September 20, 2012

French drug maker Sanofi announced a deal with the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development Thursday to develop drugs for tuberculosis.

September 19, 2012

A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson is hoping to gain Food and Drug Administration approval for a new formulation of one of its drugs.

September 19, 2012

Local programs in Wisconsin that help people living with diabetes are getting a big boost in funding from a Danish drug maker.

September 19, 2012

Drug maker Vivus has released what it called the first new drug in 13 years for chronic weight management in adults.

September 18, 2012

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals has launched a drug for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the company said Tuesday.

September 18, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for a disease that causes brittle nails.

September 18, 2012

A trillion of anything is difficult to wrap one’s head around, whether it’s the number of grains of sand on a beach or stars in the sky. It’s so much easier for the human mind to look at such a quantity as the sum of its parts rather than on the basis of its individual components.


September 18, 2012

Generic drug makers Hospira, Sagent Pharmaceuticals and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries have launched generic versions of a chemotherapy drug made by Sanofi, the three companies said last month.


September 18, 2012

2012 is turning out to be a pretty important year for generic drugs, important enough that some of the things happening over the past several months have begged comparison to 1984, probably the biggest milestone year for the industry.


September 18, 2012

For branded drug makers, the pharmaceutical patent cliff has never loomed higher or steeper. The exposure of so many of the world’s biggest-selling medicines to generic competition for the first time is redefining the pricing model for many of the most widely prescribed classes of pharmaceuticals.

September 18, 2012

Valeant Pharmaceuticals CFO Howard Schiller has been appointed to the drug maker's board of directors.

September 17, 2012

A study recently published in the Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation journal found that when more vaccinations are administered in an alternate setting, such as a pharmacy, employers realize a greater cost benefit.

September 14, 2012

Drug makers Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly have created a new online educational program for people with Type 2 diabetes.

September 14, 2012

The specialty pharmacy operated by Omnicare Specialty Care Group has been added to the limited distribution network for a drug used to treat a hereditary degenerative disorder.

September 13, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for multiple sclerosis.

September 13, 2012

Pfizer has inked a deal with a Chinese drug maker to make branded-generic drugs for China and global markets, the companies said.

September 13, 2012

The vaccines division of French drug maker Sanofi has signed a deal with actor Chris O'Donnell to promote its flu vaccination products, the company said.

September 12, 2012

The American Academy of Pediatrics on Tuesday recommended annual trivalent seasonal influenza immunization for all individuals ages 6 months and older, including all children, adolescents and young adults.

September 12, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline is offering a recycling program for empty inhalers at retail pharmacies in 31 cities, the drug maker said Wednesday.

September 12, 2012

Drug maker Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday that patients applying for its HIV drug assistance program would have a more streamlined application process.

September 12, 2012

Drug maker Shire is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval for a new usage for a drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the company said Wednesday.

September 11, 2012

Drug maker Upsher-Smith Labs has introduced a new product to its prenatal vitamin line, the company said Tuesday.

September 10, 2012

A drug maker and medical research institute will work together to identify new treatments for bacterial and viral infections.

September 10, 2012

Bayer's latest blood-glucose meter now is available in the United States with Medtronic's compatible integrated diabetes management systems, the companies announced.