September 13, 2011

Procter & Gamble’s Crest Pro-Health brand is looking to educate older adults about the importance of gum health during the second annual National Gingivitis Awareness Month this September by partnering with actress, author and health advocate Marilu Henner.

September 13, 2011

CVS Caremark has partnered with Direct Relief USA to offer up to $6 million in free flu shots to community clinic and health center patients who are uninsured, the company announced on Tuesday.

September 13, 2011

Electronic prescribing network Surescripts has certified Definitive Homecare Solutions' CPR+ specialty pharmacy software for e-prescribing.

September 13, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline's Consumer Healthcare division has appointed a former Kraft Foods executive as its new chief customer officer.

September 13, 2011

Impax Labs has hit a roadblock in its attempt to market a generic version of a symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia drug.

September 13, 2011

An insulin analogue made by Sanofi appears to work better in certain cases than competing treatments at reducing weight gain and controlling blood sugar among patients with Type 2 diabetes.

September 13, 2011

Methamphetamine use is down by 50%, even as use of illicit drugs continued to climb between 2008 and 2010, according to a national survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that was released last week.

September 13, 2011

Watson Labs has begun shipping a drug designed to treat partial onset seizures in patients with epilepsy.

September 12, 2011

The blockbuster movie release of "Contagion" this past weekend may drive more people to seek out their flu shot, proposed the director of the New Jersey Center for Public Health Preparedness.

September 12, 2011

It’s hard to disagree that generic drug companies have had a good run for the last several years. Branded drug companies developed a large number of drugs that proved highly effective at treating widespread medical conditions and became blockbusters, garnering billions of dollars in sales in the United States alone.

September 12, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration is reorganizing its division for regulating cancer drugs, the agency said Monday.

September 12, 2011


As the clock winds down on the patent exclusivity of the industry’s biggest blockbuster drug in November, speculation continues to grow that Pfizer will look to flip the switch on an OTC version of Lipitor (atorvastatin) before generic competition whittles away at the $7 billion behemoth. 


September 12, 2011

The issue of patent settlements, their effect on drug prices and availability, and by extension their legality has been around for a long time and will likely remain an issue for years to come. But according to a report released in May by the Federal Trade Commission, the settlements have been on the rise, increasing from 16 in 2009 to 31 in 2010.


September 12, 2011

Genentech has applied for Food and Drug Administration approval of a drug for treating skin cancer, the drug maker said Monday.

September 12, 2011

The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health, the American Association of Diabetes Educators and AT&T on Monday announced an initiative to evaluate the use of mobile devices to deliver diabetes self-management training within an underserved minority community in Dallas.

September 12, 2011

While settlements constitute the most prominent patent-related issue for generic drugs, two others have cropped up this year as well.


September 12, 2011

McKesson on Monday announced the creation of a new division: McKesson Specialty Health.

September 12, 2011

Perrigo this summer developed a healthcare professional outreach strategy, educating pediatricians, for example, around the company’s new infants’ and children’s acetaminophen dosing and packaging changes.

September 12, 2011

Patients treated with a long-acting drug for Type 2 diabetes experienced a reduction in cardiovascular health risk factors, according to results of a study presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes' annual meeting.

September 12, 2011

Portable oral care continues to experience strong growth and, if prior sales periods are any indication of what’s ahead, the segment will likely continue to flourish.

September 9, 2011

In an effort to motivate and support newly diagnosed diabetes patients, Bayer HealthCare has enlisted spokesman Nick Jonas for its latest contest.

September 9, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug made by Mylan for treating allergies.

September 9, 2011

In line with its full-scale, national launch, functional beverage brand Ginseng Up is debuting a new apple flavor.

September 9, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is calling on Congress to scrutinize the proposed merger of pharmacy benefit managers Express Scripts and Medco and, in a letter submitted Friday to the House of Representatives Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, outlined the “problems” it believes would result from the mega-merger.