QUETTA, Pakistan - At least 13 people, including two civilians, were killed in a car bomb targeting a police vehicle in western Pakistani city of Quetta Thursday, police officials said. The bombing also injured at least 20 people in the capital of Baluchistan province, riven by Islamist militancy and a violent separatist insurgency. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the ...
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Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Thursday said India is well positioned to become a net security provider in the South Asian region and beyond. Laying the foundation stone of National Defence University here, Dr. Singh said: "Our defence cooperation has grown, and today, we have unprecedented access to high technology, capital and partnerships. We have also sought to assume our ...
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MUMBAI - Shares of Wockhardt, one of the leading Indian pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, witnessed a sharp fall of 20% to Rs. 1,315 ($23.61) on the Bombay Stock Exchange(BSE) on Thursday after the US FDA published an import alert on one of its three manufacturing facilities near Aurangabad.
The import alert, 'detention without physical examination of drugs from firms which have not met drug GMPs', is issued when an U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspection has revealed that a firm is not operating in conformity with current good manufacturing practises (GMP's), FDA said on its website.
The Import alert follows FDA raising observations/queries related to Wockhardt's injectable block
FDA's decision can impact Wockhardt's sales by over $100 million if the import alert is for its entire Export Oriented Units (EoU).
"The USFDA has put an import alert on one of our facilities, at Waluj, near Aurangabad. We estimate that it would impact our business by $100 million on an annualised basis," Wockhardt Chairman Habil Khorakiwala told news agency PTI.
He added that till the time USFDA lifts the import alert, the company would not be able to export products to the US market from the facility, which produces injectables as well as solid dosages. ...
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