June 21, 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.

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 21, 2012

Specialty and biologically engineered medicines have been a boon to millions of Americans with life-threatening and life-altering conditions. But their lofty prices are squeezing patients and payers and spawning a growing legislative backlash that threatens insurers and employer-based health plans.

June 21, 2012

In 2008, an investigation by the Associated Press revealed that drinking water supplies in major cities and metropolitan regions across the country are riddled with pharmaceutical compounds.

June 20, 2012

Hamacher Resource Group on Tuesday announced it will present “Marketing Diabetes in the Retail Setting” June 21 at the Marketing Diabetes Prevention and Awareness Conference in Atlanta.

June 20, 2012

Pharmacy customers who use the Mscripts application to order, refill and manage their prescriptions now can do so in English or Spanish, the company announced Wednesday.

June 19, 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in favor of Watson Pharmaceuticals during patent litigation concerning the drug maker's abbreviated new drug application for an overactive bladder treatment.

June 19, 2012

Maxim Health Systems now is a certified distributor of the Citi Flu Care card, the healthcare group announced Tuesday.

June 19, 2012

Mylan's Canadian subsidiary has launched a new website that is designed to help Canadians learn more about the value, reliability and quality of generic pharmaceuticals.

June 18, 2012

Merck announced that the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey ruled against the company in a patent infringement suit against Canada-based drug maker Apotex.

June 18, 2012

Greenstone, the generic pharmaceutical subsidiary of Pfizer, has launched olanzapine tablets.

June 14, 2012

A new Walgreens study released Thursday found that a pharmacist-led training and counseling program for patients receiving an injectable diabetes medication improved medication adherence by 24%.

June 13, 2012

As health departments across the country report record numbers of pertussis cases, the results of a new survey of American adults released Wednesday revealed that most parents aren't asking adults close to their infants and young children to get an adult whooping cough booster vaccine, even though they do ask them to follow other basic precautions to safeguard their children's health.

June 12, 2012

The 2011-2012 influenza season was one of the mildest and latest seasons on record, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

June 12, 2012

The Healthcare Distribution Management Association on Tuesday honored 10 pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers through the presentation of its annual Distribution Management Awards for Notable Achievements in Healthcare, or DIANA. The winners were announced Monday evening at the Association’s 2012 Business and Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

June 8, 2012

Mylan announced that its subsidiary has resolved all disputes with Teva pertaining to the sale of generic versions of a sleep disorder drug.

June 8, 2012

Walmart has partnered with En-Vision America to launch a pilot program that provides those who cannot read standard print a safe and easy way to access the information on their prescriptions.

June 7, 2012

Government authorities are working to educate independent pharmacy owners on prescription drug abuse, an independent pharmacy network said.

June 7, 2012

Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a drug for treating Parkinson's disease, the company said Thursday.

June 7, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for kidney disease made by Perrigo.

June 6, 2012

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

June 1, 2012

Five pharmacy organizations on Thursday wrote Congress in opposition of an amendment to the Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act due to its potential to delay patients' timely relief from chronic pain while increasing drug costs.

May 31, 2012

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