February 18, 2011



McNeil Consumer Healthcare recently parlayed its Tylenol brand franchise into external analgesics to quite a bit of success. For the four weeks ended Dec. 26, 2010, Precise “from the makers of Tylenol” became the No. 3 best-selling heat patch, with $1.9 million in sales across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart), according to Symphony­IRI Group. And its pain-relieving cream similarly broke in among the top-selling brands — No. 9 with $1.3 million in sales for the four-week period.

February 14, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted for review an application for a pain medication designed to thwart drug abusers.

February 11, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a painkiller delivered through a skin patch made by Mallinckrodt, the generic drug maker said Friday.

February 2, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline on Wednesday announced its support for the Wounded Warrior Project and Victory Junction, a camp for children with special needs, through its analgesic powder brands, BC and Goody’s.

January 27, 2011

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday postponed its plans to begin folding many of its recalled products, including several pediatric formulations, back onto retail shelves until later this fall.

January 20, 2011

British drug maker ProStrakan Group will partner with two U.S. companies to administer its risk evaluation and mitigation strategy for a cancer pain drug.

January 14, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new formulation of a drug for treating acetaminophen poisoning.

January 13, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration is capping the amount of the painkiller acetaminophen in prescription drugs due to the risk of liver toxicity, the agency said Thursday.

January 10, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating pain in cancer patients, the agency said Friday.

January 10, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug made by Watson Pharmaceuticals for cancer-related pain, Watson said Monday.

December 20, 2010

Drug makers King Pharmaceuticals and Acura Pharmaceuticals have submitted a regulatory approval application to the Food and Drug Administration for an opioid pain reliever.

December 15, 2010

Drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals said it has filed a regulatory approval application for a generic painkiller, challenging the patent that covers the branded version.

November 24, 2010

Johnson & Johnson recalled lots of its Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom liquid products due to insufficient labeling, the company said Wednesday.

November 2, 2010

The value of the market for specialty injectable drugs will top $90 billion by 2014,...

October 25, 2010

Actavis last week recalled 18 lots of its patches designed to treat persistent, moderate to...

October 24, 2010

There is a pair of significant reasons sales of external analgesics, including heat and ice...

October 24, 2010

Community pharmacists got a briefing about pharmacy security from a company that has learned a...

October 24, 2010

According to a recent study released by the Relational Capital Group, consumer purchase intent and...

October 18, 2010

McNeil Consumer Healthcare has pulled a lot of Tylenol off the market, following complaints of...

October 18, 2010

Drug maker Purdue Pharma has donated $200,000 to the National Association of State Controlled Substances...

October 12, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration approved a drug to treat and prevent relapse after patients...

October 11, 2010

McNeil Consumer Healthcare recently parlayed its Tylenol brand franchise into external analgesics....

October 10, 2010

While the fact that two Food and Drug Administration advisory committees collectively voted 15 opposed...

October 4, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic treatment for cough and upper respiratory...