April 5, 2013

Actavis will market and distribute an authorized generic version of a genital herpes ointment made by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, the companies said Friday.

April 5, 2013

Boehringer-Ingelheim helped sponsor Team Walgreens/Team Tori to a tune greater than $1,000 for colon cancer research at the 2013 St. Louis Undy 5000, a family-friendly 5K run/walk created by the Colon Cancer Alliance. BI is a regular sponsor of Undy 5000 events under its Dulcolax brand.

April 5, 2013

Novo Nordisk has launched a diabetes awareness sweepstakes in which the winners get a free trip to the 2013 IndyCar finale, the Danish drug maker said.

April 4, 2013

Swiss drug maker Covis Pharma will buy U.S. rights to five drugs from Sanofi, Covis said.

April 4, 2013

Novartis is promoting the multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya to young people with a new ad campaign in several national magazine's and websites, according to published reports.

April 4, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration approval this week of a generic genital herpes ointment made by Mylan could make a slight dent in the stock price of the company that makes the branded version.

April 3, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for allergies in children made by Tris Pharma, the drug maker said.

April 3, 2013

Improving adherence to generic statin drugs for high cholesterol can reduce the costs of health care in a way that adherence to branded statins historically couldn't, according to a new study.

April 2, 2013

A court has ruled in favor of generic drug maker Actavis concerning its generic version of a drug to treat asthma in children, the company said.

April 2, 2013

More than one-tenth of school-age children and nearly one-fifth of high school boys in the United States have received a diagnosis for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to published reports.

April 2, 2013

A ruling by India's high court means cheaper generic versions of a cancer drug will remain available in developing countries, according to published reports.

April 2, 2013

A coalition of drug and pharmacy organizations formed to address patients' medication needs during disasters is changing the name and Web address of its reporting system to make it easier to remember, the organization said Tuesday.

April 1, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new contraceptive therapy made by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Teva said Monday.

April 1, 2013

Symptoms associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease are frequently overtreated in infants, according to a new study by researchers in Michigan and Missouri.

March 29, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug made by Johnson & Johnson for treating Type 2 diabetes, the agency said.

March 29, 2013

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy on Thursday expanded its immunization offering to include travel vaccinations along with a comprehensive list of health services related to traveling abroad.

March 27, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment made by Eisai for gastroesophageal reflux disease in children ages 1 year to 11 years, the drug maker said.

March 27, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for multiple sclerosis made by Biogen Idec, the agency said.

March 26, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve a bird flu vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline due to an administrative issue, the drug maker said.

March 26, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association called for the rejection of a proposal made by Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Mark Kirk, R.-Ill., to reschedule Vicodin and other hydrocodone-containing products from Schedule III to Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act.

March 26, 2013

According to the new report “An In-Depth Look at Keeping Young Children Safe Around Medicines,” released by Safe Kids Worldwide, 7-of-10 emergency department visits for medicine poisonings are due to curious young children getting into their grandparent’s or mother’s medicine that was left within reach.

March 25, 2013

An early look at this season’s reports indicates that about 90% of flu-related pediatric deaths occurred in children who had not received a flu vaccination this season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

March 25, 2013

More than 400 drugs are under development for the 10 most common chronic health conditions affecting elderly people, according to a new report by a drug industry trade group.

March 25, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for managing a type of bacterial infection in patients with cystic fibrosis.