July 8, 2011

Watson Pharmaceuticals has filed with the Food and Drug Administration for regulatory approval for a drug to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the company said Thursday.

July 7, 2011

Generic drug maker Hi-Tech Pharmacal reported its fourth-quarter net sales increased 45% to $57.2 million from the year-ago period.

June 29, 2011

Important safety information often is missing from drug labels, while some pharmacies don’t include medication guides required by the federal government, according to a new investigation by Consumer Reports.

June 28, 2011

Generic drug maker Hi-Tech Pharmacal said that it has acquired marketing and distribution rights to pain treatments made by Atley Pharmaceuticals.

June 28, 2011

The Obama administration recently called on the public for ideas to streamline federal regulations. In response, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has sent its suggestion to the Food and Drug Administration.

June 27, 2011

Prices for the top 10 most prescribed branded diabetes drugs have risen faster at Walmart and Kmart than at other retailers, according to a published report.

June 27, 2011

The law targeting data mining in Vermont, along with laws in New Hampshire and Maine, would have forced drug companies to significantly change the way they market drugs to physicians had the Supreme Court allowed them to stand in the case of Sorrell, Attorney General of Vermont, et al. vs. IMS Health Inc., et al.

June 23, 2011

The Supreme Court has struck down a law in Vermont designed to encourage generic drug usage by limiting the sharing of information about what branded drugs doctors prescribe, so that drug companies could use it when crafting sales pitches, according to published reports.

June 21, 2011

Watson subsidiary Watson Labs is seeking approval for a drug designed to treat symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia in men with an enlarged prostate.

June 20, 2011

The latest drug trend report from pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts estimated that if patients using maintenance medications used cheaper therapies when possible, adhered to their medication therapies and used home delivery, it could eliminate $403 billion in pharmacy waste every year.


June 20, 2011

A panel of Food and Drug Administration experts has recommended approval of an investigational biotech drug made by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals for eye diseases.

June 20, 2011

In its “2010 Drug Trend Report,” Express Scripts attributed much pharmacy-related waste to patients failing to follow three simple guidelines: Take medications as prescribed, take drugs that maximize clinical benefit for the lowest price and use the safest and cheapest delivery channel.

June 15, 2011

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has begun shipping a generic drug for allergies, partnering company Perrigo said Wednesday.

June 15, 2011

Watson Pharmaceuticals has filed a regulatory approval application with the Food and Drug Administration for a generic drug for eye disease, the company said Tuesday.

June 13, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for epilepsy made by GlaxoSmithKline and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, the drug makers said Monday.

June 13, 2011

More than 200 drugs are under development in the United States for treating skin diseases, according to the country’s largest pharmaceutical industry trade group.

June 9, 2011

A federal court has ruled in favor of drug maker Eli Lilly & Co. in a dispute with Amylin Pharmaceuticals over Lilly’s partnership with German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim.

June 8, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation to an investigational treatment made by Edison Pharmaceuticals for rare diseases, Edison said Wednesday.

June 8, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic oral contraceptive made by Sandoz, the company said Wednesday.

June 7, 2011

The Healthcare Distribution Management Association on Monday awarded eight leading pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers through the presentation of its annual Distribution Industry Awards for Notable Achievements in health care.

June 7, 2011

Generic drug maker Lannett said that the Food and Drug Administration has assigned a Prescription Drug User Fee Act action date for one of Lannett's drugs.

June 7, 2011

Another generic drug maker has been given the green light to market its version of an Alzheimer's disease treatment.

June 6, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a dozen new generic versions of a drug used to treat breast cancer, the agency said Monday.

June 6, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has found manufacturing issues at a plant owned by generic drug maker Impax Labs, the drug maker said Monday.