March 22, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline on Thursday morning presented exactly how technology might improve appropriate patient self-selection before a panel convened by the Food and Drug Administration to explore expanding the prescripton-to-over-the-counter switch paradigm by incorporating technology and/or pharmacy participation in the application process.

March 21, 2012

A Food and Drug Administration expert panel delivered a favorable vote on a cancer drug made by GlaxoSmithKline.

March 21, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Watson's generic version of a drug used to prevent and treat osteoporosis in post-menopausal women, the company said.

March 20, 2012

Novartis has launched a new treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the drug maker said Monday.

March 19, 2012

"Dateline NBC" on Sunday aired an exposé concerning certain outliers of the dietary supplement industry during its "Hansen Files" segment featuring Chris Hansen, charging that supplement manufacturers aren't ensuring that those ingredients on their labels are actually in the supplement.

March 19, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic version of a drug for treating and preventing osteoporosis in women after menopause, the agency said Monday.

March 19, 2012

Watson Pharmaceuticals is challenging the patent protection on a drug made by Abbott for treating cholesterol, the company said.

March 16, 2012

Another generic drug maker has joined efforts to challenge the patent on a drug made by Forest Labs for treating hypertension.

March 15, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug that the manufacturer called the first oral contraceptive that also treats heavy menstrual bleeding.

March 15, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration approved an effervescent tablet for treating osteoporosis.

March 14, 2012

Endo Pharmaceuticals is hoping the Food and Drug Administration will back tougher regulatory approval requirements for generic versions of one of its drugs.

March 14, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic version of an antidepressant made by Forest Labs, the agency said Wednesday.

March 14, 2012

Forest Labs has filed suit against Glenmark Generics and several other companies, alleging that they infringed on its patent for a drug to treat hypertension by seeking regulatory approval for generic versions.

March 13, 2012

One-third or more of rogue online pharmacy domains are under one Internet registrar, with two registrars accounting for more than half, according to a new report.

March 12, 2012

One of the long-term goals of many drug companies has been to win Food and Drug Administration approval for cholesterol-lowering statins as over-the-counter drugs. But it's a goal that has long eluded them due to the agency's concerns about patient safety.

March 9, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a version of a drug made by Teva that includes a dose counter, the drug maker said.

March 9, 2012

A Food and Drug Administration panel will meet Monday to discuss a class of drugs designed to treat chronic painful conditions that currently are under development and the safety issues possibly related to the drugs.

March 8, 2012

The market for drugs to treat diabetes — especially Type 2 diabetes — has shown quite a bit of activity lately.

March 8, 2012

A blood-glucose monitoring system created by Abbott has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration.

March 8, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration is looking at the possibility of selling certain prescription drugs over the counter under specific circumstances, the agency said.

March 8, 2012

Written testimony submitted by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores underscored chain pharmacies’ commitment to patient safety as part of the next Prescription Drug User Fee Act reauthorization, and emphasized that community pharmacist-provided services help improve health outcomes without the introduction of unproven technologies.

March 7, 2012

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review, an independent panel of scientific and medical experts, reaffirmed this week at its public meeting that parabens, a family of preservatives used in cosmetics and personal care products, are safe, the Personal Care Products Council announced on Wednesday.

March 7, 2012

A new drug for Type 2 diabetes made by Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim is available in pharmacies, the companies said Wednesday.

March 7, 2012

The maker of a breathable caffeine product has received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration.