June 26, 2013

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Mylan have launched generic versions of Pfizer's Viagra in nearly a dozen European countries, the two companies said.

June 25, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has given special designation to a drug made by Raptor Pharmaceuticals for a rare metabolic disease.

June 25, 2013

Canadian regulators have approved a drug for treating a condition that affects up to three-quarters of women and causes excessive bleeding from the uterus.

June 25, 2013

The head of generic drug maker Impax Labs will retire, the company said Tuesday.

June 25, 2013

A new article in Men's Health magazine gives tips on how men can find alternatives to seeing their doctors about health problems, and those alternatives include pharmacists.

June 25, 2013

It appears that medication adherence among Americans age 40 years and older ranges from mediocre to worse, according to a new report by a trade group representing independent pharmacies.

June 25, 2013

Drug makers may be allowed to seek approval for a generic version of an eye drug made by Allergan based on lab tests rather than clinical trials, according to published reports.

June 25, 2013

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval for an experimental treatment for inflammatory bowel disease, the drug maker said.

June 24, 2013

Mylan Specialty has appointed Roger Graham as president, the Mylan subsidiary said Monday.

June 24, 2013

A White House trade policy leader has been appointed as U.S. Trade Representative.

June 24, 2013

The country's largest organization representing retired and elderly people is pushing for education on healthcare reform among Hispanic communities.

June 24, 2013

The Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board has published a handbook containing information about applying for and maintaining specialty pharmacist credentials.

June 24, 2013

Generic drug makers cannot be held liable if patients suffer harmful side effects after taking their drugs, the Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision.

June 21, 2013

Becton, Dickinson and Co. has launched a needle that it said would make insulin injections easier and faster for people with diabetes.

June 21, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a contraceptive pill for all women of childbearing potential without a prescription, the agency said.

June 21, 2013

A bill passed by the New York state legislature will require baby boomers visiting healthcare providers to be offered a hepatitis C screening.

June 21, 2013

A survey commissioned by Target Corp. recently found that nearly one-quarter of Canadians in some parts of the country don't have first aid kits at home, and more than half don't have one in their car.

June 20, 2013

A bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives would delay competitive bidding under Medicare for medical equipment until some issues are resolved.

June 20, 2013

CVS Caremark has announced that its Pharmacy Advisor program is featured in the national report issued by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics report released this week.

June 20, 2013

Pharmaceutical wholesaler H.D. Smith will buy a majority interest in a Cincinnati-based patient assistance, pharmaceutical brand support and reimbursement company.

June 20, 2013

Under a new law, pharmacists in Indiana will be able to provide an expanded range of immunizations that includes human papillomavirus.

June 20, 2013

Tris Pharma has hired a former buyer from AmerisourceBergen to head its generic drug business, the company said.

June 19, 2013

The American Medical Association has officially recognized obesity as a disease, which could affect how healthcare professionals approach the issue, the group said at its annual meeting in Chicago.

June 19, 2013

More responsible use of drugs could save the U.S. healthcare system more than $200 billion per year, according to a new study by the research arm of IMS Health.