February 19, 2015

Surescripts on Thursday released a step-by-step video guide targeting both small providers and health systems to enable adoption of electronic prescribing of controlled substances.

February 18, 2015

Actavis on Wednesday announced that it will adopt a new corporate name — Allergan — following the anticipated, successful completion of the acquisition of Allergan.

February 18, 2015

Lupin Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday launched the InspiraChamber Anti-Static Valved Holding Chamber for respiratory medicines under a strategic licensing agreement with InspiRX.

February 18, 2015

PatientsLikeMe and Walgreens are trying to make it easier for people to understand how the medications they take may affect them.

 

February 17, 2015

Lupin and Celon Pharma announced Tuesday that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the companies will jointly develop a fluticasone/salmeterol dry powder inhaler product which is a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's Advair Diskus.

February 17, 2015

Teva Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday announced the launch of generic versions of Lovenox (enoxaparin sodium injection) as well as generic Zyvox (linezolid) injection. 

 

February 17, 2015

The flu is making its way to the Southeastern United States, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index.

February 12, 2015

Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., on Thursday introduced companion legislation to House bill H.R. 471.

 

February 12, 2015

Sandoz on Thursday launched telmisartan tablets, the generic version of Micardis from Boehringer Ingelheim. The drug is used to treat hypertension, the company said.

 

February 10, 2015

From Jan. 1 to Feb. 6, 2015, 121 people from 17 states and Washington D.C. were reported to have measles.

February 10, 2015

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Monday announced the election of its 2015 executive committee and board of directors.

February 10, 2015

PricewaterhouseCoopers released a new spotlight on the dangers of antimicrobial resistance.

 

February 9, 2015

Under new bipartisan legislation, seniors would have more convenient access to discounted or "preferred" co-pays for prescription drugs at their pharmacy of choice.

February 9, 2015

Mylan Inc. and its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals are being sued by Bayer Healthcare, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals and Onyx Pharamceuticals in relation to the filing of an abbreviated new drug application for sorafenib tablets, the generic version of Nexavar. 

 

February 6, 2015

The pharma industry praised outgoing Food and Drug Administration commissioner Margaret Hamburg and welcomed Stephen Ostroff, who will assume the role of acting commissioner.

February 5, 2015

HDMA recognized four members of Congress with the Association’s Rx Safety and Healthcare Leadership Award.

February 5, 2015

Food and Drug Commissioner Margaret Hamburg will resign from her post in March.

 

February 5, 2015

Pfizer has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Hospira.

 

February 5, 2015

Generic drug prices are going up. Spurred by market opportunities, short-term market exclusivity for some newly launched single-source generics and rising costs for manufacturing, quality control and raw materials, me-too drug manufacturers have escalated a series of price hikes, some of them significant.

February 3, 2015

Teva Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday announced the introduction of dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride extended-release capsules, CII, in 10-mg dosage strength.

February 3, 2015

Camber Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday announced the launch of rizatriptan benzoate tablets in 5- and 10-mg dosage strengths. 

 

February 2, 2015

Mylan announced that it will acquire certain businesses from specialty women's healthcare company Famy Care Limited for $750 million, with additional contingent payments of up to $50 million. 

January 29, 2015

Cardinal Health increased full-year share earnings projections to a range of $4.28 to $4.38, in part driven by a faster-than-expected start for its generics sourcing venture with CVS Health.

January 28, 2015

The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday released a discussion document in the 21st Century Cures initiative.