March 12, 2013

Actavis is challenging Novartis' patent on a patch used to treat Alzheimer's disease, Actavis said.

October 16, 2012

The Federal Trade Commission has voted to approve Watson Pharmaceutical's acquisition of Switzerland-based generic drug maker Actavis.

October 16, 2012

Par Pharmaceutical Cos. has entered into agreements with Watson Pharmaceuticals and Actavis to purchase five generic products currently marketed in the United States by Watson or Actavis, eight abbreviated new drug applications currently awaiting regulatory approval, and a generic product in late-stage development.

September 4, 2012

Generic drug maker Impax Labs has settled with a subsidiary of Sanofi regarding generic versions of two drugs for dialysis patients, Impax said Tuesday.

August 17, 2012

The U.S. healthcare system presents a paradox: It’s the most expensive system in the world, and yet it produces among the worst results among developed countries.

August 17, 2012

Ranbaxy Labs has launched an authorized generic version of a diabetes drug made by Takeda Pharmaceutical, Ranbaxy said Friday.

August 17, 2012

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced the launch of an authorized generic of a Type 2 diabetes drug.

August 15, 2012

A division of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has launched a generic chemotherapy drug, the company said.

August 15, 2012

Watson Pharmaceuticals is suing the Food and Drug Administration, alleging that an agency decision would improperly delay its release of a generic drug for diabetes, the company said Wednesday.

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.