July 29, 2013

Actavis hopes to become the first to market a generic drug for treating chronic pain, the company said.

July 29, 2013

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association endorsed the Restoring Access to Medication Act (H.R. 2835), which would repeal a requirement enacted into law as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 that requires consumers to obtain a prescription in order to utilize their flexible spending arrangements and health savings accounts to purchase over-the-counter medicines.

July 29, 2013

Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a generic drug used to treat Alzheimer's disease, the company said.

July 29, 2013

Drug maker Pfizer is planning to split its commercial division into three business lines that will separate its branded and generic products, the company said Monday.

July 26, 2013

A federal court has ruled in favor of generic drug maker Sandoz in a case involving a drug for multiple sclerosis, Sandoz said.

July 26, 2013

Pharmacists at Good Neighbor Pharmacy can provide immunizations to patients without a prescription from a physician under a new program, parent company AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. said.

July 25, 2013

CNNMoney on Thursday featured a Q&A with Greg Wasson, Walgreens president CEO, to talk about how health care is transforming and how Walgreens is rethinking what it means to be a drug store in what will become a new healthcare paradigm with the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in January.

July 24, 2013

Prior-authorization software company CoverMyMeds reached a milestone Tuesday as the 5 millionth PA request was sent through its system.

July 24, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has granted the manufacturer of Plan B One-Step exclusive marketing rights for three years, according to published reports.

July 24, 2013

Mylan has settled with the makers of a drug used to treat cancer in a patent-infringement lawsuit, the generic drug maker said.

July 23, 2013

A federal court has ruled that a Mylan lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline over an antidepressant drug can go to trial.

July 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday took action to remove from the market illegal products, including some labeled as dietary supplements, that claim to mitigate, treat, cure or prevent diabetes and related complications.

July 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is inviting comments from the public as it looks into restricting or even banning menthol in cigarettes, the agency said Tuesday.

July 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic diabetes drug made by Lupin, the company said.

July 23, 2013

An op-ed in Tuesday’s Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call emphasizes the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ commitment to curbing prescription drug abuse and diversion while ensuring legitimate patient access to prescription medications.

July 22, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Japanese drug maker Astellas for preventing the body from rejecting transplanted organs, the company said.

July 22, 2013

A new bill would exempt user fees paid by drug companies to the Food and Drug Administration — including those of generic drug makers — from the automatic federal budget cuts that went into effect in March, commonly known as the sequester.

July 22, 2013

As many as 62% of Springfield, Mo., residents oppose a proposed law that would require all consumers to obtain a doctor's prescription before buying cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine, according to a recent poll conducted on behalf of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association Magellan Strategies.

July 22, 2013

Cardinal Health and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation are calling for proposals to research the effects of pharmacist-provided medication therapy management services on hospital readmission rates.

Medications only do their jobs if patients take them as instructed by physicians, but physicians' ability to ensure that patients are doing what they're supposed to is limited. That's where pharmacists can step in to help make a difference.

July 22, 2013

Decisions on whether to bring new generic drugs to market depend significantly on companies' ability to settle patent lawsuits filed by branded drug companies, according to a new white paper.

July 22, 2013

An announcement Monday by generic drug maker Sandoz gives a glimpse of what could happen in the United States when biosimilars start to become available.

July 19, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition announced that Daniel Fabricant, director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the Food and Drug Administration, will be a keynote speaker at The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry Sept. 18 to 21 in Park City, Utah.

July 19, 2013

Perrigo announced the tentative approval for repaglinide tablets, a generic version of Novo Nordisk's Prandin, used to treat Type 2 diabetes.

July 18, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a cholesterol drug made by Par Pharmaceutical Cos., the drug maker said Thursday.