March 22, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration's director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Janet Woodcock, on Thursday identified three tools the agency wanted to use in potentially increasing access to appropriate medicines in her opening remarks at the FDA Rx-to-OTC Switch Hearing.

March 21, 2012

A Food and Drug Administration expert panel delivered a favorable vote on a cancer drug made by GlaxoSmithKline.

March 21, 2012

Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is switching stock exchanges, the company said.

March 16, 2012

Pills for treating cancer have created numerous alternatives to spending hours in a clinic or at home receiving chemotherapy infusions, but risks of drug interactions remain, according to a new survey by the research arm of pharmacy benefit manager Medco Health Solutions.

March 15, 2012

A drug under investigation by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Active Biotech reduced symptoms and progression of disease in patients with multiple sclerosis, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial.

March 14, 2012

Pharmaceutical wholesaler H.D. Smith has appointed Bill Williams as CFO, the company said Wednesday.

March 9, 2012

Specialty pharmacy provider BioScrip had sales of $483.3 million in fourth quarter 2011 and $1.8 billion in fiscal year 2011, the company said Friday.

March 9, 2012

A Food and Drug Administration panel will meet Monday to discuss a class of drugs designed to treat chronic painful conditions that currently are under development and the safety issues possibly related to the drugs.

March 8, 2012

The number of patients with diabetes is not decreasing any time soon, and one of the most important fronts in the battle lies at the pharmacy counter.


March 8, 2012

A pharmacy benefit manager and the U.S. subsidiary of a German drug maker have made a deal concerning a drug for multiple sclerosis.

March 8, 2012

In January, specialty pharmacy group contracting organization Armada Health Care introduced ApproveRx, a Web-based system that it says will greatly streamline the prior authorization process and already has been adopted by Amber Pharmacy. Meanwhile, the company also is gearing up for the Armada Summit at the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel in May.

March 7, 2012

Prices for generic drugs may be dropping, but increases in branded and specialty drug prices have offset those decreases, according to a new study.

March 7, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve a drug made by Eisai for leukemia in certain elderly patients, the drug maker said.

March 6, 2012

Takeda Pharmaceutical's cancer drug unit has started a late-stage clinical trial of a drug for treating a rare form of lymphoma, the company said.

March 2, 2012

An organization representing independent retail pharmacies is criticizing a new ad by a pharmacy benefit manager industry group, calling the ad "irresponsible."

March 1, 2012

Endo's parent company is looking to change its name and will integrate four of its operating units, the drug maker said Thursday.

March 1, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved two new drugs for pancreatic disorders, the agency said Thursday.

February 29, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved two separate dosing innovations for multiple sclerosis patients that are being treated with a Biogen Idec drug.

February 29, 2012

A federal district court has turned down a request by Cardinal Health for an injunction against the Drug Enforcement Administration's suspension of the company's license to ship painkiller drugs from one of its distribution centers, the company said Wednesday.

February 28, 2012

Lowering health costs will require a greater understanding of differences between two distinct groups of patients, according to a new study, which also noted a growing availability of specialty drugs for complex and chronic conditions outside the hospital.

February 27, 2012

A division of specialty pharmacy provider The Apothecary Shops has become the exclusive distributor of a drug used in glaucoma surgery, the company said.

February 24, 2012

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy on Thursday released data showing that both patients and their health plans can realize savings of up to 60% on the cost of infused specialty medications by choosing alternate treatment sites.

February 23, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a new drug application for the treatment of idiopathic Parkinson’s disease.

February 23, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for a rare disorder that previously had no approved medical therapies, the agency said.