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September 23, 2013

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has launched a generic drug for treating cardiovascular disease, the company said.

September 20, 2013

Perrigo Co. has hired a former Food and Drug Administration official for its regulatory department, the drug maker said.

September 19, 2013

A trade group for the generic pharmaceutical industry is hoping the Food and Drug Administration will allow biosimilars to share the same generic names as their branded biologic counterparts, saying that giving biosimilars their own generic names would not enhance safety.

September 17, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for insomnia made by Lupin, the drug maker said.

September 17, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new formulation of a cancer drug made by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Teva said Tuesday.

September 16, 2013

Actavis has launched a generic drug for post-shingles pain under an agreement with the branded drug's manufacturers, the company said Monday.

September 16, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic chemotherapy pill for treating colorectal and breast cancers, the agency said Monday.

September 16, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries for ulcers, Sun said.

September 16, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is barring the importation of drugs from another one of Ranbaxy Labs' plants in India, the agency said Monday.

September 12, 2013

The news that the Food and Drug Administration exceeded its hiring goals for a push that began last year to speed up review of generic drug approval applications is music to the ears of a trade group representing the industry.

September 11, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has exceeded its goals for hiring new staff as part of a user-fee law for generic drugs, according to an internal memo sent to staff members.

September 10, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is raising the fees that generic drug companies will have to pay when filing for regulatory approval for new products or supplemental applications for existing products, the agency said last month.

September 10, 2013

A new set of guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration could bring a generic version of a respiratory drug made by GlaxoSmithKline closer to reality.

September 10, 2013

While the U.S. generic drug market has grown at a rapid pace, the international market for generic manufacturing and use has grown as well.

September 10, 2013

One trend that generic companies and pharmacy retailers alike should keep an eye on is the patent cliff.

September 10, 2013

Drug maker Depomed has expanded the geographic scope of a license agreement it has with Merck for diabetes drugs, the company said.

September 10, 2013

Generic drugs have been on a roll with their share of total prescriptions dispensed in the country seeming to increase on a nearly constant basis. But it appears the peak is coming soon.

September 10, 2013

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has introduced a generic version of an antibiotic drug kit, the company said.

September 3, 2013

Over the last few years, many drug makers have offered coupons and co-payment-assistance programs as a way to reduce patients' out-of-pocket spending on medications, but a new study questions whether they really reduce spending in the long run and whether they're even legal.

August 28, 2013

The global market for drug packaging is expected to experience tremendous growth over the next few years, according to a new report.

August 27, 2013

AstraZeneca has bought Maryland-based biotech company Amplimmune, the drug maker said.

August 27, 2013

Lawmakers in California have passed a bill that would restrict the use of follow-on versions of biotech drugs known as biosimilars, according to published reports.

August 26, 2013

Biotech company Amgen is buying Onyx Pharmaceuticals, the companies said Sunday.

August 20, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for depression made by Par Pharmaceutical, the drug maker said.

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