January 10, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is ordering the makers of several sleep drugs to lower the dosage due to the risk that they can impair patients the morning after, the agency said Thursday.

January 10, 2013

Advocare Walgreens Well Network, Diagnostic Clinic Walgreens Well Network and Scott & White Walgreens Well Network have been selected as three of 106 new Accountable Care Organizations in Medicare, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced.

January 10, 2013

A new report gives low marks to the United States in the health of its citizens, finding that Americans have higher rates of injury and disease and die sooner than their counterparts in other developed countries.

January 9, 2013

Ten issues will take center stage as the healthcare industry moves to meet the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

January 9, 2013

Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals has hired a former executive from the Generic Pharmaceutical Association to head lobbying at the federal and state level, the company said.

January 9, 2013

One of the most serious drug abuse problems in the country doesn't involve heroin, methamphetamine or crack, but abuse of legal prescription drugs, particularly opioid painkillers, a problem that the Food and Drug Administration aims to change with draft guidance released Wednesday.

January 8, 2013

Biotech companies saw a decline in project delays due to regulations over the past year, as more than half have said insurance coverage and reimbursement issues have become more difficult, according to a new report.

January 8, 2013

An organization focused on inflammatory bowel disease has enlisted a star of "NYPD Blue," "Judging Amy" and "Private Practice" to raise awareness of the condition.

January 8, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday advised consumers not to purchase or use “MAXILOSS Weight Advanced” — a product promoted and sold for weight loss on various web sites, including DreamLifeWeightLoss.com, and in some retail stores.

January 8, 2013

A new study indicates that the public bears "unnecessary expense" when generic drugs aren't used.

January 8, 2013

The Vitamin Shoppe's proposed acquisition of Super Supplements has been delayed, the company recently announced.

January 7, 2013

Biogen Idec is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval for a hemophilia drug that it called the first of its kind.

January 7, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday announced the launch of its CDC Influenza application for clinicians and other healthcare professionals on the Apple platform.

January 7, 2013

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has introduced legislation that would give the state government broader power over compounding pharmacies, the governor's office announced.

January 4, 2013

New legislation aims to increase access to telemedicine services through government-sponsored health programs.

January 4, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new means of administration for a multiple sclerosis drug, the manufacturers said.

January 4, 2013

Hormel Foods announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Skippy peanut butter business from Unilever United States, of Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

January 4, 2013

The March of Dimes is launching a campaign to encourage expectant mothers to take folic acid to prevent birth defects, the group said Friday.

January 4, 2013

Several retailers got top scores from a gay-rights organization for their efforts to prevent discrimination against and include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

January 3, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday kicked off a year-long celebration in honor of the association’s 40th anniversary.

January 3, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for heavy menstrual bleeding made by Watson Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said.

January 3, 2013

A court has ruled in favor of Indian generic drug maker Ranbaxy Labs in a case concerning a generic blood pressure drug, the legal firm representing the drug maker said.

January 2, 2013

In 2012, the Food and Drug Administration approved 39 new drugs, 8 alone in December, marking the largest increase in 16 years.

January 2, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration last week approved the anti-clotting drug Eliquis (apixaban), an oral tablet used to reduce the risk of stroke and dangerous blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation that is not caused by a heart valve problem. Eliquis is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb, and marketed by BMS and Pfizer.