October 24, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has granted breakthrough therapy designation to an experimental drug made by Merck for hepatitis C, the drug maker said.

October 23, 2013

A U.S. Air Force master sergeant has been named the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's Certified Pharmacy Technician of the Year, the PTCB said.

October 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration plans to complete its phase out of inhalers that contain ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons by the end of the year, the agency said Wednesday.

October 23, 2013

Drug maker Depomed has sold its interests in royalty and milestone payments for several Type 2 diabetes drugs to PDL BioPharma, Depomed said.

October 23, 2013

Drug maker Hospira is investing more than $200,000 at a plant in Rocky Mount, N.C., that will evaluate and test more than 450 products, the company said Wednesday.

October 23, 2013

Indiana's Manchester University has begun an "immediate" search for a new dean for its College of Pharmacy, the university said Wednesday.

October 23, 2013

A privately owned pharmacy benefit manager has named BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy as one of its top providers, BioPlus said Wednesday.

October 23, 2013

The University of Maryland's School of Pharmacy has named its atrium in honor of a graduate who now leads an institutional pharmacy services company.

October 22, 2013

Biotech drug maker Amgen has acquired from Roche the rights to drugs used to boost the immune systems of cancer patients on chemotherapy in 100 markets.

October 22, 2013

A top executive of generic drug maker Hospira spoke in favor of giving biosimilar drugs the same generic names as the branded biologics they're based on.

October 22, 2013

A pharmacy chain based in Minnesota is offering a new mobile app and web portal for its retail customers under a partnership with San Francisco-based Mscripts, the chain said Tuesday.

October 22, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic contraceptive drug made by Famy Care, agency records show.

October 22, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved drugs for depression and smoking cessation made by Jubilant Life Sciences, the company said.

October 22, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new generic drug for treating bacterial and protozoan infections, according to the agency.

October 22, 2013

Keeping counterfeit and diverted drugs out of the U.S. drug supply chain will require closing vulnerable regulatory gaps that risk letting them in, according to a new report by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

October 22, 2013

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy has named Walgreens corporate VP specialty pharmacy and infusion services as its first president, the organization said Tuesday.

October 22, 2013

The state Senate of Pennsylvania will vote on a bill to curb misuse of prescription drugs, according to published reports.

October 22, 2013

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is investing more than $100 million in its Croatian division for a plant that will make pills mostly for the international market.

October 21, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a pain drug made by Iroko Pharmaceuticals, Iroko said.

October 21, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug made by Actelion Pharmaceuticals for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension.

October 21, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is offering more than $14 million in grants for the development of products for patients with rare diseases, the agency said.

October 21, 2013

Fruth Pharmacy has donated $24,000 in scholarships for pharmacy students to Marshall University, the university said.

October 21, 2013

The president of Indiana's Manchester University will retire next summer and has named the university's pharmacy dean as her successor.

October 21, 2013

Nearly 1-in-50 people in the United States are at risk of severe allergic reactions, according to a new study announced Monday by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.