November 13, 2013

Greater use of statins in reducing the risk of high cholesterol is among the long-awaited new guidelines for treating lipid and weight disorders.

November 13, 2013

Johnson & Johnson and Pharmacyclics have added a New York-based specialty pharmacy company focused on cancer to their limited-distribution network for a drug recently approved for a rare form of blood cancer.

November 13, 2013

The chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee highlighted the human tragedy wrought by last year's fungal meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated injectable steroids as he spoke in favor of a new law that would regulate compounding pharmacies and also implement federal track-and-trace policies for drugs during a recent speech.

November 12, 2013

Hospira had sales of $1 billion in third quarter 2013, the generic drug maker said.

November 12, 2013

As patients face higher out-of-pocket costs for drugs and more complex treatment plans, they expect greater focus on their needs, like they would get from retail, which creates new opportunities for drug manufacturers, according to a new report from PwC.

November 12, 2013

Laboratory sciences company Waters Corp. has recognized the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences' mass spectrometry facility as the first to receive its Waters Centers of Innovation honors, the company announced at a ceremony Tuesday.

November 11, 2013

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Co. has appointed Don Wetherhold as its CEO, the company said Monday.

November 11, 2013

Indian drug maker Lupin has launched its generic version of a drug used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, the company said Monday.

November 11, 2013

Mylan has launched its generic version of a drug used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, the U.S.-based generic drug maker said Monday.

November 11, 2013

Swiss drug maker Novartis is selling its blood transfusion diagnostics business to a Spanish manufacturer for $1.7 billion, Novartis said Monday.

November 11, 2013

Electronic prescribing network Surescripts has certified PharMerica, a chain of specialty infusion and institutional pharmacies that serve long-term care centers, for receiving orders for controlled and non-controlled substances over the Surescripts network.

November 11, 2013

Shire will pay $4.2 billion to buy a drug maker specializing in treatments for rare diseases.

November 11, 2013

The Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board has certified nearly 50 pharmacists following the first round of exams, the group said Monday.

November 8, 2013

Generic drug maker Amneal Pharmaceuticals will launch its version of a contraceptive product at the beginning of January, the drug maker said.

November 8, 2013

Drug maker Eisai has launched a new version of a drug used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, the company said Friday.

November 8, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved six generic versions of a drug used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, the agency said Friday.

November 8, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating epileptic seizures, the agency said Friday.

November 8, 2013

When the maker of a branded drug updates the safety information on its product labeling, makers of generic versions of that drug must wait until the Food and Drug Administration approves the new labeling before they can update theirs, but that could soon change under a rule proposed by the FDA.

November 8, 2013

Boehringer Ingelheim SVP managed markets Jeff Huth has been elected by the National Pharmaceutical Council as chairman of the board for 2013-2014, the organization said Friday.

November 8, 2013

PharmaSmart's kiosks will be integrated with PDX's Enterprise Pharmacy System, allowing pharmacies with the EPS system to collect data from patients through the kiosks, under a partnership between the two companies announced Friday.

November 8, 2013

Salix Pharmaceuticals will buy Santarus for $2.6 billion, the drug makers said.

November 7, 2013

Pharmacy automation products manufacturer Innovation has started rolling out the latest model of its medication dispensing system, the company said Thursday.

November 7, 2013

A former executive from Cisco has been appointed as CEO of the International Diabetes Federation.

November 7, 2013

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., is holding up a vote on a measure that would strengthen regulations on compounding pharmacies in order to alter a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to published reports.