Roche caves on transparency issue; China reworks drug policies; GSK joins patent pool;

@FiercePharma: Allergan settles Botox case in OK. Article | Follow @FiercePharma

@EricPFierce: AstraZeneca manager accused of getting home makeover at the company's cost. Sunroom, new kitchen, bathroom fixtures. Story | Follow @EricPFierce

> Roche ($RHHBY) says it will set up an independent body that can grant access to trial data for researchers, similar to what GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK) is doing. Story

> GlaxoSmithKline will share intellectual property rights on children's HIV/AIDS drugs in a patent pool designed to make them more affordable in poor countries. Story

> China's State Food and Drug Administration says it is setting up new rules to speed up and improve the approval process for drugs there. Story

> Falling pharmaceutical production resulted in Singapore's industrial production falling 0.4% in January instead of the 5.2% increase anticipated. Article

Biotech News

 @FierceBiotech: From FierceVaccines.com: Is it too soon to quit on Nabi's nicotine vaccine? More | Follow @FierceBiotech

@JohnCFierce: Optimer shares spiking with CEO turned out and the board looking for a buyer. Release | Follow @JohnCFierce

@RyanMFierce: What Facebook and Google billionaires could do for overlooked biotech brains. Item | Follow @RyanMFierce

> Shionogi wins FDA approval on Osphena for painful sex. Story

> Vertex plots a race through PhIII for 'breakthrough' combo CF therapy. Report

> Jazz strikes up a $120M Concert Pharma collaboration on next-gen Xyrem. More

> Roche follows GSK in move to unlock its data vault on drugs. Article

Medical Device News

 @FierceMedDev: Work advances on early-detection ovarian cancer blood Dx. Story | Follow @FierceMedDev

 @MarkHFierce: J&J faces possible punitive damages in the first verdict regarding faulty vaginal mesh. Thousands of cases to come. Report | Follow @MarkHFierce

 @DamianFierce: The device industry is urging lawmakers to settle on a budget and, of course, repeal the device tax. Article | Follow @DamianFierce

> Quotient draws another $5M for transfusion Dx development. Story

> France's SpineGuard wins Russian nod for wireless spine surgery tool. Item

> Devicemakers: Excise tax, budget battle could cripple industry. Article

Drug Delivery News

@MichaelGFierce: Sanofi's Genzyme hits target with muscular dystrophy RNA drug in mice. Article | Follow @MichaelGFierce

> Ocular Therapeutix submits cataract-surgery sealant for FDA approval. Story

> Synthetic protein tricks immune system for drug delivery, device safety. News

> SHL ups Taiwanese auto injector production by $40M. More

And Finally... The owner and operator of an anti-aging clinic was convicted of selling human growth hormone, given more than two years in prison and ordered to cough up half a million dollars. Report

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