11/27/2012 - 11:26am

Automated phone and mail reminders increase the likelihood that patients with new prescriptions for cholesterol-lowering drugs will pick them up from the pharmacy, according to a new study.

11/26/2012 - 5:26pm

When it comes to medication nonadherence, the most oftcited statistic illustrating its effect on the healthcare system is the New England Healthcare Institute's estimate that it costs the healthcare system $290 billion per year. But a new report shows how much drug makers lose as well.

11/26/2012 - 12:05pm

Many health insurance plans are failing to provide coverage mandated by the healthcare reform law for treatments to help smokers and other tobacco users quit, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids reported Monday, citing a study of insurance contracts by Georgetown University researchers that the group commissioned.

11/26/2012 - 11:34am

Ranbaxy Labs has launched a new treatment for acne under a licensing agreement with a Canadian drug maker.

11/21/2012 - 8:55am

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced the approval of Novartis' Flucelvax, the first seasonal influenza vaccine licensed in the United States produced using cultured animal cells, instead of fertilized chicken eggs.

11/20/2012 - 4:39pm

Canadian regulators have allowed the approval process for a generic opioid painkiller to go forward despite objections from provincial and other authorities, according to published reports.

11/19/2012 - 4:20pm

The drug-discovery division of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is teaming up with drug maker Pfizer to find new treatments for patients with the most common genetic mutation of the disease.

11/19/2012 - 2:32pm

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for a condition that can complicate treatment for hepatitis C.

11/19/2012 - 12:14pm

The American Cancer Society on Friday honored 19 companies, including three retail pharmacy operators and three consumer packaged goods companies, with its Excellence in Philanthropy award — recognizing the companies for their generous support of the society’s efforts to eliminate cancer as a public health burden.