May 17, 2011

Perrigo on Monday announced that it has received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its abbreviated new drug application for over-the-counter ranitidine 150 (regular and cool mint), a generic version of Zantac 150.

May 17, 2011

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy on Tuesday announced a new partnership with Own bio-activating skin care and GoodGuide.

May 17, 2011

An investigational drug made by InterMune improved breathing in patients with a rare and fatal lung disease, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial published online in The Lancet last week.

May 16, 2011

WASHINGTON — More than 25% of American women are focused on and proactive about their health and well-being, according to a national study released last week by “Life…supplemented.”

May 16, 2011

Amylin Pharmaceuticals filed suit against Eli Lilly in federal court Monday concerning an agreement between the latter and German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim to develop drugs for diabetes.

May 16, 2011

The American Pharmacists Association is marking Older Americans Month by urging seniors to increase their knowledge about medications and wellness by talking to their pharmacists, the group said Monday.

May 16, 2011

CVS Caremark announced on Monday that it will be launching a pilot of a real-time, integrated electronic prior authorization capability, available to its PBM clients, to help speed access to prescription medications.

May 16, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration is convening its Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee Tuesday and Wednesday to debate mandating weight-based dosing for pediatric medicines containing acetaminophen on the Drug Facts label, as well as the potential expansion of dosing instructions to incorporate children under the age of 2 years old, according to material posted online by the FDA on Friday.

May 16, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned consumers about a counterfeit product represented as "ExtenZe," which is the name of an authentic dietary supplement for male sexual enhancement.

May 16, 2011

Drug maker Mylan has launched a generic treatment for muscle spasms, the company said Friday.

May 16, 2011

Drug maker Eli Lilly has launched what it’s calling an “umbrella” for its patient assistance programs.

May 16, 2011

Drug maker Eli Lilly will present data from more than 30 studies at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting in Chicago next month, the company said Monday.

May 16, 2011

Drug maker Merck has completed its acquisition of eye care company Inspire.

May 16, 2011

Mylan has launched a generic drug for treating post-operative inflammation in patients who have undergone cataract extraction, the company said Monday.

May 16, 2011

State lawmakers in New York have introduced legislation that would require simplifying and translating medication labels and providing oral interpretation services.

May 16, 2011

A segment on NBC's "Today Show" that emphasized the importance of properly storing and disposing medication has received praise from the National Community Pharmacists Association.

May 16, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Monday named Taylor Wallace to the post of senior director, scientific and regulatory affairs.

May 16, 2011

Generic drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will acquire a privately owned manufacturer of generic drugs based in Japan, Teva said Monday.

May 16, 2011

U.S. Preventive Medicine's new version of a health management solution for small businesses now is available at Sam's Club.

May 16, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for chronic hepatitis C, the agency said Friday.

May 13, 2011

The AARP/Walgreens Wellness Tour is making its way to Philadelphia next week.

May 13, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Friday that it sent a letter to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in support of the administration's strategy to prevent and reduce prescription drug diversion and misuse. Last month, the administration released its report, "Epidemic: Responding to America's Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis," detailing its policy recommendations.

May 13, 2011

Joint Juice earlier in the week announced a partnership with National Football League Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana on the Joint Juice challenge.

May 13, 2011

Generic drug maker Mylan has launched a version of a drug used to treat schizophrenia, the company said Friday.