August 6, 2012

Winn-Dixie announced the generic form of Plavix (clopidogrel) now is available for $4 for 30-day and $10 for 90-day prescriptions as part of the company's prescription savings program.

August 3, 2012

Astrologers would say this is the Age of Pisces, while the Chinese zodiac calls it the Year of the Dragon. For health care, it might be a good time to start calling it the "Great Generic Epoch."

August 2, 2012

Use of generic drugs has saved consumers and the healthcare system $1 trillion over the past decade, according to a new study released Thursday by a generic drug industry trade organization.

August 1, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug designed to treat asthma in children.

July 31, 2012

Abon Pharmaceuticals is challenging the patent protection on an injected drug used to treat leukemia in children and adolescents, the company said Tuesday.

July 30, 2012

Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals is challenging the patent protection on a drug for acne and a drug for bronchospasm, the company said Monday.

July 18, 2012

Mylan has settled a patent litigation suit filed by Somaxon Pharmaceutical concerning an insomnia drug, Mylan said.

July 18, 2012

Teva Pharmaceuticals has introduced a generic drug for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the company said.

July 18, 2012

Winn-Dixie on Wednesday launched a prescription-savings card that offers deep discounts on more than 400 generic medications and varied discounts on name-brand and other generic medications, the grocer announced.

July 16, 2012

Is the reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act “the most important pharmaceutical legislation since the 1984 Hatch-Waxman Act?”

July 13, 2012

The main office of the Food and Drug Administration in charge of regulating generic drugs has appointed a new director, the agency said Friday.

July 12, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for arthritis made by Watson Pharmaceuticals, the company said.

July 10, 2012

President Barack Obama signed into law Monday what some called a "historic" reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act.

July 10, 2012

Generic drug maker Mylan is suing Warner Chilcott and an Australian company, alleging that they illegally tried to protect one of their drugs from generic competition, according to published reports.

July 5, 2012

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

June 28, 2012

Mylan has launched a generic drug for treating thiamine deficiency, the company said Thursday.

June 26, 2012

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

June 21, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a branded acne drug made by Ranbaxy Labs, the drug maker said. Ranbaxy announced the FDA approval of Absorica (isotretinoin), a drug for treating severe recalcitrant nodular acne.

June 21, 2012

Faced with the possibility of a critical cutoff in funding for the Food and Drug Administration, Congress moved in late May to reauthorize the Prescription Drug User Fee Act that provides the bulk of the agency’s resources for new-drug review and approval. 


June 6, 2012

A generic drug maker in India and a German pharmaceutical company will collaborate to develop biosimilars.

May 31, 2012

Actavis has launched a generic drug for high blood pressure and chest pain, the company said.

May 29, 2012

A unit of generic drug maker Mylan has settled with Sunovion Pharmaceuticals over a drug used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma.

May 29, 2012

Generic drug maker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries appointed a new chairman as the company announced big jumps in fourth-quarter and fiscal year 2012 sales and profits.

May 29, 2012

Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals has entered a settlement that will allow it to launch a generic patch used to treat post herpetic neuralgia, a pain disorder associated with shingles.