Mexican pharma snaps up doomed Pfizer plant; AZ launches clotbuster Brilinta in India;

@FiercePharma: NYT explores the sorry state of some pharma manufacturing plants--and their contributions to drug shortages. More | Follow @FiercePharma

> Mexico's Neolpharma bought a Pfizer ($PFE) plant in Caguas, Puerto Rico, that was set to close at the end of this year; the company plans to keep its 130 workers and hire another 60 temporarily. Report

> AstraZeneca ($AZN) rolled out its anti-clotting drug Brilinta in India at a price that the government's new-drug committee considered "competitive." Report

> Mylan ($MYL) agreed to buy an Indian drug manufacturing plant owned by SMS Pharmaceuticals, which specializes in making cancer drugs and APIs, for $32.5 million. Report

> Adding Pfizer's Zyvox to standard therapy for patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis appeared to improve response, but with a high rate of side effects, a study found. Report

> India's Lupin won FDA approval for its oral contraceptive Kurvelo, its version of the Teva ($TEVA) drug Nordette. Report

Biotech News

 @FierceBiotech: The ax drops on hundreds at Human Genome Sciences in wake of GSK buyout. More | Follow @FierceBiotech

 @JohnCFierce: FDA is extending review of BG-12 (MS). Drat. Thought we'd have an approval this year. Big drug for Biogen. More | Follow @JohnCFierce

> BioCryst scoops up early-stage hep C drugs in $101M Presidio acquisition. Article

> Aegerion wins lopsided FDA panel vote backing rare cholesterol disease drug. News

> Abbott slammed after deaths scuttle PhIII kidney disease program. Story

> Actelion abstract details 'promising' macitentan data. Item

Medical Device News

 @FierceMedDev: Boston Scientific's Q3 2012 earnings report has very few bright spots, as restructuring continues. More | Follow @FierceMedDev

 @MarkHFierce: Computer viruses are running wild in hospital medical devices, MIT Technology Review reports. More | Follow @MarkHFierce

 @DamianFierce: Stryker is scaling back its profit projections after a disappointing third quarter. More | Follow @DamianFierce

> Trauson Holdings: China's next med device M&A target. Item

> Baxter posts Q3 growth, but device sales slide. Article

> Medtronic launches MRI-safe pacemaker in Japan. News

Vaccines News

> J. Craig Venter explores printable vaccines. Article

> GSK recalls infant vaccine in Australia. Story

> University of Minnesota researchers call for better flu vaccine. More

> Study: HPV vaccine does not increase signs of sexual activity. More

> Special Report: 10 promising therapeutic vaccines 2012. Report

Pharma Manufacturing News

> Ben Venue begins limited manufacturing at Ohio drug plant. News

> Criminal investigators search site linked to meningitis outbreak. Report

> Watson to sell manufacturing tech to seal $5.9B Actavis deal. Story

> FDA warns stem cell outfit Celltex about GMP no-nos. Article

And Finally... A New Jersey appeals court said a drugmaker isn't liable for a teenage boy's overdose on stolen pills. Report

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