November 4, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has asked Ariad Pharmaceuticals to suspend marketing and sales of a chemotherapy drug for leukemia due to the risk of life-threatening side effects, the agency said.

November 1, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for leukemia made by Genentech, the agency said Friday.

November 1, 2013

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries had $5.1 billion in sales and $711 million in profits in third-quarter 2013, the Israeli drug maker said.

October 31, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is using long-term strategies to address drug shortages when they appear and requiring manufacturers to notify the agency if a shortage is at risk of happening, under a new plan announced Thursday.

October 31, 2013

Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug for treating cystic fibrosis for patients who have a specific genetic mutation, but that also treats the underlying cause of the disease rather than the disease itself.

October 30, 2013

An executive at Diplomat has been named VP corporate services, the specialty pharmacy said Wednesday.

October 30, 2013

The Paws Pet Co. is buying an Irvine, Calif.-based compounding pharmacy as it seeks to transition from a pet company into a pharmaceutical company, Paws said.

October 29, 2013

In what is emerging as the latest battle over follow-on biologics, a new argument has emerged about what to call them, and supporters of biotechnology companies are the latest to take a shot.

October 28, 2013

Depomed has launched a new drug for breakthrough pain in cancer patients, the company said Monday.

October 28, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has launched an online learning course aimed at healthcare professionals to educate them about potentially untruthful or misleading drug ads and promotional materials.

October 28, 2013

Walgreens is collecting donations for breast cancer treatment through a partnership with Susan G. Komen to mark National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place this month.

October 25, 2013

Albertsons has placed an order for what is being called the "first true food bar" for dogs.

October 25, 2013

Three pharmacy groups are petitioning the World Health Organization to uphold common generic names for biosimilars and their branded reference products.

October 25, 2013

A Food and Drug Administration expert panel has recommended approval for a drug made by Johnson & Johnson for treating hepatitis C, the company said.

October 25, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new opioid painkiller made by Zogenix, the agency said Friday.

October 25, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration plans to recommend stronger regulations for a commonly used opioid painkiller.

October 25, 2013

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy has launched a task force to investigate pharmacological management of medical marijuana, the group said.

October 24, 2013

A group that accredits healthcare organizations has renewed its certification for the Kroger Co.'s specialty pharmacy division.

October 24, 2013

A mobile app described as the specialty pharmacy industry's first for patients with hemophilia has become available.

October 24, 2013

An experimental drug under development by Gilead Sciences for hepatitis C is safe and effective when combined with other treatments, according to a review posted on the Food and Drug Administration's website ahead of an expert panel meeting to take place Friday.

October 24, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new formulation of a drug made by Genentech for rheumatoid arthritis that can be injected into the skin.

October 24, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has granted breakthrough therapy designation to an experimental drug made by Merck for hepatitis C, the drug maker said.

October 23, 2013

A privately owned pharmacy benefit manager has named BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy as one of its top providers, BioPlus said Wednesday.

October 22, 2013

Biotech drug maker Amgen has acquired from Roche the rights to drugs used to boost the immune systems of cancer patients on chemotherapy in 100 markets.