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> Novartis ($NVS) has launched the U.S.'s first biosimilar, marketing a copy of Amgen's ($AMGN) Neupogen at a 15% discount after months of legal wrangling. More

> Former Targacept CEO Stephen Hill has taken the top spot at Faraday Pharmaceuticals, a biotech upstart developing treatments for critical care. More

> Pfizer ($PFE) is pushing back against investors calling for the company to release full trial results from past studies, arguing that doing so would provide little benefit to patients. Story

Medical Device News

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> Stratasys launches 3-D printer for production of dental devices. Story

> Valeant to buy microsurgery tools company Synergetics for up to $190M. Article

Pharma News

@FiercePharma: China's Ascletis gets Taiwan nod for PhII trial of interferon-free HCV candidate. FiercePharmaAsia article | Follow @FiercePharma

@CarlyHFierce: ICYMI: AstraZeneca sales team revving up for new Brilinta marketing push. More | Follow @CarlyHFierce

> Novartis' LCZ696 scores another victory with early-access blessing in U.K. More

> UCB hands off U.S. generics business to Lannett for $1.23B. Story

Vaccines News

> Daiichi Sankyo inks deal to market AstraZeneca's FluMist in Japan. More

> Cornell grad looks to change the way parents remember vaccine schedules. Report

> GlaxoSmithKline signs on LimmaTech for vaccine R&D. Story

> NHS meningitis B vaccination scheme begins in U.K. Item

> BiondVax pairs with NIAID to test universal flu vaccine in U.S. PhII. Article

CRO News

> PPD partners up to better track trial events. News

> WuXi looks to Japan for manufacturing growth. Report

> BioClinica opens an app umbrella to unite researchers. More

> Chinese drugmaker trades $200M for CDMO Cytovance. Story

> AMRI signs on to help Saneca develop opium-based drugs. Article

Pharma Manufacturing News

> Sun gets direct line to poppy production with buyout of GSK opiates biz. Report

> Lannett manufacturing capacity balloons to 522,000 sq. ft. in short order. Story

> China poaches Indian scientists to build formulation expertise. News

> Novo building huge warehouse to support production expansion. Item

> Sun recalls yet another med made at troubled Halol plant. Report

Pharma Asia News

> Pharma market bets on ASEAN in focus ahead of economic pact. Story

> HK's Medisun, Belgium's Celyad revise C-Cure pact for Greater China. Item

> China's Ascletis gets Taiwan nod for PhII trial of interferon-free HCV candidate. Report

> GSK hep B supplies to Japan hit by Tianjin explosion. Story

> Abbott touts Japan drug-eluting Absorb stent trial results, but no approval timeline. Article