Pfizer agrees to settle second Neurontin lawsuit; Icahn doubles Genzyme stake to $543M;

 @FiercePharma: Congress asks J&J chief to testify about recall. Report | Follow @FiercePharma

> Pfizer agreed to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit that alleged its Neurontin epilepsy medicine caused a retired minister to commit suicide two months after he started taking the drug. Report

> Activist investor Carl Icahn more than doubled his stake in Genzyme to 10.5 million shares worth $543.2 million, from 4.8 million shares worth $235.2 million in the previous quarter, SEC reports show. Report

> AstraZeneca has settled a U.S. patent dispute with Teva Pharmaceuticals by allowing generic giant to sell a copy of Entocort EC for Crohn's disease from 2012. Report

> Royalties from the sale of the drug Fanapt helped Titan Pharmaceuticals cut its first-quarter loss to $305,000, down from a loss of $1.1 million a year earlier. Report

> Loss-making speciality pharmaceuticals firm ProStrakan said it expected to post a maiden pretax profit in 2010 or 2011 and reported Ebitda profitability during the first four months of the year. Report

> Shares of India's Piramal Healthcare surged on renewed speculation that a foreign company operating in India was acquiring a controlling stake in the Mumbai-based drugmaker. Report

Biotech News

 @FierceBiotech: Novo Nordisk shines among drugmakers. Article | Follow @FierceBiotech

 @JohnCFierce: Harold Varmus tapped to run NCI, managed $5B budget. Article | Follow @JohnCFierce

> Bayer to open biotech Innovation Center in Pfizer's old SF digs. Item

> FDA stiff-arms Daxas, demands more info on COPD drug. Story

> Helicos slashes staff in half in restructuring. News

> Biopharma execs predict a big spike in M&A deals. Article

Manufacturing News

> DoD examines 12-week flu vax process. Story

> Survey: Regulation hampers sustainability efforts. News

> HP, mPedigree launch anti-counterfeiting trial. Report

> Decade-old drug dump found in El Salvador. Story

> Managers step in for striking Mallinckrodt workers. News

Biotech Research News

> Sebelius announces grants for lab construction, repair. Article

> Scottish stem cell community thrives as science advances. Report

> Washington U researchers to look at Pfizer's molecules. News

> Varmus to take helm at NCI. Report

And Finally... A map created by in-PharmaTechnologist shows how the pharma industry in the U.K. has waxed and waned over the last decade or so. Report