Novartis chopping more OTC plant jobs; Novo starts in on diabetes lab construction;

@FiercePharma: Jobs saved as Boehringer Ingelheim finds Chinese buyer for U.S. plant set to close. Story | Follow @FiercePharma

@EricPFierce: ICYMI: Novorossiya hiring 90 workers for its new plant in New Hampshire. More from FiercePharmaManufacturing | Follow @EricPFierce

@CarlyHFierce: Top-read in FierceVaccines Thursday: Pfizer beats out Novartis with FDA MenB nod. Article | Follow @CarlyHFierce

> Novartis ($NVS) is cutting about 75 more jobs at its OTC plant in Lincoln, NE. Story

> Novo Nordisk ($NVO) has started construction on a $130 million project to build new laboratories for diabetes research at its facility in Måløv, Denmark. Release

> U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) plans to propose a bill that would require drugmakers to disclose their internal compassionate-use policies, according to The Wall Street Journal, hoping to shed light on how the industry decides whether to allow its in-development drugs to be administered pre-approval. News (sub. req.)

Medical Device News

@FierceMedDev: AliveCor heart monitor, app added to GreatCall's health-focused smartphone. More | Follow @FierceMedDev

@VarunSaxena2: Chinese government urges hospitals to buy local devices. Story | Follow @VarunSaxena2

@EmilyWFierce: Johnson & Johnson weighs $250M settlement to resolve more hip implant claims. Article | Follow @EmilyWFierce

@MichaelGFierce: @HarvardResearch team uses stem cells to deliver toxic doses to #cancer cells. More | Follow @MichaelGFierce

> Medtronic discloses new corporate structure upon Covidien deal close. More

> Zimmer Biomet will be created amid executive shake-up. Story

Biotech News

@FierceBiotech: $IPXL cans 25% of its R&D staff in a cost-cutting gambit. More | Follow @FierceBiotech

@JohnCFierce: FDA to $SRPT's CEO: You don't hear so well. And that's something you don't see much. Great piece by @DamianFierce. Article | Follow @JohnCFierce

@DamianFierce: Six of @ClevelandClinic's Top 10 Medical Innovations are drugs, and here's a bunch of words on them. Story | Follow @DamianFierce

@EmilyMFierce: What about effect of radiation on adults? Aggressive thyroid cancers in children linked to radiation exposure. News | Follow @EmilyMFierce

> Novartis sets sights on Philly amid a sweeping CAR-T collaboration. Item

> Novo Nordisk bets another $130M on diabetes R&D with new Danish hub. Article

> Clarus and Frazier back a 'backyard' biotech team with $26.5M for epigenetics R&D. More

And Finally... 'Horrendous' Halloween costumes demonize mental health patients, according to U.K. Minister of State for Care and Support Norman Lamb. More

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