February 9, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an antimicrobial drug made by Mylan, the drug maker said Thursday.

February 9, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday issued a public warning that the use of proton-pump inhibitors or H2 blockers may be associated with an increased risk of Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea, or CDAD.

February 9, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration reached a major milestone on the path to a regulatory regime for follow-on biologics on Thursday with the release of draft guidance on biosimilar product development.

February 9, 2012

The generic drug industry's main lobby is hoping Congress will act on a proposed user fee program for generic drugs that it helped negotiate with the Food and Drug Administration.

February 8, 2012

The amount of trans fats found in blood levels of U.S. white adults has significantly dropped over a nine-year period, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

February 8, 2012

While the financial burden that families face due to prescription drugs has declined, costs nevertheless remain a challenge for many of them, according to a new study by nonprofit research organization Rand Corp.

February 8, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a head lice treatment made by Sanofi, the drug maker said.

February 7, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Shire for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the company said Tuesday.

February 7, 2012

Cardinal Health was granted a temporary restraining order Friday against the Drug Enforcement Administration's suspension order of its Lakeland, Fla., distribution center.

February 7, 2012

The National Retail Federation is taking its "Retail Means Jobs" campaign one step further with the launch of a video contest.

February 7, 2012

Two members of Congress are looking for co-sponsors for a bill that would strengthen the medication therapy management benefit in the Medicare prescription drug program.

February 6, 2012

In the five years since he has led the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, president and CEO Steve Anderson has operated under a sound policy; so simple, it is the advice he gives his own children: “We don’t start any fights — but we sure are going to finish them.” On Monday, Anderson and NACDS chairman Bob Loeffler, who also serves as H-E-B chief administrative officer, told NACDS Regional Chain Conference attendees that now they are going to take that fight to the PBM lobby.

February 3, 2012

The Department of Defense investigation's of a sports supplement ingredient — associated with the death of two soldiers — has been making headlines in the past week as the U.S. Military's independent paper Stars & Stripes ran an update of the news on Jan. 29 and the New York Times picked up on the story Feb. 2.

February 3, 2012

The regulatory waiting period standing between Bristol-Myers Squibb and its acquisition of drug maker Inhibitex has expired, giving Bristol the green light to buy the company.

February 2, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Merck for Type 2 diabetes, the drug maker said Thursday.

February 2, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has given tentative approval to a generic cholesterol drug made by Mylan, the drug maker said Thursday.

February 2, 2012

More than 50 drugs are under development for treating a respiratory disease that is the third-leading cause of death in the United States.

February 2, 2012

Medicare Part D plans that had incorporated Walgreens into their network gained market share last year, while those without Walgreens collectively lost market share, according to a Walgreens statement issued Wednesday.

February 1, 2012

A projection issued by the Congressional Budget Office concluded that healthcare spending in the United States would reach a substantial high.

February 1, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Novartis that is designed to prevent tumors in the gastrointestinal tract from recurring after surgical removal, the agency said.

February 1, 2012

The charitable arm of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores once again has released funding that will support 15 new residencies for recent pharmacy graduates.

January 31, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for anxiety made by Hi-Tech Pharmacal, the drug maker said Tuesday.

January 31, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for obesity made by Lannett, the drug maker said Tuesday.

January 31, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for Type 2 diabetes made by Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim, the drug makers said.