December 17, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Wednesday expressed concerns that the current structure of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) will impede generic utilization.

December 11, 2014

Are high distribution costs and overly complex regulations stifling pharmaceutical and health product suppliers’ ability to fully engage with the fast-changing healthcare marketplace? That’s one concern raised by a global survey of healthcare executives in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America from United Parcel Service.

December 9, 2014

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received a $100 million donation to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy from alumni Fred Eshelman, founder and CEO of Pharmaceutical Product Development and founding chairman of Furiex Pharmaceuticals. The committment will be used to create a center within the pharmacy school named the Eshelman Institute for Innovation.

December 8, 2014

Acura Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that the company has been issued its first U.S. patent directed at the company's Impede technology and products utilizing that technology. 

December 4, 2014

Alliance Boots on Thursday announced that it has completed the acquisition of a 12% stake in Nanjing Pharmaceutical in China. As a result of the investment, Alliance Boots becomes the second largest shareholder of the company with the right to nominate board members and a member of the senior management.

November 25, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association earlier this month added 10 member companies to its roster, including four manufacturer members and six associate members.

November 20, 2014

More specialty drug innovation, greater patient access to medicines and reduced impact from patent expiries will be the primary drivers of an increase in global medicine spending of up to 30% by 2018.

November 20, 2014

Moberg Pharma AB on Thursday announced that Jeff Vernimb has been named general manager for its U.S. operations and a member of Moberg's management team, effective Dec. 15.

 

November 17, 2014

Pharmaceutical sales through HDMA-member traditional primary distributors reached nearly $305 billion in 2013.

October 23, 2014

The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy are partnering to provide the nation’s schools of pharmacy a supply chain educational tool surrounding the distribution of specialty pharmaceuticals. 

October 22, 2014

Amneal Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday announced that the company has won the global “Company of the Year” Award from Generics bulletin.

October 1, 2014

Bayer on Wednesday announced it has completed the acquisition of the consumer care business of the U.S. pharmaceuticals group Merck.

 

September 30, 2014

Wholesaler H.D. Smith last week promoted Dmitrey Kuznetsov to VP generic pharmaceuticals. 

September 29, 2014

Alliance Boots on Monday announced that China Securities Regulatory Commission has approved the group's investment in Nanjing Pharmaceutical Company Limited.

September 10, 2014

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy last week launched the .pharmacy generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) to provide consumers a means for identifying safe, legal and ethical online pharmacies and related resources. 

September 2, 2014

Acura Pharmaceuticals last week announced that it has been awarded a $300,000 grant by the National Institute On Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health to fund Phase I development of Acura's new, early stage Limitx abuse deterrent technology.

August 26, 2014

Fera Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that it was selected by Pragma Pharmaceuticals to launch amoxicillin extended-release tablets

July 30, 2014

Perrigo on Wednesday announced that it has filed an abbreviated new drug application with the Food and Drug Administration for desoximetasone topical spray 0.25%. The company also has notified Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., the owner of the reference listed drug, of the filing.

July 28, 2014

Reckitt Benckiser announced the company will be looking to spin off its pharma business in the next 12 months. 

 

July 23, 2014

Generics supplier Camber Pharmaceuticals added two new executives to its team this week, bringing on Kirk Hessels as marketing director and Amanda Rebnicky as its sales operations director.

July 18, 2014

FedEx on Thursday was indicted as a co-conspirator for illegally distributing pharmaceuticals sourced from a pair of rogue online pharmacies.

 

July 3, 2014

Roche on Wednesday announced that Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Seragon Pharmaceuticals, a privately held biotechnology company based in San Diego. 

June 27, 2014

As the registry operator of the new .pharmacy domain, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, under a contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, will soon provide a means for identifying safe online pharmacies and resources.

June 23, 2014

The National Advertising Division last week determined that Westport Pharmaceuticals, maker of Zephrex-D nasal decongestant tablets, can support the claims challenged before NAD by Acura Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Nexafed, a competing product.