June 7, 2013

Actavis is hoping to become the first to market generic versions of a contraceptive and a sedative, the drug maker said.

June 7, 2013

A joint Food and Drug Administration expert panel voted to recommend keeping a controversial GlaxoSmithKline diabetes drug available for certain patients, GSK said.

June 7, 2013

Kerr Drug is launching a new marketing program aimed at diabetes patients.

June 7, 2013

Healthcare automation services company QS/1 has a deal with the maker of an iPad app for Medicare patients to help users search for and compare health plans.

June 7, 2013

For those suffering from heart or lung disease, cancer, systemic infections or other all-too-common conditions, the science of medicine has made extraordinary advances over the past few decades. But millions of patients afflicted with an uncommon and little-understood disorder often are consigned to the far margins of medical care, in many cases, for years.

June 7, 2013

Head lice have long been the scourge of schoolchildren and their families. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 6 million to 12 million lice infestations occur each year among children ages 3 to 11 years.

June 7, 2013

In July 2008, the Minnesota Department of Health began a two-year project aimed at addressing the rising oral healthcare crisis among at-risk children in the state. Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, or HRSA, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Oral Health Zone, or OHZ, project is a subproject of the state’s overall commitment to HRSA and CDC to develop for Minnesota a public oral health infrastructure.

June 6, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Celgene for treating a type of cancer.

June 6, 2013

Supermarket operator Ahold USA has completed rolling out prescription-savings cards at the chains it operates with the introduction of the cards in Giant Food Stores.

June 6, 2013

Mirixa Corp. will integrate its web-based medication therapy management platform with PDX's pharmacy-automation system, under a deal between the two companies.

June 6, 2013

A healthcare products distribution trade group has given drug maker Upsher-Smith Labs one of its top awards, Upsher-Smith said.

June 5, 2013

South Korean drug maker Hanmi Pharmaceutical Co. and U.S. partner Amneal Pharmaceuticals have made an agreement in federal court concerning a generic heartburn drug.

June 5, 2013

The Illinois Lottery will use the net proceeds from a new game to promote HIV/AIDS education, prevention and support, the agency said Wednesday.

June 5, 2013

Washington-based healthcare accrediting organization URAC has given its stamp of approval to the specialty pharmacy operated by pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics, Prime said.

June 5, 2013

Most Americans have little understanding of the importance of managing fats known as triglycerides to maintain cardiovascular health, according to a new survey.

June 4, 2013

The House of Representatives voted Monday to pass a bill that would establish national standards for the pharmaceutical supply chain.

June 4, 2013

A lot is said about how pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare professionals, and one health insurer is taking advantage of this by sponsoring a series of special seminars for elderly people.

June 4, 2013

More than a million patients are receiving automated messages to increase immunizations, improve medication adherence and better manage chronic diseases, a company that developed a communication system for delivering the messages said Tuesday.

June 4, 2013

Pharmacy techs can be leaders in keeping their workplaces prepared for the possibility of pharmacy crime, a tech-training organization said.

June 4, 2013

A subsidiary of Aceto Corp. has launched a generic treatment for seasonal and perennial allergies, the company said Tuesday.

June 4, 2013

The healthcare reform law will add 6 million Americans to Medicaid and 21 million to affordable insurance exchanges, according to a new study.

June 4, 2013

American workers are not prepared to take greater control of their health care in light of healthcare reform and rising healthcare costs, according to recent research.

June 3, 2013

Becton, Dickinson and Co. division BD Medical has launched a new prefillable glass syringe designed for biotech drugs.

June 3, 2013

Dr. Reddy's Labs and Fujifilm have terminated a deal to market generic drugs in Japan, Dr. Reddy's said.