July 9, 2012

The National Products Association promoted two senior advocacy staff members "as the association expands its regulatory and government affairs efforts," NPA stated Monday.

July 6, 2012

All drugs provided to HIV and AIDS patients under the District of Columbia's AIDS Drug Assistance Program will go through a new pharmacy network that includes Walgreens, the D.C. Department of Health said.

July 6, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a new drug application for a low-dose, once-weekly contraceptive patch from Agile Therapeutics, the drug maker said.

July 6, 2012

Eli Lilly announced that it has met Food and Drug Administration requirements for pediatric exclusivity for its antidepressant medication.

July 6, 2012

White House officials have agreed to meet with members of the retail industry to discuss issues associated with implementation of the health-reform law, responding to the industry's July 2 letter urging the administration to immediately release "long overdue" regulations that would allow employers to move forward on the law's requirements.

July 5, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Lupin Pharmaceuticals' generic version of a drug used to treat pain and seizure disorders.

July 5, 2012

Actavis has received a preliminary approval for a generic drug for treating high blood pressure, the drug maker said Thursday.

July 5, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration is asking companies to stop manufacturing and distributing unapproved drugs containing the painkiller oxycodone, the agency said Thursday.

July 3, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic contraceptive drug made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, the company said Tuesday.

July 3, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved over-the-counter sales of a test for the virus that causes AIDS, the agency said Tuesday.

June 29, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application for a drug made by Shionogi for treating vulvar and vaginal atrophy due to menopause.

June 29, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has granted priority review for an investigational cancer treatment created by Bayer and Onyx Pharmaceuticals.

June 29, 2012

Drug maker Gilead Sciences has submitted a regulatory approval application to the Food and Drug Administration for a drug designed to increase the blood levels of certain drugs for HIV.

June 29, 2012

The upholding of the individual mandate within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by the Supreme Court drew a response from several industry groups, including the Retail Industry Leaders Association.

June 28, 2012

The Supreme Court on Thursday identified the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as a tax, which means the constitutionality of the healthcare-reform package cannot be addressed until after that tax is assessed.

June 28, 2012

A new continuing-education program offered by a national pharmacist professional organization aims to prepare pharmacists to communicate with patients about the safe and effective use of the painkiller acetaminophen.

June 28, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating overactive bladder made by Astellas Pharma, the agency said Thursday.

June 28, 2012

Mylan is challenging the patent protection on a Pfizer drug for treating depression, following an announcement of a similar challenge by Watson made earlier this week.

June 28, 2012

A drug maker and a branch of the National Education Association have released a set of education resources designed to curb prescription drug abuse and misuse.

June 28, 2012

While the Supreme Court on Thursday morning left the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act mostly intact, the court did rule that Congress cannot withhold federal Medicaid spending from a state that does not expand its eligibility requirements under the act.

June 27, 2012

A bill passed in the Senate will provide measures to speed up the development of treatments for people who desperately need them.

June 27, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for obesity in adults, the agency said Wednesday.

June 27, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an acne treatment made by Perrigo, the drug maker said Wednesday.

June 26, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new Daiichi Sankyo manufacturing center that the company said would strengthen its domestic and global supply chain.