06/19/2014 - 1:33pm

Actavis confirmed that the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware found certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,335,031 and 6,316,023 valid and infringed by the company's rivastigmine transdermal system, a generic version of Exelon Patch from Novartis.

06/18/2014 - 1:57pm

Canada’s Federal Court ruled recently that the country’s Patented Medicine Prices Review Board — a federal tribunal that regulates pricing on branded medicines — could not extend price-control measures to cover generic drug companies, according to published reports.

06/18/2014 - 1:57pm

As patients across North America continue to turn to their neighborhood pharmacy for vaccinations, state and provincial governments in the United States and Canada are widening the range of immunizations that can be administered by a pharmacist.

06/18/2014 - 12:47pm

A survey co-released Wednesday by the Generic Pharmaceutical Association and the National Coalition on Healthcare reveals that 8-in-10 healthcare providers have serious concerns about a proposed Food and Drug Administration rule on generic drug labeling.

06/18/2014 - 11:37am

Pharmacists in Kansas will be able to play a greater collaborative role in patient care under a new law that will take effect in July, according to a local news report.

06/17/2014 - 3:52pm

As the heroin and opioid epidemic spreads through communities across the United States, Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, will hold a forum on Wednesday to discuss opioid addiction, focusing on the use of buprenorphine to help combat opioid abuse and the obstacles that have prevented even more patients from getting buprenorphine treatment. 


06/17/2014 - 12:22pm

Novartis on Tuesday announced that it had submitted a biologic license application to the Food and Drug Administration for marketing approval for the use of Bexsero.

06/16/2014 - 1:53pm

The United States comes in last when it comes to healthcare quality, despite it coming first in spending, according to a new report published Monday by the Commonwealth Fund, a foundation whose goal, according to its website, is "to promote a high-performing healthcare system."

06/13/2014 - 1:15pm

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that teen smoking, drinking and sexual activity have declined.