09/26/2012 - 9:42am

The U.S. subsidiary of Japanese drug maker Astellas is seeking approval from the Food and Drug Administration for a drug to prevent rejection of transplanted organs.

09/26/2012 - 9:34am

Cardinal Health this week announced that it is kicking off an effort to encourage its retail pharmacy customers to educate their patients about new Medicare benefits and options that will be available under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act starting in 2013.

09/25/2012 - 2:48pm

More than three-quarters of physicians think the federal government should regulate foods with unhealthy ingredients, while 79% say employers should fund weight-loss programs for employees, according to results of a survey presented Tuesday at a diabetes conference.

09/25/2012 - 11:54am

The generic drug user fee program may have hit a speed bump due to budget problems in Congress, according to published reports.

09/25/2012 - 11:01am

Generic drug maker Watson Labs recalled two lots of a prescription painkiller due to the potential for oversized and overly potent tablets, the company said.

09/24/2012 - 4:56pm

In a statement issued on Monday, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores applauded the U.S. Senate for its passage of the “Strengthening and Focusing Enforcement to Deter Organized Stealing and Enhance Safety Act of 2012,” also known as the “Safe Doses Act” (H.R. 4223 and S. 1002).

09/24/2012 - 2:11pm

The Food and Drug Administration is creating a new task force to support the development of new drugs for bacterial infections, the agency said Monday.

09/24/2012 - 10:46am

Pharmacy staff, law-enforcement officials and loss-prevention personnel can follow updates about pharmacy robberies, burglaries and potential threats in their area through Twitter updates by a drug maker that developed a program to combat pharmacy crime.

09/24/2012 - 10:14am

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for treating a complication of a disease that results from vein blockages in the eye.