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FDA takes action to remove biosimilars roadblock

1 September 2015 News and Analysis

The US Food and Drug Administration proposes system to name biosimilar drugs

Neonicotinoids present in many US streams

28 August 2015 News and Analysis

Persistent but low-level contamination prompts calls for further research on aquatic impact of pesticides

Sandia contractor to pay $4.8m to settle illegal lobbying charges

26 August 2015 News and Analysis

Lockheed Martin subsidiary allegedly misappropriated public funds to lobby Congress for a contract extension

Chemists wage war on designer drugs

25 August 2015 News and Analysis

Analytical tools that could help stop the proliferation of new psychoactive substances are being discussed

New drug treatment for alcoholism shows promise in animal studies

24 August 2015 Research

Compounds that target a receptor in the brain appear less addictive with fewer negative side-effects than existing drugs

Tie funding to lab safety, urges Sheri Sangji's sister

19 August 2015 News and Analysis

Funding from US research agencies should be linked to a PI’s safety record, says the sister of UCLA lab accident victim

Cuban and US chemists hopeful amid warming relations

18 August 2015 News and Analysis

Optimism reigns as researchers from the two nations discuss exchanges and collaboration

Deadly chemical blast at Chinese port

14 August 2015 Business

Explosion at warehouse in Tianjin kills at least 50 and injures hundreds, while ammonia leak sparks mass evacuations in Nanchong

Environment agency accident releases toxic mine waste into US rivers

13 August 2015 News and Analysis

More than 11 million litres of metal-contaminated water from defunct Colorado mine enters major US waterways

Shire makes hostile bid for Baxalta

10 August 2015 Business

Recently spun-out from Baxter, Baxalta is resisting the deal, saying it wants time to prove its true value

US research agencies accused of stifling communication of science

7 August 2015 News and Analysis

Survey findings suggest that government agencies are blocking interactions between journalists and government scientists

Obama's clean power plan stirs controversy

6 August 2015 News and Analysis

Carbon dioxide emissions from power plants to fall by 32% by 2030, but the legislation faces opposition from the chemical industry

Grabbing slices of the immuno-oncology pie

5 August 2015 Business

Another spate of immuno-oncology dealmaking adds to fervour in pharma’s ‘hottest space’

US government science institute's one time police chief linked to campus meth lab

31 July 2015 News and Analysis

Explosion injuring a member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's security force uncovered methamphetamine production

Stone 'blueprinting' to tackle heritage thefts

31 July 2015 Research

Technique could provide a means of tracing stolen, unmarked stones

Big business backs White House on climate change

30 July 2015 News and Analysis

Top US companies including Google, Apple and Coca-Cola pledge at least $140 billion in new low-carbon investments

US regulator says DuPont’s safety programme ‘failed’

24 July 2015 Business

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration has again proposed to fine DuPont after uncovering ‘repeated’ and ‘serious’ lapses in the company’s worker safety programme

FDA reverses debarment of one of its ex-chemists

23 July 2015 News and Analysis

US Food and Drug Administration lifts ban on chemist who worked at the agency, more than 20 years after he was sentenced for taking bribes

Silicone bracelet set to pick-up on chemical exposure

22 July 2015 News and Analysis

MyExposome has initiated a fundraising campaign to bring its wristband technology capable of detecting more than 1400 chemicals to the public

US chemical industry lobby group in the hot seat again

20 July 2015 News and Analysis

Union of Concerned Scientists calls for greater transparency in the political activities of American Chemistry Council and member companies

US import ban imposed on Indian pharma firm

16 July 2015 Business

Concerns over manufacturing processes at Emcure facility prompts Food and Drug Administration to block drug shipments

US chemical maker Platform expands with Alent purchase

15 July 2015 Business

Platform Specialty Products plans to enlarge its scope and reach by acquiring British chemicals firm Alent for $2.1bn

Scientist imprisoned over fraudulent HIV vaccine research

6 July 2015 News and Analysis

Former Iowa State University researcher gets four-and-a-half years in prison for faking vaccine research funded by the NIH

New Horizons detects methane on Pluto

3 July 2015 Research

Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft makes its first detection of methane on Pluto

BP emerges from Deepwater with $18.7bn settlement

3 July 2015 News and Analysis

BP has agreed to pay an $18.7 billion settlement to five states damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill