May 5, 2014

The World Health Organization on Monday released a statement concerning the international spread of poliovirus.

May 2, 2014

AstraZeneca rejected Pfizer's $106 billion bid for the company Friday morning.

May 2, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Wednesday commended Arizona Governor Jan Brewer for signing H.B. 2086 in to law.

May 2, 2014

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Thursday unveiled a plan to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15. Although Murray said the hike has broad support across local government, business and labor communities, the City Council still has to vote on the proposal.

May 1, 2014

An effort to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 failed on Wednesday, as the issue was not able to clear a procedural vote in the Senate.

April 28, 2014

Forest Labs and Furiex Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that Forest will acquire Furiex for $95 per share, or approximately $1.1 billion in cash.

April 28, 2014

Mylan last week announced that it filed suit against the Food and Drug Administration, challenging the agency's decision regarding generic drug marketing exclusivity on celecoxib capsules, the generic equivalent of Pfizer's Celebrex.

April 28, 2014

U.S. pharmaceutical firm Pfizer this morning confirmed discussions with AstraZeneca regarding a possible merger. If the transaction goes through, it's expected that the two companies will combine under a new U.K-incorporated holding company.

April 24, 2014

Endo International announced that its affiliates have acquired rights to Sumavel DosePro (sumatriptan injection) for subcutaneous use from Zogenix.

April 24, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Sylvant (siltuximab) to treat patients with multicentric Castleman’s disease, a rare disorder similar to lymphoma (cancer of the lymph nodes).

April 24, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed a new rule that would extend the agency's tobacco authority to cover additional tobacco products. The proposal is part of the FDA's implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco control Act, which was signed by President Barack Obama in 2009.

April 24, 2014

A cough syrup produced by Actavis will no longer be available due to the negative light cast on the product stemming from abuse by musicians like Justin Bieber and Soulja Boy, according to a report from the Huffington Post.

April 23, 2014

Bayer HealthCare on Tuesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Orphan Products Development has granted orphan drug designation for Bayer's investigational Ciprofloxacin Dry Powder for Inhalation (Ciprofloxacin DPI) for the treatment of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis.

April 23, 2014

Specialty pharmacy operator Diplomat has access to dispense Arzerra, a cancer treatment with a recently expanded indication, the company noted Tuesday.

April 23, 2014

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to advance better care for Medicare patients with chronic conditions.

April 22, 2014

This week, 49 members of the U.S. House of Representatives urged Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to adopt a one-year transition period for states to implement the July 2014 average manufacturer price-based federal upper limits.

April 22, 2014

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board announced that Certified Pharmacy Technicians eligible to recertify are now required to complete one hour of continuing education in patient safety, in addition to the already required hour of law CE, as part of 20 hours of CE needed for recertification.

April 22, 2014

Novartis on Tuesday made a number of moves that have fundamentally reshaped its business, according to published reports.

April 21, 2014

ABC News will be hosting a live twitter chat focusing on pain management on Tuesday, April 22, at 1 p.m., as part of the news agency's next ABC News National Tweet Chat.

April 21, 2014

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals has announced that the Food and Drug Administration and European Commission have granted Orphan Drug Designation to volasertib for acute myeloid leukemia.

April 21, 2014

Mylan on Friday announced that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has denied Teva's application for an injunction seeking to prevent Mylan's launch of a generic version of Copaxone (glatiramer acetate injection) pending the Supreme Court's decision on Teva's appeal.

April 18, 2014

Actavis on Friday announced that it has entered into agreements with Akorn and Hi-Tech Pharmacal to purchase four currently marketed products and one product under development for cash consideration.

April 18, 2014

Actavis and Forest Laboratories on Thursday announced that they have each received a request for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission in connection with Actavis' pending acquisition of Forest.

April 17, 2014

Rates of five major diabetes-related complications have declined substantially in the last 20 years among U.S. adults with diabetes, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.