December 21, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for high blood pressure made by Takeda, the drug maker said.

December 20, 2011

Pfizer is seeking approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its investigational treatment of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis.

December 20, 2011

Generic drug maker Watson and biotech manufacturer Amgen will work together to develop biosimilar antibodies for treating cancer, the two companies said.

December 19, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Sandoz for treating yeast and other fungal infections.

December 16, 2011

A drug made by Pfizer shows "significant" benefit to patients with restless legs syndrome, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial announced Friday.

December 7, 2011

A drug in late-stage clinical trials appears to treat the symptoms of autism, the drug's developer said Wednesday.

November 30, 2011

Ranbaxy Labs was supposed to launch its generic version of the world's top-selling drug Wednesday, but a competitor beat it to the punch as the former waits for final Food and Drug Administration clearance.

November 28, 2011

Bayer HealthCare and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals have started a late-stage clinical trial in China to evaluate a drug for eye disorders, the companies said Monday.

November 22, 2011

Generic drug maker Par Pharmaceutical has promoted Thomas Haughey to president and Paul Campanelli to COO, the company said. The promotions take effect immediately.

November 21, 2011

Factor Nutrition Labs on Monday presented a study supporting supplementation with its FocusFactor product to improve brain function before the Gerontological Society of America.

November 21, 2011

Drug maker Impax Labs is looking to challenge the patent protection on a drug used to treat pain related to cancer, the company said Monday.

November 18, 2011

Par Pharmaceutical has completed its acquisition of Anchen Pharmaceuticals, the generic drug maker said.

November 16, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating a rare bone disease, the agency said Wednesday.

November 10, 2011

AstraZeneca and Targacept released results of the first of four phase-3 clinical trials that investigated the efficacy and tolerability of a drug that could serve as an adjunct therapy to major depressive disorder patients that had an inadequate response to initial antidepressant therapies.

November 10, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a new drug application for a skin cancer treatment developed by Roche.

November 3, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved 35 new drugs over the past 12 months, the agency said Thursday.

November 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved changes to the labeling of a cancer drug made by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said.

October 28, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a supplemental new drug application related to a drug made by Abbott, the company said.

October 25, 2011

Lannett has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to market its version of an anti-obesity drug.

October 19, 2011

ParaPRO on Saturday presented data showing the effectiveness of Natroba (spinosad) topical suspension, 0.9% against head lice and nits following one treatment without nit combing.

October 19, 2011

Takeda Pharmaceuticals has started a late-stage clinical trial program for a drug to treat Type 2 diabetes, the drug maker said.

October 11, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Mylan’s promethazine hydrochloride tablets, a generic drug for treating allergies, in the 12.5-mg, 25-mg and 50-mg strengths.

October 6, 2011

A drug under investigation by Sanofi for multiple sclerosis improved several measures of disease activity in patients, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial.

October 4, 2011

A wave of patent expirations over the next several years will open up a broad swath of drugs to generic competition, and India's Lupin Pharmaceuticals is looking to benefit, according to published reports.