May 24, 2011

Women that experience body mass index gains between their first and second pregnancies are at an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes in the second pregnancy, according to a Kaiser Permanente study.

May 24, 2011

Reps. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., and Peter Welch, D-Vt., on Monday introduced legislation that would exempt community pharmacies with less than 10 locations from having to participate in Medicare competitive acquisition programs and pricing when it comes to the sale of blood-glucose meters and supplies.

May 24, 2011

Drug maker Eli Lilly is partnering with two private investor groups to form a new biotech company based in central Indiana, the company said Monday.

May 24, 2011

More than 350 independent pharmacists will be rallying with legislators in the halls of Congress Wednesday to help communicate the value pharmacists contribute to health care and to advocate for specific legislative initiatives as part of the 2011 Legislative and Government Affairs Conference of the National Community Pharmacists Association.

May 24, 2011

California-based companies are developing nearly more than one-fifth of the drugs to treat some of the deadliest diseases in the world, according to an analysis by the drug industry lobby.

May 24, 2011

Several states are cutting funding to programs that provide HIV medications to people who can’t afford them in an effort to reduce spending, according to a published report.

May 24, 2011

Ragweed and mold are driving increased allergies across America, Quest Diagnostics reported Monday.

May 24, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic over-the-counter treatment for allergies made by Taro Pharmaceutical Industries.

May 24, 2011

A drug made by Daiichi-Sankyo was safe and effective in maintaining reductions in blood pressure in older patients, according to a new study presented at the American Society of Hypertension’s 26th annual meeting in New York.

May 23, 2011

A generic drug maker has been granted approval from the Food and Drug Administration to manufacture its version of a urinary tract infection treatment.

May 23, 2011

Bayer has launched a reformulated aspirin called Bayer Advanced Aspirin that works in less than half the time of the company's regular aspirin, according to published reports.

May 23, 2011

BSN Supplement on Friday announced the company has extended its endorsement deal and contract with fitness model Jennifer Nicole Lee through June 2013.

May 23, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for hepatitis C made by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, the agency said Monday.

May 23, 2011

GNC on Monday announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Shadow Beverages and Snacks, the producer and distributor of Ironclad Energy + Hydration and No Fear Energy drinks.

May 23, 2011

Kraft Foods on Friday presented a team of professional opera singers who performed impromptu operatic renditions of irritations submitted by audience members via Facebook and Twitter.

May 23, 2011

The Healthcare Distribution Management Association on Monday named John Parker VP communications, where he will serve as the association’s lead communications strategist.

May 23, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for epilepsy made by Mylan.

May 23, 2011

Generic drug maker Par has inked a definitive agreement to acquire an India-based developer and manufacturer of generic drugs.

May 23, 2011

Members of a local coalition in Providence, R.I., launched on Monday the Script Your Future campaign, which is part of a national effort to educate consumers on the importance of medication adherence.

May 23, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a Pfizer drug for treating pancreatic tumors.

May 23, 2011

Prince of Peace Enterprises on Monday announced its sponsorship of the 2011 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Global, taking place in Washington, D.C., June 4 at the Capitol Mall in support of its external analgesic Tiger Balm.

May 20, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday issued a statement regarding the growing controversy surrounding Lazy Cakes — a brownie containing melatonin, an ingredient that helps establish more normal sleeping patterns — that has been cited in a New York Times article as having “flagrantly mimic[ked] the soothing effects of hash brownies.”

May 20, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new antiretroviral treatment for HIV made by Johnson & Johnson, the agency said Friday.

May 20, 2011

A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee has voted to recommend that the FDA retain approval of an Abbott drug for high cholesterol in combination with a statin.