May 18, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for Parkinson's disease made by Actavis, the drug maker said Friday.

May 18, 2012

The Drug Store News Group, the Pharmacist Society and Mylan Inc., one of the world's leading generics and specialty pharmaceutical companies, are pleased to announce an exclusive sponsorship to expand membership opportunities at PharmacistSociety.com – an online forum that supports and enhances professional networks for U.S.-based retail pharmacists, professional organizations and pharmacy companies.

May 18, 2012

Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals is challenging the patent protection of a contraceptive drug made by Warner Chilcott, Watson said Friday.

May 17, 2012

People with higher levels of education and higher income have lower rates of many chronic diseases compared with those with less education and lower income levels, according to "Health, United States, 2011" — the government’s annual comprehensive report on Americans’ health released Wednesday.

May 17, 2012

More than 80% of health plans would require a drug manufacturer to demonstrate a clear clinical benefit compared with current branded and generic treatments in order for its drug to be placed in the plan's formulary, according to a new survey.

May 17, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved generic versions of one of the country's top-selling drugs made by eight different companies, the agency said Thursday.

May 17, 2012

Sagent Pharmaceuticals has launched a generic version of a chemotherapy drug, the company said Thursday.

May 17, 2012

Wolters Kluwer Health has introduced what it called the first mobile application for the Nursing Drug Handbook, the company said Thursday.

May 16, 2012

Amneal Pharmaceuticals is adding blackberry flavoring to a generic diabetes drug following feedback from customers, the company said Wednesday.

May 16, 2012

Walmart and Sam's Club will be among the first retailers to offer a generic version of an antiplatelet drug.

May 16, 2012

Medication nonadherence costs the U.S. healthcare system about $290 billion per year, according to New England Healthcare Institute. That big and scary number — the kind whose sheer enormity can make one’s eyes glaze over — is now even bigger.


May 16, 2012

Watson has announced its intention to acquire Actavis, the company said. Following news reports that the U.S.-based generic drug maker would acquire Switzerland-based Actavis, Watson announced that it would buy the latter for $5.6 billion.

May 15, 2012

Net revenues for Teva rose more than 24% for the first quarter ended March 31, thanks to new drug launches and the company's acquisition of drug maker Cephalon.

May 15, 2012

First-quarter consolidated sales for generic drug maker Ranbaxy Labs totaled $736 million, the company reported last week.

May 15, 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.

May 15, 2012

Pfizer apparently is relenting on its attempt to drive sales of its top cholesterol drug as several new generic versions look set to enter the market, according to published reports.

May 15, 2012

Walgreens on Tuesday infused greater value into its Prescription Savings Club program, which now offers discounts on more than 8,000 brand-name and generic prescriptions, thanks to the inclusion of more than 700 "value-priced" generics, which retail as low as $12 for a 90-day supply.

May 14, 2012

Giant Food Stores collected nearly 3 tons of unused medications during a nationwide medication take-back day last month, the chain said.

May 11, 2012

Biotech drug maker Amgen has joined the list of companies offering testimony at a Food and Drug Administration hearing on biosimilars Friday.

May 10, 2012

Mylan has increased its 2012 earnings per share guidance range, the generic drug maker said.

May 10, 2012

Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals has formed a special office to handle its pending acquisition of Actavis, the company said.

May 10, 2012

Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals is hoping to be the first to market a generic version of a drug used to treat ulcerative colitis, the company said.

May 9, 2012

Kerr Drug announced the launch of its Healthy Pet program, offering a full range of pet medications that customers can order on the chain's website and have delivered to their homes, the regional retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

May 9, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration may be close to approving a drug for preventing HIV infection, according to published reports.