February 1, 2011

Specialty pharmacy provider BioScrip hopes to save $15 million through a cost-reduction and streamlining plan, the company said Monday.

February 1, 2011

The Community Pharmacy Foundation has appointed a new member to its board.

February 1, 2011

A federal court has lifted an injunction that had prevented drug maker Dr. Reddy’s Labs from marketing a generic version of an allergy drug.

February 1, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has turned down an application for an anti-obesity drug.

February 1, 2011

Among people who use dietary supplements, the most popular products in 2010 were fish oil, multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and Co Q10, according to a survey released Tuesday by ConsumerLab.com.

February 1, 2011

A federal judge in Florida has overturned a key portion of the healthcare-reform law and ruled that the entire law must be scrapped.

February 1, 2011

McKesson Corp. on Monday reported revenue of $28.2 billion for its fiscal third quarter, ended Dec. 31, 2010. Third-quarter earnings per diluted share were 60 cents, which included a pre-tax average wholesale price litigation charge of $189 million ($133 million after-tax, or 52 cents per diluted share).

February 1, 2011

It seems that most women are focusing on themselves by emphasizing their health and well-being as the economy is entering a post-recessionary phase, according to a new survey.

February 1, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a Novartis vaccine for preventing meningococcal disease in children, the Swiss drug maker said.

February 1, 2011

PharmaSmart International on Monday announced new advances in its blood-pressure diagnostic and health IT kiosks, including Internet connectivity, patient data tracking and patient health record integration.

February 1, 2011

Fears about the likelihood of medication errors have officials in Pennsylvania mulling the possibility of restrictions on patients transferring prescriptions from one pharmacy to another, according to published reports.

February 1, 2011

Walgreens on Tuesday announced the implementation of its Walgreens Way to Well Commitment program, a new Walgreens initiative geared toward improving the everyday health of Americans nationwide.

January 31, 2011

Nearly half a million people participated in AstraZeneca's prescription savings programs.

January 31, 2011

Caraco Pharmaceutical Labs had sales of $40.4 million during the third quarter of fiscal year 2011, and $268.2 million during the first nine months of the fiscal year, the company said in an earnings report released Sunday.

January 31, 2011

A pharmaceutical wholesaler has promoted one of its executives.

January 31, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday updated the nation’s influenza status.

January 31, 2011

Anticipating regulatory approval, MAP Pharmaceuticals and Allergan will collaborate to promote a drug for treating acute migraine to physicians.

January 31, 2011

Mylan has announced its intention to market a version of a painkiller made by Endo Pharmaceuticals and partner company Teikoku Seiyaku ahead of patent expiration.

January 31, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores will host in February its annual Regional Chain Conference, designed to bring together retail pharmacy chain executives with product manufacturers and suppliers.

January 31, 2011

The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus on Friday recommended that online distributor Supple Beverages discontinue a wide range of advertising claims for its Supple liquid glucosamine/chondroitin supplement, including weight-loss claims and speed-of-action claims.

January 31, 2011

Pfizer has completed its tender offer for Bristol, Tenn.-based King Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer said Monday.

January 31, 2011

Transcept announced Monday that the Food and Drug Administration has classified the drug maker's insomnia treatment as a complete class-2 response, and assigned the drug a Prescription Drug User Fee Act action date for this summer.

January 28, 2011

Spouses of older patients with diabetes tend to experience distress if the diabetic patient has symptoms of depression, according to a new study.

January 28, 2011

Supermarket and retail pharmacy chain Hy-Vee is marking American Heart Month in February with a special ad circular.