October 2, 2012

Two companies have signed a deal to provide access to real-time medication history to healthcare providers.

October 2, 2012

Drug makers Takeda Pharmaceutical and H. Lundbeck have applied with the Food and Drug Administration for a new drug to treat depression in adults.

October 1, 2012

More than 20,000 RxAlly member pharmacies — including independent pharmacies, regional chains and Walgreens — will begin accepting a new federally qualified Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, SmartD Rx, beginning Jan. 1, 2013.

September 28, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Abbott for treating ulcerative colitis.

September 28, 2012

Keynote speeches by pharmaceutical industry and regulatory leaders got top billing as more than 140 government, healthcare industry, law enforcement and patient advocacy officials gathered to find ways to combat the spread of counterfeit medicines.

September 28, 2012

For the first time in a decade, sales of vaccines declined, Kalorama Information noted in a report released Thursday.

September 28, 2012

Drug maker OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals has started its third late-stage clinical trial of a drug for treating a type of lung cancer.

September 28, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for psoriasis of the scalp made by a subsidiary of British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline.

September 27, 2012

More than one-fifth of prescriptions given to children at clinics in Illinois were never filled, according to a new study.

September 27, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for colorectal cancer developed by Bayer HealthCare.

September 27, 2012

Janssen Scientific Affairs has debuted an new online scientific resource for U.S. healthcare professionals seeking instant access to current information about Janssen products marketed in the United States.

September 26, 2012

The U.S. subsidiary of Japanese drug maker Astellas is seeking approval from the Food and Drug Administration for a drug to prevent rejection of transplanted organs.

September 26, 2012

BD has introduced a needle that it said was designed to enhance adherence and comfort among patients with diabetes.

September 26, 2012

A drug maker is suing the Food and Drug Administration to force the agency to give a special designation to one of its drugs.

September 26, 2012

Global flavorings leader McCormick named Eli Lilly executive Jacques Tapiero to its board.

September 26, 2012

Mylan Specialty has hired a star of a popular TV series as a celebrity spokeswoman for a campaign designed to draw attention to severe allergic reactions.

September 25, 2012

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has acquired rights to a drug used to treat a symptom of age-related macular degeneration, the drug maker said.

September 24, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for treating a complication of a disease that results from vein blockages in the eye.

September 24, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration is creating a new task force to support the development of new drugs for bacterial infections, the agency said Monday.

September 24, 2012

Pharmacy staff, law-enforcement officials and loss-prevention personnel can follow updates about pharmacy robberies, burglaries and potential threats in their area through Twitter updates by a drug maker that developed a program to combat pharmacy crime.

September 24, 2012

Generic drug maker Sandoz has launched an authorized generic version of a drug used to treat hypertension.

September 24, 2012

Sanofi Pasteur is bringing its Fluzone Intradermal Vaccine Coop de Quill VacciNation Tour to Seattle Monday as part of its cross-country efforts to raise awareness about the seriousness of influenza and the various vaccine options that are available for adults 18 through 64 years old this flu season.

September 24, 2012

Savient Pharmaceuticals has appointed a new finance chief.

September 21, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new usage for an Amgen drug, the drug maker said.