January 20, 2011

A recent clinical trial involving a new drug formulation incorporating aspirin with soy-derived phosphatidylcholine found that the drug combination significantly can reduce irritation to the stomach and upper gastrointestinal tract.

January 20, 2011

Finalizing an acquisition of biotech company Genzyme by French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis “will take some time,” media reports quoted Genzyme’s chief executive as saying.

January 20, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has given tentative approval to an antiretroviral treatment for children with HIV and AIDS under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief program.

January 20, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada have granted priority review to a drug for treating hepatitis C.

January 19, 2011

Drug maker Genentech is hoping to keep a breast cancer treatment on the market as the Food and Drug Administration considers whether to revoke its approval for the disease, according to published reports.

January 19, 2011

Patients taking an investigational drug made by Genentech for advanced skin cancer fared better than those receiving standard treatments, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial announced Wednesday.

January 19, 2011

Global Industry Analysts on Wednesday released its report on the future growth of the diabetes diagnostics market.

January 19, 2011

In partnership with Bayer Healthcare Diabetes Care and Novo Nordisk, Giant Eagle is offering its customers free in-store diabetes screenings.

January 19, 2011

A permanent injunction was granted to the federal government Tuesday against a contract manufacturer and distributor of prescription and over-the-counter products, as well as two of its executives.

January 19, 2011

An insulin pen for children made by Novo Nordisk has won a design award, the company said Wednesday.

January 19, 2011

When consumers are offered a cost-neutral choice to fill their 90-day prescription medications in a retail store or through a mail-order pharmacy, they tend to split their preferences, largely depending on their past experiences, according to the findings of a first-of-its-kind study from CVS Caremark.

January 18, 2011

Addressing the need for patients to follow good health practices during cough-cold-flu season, the American Pharmacists Association is encouraging consumers to consult with their local pharmacist on ways to maintain their well-being.

January 18, 2011

Personal care brand Eos has announced the launch of its new tangerine medicated anti-bacterial Lip Balm Smooth Sphere.

January 18, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for head lice, the agency said Tuesday.

January 18, 2011

Healthcare market research firm IMS Health will buy privately held market research firm SDI Health, IMS said.

January 18, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic diabetes drug made by Mylan, the drug maker said Tuesday.

January 18, 2011

A group representing the drug retailing industry submitted a letter to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., regarding "issues [that] are of the utmost importance" to its members.

January 18, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association has expanded its membership.

January 18, 2011

Generic drug maker Sandoz has started a mid-stage clinical trial of a monoclonal antibody used to treat cancer and autoimmune disease, the company said.

January 18, 2011

Transcept Pharmaceuticals has resubmitted its regulatory application for a drug to treat insomnia to the Food and Drug Administration, following a previous denial of approval by the agency, the drug maker said Tuesday.

January 17, 2011

B. Braun has launched its Prontosan wound management gel — a product used in the healthcare setting for cleaning wounds, as well as moistening and lubricating absorbent wound dressings — for over-the-counter use.

January 17, 2011

Generic drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and subsidiary Barr Labs are prohibited from marketing a generic version of an Amgen drug for patients with chronic kidney disease until the drug’s patents expire, under a recent court decision.

January 17, 2011

A new drug application for Anglo-Swedish drug maker AstraZeneca's vandetanib has been extended.

January 17, 2011

A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted last week not to recommend approval of a drug from Eli Lilly.