August 13, 2012

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries will take Taro Pharmaceutical Industries private, under a merger agreement between the two companies announced Sunday.

August 9, 2012

Hospira has relaunched a generic chemotherapy drug for the U.S. market, the generic drug maker said Thursday.

August 8, 2012

Bristol-Myers Squibb has bought a majority stake in drug maker Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Bristol said Wednesday.

August 6, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved several generic versions of a drug used to treat asthma and allergies, the agency said Friday.

August 3, 2012

Astrologers would say this is the Age of Pisces, while the Chinese zodiac calls it the Year of the Dragon. For health care, it might be a good time to start calling it the "Great Generic Epoch."

August 2, 2012

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has named Carlo De Notaristefani as president and CEO of global operations and Aharon "Arik" Yaari as EVP community and institutional affairs, the Israeli drug maker said Thursday.

July 24, 2012

A district court ruled in favor of Pfizer and Northwestern University in a patent infringement case relating to Lyrica (pregabalin).

July 18, 2012

Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a generic version of a popular cholesterol drug.

July 16, 2012

British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will acquire development partner Human Genome Sciences for $3.6 billion, GSK said Monday.

July 13, 2012

The main office of the Food and Drug Administration in charge of regulating generic drugs has appointed a new director, the agency said Friday.

July 13, 2012

Nearly 200 drugs for mental illnesses are under clinical development or under review by the Food and Drug Administration, the largest lobbying group for the drug industry said Thursday.

July 2, 2012

Dr. Reddy's has launched a drug designed to prevent and treat osteoporosis.

June 28, 2012

Mylan is challenging the patent protection on a Pfizer drug for treating depression, following an announcement of a similar challenge by Watson made earlier this week.

June 26, 2012

Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals is challenging the patent protection on an antidepressant made by Pfizer, the company said.

June 21, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new indication for a Pfizer drug.

May 18, 2012

Perrigo on Friday announced that it has received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its abbreviated new drug application for lansoprazole capsules in the 15-mg strength.

May 17, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved generic versions of one of the country's top-selling drugs made by eight different companies, the agency said Thursday.

May 15, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline is acquiring the remainder of a privately owned research and development company, GSK said Tuesday.

May 2, 2012

Novartis' generics division has acquired Fougera Pharmaceuticals, the company said Wednesday.

April 26, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration declined to approve a drug made by Takeda Pharmaceutical, the drug maker said.

April 25, 2012

Biotech drug maker Amgen is buying a pharmaceutical company based in Turkey, the companies said Wednesday.

April 24, 2012

Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a generic version of an Eli Lilly drug used to treat psychiatric disorders, the company said Tuesday.

April 23, 2012

Watson Pharmaceuticals announced the launch of an authorized generic version of a drug used to lower blood glucose in patients with Type 2 diabetes.

April 19, 2012

A trade organization representing generic drug manufacturers announced Thursday its latest solution to the problem of drug shortages.