September 17, 2013

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria sicken more than 2 million people per year and kill at least 23,000, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

September 17, 2013

Bartell Drugs has started its annual flu vaccination program, the Seattle-based retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.

September 17, 2013

Many seniors mistakenly think that health insurance exchanges will replace Medicare, according to a new survey, which attributes much of the confusion to "conflicting chatter" about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

September 17, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for insomnia made by Lupin, the drug maker said.

September 17, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an injected drug for the bone marrow disorder myelodysplastic syndrome made by Dr. Reddy's Labs, the company said Tuesday.

September 17, 2013

Market saturation will drive down the market for electronic medical records in the United States despite a spike last year resulting from government incentive funding, according to a new study.

September 17, 2013

Kimberly Clark is preparing to launch a new flu-tracker tool at MyAchoo.com.

September 17, 2013

Stiefel has launched a new drug for treating acne, the company said on Tuesday.

September 17, 2013

The participation of reality TV star Jack Osbourne in "Dancing with the Stars" has garnered recognition and a donation from a drug maker.

September 17, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new formulation of a cancer drug made by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Teva said Tuesday.

September 16, 2013

Actavis has launched a generic drug for post-shingles pain under an agreement with the branded drug's manufacturers, the company said Monday.

September 16, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic chemotherapy pill for treating colorectal and breast cancers, the agency said Monday.

September 16, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries for ulcers, Sun said.

September 16, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is barring the importation of drugs from another one of Ranbaxy Labs' plants in India, the agency said Monday.

September 16, 2013

A drug for treating opioid dependence has been launched, the manufacturer said Monday.

September 16, 2013

Sears Holdings is hoping to obtain a new loan in order to reduce borrowings from an older loan agreement, the company said Monday.

September 13, 2013

Actavis has launched a generic version of an extended-release opioid painkiller, the company said.

September 13, 2013

Cubist has completed its purchase of Trius Therapeutics, Cubist said.

September 13, 2013

Companies that make long-acting opioid painkillers will be required to conduct studies to assess their safety, while use of the drugs will be restricted, under new requirements from the Food and Drug Administration.

September 13, 2013

Health insurer UnitedHealthcare is sponsoring a weeklong education program for Medicare patients, the company said Friday.

September 12, 2013

Dow Jones has named Abbott an industry group leader in its 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Abbott said Thursday.

September 12, 2013

Drug maker Eisai has launched a new support and savings program for patients using a weight-loss drug that it makes.

September 12, 2013

The news that the Food and Drug Administration exceeded its hiring goals for a push that began last year to speed up review of generic drug approval applications is music to the ears of a trade group representing the industry.

September 12, 2013

The Department of Health and Human Services is devoting more than $5 million in grants to expand health information technology to rural areas, including telehealth, the agency said Thursday.