07/18/2014 - 10:35am

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced the approval of Ruconest, a recombinant C1-Esterase inhibitor product for the treatment of acute attacks in adult and adolescent patients with hereditary angioedema.

07/17/2014 - 10:01am

Purdue Pharma announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved a new 7.5-mcg/hour dosage strength of Butrans (buprenorphine) transdermal system CIII.

07/16/2014 - 1:18pm

HelpAround on Wednesday launched a mobile platform for people with diabetes — and their friends, family and caregivers — that reveals fellow ‘diabetes helpers’ from the crowd, helping people resolve sudden health crises, such as getting caught without essential over-the-counter blood glucose test strips.

07/16/2014 - 12:24pm

GSK has begun shipping Fluarix Quadrivalent (influenza vaccine) doses to U.S. healthcare providers, the company annouced. This marks the first shipment of GSK's U.S. flu vaccine supply for the flu season, which follows licensing and lot-release approval from the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.

07/15/2014 - 3:05pm

Current programs to dispose of unused medicines in the home are sufficient, argued representatives of industry in appealing a provision put into place by a San Francisco-area county that would place the burden of recapturing these medicines on the manufacturer.

07/15/2014 - 11:09am

Novartis has entered into an agreement with a division of Google to in-license its “smart lens” technology for all ocular medical uses. 

07/14/2014 - 2:02pm

Re-introducing a type of polio vaccine that fell out of favour in the 1960s could hasten eradication of the disease, according to new research.

07/14/2014 - 1:31pm

Walgreens on Monday expanded vaccine availability at all of its more than 800 locations across Florida as new state legislation takes effect to help bring greater patient access to vaccines.

07/11/2014 - 12:02pm

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance has developed and launched a new quality measurement initiative, aimed at narrowing gaps in measurement and reporting for adult immunizations.