August 9, 2011

Hetero is at the center of two patent litigation suits for attempting to market generic versions of Viagra and Nexium, according to published reports.

August 8, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted an approval application for a drug made by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries for treating allergies, Teva said.

August 4, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has reorganized the Office of Generic Drugs in an effort to improve efficiency, according to an internal memo.

August 4, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline company Stiefel announced it is seeking approval for a facial acne treatment in patients ages 12 years and older.

August 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new use for a drug made by Novartis for treating multiple sclerosis, the Swiss drug maker's U.S. subsidiary said Monday.

July 29, 2011

A generic version of a popular pneumonia treatment has entered the market from Hi-Tech Pharmacal.

July 29, 2011

Teva Pharmaceuticals has launched an authorized generic version of a contraceptive made by Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Teva said.

July 28, 2011

Biogen Idec has expanded its online resource for patients living with multiple sclerosis to include new resources and support programs.

July 28, 2011

Drug makers Eli Lilly, Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Alkermes are giving their long-acting form of an injected drug for Type 2 diabetes another try at the Food and Drug Administration.

July 28, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline expects to close the deal on the divestiture of several over-the-counter brands that were identified in April, the company stated Tuesday as part of its second-quarter earnings results.

July 28, 2011

Pfizer has entered a definitive agreement to acquire a biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the development of pain treatments.

July 28, 2011

The president and CEO of Sanofi's U.S. operations is stepping into a newly created role at the drug maker.

July 26, 2011

Japanese drug maker Takeda Pharmaceutical is reapplying for approval of two drugs to treat Type 2 diabetes after the Food and Drug Administration turned down its last applications, the company said.

July 26, 2011

Watson Pharmaceuticals had sales of $1.1 billion during second quarter 2011, the generic drug maker said.

July 25, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Johnson & Johnson for treating deep vein thrombosis in patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery, a J&J subsidiary said.

July 15, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic anticoagulant drug made by Dr. Reddy’s Labs and Alchemia.

July 15, 2011

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has completed its acquisition of Japan’s third-largest generics company, Teva said.

July 14, 2011

French drug maker Sanofi has sold its skin care business to Canada’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Sanofi said.

July 7, 2011

Merck KGaA division Merck Serono has appointed Belen Garijo as COO and Annalisa Jenkins as global head of drug development and medical, effective Sept. 5.

June 28, 2011

A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson and Gilead Sciences will collaborate to develop a combination drug for HIV, the two companies said Tuesday.

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 24, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve an investigative painkiller made by Pfizer, the drug maker said Friday.

June 22, 2011

Generic drug maker Dr. Reddy’s Labs has launched its version of a popular antibiotic.

June 21, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration Tuesday approved the first generic versions of an antibiotic designed to treat certain infections in people ages 18 years and older.