03/11/2013 - 12:15pm

Nearly 1,000 biotech drugs and vaccines for more than 100 diseases are currently under development, according to a new report.

03/08/2013 - 4:39pm

Drug maker Merck has hired celebrity chef and cookbook author Leticia Moreinos Schwartz as a spokeswoman to reach out to Hispanics living with Type 2 diabetes, the drug maker said.

03/08/2013 - 4:18pm

A new bill (HB 365) in Florida's state legislature would allow pharmacists to substitute biosimilars for branded biotech drugs, according to published reports.

03/08/2013 - 11:55am

While the country's spending on specialty drugs increased by 18.4% in 2012, spending on traditional drugs fell for the first time in 20 years, according to a report by Express Scripts.

03/08/2013 - 10:11am

Global warming could spell the end of flu seasons, research released by the National Institution of Health suggests, because the influenza virus better propagates and is more sustainable in colder climates.

03/07/2013 - 12:00pm

Employers that use multiple cost-management programs have a 50% lower specialty drug trend than those that don't use them, according to a new study by pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts.

03/05/2013 - 2:53pm

Several senators have requested that the Government Accountability Office look for ways to coordinate the efforts of law enforcement and public health agencies at various levels and nonprofit organizations to address prescription drug abuse.

03/05/2013 - 2:11pm

Ranbaxy Labs will market a drug for depression under an agreement with another company, the drug maker said Tuesday.

03/04/2013 - 3:03pm

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory application for a new painkiller from Iroko Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said.