May 2, 2014

Pfizer early Friday morning upped the ante in its bid for AstraZeneca, which is now valued at $106 billion.

May 1, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline on Wednesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium), which is used for the treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.

May 1, 2014

Purdue Pharma on Wednesday announced that it filed a new drug application with the Food and Drug Administration to market a hydrocodone bitartrate tablet, which is formulated to incorporate abuse-deterrent technology.

April 30, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday granted approval to Zykadia (ceritinib) for patients with a specific type of late-stage (metastatic) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

April 28, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline and Theravance on Monday announced that Anoro Ellipta (umeclidinium and vilanterol inhalation powder), a once-daily that combines two long-acting bronchodilators in a single inhaler, is now available in retail pharmacies in the United States.

April 28, 2014

As lifetime earnings for pharmaceuticals decrease, commercialization expenses increase and payers tighten their belts on reimbursement, life science companies will be faced with shrinking margins over the next few years.

April 28, 2014

Total spending on U.S. medicines increased 1% on a real per capita basis in 2013, while the use of healthcare services rose for the first time in three years, according to a report by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

April 28, 2014

U.S. pharmaceutical firm Pfizer this morning confirmed discussions with AstraZeneca regarding a possible merger. If the transaction goes through, it's expected that the two companies will combine under a new U.K-incorporated holding company.

April 27, 2014

Nuanced and intuitive leadership. That’s how Steve Anderson, president and CEO for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, characterized today’s state of the NACDS — a body made greater by the sum of its parts that has successfully navigated the complexities of today’s evolving healthcare environment, as well as the intricacies of the political arena — on Sunday during his address before attendees of the NACDS Annual Meeting 2014.

April 24, 2014

AmerisourceBergen posted double-digit gains in second quarter revenue, reflecting a gain in both the AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. and the AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group.

April 24, 2014

CVS/pharmacy is teaming up with The Partnership at Drugfree.org to create a community donation program through which local police departments can apply to receive a drug collection unit to help their communities safely dispose of unwanted medications, including controlled substances, the pharmacy retailer announced on Thursday.

April 24, 2014

Endo International announced that its affiliates have acquired rights to Sumavel DosePro (sumatriptan injection) for subcutaneous use from Zogenix.

April 24, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a human papillomavirus DNA test for women 25 years of age and older that can be used to help health care professionals assess the need for a woman to undergo additional testing for cervical cancer.

April 23, 2014

Cefaly Technology announced Wednesday that the Cefaly medical device for the preventive treatment of migraine headaches is available for purchase and delivery in the United States for patients with a medical prescription at Cefaly.us.

April 22, 2014

Allergan on Tuesday confirmed that it has received an unsolicited proposal from Valeant Pharmaceuticals to acquire all of the outstanding shares of the company for a combination of 0.83 of Valeant common shares and $48.30 in cash per share of common stock of Allergan.

April 22, 2014

This week, 49 members of the U.S. House of Representatives urged Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to adopt a one-year transition period for states to implement the July 2014 average manufacturer price-based federal upper limits.

April 22, 2014

Novartis on Tuesday made a number of moves that have fundamentally reshaped its business, according to published reports.

April 21, 2014

ABC News will be hosting a live twitter chat focusing on pain management on Tuesday, April 22, at 1 p.m., as part of the news agency's next ABC News National Tweet Chat.

April 21, 2014

Lupin on Monday announced the appointment of Theresa Stevens as chief corporate development officer for its global operations.

April 21, 2014

Pfizer is making a bid of $100.8 billion (£60 billion) for Astra Zeneca, according to a report in the Sunday Times, published Sunday.

April 18, 2014

Actavis on Friday announced that it has entered into agreements with Akorn and Hi-Tech Pharmacal to purchase four currently marketed products and one product under development for cash consideration.

April 18, 2014

Evidence-based interventions at the local and national levels provide promising strategies for reducing racial and ethnic health disparities related to HIV infection rates, immunization coverage, motor vehicle injuries and deaths, and smoking, according to a new report by the CDC's Office of Minority Health and Health Equity released Thursday.

April 18, 2014

Merck on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Ragwitek (short ragweed pollen allergen extract) tablet for sublingual use (12 Amb a 1-U).

April 18, 2014

A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine analyzing weekly patterns in health-related Google searches reveals a recurring pattern that could be leveraged to improve public health strategies.