October 11, 2013

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals will have exclusive rights to market a drug for erectile dysfunction in the United States and Canada, under a new licensing agreement with the drug's manufacturer.

October 11, 2013

The global market for drugs to treat constipation resulting from use of opioid painkillers will increase more than tenfold by 2017, according to new research.

October 10, 2013

One of the Food and Drug Administration's top regulators is not retiring, contrary to rumors reported in news media Thursday.

October 10, 2013

A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson has acquired rights to an experimental drug for hepatitis C from GlaxoSmithKline.

October 10, 2013

A new strength of a drug for athlete's foot made by Merz Pharma Group has become available, the company said Thursday.

October 10, 2013

A coalition of organizations that includes major retail pharmacy and drug manufacturing groups is warning consumers against purchasing drug from foreign, online outlets.

October 10, 2013

The drug market in Brazil is expected to grow to nearly $60 billion by the next decade, but problems remain with coverage of the population, according to a new report.

October 9, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration today approved Adempas, also known as riociguat, to treat adults with two forms of pulmonary hypertension, which is caused by abnormally high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs.

October 9, 2013

Flu is at the top of the list of diseases older adults plan to ask about, according to results from a new Harris Interactive consumer awareness survey, sponsored by Merck. Most of the more than 600 surveyed adults age 60 years and older are at least somewhat likely to ask their healthcare professional about preventing the flu this year, and are significantly more likely to ask about this than prevention of such other potentially serious diseases as shingles.

October 9, 2013

A new law in Maine will allow consumers to purchase drugs by mail order from some pharmacies overseas, according to published reports.

October 8, 2013

A Republican congressman from Alabama has proposed a stopgap bill that would fund the Food and Drug Administration through the middle of December or until the government shutdown ends, though it is unlikely to pass in the Senate.

October 8, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for hot flashes and the prevention of osteoporosis, the agency said.

October 8, 2013

GreenLight Rx is offering a line of medicine bottles aimed at elderly people and those suffering from such conditions as arthritis, the company said.

October 8, 2013

Consumers paid more for prescriptions as the country's economy recovered from the recession, according to a new study.

October 7, 2013

Late-stage clinical data support the efficacy of an experimental drug under development by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Active Biotech for multiple sclerosis, the two companies said.

October 7, 2013

Doctors have continued prescribing antibiotics for mild conditions that don't require them despite decades of efforts by government authorities to discourage the practice, according to a new study.

October 7, 2013

Next year, the share of brand-name drugs paid by Medicare Part D beneficiaries will drop to 47.5%. The share of generics will drop to 72%, according to a report published Monday in the Wall Street Journal.

October 3, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is requiring Johnson & Johnson to use long-lasting ink in the labeling and dosage strength of an opioid painkiller patch it markets in order to make it easier to see.

October 3, 2013

Research Now announced the launch of its Diabetes Panel, a collection of 336,000 deeply-profiled panelists in the United States and Canada who have been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or obesity.

October 3, 2013

In preparation for flu season, actress Amanda Peet, ambassador of the UN Foundation's Shot@Life program, received her annual flu shot at Walgreens' flagship store in New York City to support its "Get a Shot, Give a Shot" campaign.

October 2, 2013

Actavis has appointed the board of directors for the division it recently created as part of its acquisition of Ireland-based Warner Chilcott, the drug maker said.

October 2, 2013

Drug maker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International is joining an effort to oppose domestic violence, the company said Wednesday.

October 1, 2013

Ireland's High Court has approved Actavis' acquisition of Warner Chilcott, the drug makers said.

October 1, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug developed by Takeda to treat major depressive disorder, the agency said.