August 3, 2011

Hetty Lima has been tapped to serve as Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy's VP specialty infusion services, the company announced this week.

August 3, 2011

A generic pharmaceutical company announced that its CFO has resigned.

August 3, 2011

A line of frozen meals that caters to the nutrition needs of people living with diabetes has arrived at stores nationwide.

August 3, 2011

A survey of 1,850 members of the National Community Pharmacists Association released Wednesday has identified two rising problems: 1) pharmacy audits often punish pharmacies severely for trivial issues and 2) because pharmacies are not privy to basic reimbursement methodology prior to signing contracts with health plans, reimbursements are "both lowered arbitrarily and raised belatedly in response to generic drug cost increases."

August 3, 2011

Par Pharmaceutical had sales of $224.2 million and profits of $9.05 million during second quarter 2011, the drug maker said Wednesday.

August 3, 2011

A diabetes awareness campaign, sponsored by blood-glucose monitoring systems brand OneTouch, has tapped celebrity chef Sam Talbot to help educate and inspire Americans living with diabetes.

August 3, 2011

Five trade associations representing the dietary supplement industry on Wednesday collectively requested a time extension to provide comments concerning the recent draft guidance on new dietary ingredient notifications that was recently issued by the Food and Drug Administration.

August 3, 2011

Topco, a member-owned cooperative serving the food industry, recently kicked off an initiative substituting its TopCare-branded over-the-counter medicines for the equivalent prescription pharmaceutical, where appropriate, in an effort to save patient dollars and promote the TopCare brand.

August 3, 2011

Indian generic drug maker Wockhardt will sell its nutrition business to France's Danone, the company said Tuesday.

August 2, 2011

Generic drug maker Amneal has introduced four new drugs to the market, all available in tablet form.

August 2, 2011

Legislation designed to ban the availability of caffeinated alcoholic beverages in California has become law.

August 2, 2011

CVS/pharmacy once again has boosted its rewards program with a new digital savings option that allows customers to send coupons directly to their loyalty card.

August 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an opioid painkiller made by Covidien's generic drug division, the medical supply company said.

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.

August 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has given tentative approval to an emergency treatment for severe allergic reactions made by Intelliject, the drug maker said.

August 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned U.S. consumers not to use the emergency birth control medicine labeled as Evital, as it may be a counterfeit version of the “morning after pill” and may not be safe or effective in preventing pregnancy.

August 2, 2011

A multifaceted campaign that advocates for increased awareness and preventive screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms once again is hitting the road with an annual screening tour.

August 2, 2011

Kinney Drugs will provide flu immunizations to patients by appointment during the 2011-2012 flu season.

August 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation to a chemotherapy drug made by Merrimack Pharmaceuticals for pancreatic cancer, the drug maker said Monday.

August 2, 2011

In line with its new position as a stand-alone corporation, the former U.S. subsidiary of a Swiss drug maker has appointed a new leader.

August 2, 2011

The VP distribution operations for Omnicare's RxCrossroads business has stepped into a new role, Omnicare announced Tuesday.

August 2, 2011

In line with National Immunization Awareness Month, a new report has highlighted the role pharmacists play in administering flu vaccinations.

August 2, 2011

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., on Monday became the 11th senator to sign on as a co-sponsor for the Medication Therapy Management Empowerment Act of 2011. The legislation was first introduced in February by Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C.

August 2, 2011

The surgeon general on Monday issued a release promoting breast-feeding in support of World Breast-feeding Week, Aug. 1 through 7.