July 29, 2013

U.S.-based drug maker Perrigo Co. will buy Ireland's Elan Corp. for $8.6 billion, the companies said.

July 29, 2013

Drug maker Pfizer is planning to split its commercial division into three business lines that will separate its branded and generic products, the company said Monday.

July 26, 2013

While rates of human papillomavirus infection among girls ages 14 years to 19 years have dropped by half since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started recommending routine vaccination against it seven years ago, rates of vaccination have not increased, the agency said.

July 26, 2013

A new track-and-trace bill that the Senate is expected to consider would institute a nationwide "track-and-trace" system in place of patchwork state laws with the aim of securing the pharmaceutical supply chain.

July 24, 2013

Canadian regulators have approved two drugs made by GlaxoSmithKline for treating skin cancer.

July 23, 2013

A federal court has ruled that a Mylan lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline over an antidepressant drug can go to trial.

July 22, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Japanese drug maker Astellas for preventing the body from rejecting transplanted organs, the company said.

July 22, 2013

A new bill would exempt user fees paid by drug companies to the Food and Drug Administration — including those of generic drug makers — from the automatic federal budget cuts that went into effect in March, commonly known as the sequester.

July 19, 2013

Boys whose mothers receive flu shots or Pap screenings are more likely to receive the human pappilomavirus vaccine, according to a new study.

July 19, 2013

A drug-safety website operated by drug maker Purdue Pharma has won accolades from an international awards program for marketing and communications.

July 19, 2013

Royalty Pharma has hired Marshall Urist as VP research and investments, the company said Friday.

July 18, 2013

Almost twice as many drugs for neglected diseases have received regulatory approval around the world over the past few years compared with the beginning of the last decade, according to a new study.

July 17, 2013

New, abuse-deterrent formulations of two opioid painkillers have not necessarily reduced doctors' unease with prescribing them, according to a new study.

July 16, 2013

Men who took an erectile dysfunction drug made by Eli Lilly experienced normal erectile function when taking it once a day as opposed to taking erectile dysfunction treatment on an as-needed basis, according to a new study.

July 15, 2013

A team of scientists at The Wistar Institute has determined that it might be possible to stimulate the immune system against multiple strains of influenza virus by sequentially vaccinating individuals with distinct influenza strains isolated over the last century, researchers announced Monday.

July 12, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new lung cancer drug made by Boehringer Ingelheim, the agency said.

July 11, 2013

Legislation introduced in the Senate would coordinate efforts at various levels of government and industry to reduce the growing problem of prescription drug abuse.

July 11, 2013

Fred's Super Dollar posted $187.7 million in sales for the five weeks ended July 6, up 3% as compared to the year-ago period. Comparable-store sales for the month increased 4.5%.

July 11, 2013

Actavis and Warner Chilcott announced that they have each received a request for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission in connection with Actavis' pending acquisition of Warner Chilcott.

July 10, 2013

Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing announced that BV Investment Partners has become ECRM’s majority shareholder, effective immediately. Greg Farrar was named ECRM's CEO.

July 10, 2013

Many patients are not complying with their prescription drug therapies due to adverse side effects, even though some OTC drugs can treat them, according to a new study commissioned by a maker of products for dry mouth, one of the most common medication side effects.

July 9, 2013

Amgen will get rights to a drug for cardiovascular disease approved in the European Union under a new deal with French drug maker Servier, the two companies said.

July 9, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating opioid dependence.

July 9, 2013

The U.S. healthcare system has saved $25.5 billion over seven years from generic drugs launched under patent settlements between branded and generic drug manufacturers, according to a new study.