August 28, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration has a new diabetes treatment developed by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and Co.

August 25, 2015

Glucose monitoring device company Dexcom announced Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration had approved its G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System.

August 10, 2015

Experts from the CVS Health Research Institute, writing today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, are calling for a reconsideration of treatment guidelines for high cholesterol as PCSK9 inhibitors hit the market.

August 10, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration approved Mylan's Lidocaine Patch 5%, a generic version of Endo Pharmaceutical's Lidoderm.

August 10, 2015

The company’s memantine hydrochloride tablets, available in 5- and 10-mg dosage strengths, are meant to treat dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

July 27, 2015

As the sole U.S. supplier of fluoxymesterone, Upsher-Smith sought a way to renew the product’s availability after the company’s initial API manufacturer discontinued its supply. 

July 23, 2015

Verde Technologies this week is debuting its Deterra Drug Deactivation System, a self-contained pouch used to dispose of prescription medications.

July 16, 2015

Galderma Laboratories announced Thursday that the Food and Drug Administration had approved it Epiduo Forte Gel, an antibiotic-free daily treatment for acne vulgaris.

July 14, 2015

During the 2013-2014 season, the CDC estimated influenza vaccination prevented 7.2 million influenza-associated illnesses, 3.1 million medically attended illnesses and 90,000 hospitalizations.

July 8, 2015

Flublok is the only flu vaccine made in a 100% egg-free system using modern cell culture technology, which speeds production to market. 

June 24, 2015

Aurobindo Pharma Limited has announced that it has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for entacapone tablets USP, 200 mg, the generic equivalent to Comtan Tablets 200 mg.

June 23, 2015

Pfizer has entered into an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline to acquire its quadrivalent meningitis ACWY vaccines, Nimenrix and Mencevax, for approximately $130 million.

June 2, 2015
Aurobindo Pharma Limited has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its generic equivalent to Flagyl (metronidazole) tablets in 250- and 500-mg dosage strengths.  
 
April 1, 2015

The recently Food and Drug Administration-approved AirStrip Sense4Baby monitoring system will enable remote self-administered non-stress tests as part of a comprehensive prenatal care model. 

March 30, 2015

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Auspex Pharmaceuticals announced an agreement under which Teva will acquire Auspex in a deal valued at $3.2 billion.

March 23, 2015

Acura Pharmaceutical's Nexafed extended release demonstrated bioequivalence to Sudafed 12-hour tablets. 

March 5, 2015

Nutramax Labs announced Thursday the results of a National Institutes of Health-funded clinical study carried out at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

 

March 4, 2015

DexCom received Food and Drug Administration approval for its Dexcom G4 Platinum Continuous Glucose Monitor System with Share. The Share receiver uses a wireless connection via Bluetooth Low Energy between the patient’s receiver and an app on the patient’s smartphone to relay glucose information to apps on the mobile devices of up to five designated recipients, or “followers.”

 

February 26, 2015

Sanofi expands its portfolio of insulin therapy products with the introduction of the once-daily, long-acting Toujeo. 

February 24, 2015

Shire on Tuesday acquired Meritage, which includes the phase 3-ready compound Oral Budesonide Suspension for the treatment of adolescents and adults with eosinophilic esophagitis.

February 18, 2015

Acura Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced the initiation of treatment in a pilot clinical study of two experimental formulations of Nexafed (pseudoephedrine HCl) extended-release tablets.

February 17, 2015

CVS Health weighs in on the next chapter in the debate about the impact of expensive drugs on the healthcare system in a commentary that appears today on the Health Affairs blog.

February 9, 2015

Daiichi Sankyo on Monday announced that its Savaysa (edoxaban) tablets are now available in pharmacies across the United States. The drug was granted approval from the Food and Drug Administration on Jan. 8 and is used to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients who have a non-valvular atrial fibrillation, as well as for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, the company said.

February 3, 2015

Zogenix last week announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved a new formulation of the company's Zohydro ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) extended-release capsules, CII.