12/12/2012 - 12:48pm

Drug maker ViroPharma has launched an education campaign focused on a rare, debilitating and life-threatening genetic disorder.

12/12/2012 - 11:23am

Swiss skin drug maker Galderma Pharma will acquire another Swiss drug maker also focused on treatments for skin conditions, Galderma said.

12/12/2012 - 11:13am

Xenon Pharmaceuticals is licensing an experimental pain drug to Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in a deal worth up to $376 million, the companies said.

12/11/2012 - 1:04pm

Biotech and vaccines company Nuron Biotech has bought rights from Pfizer for a vaccine to prevent infection by a bacteria that is a major cause of infectious disease around the world.

12/11/2012 - 12:33pm

The New York Department of Health on Monday announced that reported cases of influenza are increasing throughout New York, and flu activity in the state is now considered to be widespread, with laboratory-confirmed cases in more than half the regions.

12/10/2012 - 3:50pm

The American Heart Association has joined a group of patient and provider organizations promoting safe use of a commonly used class of painkillers.

12/10/2012 - 3:16pm

A Congressional committee is looking into allegations that a compounding pharmacy industry association may have taught pharmacists how to sidestep requests for samples from the Food and Drug Administration, according to published reports.

12/10/2012 - 2:50pm

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new use for a cancer drug made by Johnson & Johnson, the agency said Monday.

12/10/2012 - 11:55am

Amgen is buying an Iceland-based biotech company for $415 million, the two said Monday.