Regulatory and Washington

01/31/2012 - 1:16pm

For every dollar spent on over-the-counter medicines, the U.S. healthcare system realizes a savings of between $6 and $7, or $102 billion all told, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association announced Tuesday with the release of this new study, "The Value of OTC Medicine to the United States."

01/31/2012 - 1:11pm

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Vertex Pharmaceuticals for treating a rare form of cystic fibrosis, the agency said Tuesday.

01/31/2012 - 12:57pm

The charitable arm of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced the 2011 recipients of its pharmacy student scholarship awards.

01/31/2012 - 12:52pm

California state officials tentatively are blocked from moving forward with a 10% Medi-Cal reimbursement rate cut.

01/31/2012 - 12:18pm

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for obesity made by Lannett, the drug maker said Tuesday.

01/31/2012 - 11:25am

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Cos. last week voluntarily recalled from retailers one lot of Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort lotion that was distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.

01/31/2012 - 10:50am

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for Type 2 diabetes made by Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim, the drug makers said.

01/30/2012 - 1:37pm

Several Congress leaders last week penned a letter to the Department of Defense's Director of Tricare Management Activity warning of potential cost increases should the proposed merger between pharmacy benefit managers Express Scripts and Medco Health clear regulatory hurdles.

01/30/2012 - 12:47pm

The FDA announced the approval of Genentech's Erivedge (vismodegib) for adults with basal cell carcinoma who are not surgery or radiation therapy candidates and whose disease is locally advanced or has spread to other parts of the body.

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