09/21/2016 - 2:27pm

ATLANTA - The total economic burden attributed to opioid abuse exceeds $78 billion, according to a recent report published in Medical Daily. "More than 40 Americans die each day from overdoses involving prescription opioids. Families and communities continue to be devastated by the epidemic of prescription opioid overdoses." Tom Frieden, director Centers for Disease Control Director shared with Medical Daily. "The rising cost of the epidemic is also a tremendous burden for the health care system." (Medical Daily)

09/21/2016 - 2:18pm

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) on Wednesday brought 60 of its member companies’ researchers to Capitol Hill for meetings with members of Congress.

09/21/2016 - 10:59am

Invokamet XR is Janssen’s once-daily, extended-release combination therapy of Invokana (canagliflozin) and metformin, the company announced Wednesday.

09/20/2016 - 3:15pm

GSK's CEO Designate joined GSK in 2010 from L’Oréal where, over the course of her 17-year career, she held a variety of marketing and general management roles in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States.

09/20/2016 - 11:15am

Drug maker KVK Tech said its Lomaira is aimed at providing an affordable medicine to aid in weight reduction, with a patient access program that lowers the cost for qualifying patients to no more than $0.50 per tablet during treatment. 

09/15/2016 - 10:40am

Currently, the drug comes with a boxed warning regarding serious neuropsychiatric adverse events, and the recommendation to remove it comes after the completion of an Evaluating Adverse Events in Global Smoking Cessation Study (EAGLES) evaluating its safety.

09/14/2016 - 12:36pm
Cuvitru is able to infuse up to 60 mL per site and 60 mL per hour, per site as tolerated, which Shire said results in fewer infusion sites and shorter infusion durations. 
09/14/2016 - 12:28pm
Allergan said that, pending approvals, it expects the transaction to close by the end of 2016. 
09/14/2016 - 11:49am

Seven out of 10 U.S. adults ages 65 and older have high blood pressure (140/90mmHg or higher), but nearly half do not have their blood pressure under control.