Pfizer's buyout partner Hospira beats on Q4 earnings; Sanofi's Renvela faces cheap copycats in the U.K.;

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> Hospira ($HSP) reported better-than-expected Q4 earnings, one week after Pfizer ($PFE) agreed to shell out $16 billion for the Lake Forest, IL-based drugmaker. More

> Teva ($TEVA) paid its highest salary last year, $7.3 million, to Allan Oberman, the company's former president and CEO of Teva Americas Generics. Story

> Sanofi ($SNY) is facing generic competition in the U.K. for Renvela, its chronic kidney disease drug, as cheaper versions of the med hit the market. Article

> Janssen and Saudi Arabia-based Riyadh Pharma inked a 5-year deal for Riyadh to manufacture and market some of Janssen's products in that country. Story

> India's Natco Pharma posted disappointing third quarter 2014 earnings, with profit falling 52% to $2.3 million from $4.8 million and net sales dropping 1% to 29.7 million. More

> Researchers at the University of Florida found that using the Type 2 diabetes drug metformin in combination with a glucose inhibitor could help reverse the effects of lupus. Story

Medical Device News

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> Bayer starts reorg as it explores sale of diabetes biz. More

> Invitae's $102M IPO stands alone as three med tech IPOs remain sidelined. Story

> Sanofi backs Europe's first remote clinical trial--for a smart glucose monitor. Article

Biotech News

@FierceBiotech: ICYMI yesterday: $SNY drops the ax on 100 R&D staffers in Boston reorganization. Article | Follow @FierceBiotech

@JohnCFierce: J&J's R&D group crafts 3 new platforms to guide global drug development. Story | Follow @JohnCFierce

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> Shire hails its best-ever pipeline with a 'busy' R&D year ahead. News

> Eisai says its new thyroid cancer drug is a sure blockbuster. Article

> Will FDA advisers shoot down Amgen's cancer vaccine? More

Vaccines News

> Advaxis inks pact with Incyte to test cervical cancer vaccine combo. Item

> Vaxxas scores $20M to develop needle-free vaccines. Article

> Serum Institute and Cipla in early merger talks. More

> GSK nabs pipeline prospects, conjugate vaccine tech with GlycoVaxyn buyout. Story

> GSK lays off 27 vaccine researchers in Montana. Report

Pharma Manufacturing News

> Genzyme biologics plant continues to pay off for Sanofi. Report

> Hospira recalls 60 lots of pain drug. Report

> Another doctor convicted for selling foreign-made drugs. Article

> GSK resolving shortage of Nicorette Lozenges. Story

> Report: 'Carrot and stick' needed to deal with drug shortages. More

And Finally… Traces of more than 30 different prescription and over-the-counter drugs were found downstream from septic systems in New England and New York, according to reports from the U.S. Geological Survey. Story