July 8, 2013

Nearly 30 children have been accidentally poisoned by opioid painkiller patches since 1997, according to the Food and Drug Administration, prompting the agency to issue disposal guidelines.

July 8, 2013

A chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma drug made by Sunovion infringes Mylan's patents on a similar drug, a federal judge has ruled, Mylan said.

July 8, 2013

Impax Labs has appointed Mary Pendergast to its board of directors, the generic drug maker said.

July 3, 2013

Drug maker Impax Labs is hoping to become the first to market a generic version of a drug used to treat incontinence and overactive bladder, the company said Wednesday.

July 2, 2013

A dramatic increase in the number of women dying from opioid painkiller overdoses has health officials alarmed.

July 2, 2013

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has been added to the limited-distribution network for a Genentech drug used to treat lung and pancreatic cancers.

July 2, 2013

Covidien has finished spinning off its pharmaceuticals division, the medical products maker said.

July 2, 2013

A cancer drug made by Genentech and Astellas is no longer available through ordinary retail channels and is now available only through a limited-distribution network.

July 2, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a gel formulation of a foot fungus drug made by Merz Pharmaceuticals, according to published reports.

July 1, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Sunovion and Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co. for bipolar disorder, Sunovion said.

July 1, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve a sleeping pill made by Merck & Co., citing issues with dosage.

July 1, 2013

A new law in Maine will allow residents of the state to buy drugs through mail-order from licensed pharmacies in other countries, according to published reports.

June 28, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve a drug made by Johnson & Johnson for patients who have received coronary stent implants.

June 28, 2013

OraSure Technologies, makers of the OraQuick HCV Rapid Antibody Test, on Tuesday announced its support for the new recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

June 28, 2013

Walgreens announced its app is available for download on mobile phone devices across the Windows Phone 8 platform. A Windows 8 version for desktops and tablets is expected to become available at a later date.

June 27, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved what's being called the first therapy of its kind to prevent bleeding episodes.

June 27, 2013

An athletic team consisting entirely of people with diabetes will take part in several professional competitions and speaking events in Canada.

June 27, 2013

Onco360 is joining the limited-distribution network for two newly approved cancer drugs made by GlaxoSmithKline, the specialty pharmacy company said.

June 27, 2013

Target has ended its relationship with celebrity chef Paula Deen following reports that she used racial slurs, according to published reports.

June 26, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Astellas Pharma for treating fungal infections in children.

June 25, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has given special designation to a drug made by Raptor Pharmaceuticals for a rare metabolic disease.

June 25, 2013

Canadian regulators have approved a drug for treating a condition that affects up to three-quarters of women and causes excessive bleeding from the uterus.

June 25, 2013

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval for an experimental treatment for inflammatory bowel disease, the drug maker said.

June 24, 2013

Mylan Specialty has appointed Roger Graham as president, the Mylan subsidiary said Monday.