06/23/2014 - 10:51am

America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are developing 435 innovative new medicines to target 15 leading chronic conditions affecting the Medicare population, according to a new report released by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America last week.

06/20/2014 - 10:03am

In an effort to address opioid drug abuse, governors of five New England states convened for a summit on Monday, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy stated.

06/19/2014 - 1:18pm

Novo Nordisk on Thursday announced the launch of Levemir FlexTouch (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection), a prefilled insulin delivery mechanism, providing a new way for diabetics to administer their insulin.

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.

06/13/2014 - 10:09am

New approaches to treating cancer are creating big growth opportunities for the pharmaceutical industry, Moody's Investors Service stated in a report released Thursday titled "Cancer Breakthroughs Bring New Options for Patients and Revenue Streams to Big Pharma."

06/13/2014 - 9:30am

Following the campaign's six-month anniversary, Fight the Fakes last week announced 11 new partners, bringing the total number of member organizations to 25.

06/12/2014 - 4:36pm

A study published Wednesday on JAMA's website found that diabetes patients taking metformin had a higher risk of all-cause death when insulin was added to their treatment as compared to when sulfonylureas were added to treatment.

06/12/2014 - 2:00pm

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International announced that its subsidiary, Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America, received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its new drug application for Jublia (efinaconazole 10% topical solution). The drug is the first topical triazole approved for the treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails, the company said.

06/12/2014 - 11:43am

The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday advanced bipartisan legislation sponsored by full committee vice chair Marsha Blackburn to address the nation’s growing prescription drug abuse epidemic.