August 10, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has granted tentative approval to a generic cholesterol drug made by Watson Pharmaceuticals, the company said Wednesday.

August 9, 2011

Profits for Endo Pharmaceutical Holdings rose to $54.6 million during second quarter 2011, up 6% from $51.5 million in second quarter 2010, the drug maker said.

August 9, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic chemotherapy drug made by Hospira, the drug maker said.

August 9, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare on Monday named John Graham chief marketing officer for Consumer Healthcare, North America.

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 8, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted an approval application for a drug made by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries for treating allergies, Teva said.

August 8, 2011

Specialty pharmacy services company Armada Health Care has enlisted a New York pharmacy professor to assist in the review of developed clinical protocols and medication assessment tools, Armada said Monday.

August 4, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has reorganized the Office of Generic Drugs in an effort to improve efficiency, according to an internal memo.

August 4, 2011

German drug maker Merck KGaA said it finished enrolling patients in a late-stage clinical study of a drug for Parkinson's disease.

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.

August 3, 2011

Par Pharmaceutical had sales of $224.2 million and profits of $9.05 million during second quarter 2011, the drug maker said Wednesday.

August 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new use for a drug made by Novartis for treating multiple sclerosis, the Swiss drug maker's U.S. subsidiary said Monday.

August 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation to a chemotherapy drug made by Merrimack Pharmaceuticals for pancreatic cancer, the drug maker said Monday.

August 1, 2011

A federal court has upheld Eli Lilly's patent covering a drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Lilly said Friday.

August 1, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic version of a short-term adjunct treatment for obesity.

August 1, 2011

In a report issued last week, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy found that 96% of rogue websites analyzed continue to operate out of compliance with U.S. pharmacy laws, fuel prescription drug abuse and misuse, and provide an outlet for counterfeit medicines to enter the U.S. drug supply.

July 29, 2011

A generic version of a popular pneumonia treatment has entered the market from Hi-Tech Pharmacal.

July 29, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for diabetes made by Indian generic drug maker Strides Arcolab.

July 29, 2011

Teva Pharmaceuticals has launched an authorized generic version of a contraceptive made by Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Teva said.

July 28, 2011

Biogen Idec has expanded its online resource for patients living with multiple sclerosis to include new resources and support programs.

July 28, 2011

Drug makers Eli Lilly, Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Alkermes are giving their long-acting form of an injected drug for Type 2 diabetes another try at the Food and Drug Administration.

July 28, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline expects to close the deal on the divestiture of several over-the-counter brands that were identified in April, the company stated Tuesday as part of its second-quarter earnings results.

July 28, 2011

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

July 28, 2011

The president and CEO of Sanofi's U.S. operations is stepping into a newly created role at the drug maker.