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Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Thu, 11/04/2010 - 15:22
A growing number of pharma CEOs are now dealing with the consequences of failing to care about workplace realities and what Toyota called the gemba, or place where truth will be found.If the idea of reading a book on ethics or philosophy is too off-putting....after all, it has been a...
Category: management FDA cGxP's FDA and Regulatory Issues The Pharma Industry Pharma Workforce and Staffing Pharmaceutical Industry CEOs Facility Operational Excellence Quality Whistleblower Cheryl Eckard
Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Wed, 11/03/2010 - 20:37
Pharma whistleblowers don't always fare too well...especially those who deal with the invisible world of manufacturing. Remember Mark Livingston and the Wyeth Sarbanes-Oxley case? However, Cheryl Eckard, who pointed out manufacturing deficiencies at GSK's Cidra, Puerto Rico, plant has received a $96-million payment. For more from The Guardian, read on.
Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Tue, 02/16/2010 - 13:14
The compliance consultants, Vectech, are now offering virtual cGMP consulting services, to help drug manufacturers deal with FDA compliance questions immediately via videoconferencing. The company is promoting this as a way to eliminate travel costs, yet ensure "face time." Costs are said to be a fraction of what traditional consulting runs.
Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Thu, 08/06/2009 - 09:32
A few days ago, I listened in on a webcast sponsored by WINA, the Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance, on “Choosing the Right Wireless Technology for Industrial Applications.” The main thrust of the webcast was to provide clarity around both ZigBee and Wireless HART standards for wireless usage in and around plants.
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Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Tue, 01/27/2009 - 19:48
I don’t know about you, but the relentless drum beat of negative news has been getting to me lately. Every day seems to bring news of some drastic four-figure layoff...er, restructuring, whether in pharma or other industries.
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Submitted by pharmamanufacturing on Fri, 01/02/2009 - 10:51
The University of Michigan announced that, after several months of secret negotiations, it will purchase Pfizer's Ann Arbor, Mich., research facility. Pfizer had planned on closing the facility by the end of 2008, and may have ended up razing the site rather than selling off the buildings piecemeal, so...