September 11, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration approved Contrave (naltrexone hydrochloride and bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets) as a chronic weight-management option. 

September 3, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical on Wednesday announced that a positive judgment has been given by the U.K. High Court in support of Teva's case against AstraZeneca relating to the validity of EP 1,085,877 covering the SMART (Single inhaler Maintenance And Reliever Therapy) indication for AstraZeneca's fixed dose formoterol/budesonide combination product, Symbicort.

July 7, 2014

Drug Store News recently sat down with Alcon’s Mike McAvoy, head of OTC sales, to discuss opportunities in eye-care.

July 7, 2014

Sandoz announced the launch of valsartan tablets, an authorized generic version of Diovan tablets which is used for the treatment of high blood pressure.

July 3, 2014

A study published Tuesday online by the journal Pediatrics found that the protective benefits provided by vaccines for children significantly outweighed the extremely rare possiblity of an adverse event.

June 26, 2014

The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition on Thursday released “Acetaminophen: How It’s Used, Preventing Overdose and What We Can Do to Promote Safe Use,” a report and educational resource to drive safe and appropriate use of one of the United States’ most common drug ingredients.

June 6, 2014

Teva Pharmaceuticals announced the launch of Mimvey Lo (estradiol and norethindrone acetate tablets, USP), the generic equivalent to Activella tablets.

June 2, 2014

Data from more than 60 asthma drug trials revealed that patients will likely benefit from combining medications, according to a report from Reuters.

April 21, 2014

Pfizer recently launched Robitussin Maximum Strength Cough + Congestion DM, a new liquid-filled capsule that helps control cough on the go.

April 15, 2014

Greenstone, a generic pharmaceutical subsidiary of Pfizer, announced the introduction of amlodipine besylate/atorvastatin calcium tablets to its roster of products.

April 4, 2014

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy recommended that pharmacies no longer dispense combination drugs containing more than 325 mg of acetaminophen per dosage unit in light of recent regulatory action.

March 5, 2014

In what could turn into a significant change of how retail pharmacy supplies hydrocodone combination products, the Drug Enforcement Administration last week published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to move HCPs from Schedule III to Schedule II, as recommended by the assistant secretary for health of the Department of Health and Human Services and as supported by the DEA’s evaluation of relevant data.

February 18, 2014

This year, ECRM celebrates 20 years of successfully pairing buyers and sellers across the consumer packaged goods industry.

January 30, 2014

Novartis Consumer Health will be relaunching Theraflu for the 2014-2015 cough-cold season, Brian McNamara, Novartis division head OTC, told analysts.

January 17, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association responded to the Food and Drug Administration’s recommendation to discontinue prescribing and dispensing prescription combination medicines that contain more than 325 mg of acetaminophen per dosage unit, suggesting it would not impact use of over-the-counter formulations containing acetaminophen.

January 15, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration recommended healthcare professionals discontinue prescribing and dispensing prescription combination drug products that contain more than 325 mg of acetaminophen per tablet, capsule or other dosage unit.

December 18, 2013

A new study has found a significant increase in the number of high school students who report having abused a common prescription drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, even as abuse of other prescription drugs has decreased or remained low.

December 2, 2013

Sandoz will market an authorized generic version of an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drug made by Shire under a contract between the two companies, Shire said Monday.

November 26, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted Purdue Pharma's regulatory approval application for a new opioid drug, Purdue said Tuesday.

November 25, 2013

Pfizer on Monday launched Robitussin Maximum Strength Cough + Congestion DM, a new liquid-filled capsule that helps control cough on-the-go.

November 13, 2013

As cold and flu season kicks into high gear, the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition on Tuesday issued a nationwide safety message urging consumers to double-check their medicine labels so they don’t double-up on medicines that contain acetaminophen when treating winter illnesses.

October 29, 2013

Actavis hopes to become the first company to market a generic version of a drug used to treat acne in adolescents and adults, the company said.

October 25, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new opioid painkiller made by Zogenix, the agency said Friday.

October 25, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration plans to officially recommend that products containing 15 mg or less of the opioid painkiller hydrocodone be rescheduled as Schedule II controlled substances, from the current Schedule III classification. While the idea is to combat abuse and misuse of the drugs, pharmacy groups say the rescheduling would make them harder to obtain for patients who legitimately need them.

The desire to combat abuse and misuse of prescription drugs — now a worse problem in the United States than cocaine or heroin — is laudable, but unlike those two drugs, hydrocodone has a legitimate use as a painkiller, and it's the people who are using it properly and legally who will end up losing.