Indian high court backs Bristol-Myers' Sprycel patent; Pfizer presses judge to disqualify Zoloft expert witness;

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> India's high court upheld Bristol-Myers Squibb's ($BMY) patent on the cancer drug Sprycel (dasatanib); domestic drugmaker BDR Pharmaceuticals had challenged the patent and asked government officials for a compulsory license on the drug. Report

> Pfizer ($PFE) is once again asking a federal judge to disqualify a key expert witness in litigation over the antidepressant Zoloft and its potential link to birth defects. Report

> Ranbaxy Laboratories' India operations chief resigned in the wake of its sale to Sun Pharma; Rajeev Sibal is expected to join rival drugmaker Lupin, according to media reports. Story

> Teva Pharmaceutical ($TEVA) launched its extended-regimen birth control pill Seasonique in several European markets. Report

> Drug distributor Cardinal Health ($CAH) wrapped up its $1.1 billion buyout of Harvard Drug Group, a supplier of generic drugs, over-the-counter meds and related products. Report

Medical Device News

@FierceMedDev: Natera bags $180M in IPO to ramp up R&D. FierceDiagnostics story | Follow @FierceMedDev

@VarunSaxena2: ICYMI last week: FDA warns that Maquet's anesthesia system could lead to a fatal stop in ventilation. Story | Follow @VarunSaxena2

@EmilyWFierce: ICYMI from FierceDiagnostics: BG Medicine gets FDA blessing for automated chronic heart failure test. Article | Follow @EmilyWFierce

> DEKA gets $7M from DARPA to develop prosthetic arm with a sense of touch. News

> Report: Repeal of medical device tax gaining traction in Congress. More

Biotech News

@FierceBiotech: Who should make this year's Fierce 15? Nominate the most promising private biotechs. Nomination form | Follow @FierceBiotech

@JohnCFierce: Aimmune joins the biotech IPO scrum in search of $115M--plus a roundup of biotech IPO news. More | Follow @JohnCFierce

@DamianFierce: $AGN is paying $MRK $250M to become the roughly 127th company developing CGRP blockers for migraine. Release | Follow @DamianFierce

> Esperion's PCSK9 spoiler clears another FDA roadblock as it heads to Phase III. Story

> Essex Woodlands raises $360M for new life sciences fund. Item

> Aimmune joins the biotech IPO scrum in search of $115M. Article

Drug Delivery News

> Natural bioluminescence provides inside look at drug-cell interactions. Story

> FDA to review modified-release version of Pfizer's Xeljanz for rheumatoid arthritis. More

> Novo ends microneedle patch diabetes partnership with Zosano. Article

> UCSB team tackles aggressive kidney disease by hitching a ride into cysts. Story

> China's Wuzhou says it will take 10% stake in oral insulin specialist Oramed for $52M. Report

Pharma Manufacturing News

> India's Lupin gets Russian production site in deal for Biocom. More

> Boehringer Ingelheim unloads vet plant in Iowa to contract manufacturer. Story

> FDA warns consumers to check any generic Valium bought online; it may be dangerous. Article

> Actavis yanks more than half a million boxes of birth control pills for packaging faux pas. News

> Europe says Israel and Brazil can ship APIs without having to certify them. Item

Pharma Asia News

> China's Guangxi Wuzhou builds stake in Israel's Oramed with diabetes in focus. More

> Shanghai, Shenzhen IPO halts won't spoil the China healthcare party. Story

> More trouble for India's CROs as Quest Life Sciences hauled up by WHO in HIV trial. Report

> Indian court upholds BMS Sprycel patent, but list of challengers grows. News

> Alibaba Health plans wider online sales push in China as competition heats up. Article

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