March 8, 2012

The market for drugs to treat diabetes — especially Type 2 diabetes — has shown quite a bit of activity lately.

March 8, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration is looking at the possibility of selling certain prescription drugs over the counter under specific circumstances, the agency said.

March 7, 2012

Prices for generic drugs may be dropping, but increases in branded and specialty drug prices have offset those decreases, according to a new study.

March 5, 2012

Indian drug maker Dr. Reddy's has launched a drug designed to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, the company said.

March 5, 2012

Cardinal Health can continue distributing controlled medications from a distribution center in Florida, according to published reports.

March 2, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday issued its latest update on the influenza season to date, or rather the lack thereof. For the week ended Feb. 25, visits for influenza-like illnesses have yet to crack the national baseline of 2.4% this season.

March 2, 2012

An organization representing independent retail pharmacies is criticizing a new ad by a pharmacy benefit manager industry group, calling the ad "irresponsible."

March 2, 2012

A generic drug maker has launched its version of an Abbott Labs drug.

March 2, 2012

Watson has launched an authorized generic drug for treating postmenopausal women, the company said Friday.

March 1, 2012

Endo's parent company is looking to change its name and will integrate four of its operating units, the drug maker said Thursday.

February 29, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for epilepsy made by Hi-Tech Pharmacal, the drug maker said Wednesday.

February 29, 2012

A federal district court has turned down a request by Cardinal Health for an injunction against the Drug Enforcement Administration's suspension of the company's license to ship painkiller drugs from one of its distribution centers, the company said Wednesday.

February 29, 2012

Mylan has launched a generic drug for treating depression and anxiety, the company said Wednesday.

February 28, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced it will hold a public hearing on March 22 and 23 to discuss how technology can expand which drug products can be switched from prescription to over-the-counter status.

February 28, 2012

The U.S. unit of Indian generic drug maker Glenmark is recalling a generic contraceptive drug, the company said.

February 28, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline can sell an authorized generic of its antidepressant drug to Toronto-based drug maker Apotex, a U.S. judge ruled.

February 28, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline has recalled nearly 400,000 bottles of a hypertension drug that were distributed in the United States, according to published reports.

February 28, 2012

Drugs widely used to treat cholesterol may cause increases in blood sugar and other symptoms, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.

February 24, 2012

Generic drug maker Hospira has joined the country's largest lobby for the generic drug industry, the company said.

February 24, 2012

Generic drug maker Par Pharmaceutical has completed its acquisition of an Indian drug company, Par said.

February 23, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has given tentative approval to a division of Mylan for a generic drug for treating HIV and AIDS in children in developing countries.

February 23, 2012

The president of one of the world's largest generic drug manufacturers will serve as chairman of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, the organization said Thursday.

February 22, 2012

Prescription-only pseudoephedrine regulation has no impact on the methamphetamine trade, according to a Cascade Policy Institute study on the 2005 Oregon law, which restricts access to medicines containing pseudoephedrine.

February 21, 2012

An executive order from the Obama administration has spurred the Food and Drug Administration to address shortages of two cancer drugs and issue draft guidance for the industry to help prevent future shortages, the agency said Tuesday.