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.

May 23, 2011

The FDA has approved a new treatment for Type 2 diabetes, the agency said. The FDA announced the approval of Tradjenta (linagliptin) made by Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim.


May 23, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a Pfizer drug for treating pancreatic tumors.

May 10, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration expects to approve an increasing number of drugs, according to published reports.

May 6, 2011

Greenstone has introduced an authorized generic treatment for breast cancer, the generics subsidiary of Pfizer said.

May 5, 2011

A major depressive disorder treatment made by Pfizer significantly reduced the number and severity of moderate-to-severe hot flashes in postmenopausal women, compared with placebo, according to a new study.

May 4, 2011

Visine is looking to help consumers that experience eye irritation and redness during the summer months.

May 3, 2011

Sales at generic drug maker Mylan increased by 12% during first quarter 2011, compared with first quarter 2010, the company said Tuesday.

April 27, 2011

Pfizer on Wednesday launched its Gold range of child nutrition products, developed to meet the changing nutritional and feeding needs of young children. The Gold range of infant and follow-on formulas and growing-up milks provides the right balance of high-quality nutrients needed to support ideal health, growth and development in growing children.

April 26, 2011

The American Pharmacists Association on Monday released its 2010 Pharmacy Today over-the-counter product survey and found that 92% of pharmacists walk a patient to the OTC section to assist with a product selection, noting that the average patient consult takes only three minutes of the patient's time.

April 14, 2011

Drug manufacturers are coming up with new versions of their drugs for erectile dysfunction as those drugs’ loss of patent protection and subsequent generic competition draw near, according to published reports.

April 13, 2011

A Food and Drug Administration expert panel has given a favorable vote to a drug made by Pfizer for tumors, Pfizer said Tuesday.

April 11, 2011

A drug originally developed by scientists in the Soviet Union to treat allergies and currently under investigation by Pfizer and Medivation did not yield significant results in a late-stage clinical trial of patients with Huntington disease, a disorder that leads to cognitive decline, the companies said Monday.

April 7, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by GlaxoSmithKline and Xenoport for treating restless legs syndrome, the agency said Thursday.

April 7, 2011

Pfizer is partnering with San Diego biotech company Zacharon Pharmaceuticals to develop treatments for rare genetic disorders Zacharon said Thursday.

April 4, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug made by Mylan that reduces pressure in the eye, Mylan said Monday.

April 4, 2011

Pfizer will sell its Capsugel business to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. for nearly $2.4 billion, the drug maker said Monday.

March 30, 2011

Prestige Brands on Wednesday announced the launch of a new one-dose-per-day allergy medicine — PediaCare 24-hour allergy.

March 28, 2011

The generics division of drug maker Pfizer is recalling supplies of two drugs due to possible mislabeling.

March 24, 2011

Sugar and chalk. That’s what Pfizer researchers found in a pill that was supposed to be Cytotec, but was, in fact, a crude knockoff seized from a counterfeit drug lab in Peru.

March 24, 2011

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association may not be painting pink Pepto-Bismol mustaches on a group of Hollywood celebrities and professional athletes as part of the new campaign it plans to fully unveil in June, but the goal is more or less the same as the “Got Milk?” ads.

“Got milk?” has become ubiquitous. There is 100% clarity of message. The milk mustache says it all: Milk is an essential food and an integral part of a healthy diet; it HAS TO BE in your refrigerator, on your breakfast table and in your lunch box.