July 5, 2011

H. D. Smith, the fourth-largest national pharmaceutical wholesaler, on Tuesday named Mark de Bruin to the post of corporate VP managed care.

July 5, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Archimedes Pharma for treating breakthrough pain in cancer patients, Archimedes said last week.

July 5, 2011

McKesson sparked its McKesson IdeaShare Conference at the Moscone Convention Center from June 29 through July 2 with a number of programs designed to bolster the competitiveness and profitability among independent pharmacies.

July 5, 2011

Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the United States and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has announced the opening of its 29th store in North Miami in the Arch Creek Shopping Center.

July 5, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Novartis for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the FDA said Friday.

July 5, 2011

As part of a strategic assessment, generic drug maker Par Pharmaceutical is set to restructure its branded division.

July 5, 2011

Pfizer defended a drug used for smoking cessation Monday following reports of a Canadian study that found it raised the risk of heart problems.

July 5, 2011

ProPhase Labs on Tuesday announced that it received a letter from the NASDAQ Stock Market indicating that the company no longer is in compliance with NASDAQ listing rules because the closing bid price per share of its common stock has dropped below $1 per share for 30 consecutive trading days.

July 5, 2011

New graphic cigarette warning labels released last month by the Food and Drug Administration already appear to be having one desired effect: an increase in "quit smoking" queries to the national 1-800-QUIT-NOW smoking cessation line, the Associated Press reported Saturday.

July 5, 2011

Sagent has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its antibacterial drug.

July 5, 2011

Santal Solutions last week announced its dietary supplement Assurance Blood Health Support has gained distribution through Rite Aid and Walgreens.

July 5, 2011

Shire has filed patent infringement suits against two generic drug makers relating to its attention deficit hyperactivity disorder treatment.

July 5, 2011

St. Joseph Aspirin has returned to store shelves with a series of product, packaging and retail enhancements, Ilex Consumer Products Group announced last month.

July 5, 2011

Thomas Dowd has been named GNC EVP, chief merchandising officer and general manager, the company announced in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Friday.

July 5, 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 Friday.

June 30, 2011

Just about everybody seems satisfied with Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy’s services, according to the company’s 2011 patient satisfaction survey.

June 30, 2011

Impax Labs has agreed not to market a generic version of a drug designed to reduce blood sugar and cholesterol in tablet form until 2015.

June 30, 2011

Lichi Super Fruit is adding a meal replacement product to its lineup.

June 30, 2011

Innovation took center stage Thursday as Eli Lilly laid out its future growth strategies at a meeting with investors.

June 30, 2011

As part of this year's National Association of Chain Drug Stores Marketplace Conference in Boston, which came to a close Tuesday, NACDS conference exhibitors and Conventions C.A.R.E. dispersed 6.5 tons of consumer goods to various charitable organizations throughout the Greater Boston community.

June 30, 2011

Amid ongoing economic challenges and a continued debate about the best uses of healthcare dollars in private and public healthcare plans, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Wednesday called for a renewed focus on the value of community pharmacy.

June 30, 2011

The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus earlier this month determined that Rexall Sundown has supported claims regarding the company’s Osteo Bi-Flex glucosamine HCL and vitamin D3 dietary supplement.

June 30, 2011

Perrigo on Wednesday announced that its closing date to complete the acquisition of Paddock Labs — a generic pharmaceutical and specialty over-the-counter products manufacturer — has been delayed by an extended Federal Trade Commission review.

June 30, 2011

A group of physicians is urging the Food and Drug Administration not to approve a drug made by Gilead Sciences for the prevention of HIV infection.