May 10, 2011

The National Retail Federation announced that it is endorsing legislation that would repeal the employer mandate provision of last year’s healthcare-reform law.

May 10, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration expects to approve an increasing number of drugs, according to published reports.

May 9, 2011

Cypress Pharmaceuticals has launched a generic version of an eye care drug made by Boehringer Ingelheim and marketed by Allergan, the company said.

May 9, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration is moving forward in the creation of a regulatory approval pathway for follow-on biologics and is requesting input from stakeholders and the public, the agency said Monday.

May 9, 2011

Alza Corp. is attempting to block Impax Labs from developing a generic version of Alza's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder treatment.

May 9, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association's long-term care division will receive significant financial support from the Managed Health Care Associates, the NCPA announced Monday.

May 9, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation to a treatment made by Mithridion for a rare neurological disorder, Mithridion said Monday.

May 9, 2011

A new bill introduced by a California assemblywoman aims to curb the sale of alcohol to minors by prohibiting sales at self-service checkouts.

May 6, 2011

The number of people diagnosed with asthma in the United States grew by 4.3 million between 2001 and 2009, according to a new Vital Signs report released earlier this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

May 6, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition earlier this week announced the launch of a microsite as part of its joint education campaign with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Foundation.

May 6, 2011

Greenstone has introduced an authorized generic treatment for breast cancer, the generics subsidiary of Pfizer said.

May 6, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Novartis as the first treatment for advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, Novartis said Thursday.

May 5, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has unveiled two regulations, part of the newly enacted Food Safety Modernization Act, that will take effect in July.

May 5, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday released the Dosage Delivery Devices for Orally Ingested OTC Liquid Drug Products guidance, which outlines how easy-to-use dosage delivery devices and devices that minimize the risk of unintentional overdose can be provided for such over-the-counter medicines as liquid pain relievers, cold medicine, cough syrups and digestion aids.

May 5, 2011

A generic drug maker has launched its version of a pain medication made by Endo Pharmaceuticals.

May 5, 2011

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Wednesday announced plans to convert liquid pediatric acetaminophen products to just one concentration.

May 4, 2011

With the number of Americans with diabetes set to rise to 50 million by 2025, educating people is one of the most important steps for heading off the epidemic.

May 4, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on companies that it accuses of selling fake products for sexually transmitted diseases, the agency said.

May 4, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association's membership has expanded to include a buying and advertising cooperative that offers rebates and signage to independently owned pharmacies.

May 4, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic oral contraceptive made by Sandoz, the generics arm of Swiss drug maker Novartis said Wednesday.

May 3, 2011

Sales at generic drug maker Mylan increased by 12% during first quarter 2011, compared with first quarter 2010, the company said Tuesday.

May 3, 2011

Proactivity. That was the common theme bridging presentations between H-E-B’s Bob Loeffler, incoming chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, and featured speaker Jeff Strong, Johnson & Johnson’s chief customer officer, during the closing business session at the 2011 NACDS Annual Meeting Tuesday morning.

May 3, 2011

The charitable arm of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores awarded $320,000 in scholarships through its 2011 Pharmacy Partners Scholarship Program.

May 3, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic version of Rogaine made by Perrigo, the drug maker said.