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.

October 22, 2013

A top executive of generic drug maker Hospira spoke in favor of giving biosimilar drugs the same generic names as the branded biologics they're based on.

October 22, 2013

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy has named Walgreens corporate VP specialty pharmacy and infusion services as its first president, the organization said Tuesday.

October 21, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug made by Actelion Pharmaceuticals for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension.

October 21, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is offering more than $14 million in grants for the development of products for patients with rare diseases, the agency said.

October 18, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a pre-filled injector pen made by EMD Serono for infertile women, the company said Friday.

October 18, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by UCB for treating a form of arthritis.

October 17, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug made by Novo Nordisk for treating hemophilia A, the Danish drug maker said.