July 20, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition announced it is hosting a free webinar on the interaction between dietary supplements and pharmaceutical drugs via the professional networking website Pharmacist Society, an online community created by Skipta and sponsored by The Drug Store News Group, and Generation NP, a website that serves nurse practitioners.

July 20, 2012

A division of Nestle has bought a stake in a Colorado-based drug maker focused on treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.

July 19, 2012

Roche on Wednesday announced that it has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for its Accu-Chek Combo system for insulin pump therapy.

July 18, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new weight-loss drug made by Vivus, the agency said.

July 16, 2012

Prescription drug counterfeiting got significant attention in March 2011 when CBS News’ “60 Minutes” reported on the problem, including a tour of a drug counterfeiting operation.


July 16, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory application for an opioid painkiller made by Zogenix, the company said Monday.

July 16, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug used to treat HIV for reducing the risk of HIV infection, the agency said Monday.

July 16, 2012

British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will acquire development partner Human Genome Sciences for $3.6 billion, GSK said Monday.

July 16, 2012

Several policy-makers and companies have sought ways to confront the problem of prescription drug abuse. Last month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a plan — calling it the first in the country — to create an all-
electronic registry that would enable doctors, pharmacists and law enforcement to track controlled substances to prevent excessive prescription and refill requests.

July 16, 2012

Sanofi Pasteur has begun shipping the first lots of its influenza vaccine for the 2012-2013 season.

July 16, 2012

UCB has launched a new drug for treating Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome, the company said Monday.

July 13, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic contraceptive made by Watson Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said Friday.

July 13, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline and Theravance submitted a regulatory application to the Food and Drug Administration for their chronic obstructive pulmonary disease treatment.

July 13, 2012

Nearly 200 drugs for mental illnesses are under clinical development or under review by the Food and Drug Administration, the largest lobbying group for the drug industry said Thursday.

July 12, 2012

A clinical trial of a drug for schizophrenia did not yield the desired results, the drug's developer said.

July 10, 2012

President Barack Obama signed into law Monday what some called a "historic" reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act.

July 9, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Eli Lilly and Bristol-Myers Squibb for treating a form of colorectal cancer, the two companies said.

July 9, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has given priority review to a drug as a treatment for blood-clot disorders, the manufacturer said Monday.

July 9, 2012

Onyx Pharmaceuticals has appointed a new SVP global corporate affairs.

July 9, 2012

Merz has promoted one of its executives to serve as VP and chief compliance officer.

July 9, 2012

Walgreens on Monday announced the expansion of its vaccination offerings in Florida to include shingles and pneumonia.

July 6, 2012

Amgen has completed its acquisition of Kai Pharmaceuticals, a privately held company based in South San Francisco, Calif.

July 6, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a new drug application for a low-dose, once-weekly contraceptive patch from Agile Therapeutics, the drug maker said.

July 6, 2012

Eli Lilly announced that it has met Food and Drug Administration requirements for pediatric exclusivity for its antidepressant medication.