May 23, 2013

Forest Labs president and CEO Howard Solomon will retire at the end of 2013, the company said.

May 23, 2013

Aftershocks from last year's nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to a Massachusetts-based compounding pharmacy continued to be felt in a House subcommittee meeting Thursday.

May 23, 2013

Johnson & Johnson expects to file for Food and Drug Administration approval of more than 10 new drugs over the next four years, the drug maker said Thursday.

May 23, 2013

In anticipation of new treatments for hepatitis C, a growing number of physicians have begun intentionally delaying treatment for patients, according to a new study.

May 23, 2013

The Touro College of Pharmacy awarded three graduating students for their research into drug interactions, pneumonia treatment and access to birth control pills.

May 22, 2013

Irish drug maker Elan is paying about $380 million to buy two drug makers, the company said.

May 22, 2013

A new vaccine against pneumococcal disease appears as safe as an older one, according to a new study.

May 22, 2013

Generic drug maker Par Pharmaceutical Cos. has started shipping an authorized generic version of a heart-disease medication made by AstraZeneca.

May 21, 2013

A federal appellate court has ruled in favor of Mylan in a case involving a drug for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the drug maker said.

May 21, 2013

Impax Labs has launched an authorized generic drug for migraine headaches under a partnership with AstraZeneca, Impax said.

May 21, 2013

Drug maker Duchesnay USA has launched a new treatment for morning sickness, the company announced.

May 21, 2013

A subsidiary of drug maker Mylan is sponsoring a campaign to draw attention to severe allergic reactions.

May 21, 2013

Spending on specialty drugs is likely to increase by 67% over the next couple of years, according to a new study by pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts.

May 20, 2013

Actavis will acquire Warner Chilcott for $8.5 billion, the drug maker said.

May 17, 2013

A Food and Drug Administration panel will consider whether to recommend approval for an experimental painkiller in July, the drug's developer said Friday.

May 15, 2013

A federal drug track-and-trace bill has made it out of a congressional committee.

May 15, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for a type of lung cancer.

May 15, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Johnson & Johnson for treating ulcerative colitis, the agency said Wednesday.

May 15, 2013

A new treatment for late-stage prostate cancer has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

May 14, 2013

Actavis is continuing to pursue a plan to buy Irish drug maker Warner Chilcott, as the U.S.-based company announced Tuesday its total number of shares and share-purchase options in order to comply with Ireland's merger-and-acquisition rules.

May 14, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration will review an experimental contraceptive patch made by Actavis, the drug maker said Tuesday.

May 14, 2013

A Harris Interactive poll released found that 44% of all adults reported getting their flu shot this past season, the second time flu shot penetration has reached that high in four years, and even more are expected to get a flu shot next season.

May 14, 2013

Americans and their health care plans are spending less on medicines and health services. Is that a good thing?

May 14, 2013

Finals can be a stressful time for any college or graduate student, with many hours spent studying and few spent socializing or relaxing. But many students are using prescription drugs to get through finals, according to a new study.