Merck teams up with Lupin on Indian vax marketing; Actelion hikes forecast as cost cuts kick in;

 @FiercePharma: Merck taps India's Lupin to market pneumococcal vax under new name. In U.S., brand = Pneumovax 23. More | Follow @FiercePharma

 @CarlyHFierce: Vivus holding its annual meeting this morning. Stay tuned for the end of the proxy fight with First Manhattan--and its outcome. | Follow @CarlyHFierce

> Merck ($MRK) tapped India's Lupin to help market its Pneumovax 23 vaccine in the country under a new brand name. Report

> Swiss drugmaker Actelion hiked its forecast after second-quarter sales topped estimates and cost cuts kicked in. Report

> Tax breaks enjoyed by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries ($TEVA) over the past several years could have created 40,000 jobs in Israel, a domestic business association alleges. Report

> Mylan ($MYL) said a court determined that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries had infringed its patent on the inhaled drug Perforomist. Release

> Roche ($RHHBY) launched a new test to allow more precise diagnosis of lung cancer. Report

Medical Device News

 @FierceMedDev: Alere's proxy fight gets personal in latest round. More | Follow @FierceMedDev

 @MarkHFierce: The clock is ticking. Send in your 2013 FMD Fierce 15 nominations. Submit now | Follow @MarkHFierce

 @DamianFierce: Quest dims revenue outlook as it sells stake in J&J cancer drug. Story | Follow @DamianFierce

> Ex-ArthroCare CEO, CFO finally indicted in $400M fraud scheme. Article

> Hungarian startup seeks med tech partner for intelligent cancer knife. Story

Biotech News

 @FierceBiotech: After Eylea win, Regeneron execs puzzle over R&D scale-up challenge. Article | Follow @FierceBiotech

 @JohnCFierce: Ensemble hasn't raised VC $$ since 2007--which is impressive. Funded by marquee collaborations. | Follow @JohnCFierce

 @EmilyMFierce: ICYMI: NIH confirms it's shelving India drug trials in wake of new regs. Editor's corner | Follow @EmilyMFierce

> Booming Alexion looks to Ensemble platform for ultra-rare disease programs. Article

> OncoMed extends the biotech IPO winning streak with $82M haul. News

Pharma Manufacturing News

 @EricPFierce: From ABC's appointment of Jenny McCarthy sparks media furor. News | Follow @EricPFierce

> UAE expects big growth in generic drug production. Item

> Penn Pharma to expand plant opened in May. Report

> China regulators pledge new crackdown on counterfeit drug operations. More

> J&J says it has upped its quality game across all 120 plants. Article

> Cispharma warning letter says injury investigation inadequate. Story

Vaccines News

> Gates-backed device extends cold chain to rural areas. Report

> Bio Farma taps Artes for VLP technology. Item

> ABC's appointment of Jenny McCarthy sparks media furor. More

> New data supports vaccinating gay men against HPV. Story

> Sanofi starts up dengue vaccine plant to maintain edge over Takeda. Article

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