May 16, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new indication for Eisai’s Lenvima (lenvatinib). 

May 16, 2016
The message said that for patients with sinusistis, bronchitis and uncomplicated urinary tract infections who have other treatment options, the possible side effects of fluoroquinolone antibiotics outweigh the benefits.  
May 16, 2016

Pfizer’s acquisition will see the addition of Anacor’s flagship asset, crisaborole, a potential treatment for eczema, added to Pfizer’s inflammation and immunology portfolio. 

May 13, 2016

In the 2015 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced the launch of the Precision Medicine Initiative — a bold new research effort that can be actuated by MD Labs' Rxight, a pharmacogenetic program. 

May 11, 2016

By combining EHR data, historical patterns of flu activity and a machine-learning algorithm to interpret the data, the researchers made accurate predictions of national and local influenza activity.

May 11, 2016

Cigna has announced a deal with the makers of cholesterol drugs Amgen and Repatha to tie the drugs' price to the outcomes they provide.

May 9, 2016

A record number of Americans showed up last weekend to turn in their unused prescription drugs, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency. 

May 3, 2016

The news comes as the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB) seeks to reduce the number of antibiotic prescriptions by 15% by 2020.

May 3, 2016

Kenneth Parks will join the company on June 6 and will oversee all of Mylan’s global finance functions, including accounting and control, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, treasury and tax. 

 
May 3, 2016

University of Utah School of Medicine researchers reported that infants 6 months and younger whose mothers were vaccinated when pregnant had a 70% reduction in laboratory-confirmed flu cases. 

May 3, 2016

Due partly to its small patient population, Taro said Keveyis has seen less than $1 million in sales since its launch, making the investment in marketing the drug unsustainable.

May 2, 2016

According to Veterans Affairs estimates, the price range for IUD costs to the military is $350 to $650 per device. Allergan will offer its IUD to the military treatment facilities and VA hospitals for $55.83.

May 2, 2016

Nuplazid (pimavanserin), from Acadia Pharmaceuticals, is the first medication to be approved to treat Parkinson’s-related psychosis, which affects some 40% of the 4-6 million patients with Parkinson’s disease.

May 2, 2016

The new oral formulation is interchangeable with the company’s Fycompa tablets, and Eisai expects to make it available in June.

April 29, 2016

The states with the highest rates of influenza, according to the Index, were Arizona, Texas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee.

April 29, 2016

The drug had previously been approved for the same indication in patients older than 12. 

April 29, 2016

Under the expansion, a family of four whose household income is about $100,000 is now eligible for discounted or no-cost drugs under the prescription drug program.

April 28, 2016

Biopharmaceutical company AbbVie on Thursday announced its planned acquisition of Stemcentrx and its late-stage potential treatment for small cell lung cancer, Rova-T. 

April 28, 2016

Lupin on Thursday announced that it would be re-introducing its Methergine (methylergonovine maleate) tablets.

April 26, 2016
SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved Exelixis’ Cabometyx (cabozantinib) tablets, the company announced this week. Cabometyx is indicated to treat patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma who have previously received anti-angiogenic treatment.   
April 26, 2016

The researchers are currently conducting a National Health and Medical Research Council study using a combination of these nutraceuticals for depression.

April 25, 2016
The new indication for Viekira Pak (ombitasvir, paritaprevir and ritonavir tablets; dasabuvir tablets) will allow it to be used for patients with genotype 1b chronic hepatitis C and compensated cirrhosis. 
April 25, 2016

The drug is a synthetic androgen available in 100-count bottles of 10-mg tablets. 

April 22, 2016
Allergan on Thursday announced that it had acquired topical dermatology company Topokine Therapeutics, which develops medicine for fat reduction.