07/18/2012 - 9:46am

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new weight-loss drug made by Vivus, the agency said.

07/16/2012 - 5:17pm

Prescription drug counterfeiting got significant attention in March 2011 when CBS News’ “60 Minutes” reported on the problem, including a tour of a drug counterfeiting operation.


07/16/2012 - 5:17pm

Several policy-makers and companies have sought ways to confront the problem of prescription drug abuse. Last month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a plan — calling it the first in the country — to create an all-
electronic registry that would enable doctors, pharmacists and law enforcement to track controlled substances to prevent excessive prescription and refill requests.

07/16/2012 - 2:31pm

UCB has launched a new drug for treating Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome, the company said Monday.

07/16/2012 - 1:31pm

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug used to treat HIV for reducing the risk of HIV infection, the agency said Monday.

07/16/2012 - 1:28pm

Sanofi Pasteur has begun shipping the first lots of its influenza vaccine for the 2012-2013 season.

07/16/2012 - 11:09am

British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will acquire development partner Human Genome Sciences for $3.6 billion, GSK said Monday.

07/16/2012 - 10:42am

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory application for an opioid painkiller made by Zogenix, the company said Monday.

07/13/2012 - 10:54am

GlaxoSmithKline and Theravance submitted a regulatory application to the Food and Drug Administration for their chronic obstructive pulmonary disease treatment.