November 11, 2013

Shire will pay $4.2 billion to buy a drug maker specializing in treatments for rare diseases.

November 11, 2013

The Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board has certified nearly 50 pharmacists following the first round of exams, the group said Monday.

November 8, 2013

Generic drug maker Amneal Pharmaceuticals will launch its version of a contraceptive product at the beginning of January, the drug maker said.

November 8, 2013

Drug maker Eisai has launched a new version of a drug used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, the company said Friday.

November 8, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved six generic versions of a drug used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, the agency said Friday.

November 8, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating epileptic seizures, the agency said Friday.

November 8, 2013

When the maker of a branded drug updates the safety information on its product labeling, makers of generic versions of that drug must wait until the Food and Drug Administration approves the new labeling before they can update theirs, but that could soon change under a rule proposed by the FDA.

November 8, 2013

Boehringer Ingelheim SVP managed markets Jeff Huth has been elected by the National Pharmaceutical Council as chairman of the board for 2013-2014, the organization said Friday.

November 8, 2013

PharmaSmart's kiosks will be integrated with PDX's Enterprise Pharmacy System, allowing pharmacies with the EPS system to collect data from patients through the kiosks, under a partnership between the two companies announced Friday.

November 8, 2013

Salix Pharmaceuticals will buy Santarus for $2.6 billion, the drug makers said.

November 7, 2013

Pharmacy automation products manufacturer Innovation has started rolling out the latest model of its medication dispensing system, the company said Thursday.

November 7, 2013

A former executive from Cisco has been appointed as CEO of the International Diabetes Federation.

November 7, 2013

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., is holding up a vote on a measure that would strengthen regulations on compounding pharmacies in order to alter a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to published reports.

November 7, 2013

The Touro College and University System has appointed an interim dean for its school of pharmacy, the New York-based school said Thursday.

November 6, 2013

Patients ages 20 years to 29 years and those in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., have the worst medication adherence in the country, according to an analysis by a company that markets an app for improving adherence.

November 6, 2013

Many physicians in Asia say more information on managing Type 2 diabetes is needed, according to a new poll.

November 6, 2013

Noven Pharmaceuticals has launched a new drug for severe hot flashes nationwide, the company said.

November 6, 2013

State legislators in Michigan are considering a bill that would allow pharmacies to sell medical marijuana, according to published reports.

November 6, 2013

A pharmacist in Canada has won a prestigious award from Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, according to published reports.

November 5, 2013

Endo Health Solutions will acquire Canadian drug maker Paladin Labs for $1.6 billion, mostly in shares of stock, Endo said Tuesday.

November 5, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic injectable antibiotic drug made by Emcure Pharmaceuticals, according to the agency.

November 5, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug made by Mylan for treating overactive bladder, according to agency records.

November 5, 2013

Half of people with diabetes feel overwhelmed in managing their disease and diet, according to a new survey conducted by Meijer.

November 5, 2013

Schnuck Markets is expanding its presence in specialty pharmacy services, according to published reports.