July 5, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Lupin Pharmaceuticals' generic version of a drug used to treat pain and seizure disorders.

July 5, 2012

Actavis has received a preliminary approval for a generic drug for treating high blood pressure, the drug maker said Thursday.

July 5, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration is asking companies to stop manufacturing and distributing unapproved drugs containing the painkiller oxycodone, the agency said Thursday.

July 3, 2012

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

July 3, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved over-the-counter sales of a test for the virus that causes AIDS, the agency said Tuesday.

July 2, 2012

Retail pharmacies have been offering testing for diseases ranging from high cholesterol to cancer for years, but offering HIV testing presents a whole new realm of possibilities and challenges.

June 29, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application for a drug made by Shionogi for treating vulvar and vaginal atrophy due to menopause.

June 29, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has granted priority review for an investigational cancer treatment created by Bayer and Onyx Pharmaceuticals.

June 29, 2012

Drug maker Gilead Sciences has submitted a regulatory approval application to the Food and Drug Administration for a drug designed to increase the blood levels of certain drugs for HIV.

June 28, 2012

A new continuing-education program offered by a national pharmacist professional organization aims to prepare pharmacists to communicate with patients about the safe and effective use of the painkiller acetaminophen.

June 28, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating overactive bladder made by Astellas Pharma, the agency said Thursday.

June 28, 2012

Mylan is challenging the patent protection on a Pfizer drug for treating depression, following an announcement of a similar challenge by Watson made earlier this week.

June 27, 2012

A bill passed in the Senate will provide measures to speed up the development of treatments for people who desperately need them.

June 27, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for obesity in adults, the agency said Wednesday.

June 27, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an acne treatment made by Perrigo, the drug maker said Wednesday.

June 26, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new Daiichi Sankyo manufacturing center that the company said would strengthen its domestic and global supply chain.

June 26, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has given tentative approval to Supernus Pharmaceuticals for a drug to treat epilepsy, the company said Tuesday.

June 26, 2012

Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals is challenging the patent protection on an antidepressant made by Pfizer, the company said.

June 25, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder made by Actavis, the drug maker said Monday.

June 22, 2012

A drug maker has resubmitted its new drug application to the Food and Drug Administration for an acute treatment of agitation associated with schizophrenia or bipolar I disorder in adults.

June 22, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a complete response letter regarding a supplemental new drug application for a medication developed by Janssen Research and Development.

June 21, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new indication for a Pfizer drug.

June 21, 2012

Legislation proposed in the House of Representatives would speed up Food and Drug Administration approval of knock-off versions of vaccines and other biologics while requiring the agency to conduct more inspections of drug factories overseas, according to published reports.

June 21, 2012

A diagnostic test designed to detect the presence of dengue virus in people with symptoms of dengue fever or dengue hemorrhagic fever has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.