Pfizer to boost Singapore trials by 10%; Vaccine fears causing measles revival;

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> Pfizer plans to up the number of clinical trials it conducts in Singapore by 10 percent this year as part of it's strategy to focus more on drugs in Asia. Report

> Labopharm has completed a licensing and distribution agreement for once-daily tramadol with Nippon Shinyaku of Japan. Labopharm release

> Dendreon says Varun Nanda has joined the company as senior vice president of global commercial operations, effective April 19, 2010. Nanda most recently served as the senior vice president and global head of oncology at Roche/Genentech, where he led the global product strategy for all oncology molecules, from pre-clinical research through commercialization. Dendreon release

And Finally... In spite of years of research proving otherwise, some parents still misguidedly believe vaccines--such as the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) shot--can cause autism. And their decision to skip their children's vaccinations are leading to an increasing number of measles outbreaks. Story