Roche to bring 500 jobs to AZ; 9 Notorious healthcare execs;

 @FiercePharma: Pfizer beefs up pain relief with $3.6B King buy. News | Follow @FiercePharma

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> Roche will announce today that it is bringing up to 500 new high-tech jobs to its operations in Oro Valley, Arizona, local media reports. News

> Soliciting prostitution. Bribing state officials. Bribing...homeless people? FierceHealthcare takes a look at nine executives who've been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Report

> Swamped by a sudden jump in demand, Pfizer has asked Japanese medical institutions to delay writing new prescriptions for its Champix smoking-cessation drug. Article

> Sources close to the matter list Teva Pharmaceutical Industries among possible buyers of the Turkish generic drug maker Biofarma Pharmaceutical, which is said to be on the block. Article

> Shipping pallets are the likely source of Pfizer's musty smelling Lipitor, says Rexam, the third-party supplier for the drug lots recently recalled. Item

> Cephalon says it reached an agreement to settle patent infringement litigation over its Amrix muscle relaxer with Eurand and generic drugmaker Impax Laboratories. Story

> Sepracor, the Massachusetts drug company now owned by Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma, has officially changed its name to Sunovion Pharmaceuticals. Report

Biotech News

 @FierceBiotech: FDA's Top Q4 Blockbuster Drug Decisions. Report | Follow @FierceBiotech

 @JohnCFierce: Innovative biotech companies learn by listening to staffers. Article | Follow @JohnCFierce

> Advisory panel rejections carry the greatest clout at the FDA. News

> Investors ask judge to force Genzyme to the bargaining table. Story

> Drug for memory lapses clears preclinical hurdle. Article

> Bélingard to leave Ipsen, de Garidel named CEO. Report

> Genmab scores $63M antibody pact with a refocused Lundbeck. Item

Drug Delivery News

> Industrial nano is toxic; drug-delivery nano, not so much. News

> Researchers develop oral delivery of siRNA. Story

> Pfizer buys King for its 'abuse-proof' slow release technology. Article

> Drug delivery's death is greatly exaggerated. Report

> Parents still want more vaccine safety research. Item

> Vivitrol's FDA approval affirms Alkermes' delivery tech. Story

Medical Device News

  @FierceMedDev: This is pretty cool: Microbeads could replace traditional diabetes monitoring. Report | Follow @FierceMedDev

> Cardo Medical cuts 50% of staff. News

> ALung, InfraReDx round up funding. Report

> Cleveland Clinic's Cosgrove touts stroke-prevention clip. Article

> Incisionless weight-loss devicemaker Endosphere moving to Ohio. Story

> Berkeley Bionics unveils exoskeleton to help paraplegics. Item

> Fresenius gets warned after FDA inspection. Report

And Finally... A Massachusetts woman is suing Merck and Digital Angel, which distribute and make implantable radio tracking chips for pets, claiming that her cat developed cancer after receiving one of the implants. Story