December 21, 2012

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is buying $1 billion worth of its debt, the Israeli drug maker said.

December 21, 2012

Watson Pharmaceuticals will present at two conferences sponsored by financial banks, the company said.

December 20, 2012

Generic drug maker Mylan has settled with Orion over a drug used to treat Parkinson's disease, Mylan said Thursday

December 20, 2012

Retail co-pays for drugs are on the rise across all drug types, according to a new study by the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute.

December 20, 2012

Actavis has donated $200,000 worth of medicines to help people affected by Hurricane Sandy, a charity organization said Thursday.

December 18, 2012

Negative perceptions of generic drugs are more likely among blacks and Hispanics, according to a new study.

December 18, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved two generic versions of a drug to treat HIV, according to agency records.

December 18, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic malaria drug made by Mylan, the drug maker said Tuesday.

December 18, 2012

More than two-thirds of generic drugs carry safety warning labels different from those of their branded equivalents, according to a new study.

December 18, 2012

Drug maker Merz Pharmaceuticals is suing Par Pharmaceutical over the latter's attempt to market a generic drug for cerebral palsy patients, according to published reports.

December 17, 2012

Japanese drug maker Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. is selling its generics business to India-based Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Takeda said.

December 14, 2012

A federal court has ruled in favor of AstraZeneca in a case regarding a cholesterol drug, the company said.

December 11, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration is allowing a drug made by Eisai for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease to retain its market exclusivity for six months past the original expiration date, the company said.

December 11, 2012

The New York Department of Health on Monday announced that reported cases of influenza are increasing throughout New York, and flu activity in the state is now considered to be widespread, with laboratory-confirmed cases in more than half the regions.

December 11, 2012

The Supreme Court will review settlements between branded and generic drug companies that critics say delay patients' access to cheaper drug treatments, according to published reports.

December 10, 2012

The American Heart Association has joined a group of patient and provider organizations promoting safe use of a commonly used class of painkillers.

December 10, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reported that the national incidence of influenza-like illness dropped below the national baseline of 2.2%.

December 7, 2012

AffordRx.com is making a prescription discount card that offers savings of up to 75% at more than 56,000 pharmacies across the country available to all residents of the United States, the company said.

December 7, 2012

The state health department in Massachusetts has made changes to the state's pharmacy board and leveled sanctions against three pharmacies in the wake of a nationwide meningitis outbreak traced to a compounding pharmacy in the state, the department said.

December 7, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic hypertension drug made by Mylan, the company said.

December 6, 2012

Par Pharmaceutical Cos. has contracted with AstraZeneca to distribute an authorized generic version of a drug used to treat high blood pressure, Par said.

December 6, 2012

Humidity may be the common denominator to help explain why flu viruses are most prevalent during the winter months in temperate climates like the United States and most prevalent during the rainy season in many tropical regions close to the equator, according to a study released Tuesday by Virginia Tech researchers.

December 4, 2012

The influenza season is officially underway as flu incidence is already above the national threshold, Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters during a teleconference Monday.

December 4, 2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday joined representatives from Walgreens to celebrate the grand opening of a new Walgreens flagship store in the Bucktown-Wicker Park neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon, taking the opportunity to remind Chicagoans about the importance of getting a flu shot this season.