Content about Generics

November 10, 2011

Employers and consumers alike are adopting health savings accounts as a viable way to manage their healthcare costs without compromising care, according to two national surveys released Thursday.

November 9, 2011

According to the most recent consumer snapshot survey by Interclick, 42% of Americans are planning to be immunized this year.

November 9, 2011

Generic drug maker Mylan has bought rights to a drug delivery platform made by Pfizer that will allow it to make generic versions of two GlaxoSmithKline respiratory drugs, Mylan said Wednesday.

November 8, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday launched a website for patients and caregivers on the safe disposal of needles and other “sharps” that are used at home, at work and while traveling.

November 8, 2011

In response to a new second set of limits on generic drug pharmacy reimbursement that recently were proposed by federal Medicaid officials, the National Community Pharmacists Association on Tuesday reiterated its concerns with what the group characterized as the "flawed methodology" being used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to determine the payment caps.

November 8, 2011

Purdue Pharma has launched a new way for fighting pharmacy crime, the drug maker said Tuesday.

November 7, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has appointed a new chief of staff for commissioner Margaret Hamburg, according to a letter sent to agency employees Monday.

November 7, 2011

Third-quarter net revenue for Sagent Pharmaceuticals jumped 94% to $41.3 million, thanks to several new product launches during the period.

November 4, 2011

A bill proposed in Congress would give states incentives for using generic drugs through the Medicaid program.

November 4, 2011

In the classic “Arabian Nights” tale of Aladdin and his magic lamp, the evil sorcerer who made Aladdin retrieve the lamp containing the genie attempts to get it back by tricking Aladdin’s wife into giving it to him by roaming through the streets offering to trade “new lamps for old.”


November 4, 2011

Marsh Supermarkets is offering a new program for patients with diabetes, according to the Indianapolis-based chain's website.

November 4, 2011

In February, Drug Store News discussed three issues concerning generic drugs that would figure prominently throughout the year: drug safety, user fees and patent settlements.


November 3, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Perrigo and PharmaForce/Luitpold Pharmaceuticals for treating eye allergies, Perrigo said.

November 3, 2011

Procter & Gamble on Thursday announced the creation of a new partnership and joint venture with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to be named PGT Healthcare.

November 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Endo Pharmaceuticals for high blood pressure.

November 2, 2011

Drug maker Perrigo has filed for regulatory approval of a generic topical drug for treating testosterone deficiency, prompting a patent infringement suit from the branded version's manufacturer.

November 2, 2011

It's official. Pfizer will be exploring a potential switch of its blockbuster lipid-lowering drug Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium).

November 1, 2011

Drug maker Impax Labs reported sales of $119.8 million and profits of $20 million in third quarter 2011, according to an earnings report released Tuesday.

November 1, 2011

Pfizer soon may lose its distinction of having the highest global sales of any drug company, according to life sciences industry analysis firm EvaluatePharma.

November 1, 2011

Watson Pharmaceuticals had sales of $1.1 billion and profits of $68.1 million in third quarter 2011, the drug maker said in an earnings statement Tuesday.

October 31, 2011

Watson Pharmaceuticals and a partnering company are barred from launching a generic version of a blood-thinning drug under a federal court decision issued Friday.

October 31, 2011

Endo Pharmaceuticals announced it will move its corporate headquarters to a new facility by next December.

October 31, 2011

President Barack Obama issued an executive order Monday to address the growing problem of drug shortages.

October 28, 2011

Saturday is the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, and the country's largest lobbying group representing the generic drug industry is expressing its support.

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