would not be available there and advised doctors not to prescribe them; company officials are reportedly negotiating with the facility. Report

> The tax debates in Ireland continue, this time with talk about two Abbott Laboratories ($ABT) subsidiaries that each reported profits topping €1 billion but paid no tax. Report

> India's Sun Pharmaceutical posted a 23.4% increase in quarterly profits on a 31% hike in sales to 30.71 billion rupees, or $549 million. Report

> Turkish officials aim to boost local drug production with proposed investments in medical research and development. Report

> An AstraZeneca ($AZN) unit will unload about 3.7 million shares of the company's Indian subsidiary to meet new securities regulations that set a minimum on public shareholding. Report

Medical Device News

@FierceMedDev: Roche launches DNA kit amid applied science shake-up. Article | Follow @FierceMedDev

 @DamianFierce: In case you missed it Monday, Valeant is buying Bausch + Lomb for $8.7B. Report | Follow @DamianFierce

> Medical device firms still passing tax on to hospitals, group says. Item

> Sluggish FDA device approvals frustrate cardiologists. Report

> Paris, je stent: Fierce's 2013 EuroPCR coverage. More

> FDA sticks 'deadly' tag on Cook's stent recall. News

Biotech News

@FierceBiotech: Trending this weekend: Top 10 Biotech CEO Pay Packages of 2012. Feature | Follow @FierceBiotech

@JohnCFierce: From earlier today: AstraZeneca scoops up PhIII cardio drug in $443M Omthera buyout (did AZ pay too much?) Story | Follow @JohnCFierce

> Are biotech IPOs already getting too hot to handle? More

> Biotech gets $12M to work on amped-up herbal anti-inflammatory. Item

> Pharmaxis slashes staff after FDA red-flags cystic fibrosis treatment. Article

> Alexion snags latest 'breakthrough' coup with PhIII rare-disease drug. News

Pharma News

@FiercePharma: India's Sun Pharma beats on profits, with 31% revenue hike to about $550M. More | Follow @FiercePharma

@EricPFierce: U.S. arrests 2 Pakistani men for selling controlled substances via the Internet. Interpol tracks them to London. Report | Follow @EricPFierce

> Feds subpoena Forest Labs in Tudorza Pressair investigation. Story

> Drugmakers to reap $115B in sales as Obamacare rolls on, study finds. Report

> ISTA excluded from Medicare in $33.5M off-label settlement. Article

Pharma Manufacturing News

> India takes another step to meet looming EU API rules. Story

> FDA tracking down new outbreak tied to compounded drug. More

> U.S. holds two Pakistani men for Internet sales of controlled substances. Report

> Indian regulators unsure how to react to USFDA actions. Article

CRO News

> Parexel expands eClinical presence in China. Article

> India amps up clinical trial consent regulations. Report

> Corgenix inks cancer deal with Lilly. More

> Nordion sells off drug unit for $200M, focuses on contracting. Story

Biotech IT News

> Boehringer VP impressed by wireless pill bottle. Item

> Treato sees success for Biogen in social media buzz. Article

> Genentech asks iPad gamers to save San Fran from mutant cheese. More

> Chinese trial data hackers reportedly active again. Report

Biotech Research News

 @EmilyMFierce: Universal flu vaccine effective in preclinical studies. More | Follow @EmilyMFierce

> Stem cell cloning study contained errors. Story

> Stabilizing a gene reverses schizophrenia in mice. Report

> New study refutes Targretin claim for treatment of Alzheimer's. Article

And Finally... Does the FDA need to remove some roadblocks to new sunblock ingredients? Report

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