January 24, 2013

The number of people who have died from flu in Minnesota is 75, more than double what it was last year, according to the state health department and published reports.

January 24, 2013

A division of drug maker Teva is partnering with an advocacy group focused on asthma in the launch of a new educational website about the condition.

January 24, 2013

Perrigo and a subsidiary of K-V Pharmaceutical Co. have launched a new drug for yeast infections in women, the two companies said.

January 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for removing excess iron from the blood in patients with a rare genetic disorder, the agency said.

January 23, 2013

A lobbying organization for independent pharmacies has launched an ad campaign in The Hill, the Washington-based daily newspaper covering Congress.

January 23, 2013

Cytos Biotechnology will regain rights to an experimental vaccine against nicotine addiction that it had licensed to Novartis, Cytos said Wednesday.

January 23, 2013

A new study indicated that some parents may not be sufficiently concerned about misuse of narcotic painkillers by children and teenagers.

January 23, 2013

Five pharmacies dominated prescription drug dispensing revenues in the United States last year, according to a new study.

January 23, 2013

Health kiosk maker SoloHealth has joined a health program led by former president Bill Clinton, the company said Wednesday.

January 22, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic contraceptive made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said Tuesday.

January 21, 2013

Eye care company Alcon has launched a treatment for pain and inflammation resulting from cataract surgery, the company said Monday.

January 21, 2013

Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval for a new treatment for Type 2 diabetes, the drug maker said.

January 21, 2013

While regulations for biosimilars work their way through the Food and Drug Administration, state governments are already looking at legislation concerning the substitution of biosimilars for their branded counterparts, according to a legal affairs blog focused on the FDA.

January 18, 2013

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation is rebranding a chain of specialty pharmacies it recently bought.

January 18, 2013

Costco has entered the pharmacy benefit management business, according to published reports.

January 18, 2013

Pharmacy automation company Innovation has appointed Phil Samples as VP government and professional services, the company said Friday.

January 18, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is allowing Roche to tap its reserves of the flu drug Tamiflu, according to published reports.

January 17, 2013

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals has enrolled the first patients in its late-stage trial of a treatment for hepatitis C, the drug maker said Thursday.

January 17, 2013

The Food and Drug Administraiton has approved a drug for replacing clotting proteins in the blood for conditions in which patients have too little of them.

January 17, 2013

More than 5,000 medicines are under development, of which 70% are potentially the first of their class, according to a new report.

January 17, 2013

Rite Aid has obtained 400,000 new seasonal flu shots, which began arriving in stores earlier this week, the retail pharmacy chain said.

January 16, 2013

An advocacy group focused on a rare lung disorder is working with government authorities to educate patients about the need to get flu shots.

January 16, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an ulcerative colitis drug made by Santarus, the drug maker said.

January 16, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has set user fee rates for generic drug companies, the agency said.