India's high court hears Novartis patent appeal; New Boehringer meds boost sales;

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> India's Supreme Court is hearing a final appeal for Glivec patent protection from drugmaker Novartis. Report

> Boehringer Ingelheim reported 2.6% sales growth to €6.4 billion, aided by strong sales of new drugs, including the blood thinner Pradaxa. Article

> The U.K.'s National Health Service has a task force assigned to attack medicine wastage, a problem that costs the country £300 million per year. Report 

> Hungarian drugmaker Egis, which is owned by Laboratoires Servier, says revenue growth will slow next year as domestic regulations put a damper on sales. Item

> India's RPG Life Sciences projects higher sales and profit growth beginning in 2013 as it boost production of bulk drugs and branded generics, and expands into the U.S. News

> Pfizer's massive scale-back at its Sandwich site in U.K. has local leaders saying recovery there could take a decade. Story 

Biotech News

@FierceBiotech: Battery-powered patch delivers drugs for peripheral artery disease. More | Follow @FierceBiotech

@JohnCFierce: Lundbeck plans to slash up to 175 R&D jobs, add more on the sales side, as it adjusts to generic comp. Story | Follow @JohnCFierce

@MaureenFierce: NIH awards GMS Biotech an SBIR grant worth $115,762 to help it develop an array-based blood-screening device. Article | Follow @MaureenFierce

> Paladin makes hostile bid for Afexa. More

> Skyline's Freund slams FDA's tougher stance on drug programs. Details

> As profits surge, Lundbeck slashes R&D staff in Paramus, NJ, and Denmark. Article

> Ironwood hits key milestone with NDA for blockbuster hopeful linaclotide. Report

> Adentrx shares nosedive on FDA rejection, accusations on bungled study. Story

Drug Delivery News

> Multitasking nanoparticles can do biosensing and drug delivery. News

> Professor edits special issue of Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews. Story

> Drug-Delivery company Osmotica to announce expansion near Atlanta. Article

> Self-assembling microrobot for drug delivery? Sure, why not? Details

> Bucky balls can do it all, delivering imaging agents and therapy. More

> Battery-powered patch delivers drugs for peripheral artery disease. Report

Medical Device News

> Stereotaxis sees revenues down, CFO to leave. Story

> Verinata closes $48.5M Series C. News

> TrovaGene regains rights to tech for prenatal testing, cancer. Report

> Magellan launches website, apps to track radiation exposure from imaging. More

And Finally... Psychiatrists fail to properly monitor patients for common side effects of powerful antipsychotic drugs. Report