May 24, 2016

The drug is indicated for acute treatment of migraines and will be available in 2.5- and 5-mg dosage strengths. 

May 24, 2016

The New York Times reports that the number of opioid prescriptions in the United States is falling for the first time since OxyContin hit the market in 1996. (New York Times)

May 23, 2016
Mylan will have 180 days of marketing exclusivity for the product, which had U.S. sales of about $181.8 million in the 12 months ended March 31, according to IMS Health.
May 20, 2016

The drug is indicated to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides, and will be available in 48- and 145-mg dosage strength.

May 20, 2016

Texas is the latest state in which Walgreens can dispense naloxone without a prescription, according to a KUT.org published Thursday. Last year, advocates and public health experts convinced state lawmakers to pass Senate Bill 1462 in an effort to address the ongoing opioid epidemic. The bill was supposed to expand the availability of naloxone in Texas when it went into effect in September, but things have moved slowly, the news organization reported. On Wednesday, Alicia Kowalchuk with Baylor Medicine in Houston wrote a standing order for the medication for every Walgreens in the state. (KUT.org

May 19, 2016

Stat is reporting that the Food and Drug Administration has delayed its issuing of a final rule that would let drug manufacturers update the safety warnings on their products independently, rather than seeking FDA approval to do so. The report notes that this is the second time the FDA final rule issuance has been delayed since the rule was proposed in 2013. The proposed rule has been met with opposition from such organizations as CVS and various groups representing manufacturers, pharmacists and wholesalers due to the number of different labels that would come out of the rule. (Stat)

May 16, 2016
Camber’s Ritalin generic will be available in 5-, 10- and 20-mg tablets in 100-count bottles. 
May 16, 2016

Teligent expects to launch the ointment in the second quarter of 2015, and it will be available in 15- and 80-gram tubes, as well as a one-pound jar. 

May 16, 2016
The message said that for patients with sinusistis, bronchitis and uncomplicated urinary tract infections who have other treatment options, the possible side effects of fluoroquinolone antibiotics outweigh the benefits.  
May 16, 2016

In a move aimed at improving value and scale for both parties, the agreement will see Walmart and McKesson jointly sourcing generics for their U.S. operations.

May 13, 2016

According to the Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines, the letter was spurred by the agency choosing a random suffix when it approved the second biosimilar earlier this year.

May 13, 2016

In the 2015 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced the launch of the Precision Medicine Initiative — a bold new research effort that can be actuated by MD Labs' Rxight, a pharmacogenetic program. 

May 13, 2016
The acquisition will bring Mylan some 25 branded and generic topical products alongside a pipeline of another 25 potential products.
May 12, 2016

Aurobindo’s generic Opana is indicated to help relieve moderate to sever pain in patients whose doctors have deemed the use of an opioid appropriate.

May 12, 2016

Mylan’s Frova generic is indicated to treat acute migraine headaches in adults.

May 11, 2016

By combining EHR data, historical patterns of flu activity and a machine-learning algorithm to interpret the data, the researchers made accurate predictions of national and local influenza activity.

May 10, 2016

A Forbes contributor on Monday offered an analysis of the recent record high in generics approvals by the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Generic Drugs, and the importance that speedy approvals can play in helping patients. The analysis notes that speeding up FDA approval through user fee programs can be beneficial both for patients and manufacturers. (Forbes)

May 10, 2016

The study also notes that a solid portion of the excess cost — about $73 billion between 2010 and 2012 — was paid by consumers.

May 10, 2016

The drug treats hypertension in cases where patients can't be given an oral medication or has an urgent need to lower their blood pressure. 

May 9, 2016

The drug is indicated as an adjunct to diet to treat high cholesterol in adults with primary hypercholesterolemia or mixed dyslipidemia, as well as treatment of adults with severe hypertriglyceridemia. 

May 9, 2016

A record number of Americans showed up last weekend to turn in their unused prescription drugs, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency. 

May 3, 2016

The news comes as the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB) seeks to reduce the number of antibiotic prescriptions by 15% by 2020.

May 3, 2016

Kenneth Parks will join the company on June 6 and will oversee all of Mylan’s global finance functions, including accounting and control, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, treasury and tax. 

 
May 2, 2016
The drug is indicated to treat acne vulgaris, and the company has already begun shipping to customers following FDA approval.