October 18, 2011

Johnson & Johnson Tuesday morning pledged significant support behind the relaunch of several McNeil Consumer products into the marketplace in 2012, and feels confident impacted brands — Tylenol and Motrin, among others — will be able to recapture market share, despite significant private-label erosion.

October 17, 2011

Archimedes Pharma has launched a new drug for breakthrough cancer pain, the drug maker said Monday.

October 17, 2011

Lannett announced that it has begun shipping three generic drugs that recently were approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

October 10, 2011

The Federal Trade Commission has given Teva Pharmaceutical Industries the green light to acquire Frazer, Pa.-based drug maker Cephalon, but with some restrictions, Teva said.

October 5, 2011

AccuDial Pharmaceutical on Tuesday acquired Stephen Key Design in a move that will expand AccuDial’s patent portfolio to more than 50 patents for weight-based dosing and other extended content rotating labels, which add 75% more labeling space to a container.

October 4, 2011

Amneal last month launched its version of an epilepsy treatment.

September 26, 2011

With Tylenol coming back to cough-cold and analgesic aisles over the next six months, you can bet the brand will soon resume its status as the cleanup hitter for Team OTC. That not only means a reshuffling of the lineup, but the respective No. 9 hitters will be packing their bags for a trip back to the minors.

September 22, 2011

It seems that Tylenol Cold & Flu Severe caplets are making their way back to store shelves, according to published reports.

September 12, 2011

Perrigo this summer developed a healthcare professional outreach strategy, educating pediatricians, for example, around the company’s new infants’ and children’s acetaminophen dosing and packaging changes.

September 9, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug made by Mylan for treating allergies.

September 1, 2011

Proton-pump inhibitors may aggravate, not soothe, stomach discomfort created through chronic use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for such conditions as arthritis, according to research released Thursday.

August 31, 2011

Lupin has received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration for a generic version of a drug designed to treat moderate to moderately severe chronic pain in adults who require around-the-clock treatment for an extended period of time.

August 30, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application from Progenics Pharmaceuticals and Salix Pharmaceuticals seeking an additional approval for a pain drug.

August 26, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Johnson & Johnson for treating chronic pain, a J&J subsidiary said Friday.

August 12, 2011

Lannett announced that it has started shipping morphine sulfate oral solution, a painkiller approved by the Food and Drug Administration in June.

August 8, 2011

Uniform concentrations of single-ingredient liquid pediatric acetaminophen medicines have been making their way to the shelf as promised by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association earlier this year, as evidenced by these new product facings from PediaCare and Triaminic.

August 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an opioid painkiller made by Covidien's generic drug division, the medical supply company said.

July 29, 2011

Prestige Brands on Thursday announced the launch of its new PediaCare and Little Remedies single-concentration acetaminophen products.

July 28, 2011

McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Thursday announced plans for new dosing instructions, lowering the maximum daily dose for single-ingredient Extra Strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) products sold in the United States from eight pills per day (4,000 mg) to six pills per day (3,000 mg).

July 22, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday refreshed its Consumer Updates page with information regarding the danger of acetaminophen overdose in children.

July 21, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy for two painkillers made by Cephalon, the drug maker said Thursday.

July 20, 2011

Purdue Pharma has launched a new website designed to combat abuse of prescription drugs, the company said Wednesday.

July 18, 2011

Australian drug maker QRxPharma is seeking approval for a drug that combines two painkillers in one pill, the company said Monday.

July 5, 2011

McNeil Consumer Healthcare’s foray into heat patches has proven a success. Tylenol Precise is the No. 2 brand across heat and ice packs, falling in behind Pfizer’s ThermaCare.