September 12, 2011

The issue of patent settlements, their effect on drug prices and availability, and by extension their legality has been around for a long time and will likely remain an issue for years to come. But according to a report released in May by the Federal Trade Commission, the settlements have been on the rise, increasing from 16 in 2009 to 31 in 2010.


September 12, 2011

Genentech has applied for Food and Drug Administration approval of a drug for treating skin cancer, the drug maker said Monday.

September 12, 2011

While settlements constitute the most prominent patent-related issue for generic drugs, two others have cropped up this year as well.


September 12, 2011

At press time, Hurricane Irene was slowly barreling toward the East Coast and threatening the area with a deluge that prompted cities to shut down and had store shelves wiped clean.


September 12, 2011

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association has named Ralph Neas as its new president and CEO.

September 8, 2011

Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly will present data from their diabetes portfolio at the 47th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Lisbon, Portugal.

September 8, 2011

Bristol-Myers Squibb has completed its previously announced acquisition of another drug maker.

September 8, 2011

A group representing independent pharmacies is urging Congress to cut the deficit by reducing healthcare expenditures, but "without compromising patients' access to their pharmacy of choice or harming local jobs."

September 8, 2011

Ranbaxy Labs will launch its generic version of the world's top-selling drug as originally planned, according to published reports.

September 8, 2011

Merck KGaA announced that Robert Yates was named president of Merck Millipore, the drug maker's life science division.

September 7, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application for a drug made by Vivus for treating erectile dysfunction.

September 7, 2011

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association has named Ralph Neas as its new president and CEO, the group said Wednesday.

September 1, 2011

Pfizer and Dr. Reddy's have reached a settlement over the latter's efforts to launch a generic version of the world's top-selling drug, according to published reports.

September 1, 2011

Branded drugs sold under their generic names at a reduced price can reduce retail and wholesale drug prices, according to a new report by the Federal Trade Commission.

September 1, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline on Thursday announced that 25-year veteran Clark Brown, VP sales at GSK Consumer Healthcare, will be leaving the organization effective Sept. 2.

September 1, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new use for a follow-on biologic made by Sandoz.

August 30, 2011

Dr. Reddy’s Labs on Tuesday announced that it has launched its over-the-counter fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine extended-release tablets.

August 30, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for dermatitis made by Perrigo under a collaboration with Chicago-based Cobrek Pharmaceutical.

August 30, 2011

A federal court has acted in favor of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in the drug maker's patent infringement case against several generic drug companies seeking to market versions of its multiple sclerosis drug.

August 30, 2011

Mylan will be banned temporarily from launching a generic drug for acne pending a federal court's decision whether or not to bar it, according to published reports.

August 29, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new cancer drug made by Pfizer, the drug maker said.

August 29, 2011

A drug made by Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb undergoing late-stage clinical trials was more effective than the generic drug warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to study results released Sunday.

August 26, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Shire for a rare autoimmune condition, the agency said.

August 24, 2011


A worldwide flood of counterfeit and unsafe medications is seeping into the United States and other developed countries via the Internet and porous borders, threatening public health and the security of the pharmaceutical supply chain.