August 9, 2011

Hetero is at the center of two patent litigation suits for attempting to market generic versions of Viagra and Nexium, according to published reports.

August 4, 2011

Pfizer Consumer on Thursday announced that its calcium supplement brand Caltrate is partnering with actress Dana Delany to celebrate inspiring women as part of an initiative called "Women Move the World." As part of the celebration, Caltrate also has become a national sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

August 4, 2011

The world's top-selling drug may become available over the counter, if its manufacturer has its way, according to published reports.

July 28, 2011

Pfizer has entered a definitive agreement to acquire a biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the development of pain treatments.

July 26, 2011

McNeil Consumer on Tuesday announced a partnership with 12-time Olympic medalist, best-selling author and mother Dara Torres, who will serve as a brand ambassador for the external analgesic Bengay.

July 8, 2011

American Regent has launched a generic drug for relieving pressure inside the eye, the company said.

July 7, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an additional strength of a generic drug made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals for high blood pressure, Lupin said Wednesday.

July 5, 2011

Pfizer defended a drug used for smoking cessation Monday following reports of a Canadian study that found it raised the risk of heart problems.

July 5, 2011

McNeil Consumer Healthcare’s foray into heat patches has proven a success. Tylenol Precise is the No. 2 brand across heat and ice packs, falling in behind Pfizer’s ThermaCare.

June 24, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve an investigative painkiller made by Pfizer, the drug maker said Friday.

June 22, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a medication designed to treat acute and chronic moderate to severe pain, where the use of an opioid analgesic is suitable.

June 20, 2011

The overall growth in drug spending for 2010 was 3.7%, according to the latest drug trend report by pharmacy benefit manager Medco Health Solutions. The lower increase 
was primarily due to higher rates of generic drug dispensing — more than 71% of drugs dispensed were generics. 


June 13, 2011

Merck will collaborate with a Korean manufacturer to develop a biosimilar version of a drug used for autoimmune diseases.

June 7, 2011

Dr. Reddy's Labs has received regulatory approval from the Food and Drug Administration for generic versions of treatments for Alzheimer's disease, depression and breast cancer.

June 7, 2011

Global Wellness on Tuesday initiated a voluntary nationwide recall of its Via Extreme ultimate sexual enhancer dietary supplement for men.

June 7, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic contraceptive made by Watson Pharmaceuticals, the company said Tuesday.

June 3, 2011

Pfizer has filed suit against generic drug maker Impax Labs in connection with the latter’s attempt to market a generic drug for bladder problems.

June 3, 2011

Generic drug maker Watson Labs is hoping to market a generic version of a Pfizer drug for erectile dysfunction.

June 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for depression and anxiety made by Mylan, the drug maker said Thursday.

June 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for Alzheimer’s disease made by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.

June 1, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic treatment for Alzheimer’s disease made by Actavis, the drug maker said Tuesday.

June 1, 2011

Sandoz has launched generic versions of treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, the generic pharmaceuticals division of Swiss drug maker Novartis said Wednesday.

May 24, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic over-the-counter treatment for allergies made by Taro Pharmaceutical Industries.

May 23, 2011

The summer 2011 Allergy Relief Ingredient Guide breaks down the indication, active ingredients, purpose and dosage of such OTC allergy-symptom relievers as Claritin, Allegra, Zyrtec, Benadryl, Hyland's, Ocean, Similasan, Visine A.C. and Zaditor.