July 9, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating opioid dependence.

July 9, 2013

The U.S. healthcare system has saved $25.5 billion over seven years from generic drugs launched under patent settlements between branded and generic drug manufacturers, according to a new study.

July 9, 2013

With some studies showing that patients' failure to take their medications as directed costs the economy nearly $300 billion per year, one group is looking to tackle what it sees as part of the problem: doctors' and pharmacists' instructions to patients on how much medicine to take and when.

July 9, 2013

The U.S. Public Health Service has awarded a Touro College of Pharmacy student for his efforts to educate the public about health care.

July 8, 2013

Drug maker AbbVie has hired the co-host of TLC's "What Not to Wear" to promote a new psoriasis marketing campaign, the company said Monday.

July 8, 2013

Royal Ahold's U.S. division has appointed a new executive to head the division's brand management and private label development, the company said.

July 8, 2013

Inquiries by pharmacists with doctors regarding the rationale behind prescriptions, diagnoses and treatment plans are inappropriate, according to a new resolution by the American Medical Association.

July 8, 2013

Medical products manufacturer Becton, Dickinson and Co. has appointed Christopher Reidy as its CFO, the company, more commonly known as BD, said Monday.

July 8, 2013

Nearly 30 children have been accidentally poisoned by opioid painkiller patches since 1997, according to the Food and Drug Administration, prompting the agency to issue disposal guidelines.

July 8, 2013

A chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma drug made by Sunovion infringes Mylan's patents on a similar drug, a federal judge has ruled, Mylan said.

July 8, 2013

Fewer Americans are undergoing lower-limb amputations, a statistic that indicates advances in treating foot ulcers related to diabetes, according to a new study.

July 8, 2013

Impax Labs has appointed Mary Pendergast to its board of directors, the generic drug maker said.

July 8, 2013

More than half of the estimated 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are at risk of wandering and becoming lost, according to the National Institute on Aging, a figure that has prompted the federal government to develop a series of training videos for police.

July 8, 2013

Of the 195,000 jobs created last month, 37,000 were in retail, according to the latest numbers form the Department of Labor.

July 8, 2013

Target co-founder Douglas Dayton passed away during the weekend, according to published reports. He was 88.

July 3, 2013

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July 3, 2013

Target has appointed a former secretary of the interior and senator to its board of directors, the mass merchandise retailer said.

July 3, 2013

Drug maker Impax Labs is hoping to become the first to market a generic version of a drug used to treat incontinence and overactive bladder, the company said Wednesday.

July 3, 2013

Less than a year after it unveiled its "virtual grocery store" concept at commuter rail stations in Chicago and the Northeast, online grocer Peapod is taking the idea on the road in a new promotional campaign.

July 3, 2013

Rite Aid's same-store sales increased by 0.7% in June, including increases in front end and pharmacy comps, the retail pharmacy chain said.

July 2, 2013

Arthritis is one of the most common chronic illnesses in children, but it often goes unnoticed and undiagnosed, according to two arthritis-focused organizations seeking to spread awareness about the disease.

July 2, 2013

A dramatic increase in the number of women dying from opioid painkiller overdoses has health officials alarmed.

July 2, 2013

A liquor store chain owned by Netherlands-based Royal Ahold has introduced a "pick-and-mix" concept for specialty beers.

July 2, 2013

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has been added to the limited-distribution network for a Genentech drug used to treat lung and pancreatic cancers.