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.

March 11, 2015

Mylan on Wednesday announced the launch of disulfiram tablets USP in dosage strengths of 250 mg and 500 mg.

March 11, 2015

Mylan expanded its portfolio of generic products with the U.S. launch of buprenorphine hydrochloride sublingual tablets in 2-mg and 8-mg strengths, the generic version of Subutex from Reckitt Benckiser.

March 10, 2015

Actavis expanded its portfolio of topicals with the launch of a generic corticosteroid.

March 10, 2015

ANI Pharmaceuticals acquired the approved abbreviated new drug application for flecainide acetate tablets USP in 50-mg, 100-mg and 150-mg dosage strengths.

March 4, 2015

Almost half of all circular ads in support of a digestive remedy promote an antacid tablet. 

March 4, 2015

Drug Store News has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report and IRI to create a series of exclusive reports. This edition explores cold/allergy/sinus products in both the liquid/powder and tablets/packets segments.

March 4, 2015

While the big four analgesic manufacturers — Bayer, Pfizer, McNeil and Novartis — command the lion’s share of retail ad support behind their mega analgesic brands, Prestige Brands and BedRock Brands are making headway promoting their niche pain relieving products.

February 27, 2015

Camber Pharmaceuticals' latest generic drug launch is used to treat pulmonary hypertension.

February 27, 2015

Epic Pharma on Friday launched two generics: a schedule II pain reliever and a calcium channel blocker. 

February 26, 2015

A survey found that chronic disease patients who use digital technology to manage their disease state feel "healthier."

 

February 26, 2015

The fixed-combination drug Avycaz was granted priority review by the Food and Drug Administration. 

February 26, 2015

Greenstone, a subsidiary of Pfizer, announced the introduction of trandolapril/verapamil hydrochloride extended-release tablets to its line of generic pharmaceutical products. 

 

February 25, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline's Alli weight loss aid is making a return to shelves.

February 25, 2015

In 10 years, the percentage of opioid analgesic users who used an opioid analgesic stronger than morphine increased from 17% to 37%, NCHS reported Wednesday. 

February 24, 2015

Irish Spring unveils new signature line for men and develops an interactive tool so guys can analyze their signatures.

February 20, 2015

Actavis on Friday gained approval for a generic version of Reckitt Benckiser's Subutex, indicated for the treatment of opioid dependence.

February 19, 2015

Multicultural beauty brand Black Opal launches new multimedia campaign to inspire and engage women of all complexions.

February 17, 2015

Teva Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday announced the launch of generic versions of Lovenox (enoxaparin sodium injection) as well as generic Zyvox (linezolid) injection. 

 

February 12, 2015

Sandoz on Thursday launched telmisartan tablets, the generic version of Micardis from Boehringer Ingelheim. The drug is used to treat hypertension, the company said.

 

February 11, 2015

Sam's Club will be showing its love to its customers this Valentine's Day with the offering of a free heart health screening.

February 9, 2015

Daiichi Sankyo on Monday announced that its Savaysa (edoxaban) tablets are now available in pharmacies across the United States. The drug was granted approval from the Food and Drug Administration on Jan. 8 and is used to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients who have a non-valvular atrial fibrillation, as well as for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, the company said.

February 9, 2015

Mylan Inc. and its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals are being sued by Bayer Healthcare, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals and Onyx Pharamceuticals in relation to the filing of an abbreviated new drug application for sorafenib tablets, the generic version of Nexavar. 

 

February 6, 2015

There is a sharp spike in cough-cold promotion across retail circulars in the back-to-school season, according to an analysis of circular retail promotions provided by ECRM, as moms prepare their families for the inevitable season of sniffles and sneezes with the coming school year.