October 31, 2016

Under the agreement, AstraZeneca will continue to manufacture and supply the drug and its authorized generic to Aralex Ireland for at least 10 years, and it will continue to distribute the product until it is transferred, which could be up to nine months after closing. 

October 31, 2016

According to UNICEF, 19.4 million children missed out on basic vaccines needed to stay healthy last year. Almost one third of deaths among children under five are preventable by vaccines.

October 28, 2016

Each of the more than 360 KidCents charities, located in communities served by Rite Aid, will receive a $5,000 grant to support programs that improve the health and well-being of children in their communities.

October 28, 2016

In a move that would expand its oncology pipeline, Astellas Pharma announced Friday its agreement to acquire Ganymed Pharmaceuticals for €422 million, or about $461 million. 

October 28, 2016

Restasis Multidose has a unidirectional valve and air filter technology that the company says eliminates the need for a preservative, and the bottle uses less plastic than a package of single-use vials.

October 27, 2016

Moyra Knight will helm the foundation, succeeding outgoing president Jeffrey Winton, who has led the organization since 2014.

October 27, 2016

NEW YORK - The giant AT&T-Time Warner merger may bring individualized ads - already commonplace on such streaming services as Hulu or YouTube - to network television, The New York Times reported Wednesday. "If you believe in a future where the very, very fine targeting of households or individuals with specific messaging makes economic sense to do at scale, what this merger does is enable that by making more audience available to target in that way,” Rob Norman, chief digital officer of WPP's GroupM, told The Times. “The question will be: What is the premium for addressability for that level of targeting that the advertiser is willing to pay?” (The New York Times)

October 26, 2016

Auvi-Q includes a voice-prompt system to guide a user through the delivery process and a needle that automatically retracts after being administered. 

October 26, 2016

Among the reasons for the  name change was the organization’s expansion beyond its founders’ focus on biotechnology. 

October 26, 2016
LAS VEGAS — In a move aimed at addressing the two challenges of discovering new options for treatment and improving chronic disease management, Teva and IBM on Wednesday announced an expansion of their e-health alliance, with both projects running on the IBM Watson Health Cloud.   
October 25, 2016

Genco’s multi-tenant warehouse solution allows multiple manufacturers to operate alongside one another in a single warehouse, using a designated space with a shared technology platform. 

 
October 25, 2016

Canada's Certified Injection Pharmacists can provide the flu shot vaccination to adults as well as children over 9 years old in Alberta and Saskatchewan, to children over 7 years old in Manitoba and to children over 5 years old in British Columbia.

October 21, 2016

This increase restores PHEP funds previously redirected from states and other jurisdictions in March 2016 to support CDC’s Zika response.

October 21, 2016

Endo SVP global finance operations Blaise Coleman will serve as interim CFO, and Endo said it would begin a search for a permanent replacement for Upadhyay. 

October 21, 2016

The company will be making 160,000 drug deactivation pouches to families at nearly 800 Walmart stores in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.

October 21, 2016

To promote awareness, raise money for organizations supporting patients and encourage individuals to ask for Flublok, Protein Sciences will donate money to charity each time someone "shows them the Flublok vial."

October 19, 2016

Camber Pharmaceuticals announced Wednesday that its parent company, Hetero Drugs, has been recognized by Gilead Sciences for its work providing access to hepatitis C drugs for patients worldwide.

October 17, 2016

Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with 47,055 people dying in 2014 as a result of lethal drug overdoses — 18,893 of which were related to prescription pain relievers. One of the critical first lines of defense, the drug naloxone can reverse the effects of an overdose. But until recently it could only be accessed by prescription.

October 13, 2016

The HDA seminar will host supply chain leaders — including distributors, manufacturers, pharmacists and third-party logistics providers — as well as federal/state regulators.

October 13, 2016

The drug has been approved to treat non-infectious diarrhea in patients with HIV/AIDS on retroviral therapy. 

October 12, 2016

The four-strain influenza vaccine is approved for adults 18 years old and over, and will be available at the beginning of 2017 in pre-filled syringes.

October 12, 2016

The contract will see Merck’s rebates for the drugs based partly on their ability to help Aetna’s commercial members with Type 2 diabetes achieve or maintain treatment goals. 

October 7, 2016

HDA's Perry Fri will continue to serve in his current role as EVP industry relations, membership and education for HDA.

October 6, 2016

With this approval, Orexo now has FDA approval for six dosage strength tablets of the treatment for opioid dependence.