November 8, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted an application from Merck for an experimental drug for insomnia, the drug maker said Thursday.

November 8, 2012

A Food and Drug Administration expert panel has voted unanimously in favor of approval for a Novartis drug for a rare endocrine disorder.

November 8, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline on Thursday announced the five recipients of its annual GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards.

November 7, 2012

A company developing drug-delivery technology based on films inserted into the mouth and a company developing a flu vaccine have entered a deal to combine their products.

November 6, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for rheumatoid arthritis ahead of the day the agency was scheduled to decide whether or not to approve it, the agency said Tuesday.

November 5, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Johnson & Johnson for treating internal blood clots, the company said.

November 2, 2012

Bayer on Friday announced that it is providing monetary support for disaster relief efforts through donations totaling $150,000 from the Bayer USA Foundation.

November 2, 2012

Eli Lilly is spending $140 million to expand its insulin manufacturing plant in Indianapolis, the drug maker said.

November 2, 2012

A majority of Americans recognize the threat diabetes poses to the nation’s health and have a solid understanding about the disease and its consequences, according to a new survey from UnitedHealth Group released Thursday.

November 1, 2012

Watson Pharmaceuticals is changing its name to Actavis following its acquisition of the Swiss drug maker, Watson said.

October 29, 2012

About 97% of online pharmacies are "rogue" operations operating outside U.S. laws and regulations, according to a new report.

October 26, 2012

A Swiss subsidiary of drug maker Celgene Corp. said its chemotherapy drug produced "significant" improvement in progression-free survival in patients with a deadly skin cancer that had spread elsewhere in the body.

October 26, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved what it called the second new drug in two months for a form of leukemia, the agency said Friday.

October 25, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve a drug developed by United Therapeutics Corp. for treating a potentially lethal high blood pressure condition.

October 24, 2012

Several cities across the country will play host to a new program from one drug maker to recycle respiratory inhalers.

October 23, 2012

Cardinal Health has introduced a new multidose drug packaging system that it said would help pharmacy customers adhere to medication regimens, the company said Tuesday.

October 23, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to decide at the end of this week whether to approve a new oral drug for pulmonary arterial hypertension made by United Therapeutics.

October 22, 2012

The U.S. subsidiary of Japanese drug maker Astellas Pharma has made a drug for overactive bladder available in U.S. pharmacies, the company said.

October 22, 2012

A deal that would make a specialty pharmacy a distribution source for a new liquid chemotherapy drug may benefit breast cancer patients who have trouble swallowing pills.

October 22, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for epilepsy, the agency said Monday.

October 22, 2012

More patients with an inflammatory disease of the bowels responded to a drug used for autoimmune disorders than those taking a placebo, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial announced Monday.

October 22, 2012

Pfizer is buying the maker of an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drug for almost $700 million, Pfizer said Monday.

October 22, 2012

Sanofi Pasteur announced Monday the presentation of three clinical trials of an experimental influenza vaccine.

October 19, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has given tentative approval to a new drug for HIV made by an Indian company.