03/12/2013 - 1:42pm

Actavis is challenging Novartis' patent on a patch used to treat Alzheimer's disease, Actavis said.

03/12/2013 - 1:29pm

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will sponsor a live audio webcast at the 2013 Barclays Global Healthcare Conference on Thursday, the Israeli generic drug maker said Tuesday.

03/08/2013 - 5:18pm

A new bill (HB 365) in Florida's state legislature would allow pharmacists to substitute biosimilars for branded biotech drugs, according to published reports.

03/08/2013 - 5:18pm

Republican and Democratic senators have re-introduced legislation that would ban patent settlements between branded and generic drug companies that critics allege violate antitrust laws, according to published reports.

03/08/2013 - 5:18pm

While the Food and Drug Administration released draft guidance on regulations for biosimilars in February 2012, the final regulations have yet to appear. But already, everyone from analysts to trade groups to drug makers is preparing for a time when knock-off versions of biotech drugs will become available.

03/08/2013 - 12:55pm

While the country's spending on specialty drugs increased by 18.4% in 2012, spending on traditional drugs fell for the first time in 20 years, according to a report by Express Scripts.

03/08/2013 - 11:11am

Global warming could spell the end of flu seasons, research released by the National Institution of Health suggests, because the influenza virus better propagates and is more sustainable in colder climates.

03/07/2013 - 1:00pm

Employers that use multiple cost-management programs have a 50% lower specialty drug trend than those that don't use them, according to a new study by pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts.

03/05/2013 - 3:53pm

Several senators have requested that the Government Accountability Office look for ways to coordinate the efforts of law enforcement and public health agencies at various levels and nonprofit organizations to address prescription drug abuse.