Spotlight On... North Carolina may lose pharma project after passing law targeting LGBT community; Lilly plots €35M plant in Ireland; Baxter among potential bidders for India's Gland Pharma; and more...

Two weeks ago North Carolina governor Gov. Pat McCrory was pointing to a proposed project by New Jersey-based Braeburn Pharmaceuticals and bragging about what a great job the state has done attracting pharma companies. But Braeburn is having second thoughts about the state after the governor last week signed a bill that eliminated local protections for gay and transgender people and limits the bathroom choices they have. In a statement to WNCN in Durham, NC, Braeburn called the law "unjust. It is slated to receive up to $275,000 in incentives for the project. "Braeburn Pharmaceuticals believes in fair treatment and equality for all individuals in their communities. We oppose any legislation that discriminates against the LGBT community," the company said. More from FiercePharmaManufacturing

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