January 3, 2011

This past year saw a lower-than-usual number of new drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration, due in part to delays at the agency, according to published reports.

January 3, 2011

Sandoz has launched higher dosages of its authorized generic version of a hypertension drug, the generics division of Swiss drug maker Novartis said Monday.

December 23, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Novartis Pharmaceuticals’ Amturnide (aliskiren, amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide) tablets for the treatment of high blood pressure, according to the pharma company.

December 22, 2010

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America has added four new members to its board.

December 21, 2010

Pfizer on Monday announced that it intends to recall one lot — approximately 19,000 bottles — of Lipitor 40-mg tablets (atorvastatin calcium) distributed in the United States because of one customer’s report of an uncharacteristic odor related to the bottles in which these lots of Lipitor were packaged.

December 16, 2010

A subsidiary of Pfizer has extended the expiration date of its tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of King Pharmaceuticals.

December 10, 2010

McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Thursday voluntarily recalled all lots of Rolaids Extra Strength Softchews, Rolaids Extra Strength Plus Gas Softchews and Rolaids Multisymptom Plus Antigas Softchews distributed in the United States. McNeil is taking this action following some consumer reports of foreign materials in the product, including metal and wood particles.

December 8, 2010

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare on Tuesday launched a new consumer promotion campaign featuring television actress Angie Harmon in support of its Children’s Advil brand.

December 6, 2010

Pfizer president and CEO Jeffrey Kindler has retired from the company, the drug maker said Sunday. Ian Read, who currently heads Pfizer’s global biopharmaceutical operations and has worked for the company since 1978, will succeed him.

December 6, 2010

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association recently named GlaxoSmithKline veteran Janet Carter-Smith chair of the CHPA Retailer Liaison Steering Committee, effective Jan. 1.

December 2, 2010

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare on Thursday introduced a new contest from the makers of Centrum multivitamins at LoveFeelingHealthy.com ...

November 30, 2010

On the same day that the Institute of Medicine increased the daily recommended intake of vitamin D to maintain bone health, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Tuesday announced the launch of Caltrate Soft Chews, which incorporate the higher daily recommended vitamin D goals.

November 21, 2010

Pfizer has extended the deadline of its $3.6 billion offer to buy King Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer...

November 18, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday reported that Vigor-25, a product inappropriately marketed as...

November 18, 2010

Pfizer got promising results from a late-stage clinical trial of a cancer treatment, the drug...

November 15, 2010

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare on Tuesday announced it will be supporting its Advil Congestion Relief launch...

November 14, 2010

The world of generic drugs has a big year ahead of it. Actually, it has...

November 14, 2010

On Nov. 5, industry vet Frank Maione closed the book on 34 years of building...

November 14, 2010

A drug made by Pfizer may help decrease the risk of cardiovascular death or heart...

November 9, 2010

Newly published findings indicated that infants fed a lower protein infant formula developed by Pfizer...

November 8, 2010

Loss of patent protection for branded drugs and subsequent competition from generics could save the...

October 31, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a cancer drug for treating tumors associated with...

October 28, 2010

Six years after it sold its hand sanitizer brand, Gojo on Friday announced it reacquired...

October 24, 2010

An industry titan soon will exit the stage. But those who have known Frank Maione...