Topic: supply chain


UPDATED: Merck shutting down Florida plant, cutting 112 jobs

Merck & Co. will shutter a manufacturing plant in Florida, cutting 112 jobs in the process, according to a notice filed with the state. The shutdown comes as Merck continues to shrink its manufacturing network, which ballooned to 90 plants with its 2009 buyout of Schering-Plough.

Natco plant closed during floods written up by FDA

Yet another Indian drugmaker has had plants written up by the FDA for not hitting manufacturing standards. This time it is Natco, which said it got Form 483s for its pharmaceutical formulations facility at Kothur, near Hyderabad, as well as an API plant at Manali, near Chennai, which it had to close in December because of flooding in the area.