May 13, 2013

Drug maker AstraZeneca is encouraging patients with asthma to control their disease and learn about how it may be affecting their lives as part of National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, which takes place in May.

May 13, 2013

Seasonally adjusted retail sales increased by 0.6% in April over last year, while unadjusted retail sales increased 3.9%, according to numbers released Monday by the Department of Commerce.

May 13, 2013

A ruling by the Food and Drug Administration means that generic versions of an opioid painkiller made by Endo Pharmaceuticals can stay on the market, drawing criticism from the drug maker.

May 13, 2013

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association has promoted Jason Money to associate VP federal government affairs, the trade group said Monday.

May 13, 2013

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton will speak at one of the morning business sessions of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Total Store Expo in August, the trade group said.

May 13, 2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation into law that will allow patients using prescription eye drops to get early refills in order to prevent interruptions in therapy.

May 10, 2013

Actavis is looking into the possibility of buying Warner Chilcott, the generic drug maker said.

May 10, 2013

AllerMates on Thursday launched an online community at AllerMates.com for parents and healthcare professionals to exchange experiences, seek advice, post recipes, get breaking news and alerts, make friends, share photos and videos, use the “ask the doctor platform” and create a strong support network of allies among others dealing with allergies and asthma.

May 10, 2013

A biotech company and a non-profit organization are looking into new ways to treat patients with the devastating degenerative disorder commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

May 10, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the agency said Friday.

May 10, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a biotech drug made by Novartis for treating a form of arthritis that affects children, the Swiss drug maker said Friday.

May 10, 2013

Kids in child care are not meeting their daily nutritional needs with the snacks they tend to eat, according to a new study.

May 10, 2013

The Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board has appointed Terri Smith Moore as the education director, the group said.

May 9, 2013

Cuts to Medicare payments due to the budget sequester have hit reimbursements for cancer drugs, according to a nonprofit group.

May 9, 2013

The Drug Enforcement Administration collected more than 371 tons of unused medications last month as part of its sixth annual drug take-back program, the agency said.

May 9, 2013

Declining use overall of healthcare services drove down spending on medicines in the United States by 3.5% per capita last year, according to a new study.

May 9, 2013

Meijer will open its 200th store next week, the mass merchandise retailer said.

May 9, 2013

One of the difficulties that federal regulators ran into during the nationwide scandal surrounding the New England Compounding Center — the Massachusetts-based pharmacy blamed for a nationwide fungal meningitis epidemic that has sickened hundreds and killed dozens — was the issue of when such pharmacies cross the line from compounding to manufacturing.

May 8, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition and the Natural Products Association announced they have met with the entire freshman class of the 113th Congress, including 83 offices in the House of Representatives and 14 offices in the Senate, as part of their educational efforts to ensure that newly elected members of Congress have accurate information about dietary supplements and their role in good health.

May 8, 2013

Drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb foresees significant effects on its business from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, company executives told attendees of its recent shareholder meeting.

May 8, 2013

Drug maker Merck is seeking regulatory approval for an experimental tablet placed under the tongue that could be used to treat ragweed allergies.

May 8, 2013

A pharmacist in Queens has received accolades for giving out vitamins to children whose families can't afford them.

May 8, 2013

Japanese drug maker Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. will buy Fort Collins, Colo.-based vaccine maker Inviragen for up to $250 million, the two companies said Wednesday.

May 7, 2013

Amid rapid growth over the last few years, Amber Pharmacy is more than doubling the size of its headquarters.