07/02/2014 - 2:17pm

Express Scripts has taken as many as 1,000 active ingredients widely used by compounding pharmacies off of their coverage list, according to a Wall Street Journal report published Tuesday. 

07/02/2014 - 2:05pm

Upsher-Smith Laboratories on Wednesday announced the launch of testosterone gel (1%), the generic of Vogelxo (testosterone) gel 1%, for topical use. Newly approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it is the first and only available generic testosterone replacement therapy available in three configurations, the company stated.

07/02/2014 - 12:33pm

Actavis on Wednesday announced that its subsidiary Forest Labs has successfully completed its acquisition of Furiex Pharmaceuticals in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $1.1 billion, and up to approximately $360 million in a Contingent Value Right that may be payable based on the status of eluxadoline, Furiex's lead product, as a controlled drug, following approval.

07/02/2014 - 12:17pm

Larry Hausner, CEO of the American Diabetes Association, on Tuesday announced that he will step down as CEO, effective July 31, 2014, to pursue new opportunities in his native New York metro area.

07/02/2014 - 11:22am

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued several policy documents regarding compounding as part of the agency’s continuing effort to implement the compounding provisions of the Drug Quality and Security Act enacted in November 2013. 

07/02/2014 - 7:32am

Health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers in 2012 — many more in some states than in others — according to a Vital Signs report released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that highlights the danger of overdose.

07/02/2014 - 7:19am

As many as 32 organizations on Tuesday signed a letter calling on the Food and Drug Administration to require biologics and biosimilars to have the same International Nonproprietary Name, a practice currently in use in Europe and other markets.

07/01/2014 - 1:04pm

New legislation overseeing compounding pharmacies was introduced Sunday in Massachusetts, according to a report in the Boston Globe.

07/01/2014 - 12:50pm

Actavis and Forest Labs. on Monday announced that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has voted to approve Actavis' proposed acquisition of Forest.