January 8, 2014

News stories about doctor shopping and prescription pad pilfering in pursuit of a pain-pill induced high have become commonplace, prompting many legislators and regulators to consider further restrictions on pain medicines like hydrocodone compounds. But there may be a story that’s not being told — that the patients who suffer from chronic pain and need that hydrocodone to reclaim their lives are being stigmatized. The prevalence of pain pill abuse has left in its wake as many as 116 million legitimate pain sufferers who are finding it more difficult to access their therapies.

October 21, 2015

“This crisis is taking lives — it’s destroying families and shattering communities all across the country,” President Obama said in remarks at a community forum meant to kick off his administration’s new push to curb opioid abuse. 

September 29, 2015

Most Americans are severely magnesium deficient, including 68%-89% of teens, 70%-80% of elderly and over half of Americans aged 51-70.

September 28, 2015

Dr. Reddy's is the latest company to introduce a generic version of AstraZeneca’s Nexium capsules. 

September 28, 2015

Mylan’s latest generic, recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is intended to treat schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.

September 28, 2015

The Pharmabox automated retailing center provides more than 150 of the top selling brands typically found in a retail pharmacy.

September 28, 2015
According to a new report from Bloomberg, Target has expanded its list of chemicals that it wants suppliers to remove from their products. The list includes almost 600 substances on Health Canada’s roster of prohibited cosmetic ingredients, such as coal tars and bisphenol A. It also adds triclosan, an antibacterial ingredient that is under review in hand soaps and sanitizers by the FDA.
 
September 24, 2015

Aurobindo Pharma on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration had approved its generic of AstraZeneca’s Prilosec (omeprazole) delayed-release capsules. 

September 23, 2015

The launch comes after Camber’s parent company, Hetero Labs received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

September 23, 2015

CVS/pharmacy has also renewed its Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program.

September 22, 2015

The fragrance-free cream is meant to relieve diaper rash in less than six hours, the company said.

September 22, 2015

Perrigo received Food and Drug Administration approval for a therapeutic equivalent to Valeant’s BenzaClin acne treatment. 

September 21, 2015

This is Impax’s first drug to be approved following its Sept. 4 resolution of issues outlined by the FDA in a warning letter to the company.

September 21, 2015

A new CVS Health Research Insitute study, done in partnership with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is offering insight into the reasons many patients don’t adhere to their medication regimen.

September 18, 2015

Allegra tablets had annual sales of approximately $60 million, based on IMS and IRI data for the 12 months ended June 2015.

September 18, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and prevention this week announced that a new draft guideline for prescribing opioids to patients with chronic pain was in the works. 

September 18, 2015

Mylan on Friday launched its generic version of Lescol XL (fluvastatin sodium) extended-release tablets.

September 17, 2015

Camber Pharmaceuticals announced this week that it had launched generics of GlaxoSmithKline’s Valtrex (valacyclovir) and Eisai’s Aricept (donepezil).

September 17, 2015

Aurobindo Pharma’s received approval from the Food and Drug Administration this week for its generic of Roxane Laboratories’ Dolophine (methadone HCL) tablets. 

September 11, 2015

Repatha is one in a new class of cholesterol medications called PSCK9 (proprotein convertase substilisin kexin type 9) inhibitors, which are potentially an alternative to statins.

September 11, 2015

Egalet Corporation on Thursday launched (oxycodone HCI) in the U.S.

September 11, 2015

In order to get the recommended 18 milligrams of iron per day through food, you’d need to eat 45 ounces of chicken breast. 

September 11, 2015

Garli-Eze is a proprietary dietary supplement ingredient that delivers high levels of biologically active Allicin.