January 17, 2011

Generic drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and subsidiary Barr Labs are prohibited from marketing a generic version of an Amgen drug for patients with chronic kidney disease until the drug’s patents expire, under a recent court decision.

January 14, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new formulation of a drug for treating acetaminophen poisoning.

January 14, 2011

The battle for the prescription status of methamphetamine precursor/popular cough-cold ingredient pseudoephedrine now is heating up in Kentucky, just a few days following a Nevada news report that suggested the state will be considering PSE prescription-only requirements just as soon as a bill is introduced by Nevada Sen. Sheila Leslie, D-Reno.

January 13, 2011

Nevada Sen. Sheila Leslie, D-Reno, is working with Carson City district attorney Neil Rombardo on introducing a bill to require a prescription for pseudoephedrine as a tool to cut down on illicit methamphetamine production, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday evening.

January 12, 2011

The independent pharmacy lobby has issued a letter to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., with insight on how certain current or proposed federal regulations can burden pharmacies and their patients.

January 5, 2011

Responding to what she termed an “unprecedented” shortage of prescription medicines for such serious conditions as cancer, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., is promising new legislation to deal with the problem.

December 15, 2010

A prescription cough suppressant should be kept in childproof containers because of its candy-like appearance, the Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday.

December 7, 2010

MINNETONKA, Minn. — Could the economy and the bare-knuckles competition that now defines pharmacy retailing lower the price bar even further for widely used generic drugs? It’s already happening.


December 7, 2010

New York — Given the high costs of medication nonadherence to the healthcare system and its responsibility for numerous hospitalizations every year, a number of companies have devised means to combat the problem. One pharmacy benefit manager is doing it online.


December 7, 2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Simplify, simplify.


December 1, 2010

Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Mo., on Tuesday campaigned for a sweeping expansion of efforts to battle methamphetamine, including legislation that would make Missouri the third state in the nation to require a prescription for the cough-cold ingredient pseudoephedrine.

November 9, 2010

Walgreens on Wednesday released a survey that found 2-in-5 American households have at least one...

November 1, 2010

Amgen's SVP research and development, Joe Miletich, urged members of a Food and Drug Administration...

November 1, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is urging federal health officials to adopt a...

October 24, 2010

Some say it cheapens patient care and reduces quality. The nation’s fourth-biggest pharmacy retailer and...

October 12, 2010

A panel of healthcare thought leaders has concluded that a recent IRS rule change requiring...

October 10, 2010

The new prescription requirement for over-the-counter medicines under flexible spending accounts, part of the new...

October 6, 2010

The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Wednesday joined...

October 4, 2010

Parents’ confusion over correctly administering over-the-counter medication to their children appears to be shared worldwide,...

October 3, 2010

A local supermarket chain is offering $4 prescription and over-the-counter medications at its pharmacies....

September 28, 2010

While biosimilars promise to provide therapies for a wide range of diseases, their biggest fans...

September 23, 2010

Several lots of two drugs used to treat anemia are being recalled due to possible...

September 22, 2010

Chain pharmacy leaders on Wednesday hailed the passage in the House of Representatives of three...

September 22, 2010

A group representing the nation's independent pharmacies heralded two pieces of legislation that pertain to...