European watchdogs worried about foreign APIs; UCB expects to beat 2010 guidance;

@FiercePharma: Pfizer bungles tax-fueled Champix surge in Japan. Story |  Follow @FiercePharma 

> The European Medicines Agency is worried about the quality of active pharmaceutical ingredients coming into the region from China, India, Korea, Thailand and other countries outside the E.U. Report

> UCB expects to beat its guidance for 2010, driven by better than expected epilepsy drug sales, the Belgian pharmaceutical group said. Story

> Test to determine best Hepatitis C treatment. Item 

> Breast cancer biomarker may be buried in 'junk DNA'. Story

> Hundreds of women have become pregnant after a long-term contraceptive implant failed to be properly inserted, the British government's drugs and medical devices watchdog said. Article

> FDA is taking a hands-off position on the importation of lethal-injection drugs, the Wall Street Journal reports, saying that it will defer to law enforcement and permit the importation of thiopental sodium going forward. News

> Demand for compliant, patient-safe packs will help drive the global blister packaging market to a total value of $32.5 billion by 2015, aided by pharma growth, according to new research. Story

> RBS has downgraded Dr Reddy's Laboratories stock to "sell" from "hold" and maintained a target price of 1,460 rupees. Item

Biotech News

@FierceBiotech: Pfizer ups ante on Santaris RNA discovery deal with $614M pact. News | Follow @FierceBiotech

@JohnCFierce: Gotta love Novartis' new Wheresflu app to support its cold meds; hypochondriacs will LOVE it. Report  |  Follow @JohnCFierce

> Forest's COPD drug bounces back with positive Ph3. Story 

> Zafgen drug registers rapid weight loss in early-stage study. News 

> Mann doubles down on biotech as Afrezza decision looms. Article 

> Spectrum partners up on new program for rituximab biosimilar. News 

Drug Delivery News

> Court rules in IntelGenx's favor in Wellbutrin-maker's lawsuit. Story 

> Janssen gets European green light for antipsychotic drug delivery. Article 

> Researchers use click chemistry for cancer drug delivery. Report 

Medical Device News

> TranS1 names Reali as CEO. News 

> PneumRx lands $33M for lung device. Report 

> J&J unit, Mass. hospital to develop blood test for cancer. Item 

And Finally... Researchers have produced a lasting anti-cocaine immunity in mice by giving them a safe vaccine that combines bits of the common cold virus with a particle that mimics cocaine. Report

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