February 17, 2016

Impax Laboratories has gained approval for its generic of the extended-release ADHD treatment. 

February 16, 2016

The intravenous infusion drug is indicated to treat certain types of various cancers. 

February 12, 2016

The study isn't relevant to the 14-day recommended use of over-the-counter PPIs in treatment of frequent heartburn, however. 

February 12, 2016

According to a new survey, among patients with MDD who take their medication as directed 42% said they still experience symptoms at least once a week and 26% said they experience symptoms several times a week. 

February 12, 2016

Generics manufacturerer Vensun Pharmaceuticals has added an industry veteran to head up its regulatory affairs and compliance operations. 

February 11, 2016

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a piece of legislation aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse and ensuring legitimate patient access by encouraging collaboration between health and enforcement agencies. 

February 10, 2016

A new company is looking to make generics cheaper for consumers, whether they have insurance or not.

February 10, 2016

Specialty pharmaceutical company Meda is being acquired by Mylan, expanding Mylan's reach into emerging markets, building on its recent specialty and branded generics acquisitions and creating an OTC division worth about $1 billion. 

February 9, 2016

Walgreens will install safe medication disposal kiosks in more than 500 drug stores in 39 states and make naloxon available without a prescription at its pharmacies in 35 states. 

February 5, 2016

GPhA president and CEO Chip Davis commented on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Thursday oversight meeting about the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2010. 

February 4, 2016

Camber has launched its generic of Pfizer’s high blood pressure and chest pain treatment Corgard. 

February 3, 2016

The company, alongside the launch of the drug, is offering a savings program for patients, which it said would reduce co-payments to $10 for the drug.

February 2, 2016

The drug, which had annual sales of about $714 million in 2015, is indicated to treat high cholesterol. 

February 2, 2016

Generic Pharmaceutical Association president and CEO Chip Davis issued a statement following the organization’s presentation to members of Congress about the savings attributed to generics. 

February 2, 2016

Greenstone has introduced its authorized generic of the overactive bladder treatment. 

February 1, 2016

Building on the momentum of last year’s launch of the first U.S. biosimilar, the Biosimilars Forum is looking to educate about and increase access to biosimilars. 

February 1, 2016

Though the drug has met the FDA’s quality, safety and efficacy standards, it won't receive final approval until an ongoing patent infringement proceeding is dealt with. 

February 1, 2016

Vfend is indicated to treat fungal infections in adults and children 12 years of age and older. 

February 1, 2016
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts has opted to block reimbursements for Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ Glumetza once the generic is launched on Feb. 1. According to GoodRx, the drug currently costs about $1,500 for a 30-day supply. “Recent agreements Valeant has signed with retail pharmacies now potentially encourage the pharmacies to bypass the more affordable generic,” Express Scripts said. “To protect our clients and patients from wasteful, unnecessary drug spend, Express Scripts will exclude Glumetza.” (Chicago Tribune)
 
January 29, 2016
The organization praised the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research director Dr. Janet Woodcock for pledging to take action to clear a backlog of generic drugs awaiting approval. 
 
January 28, 2016

Fruth Pharmacy has opened another location in West Virginia, this time inside the Tower FoodFair grocery store in Barboursville.

January 27, 2016

The ranking was created by creating overall scores based on the ratio of positive to negative medication reviews online by using TreatoVoice, which identifies and ranks patient experience base on their online postings. 

January 27, 2016

The Task Force found that patients who were identified through depression screening and went on to be treated — with antidepressant medication, psychotherapy or both — showed improvement in depression symptoms.

January 26, 2016

Rising Pharmaceuticals will be launching its generic version of IPR Pharmaceuticals’ Zomig tablets.