Spotlight On... Patheon pairs with Grünenthal on abuse-deterrent R&D; Covance sells a U.K. lab; and more...

Patheon signed a deal with German drugmaker Grünenthal to help develop abuse-deterrent formulations of controlled substances. Under the agreement, Patheon will be the preferred development partner in Grünenthal's efforts to use its proprietary technology to craft opioids, depressants and stimulants with reduced abuse potential. Neither side disclosed financial information. More

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