August 22, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has postponed its decision whether or not to approve an experimental arthritis drug made by Pfizer, the drug maker said.

August 21, 2012

The largest nonprofit organization focused on HIV and AIDS has acquired a group of specialty pharmacies.

August 21, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals for treating addiction to opioid drugs, the drug maker said.

August 20, 2012

A network of more than 200 specialty pharmacies has joined a provider of direct-to-patient medication adherence programs.

August 17, 2012

They say hindsight is 20/20. With the Supreme Court’s ruling on healthcare reform, the luxury of looking back shows that the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and allies took the right course to battle the pharmacy Medicaid cuts of the Deficit Reduction Act. What we learned should inspire pharmacy to remain tenacious in its continued advocacy on this issue and in confronting all other challenges.

August 17, 2012

Armada Health Care has integrated its ApproveRx prior authorization system with a pharmacy software system made by KeyCentrix, the companies said.

August 17, 2012

A former CVS executive has been appointed to a top position at a company that provides pharmacy services to the long-term care industry.

August 15, 2012

Children who take a class of opioid pain relievers after certain surgeries may be at risk of death, the Food and Drug Administration warned Wednesday.

August 15, 2012

A division of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has launched a generic chemotherapy drug, the company said.

August 14, 2012

Drug maker Mylan will pass out free EpiPen injectors to children in schools, the company said Tuesday.

August 13, 2012

Regulators have approved a biotech drug made by Genentech for treating a complication related to diabetes.

August 13, 2012

An experimental drug therapy under development by Novartis for liver transplant patients appears to provide similar efficacy and better kidney function, compared with a drug made by Astellas Pharma, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial.

August 10, 2012

BioScrip on Wednesday posted $155.9 million in second-quarter revenue, up 18.5% compared with the prior year.

August 9, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating a rare type of leukemia, the agency said Thursday.

August 9, 2012

Hospira has relaunched a generic chemotherapy drug for the U.S. market, the generic drug maker said Thursday.

August 9, 2012

Breaking into the complex world of specialty medicines means navigating big challenges. Still, there’s a clear role in specialty Rx for independent and small-chain pharmacy owners, industry leaders assert.

August 9, 2012

Drug maker Sagent Pharmaceuticals has launched a generic chemotherapy drug, the company said Thursday.

August 8, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an oral painkiller made by Perrigo, the drug maker said Wednesday.

August 8, 2012

Drug makers Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Active Biotech will start a third late-stage clinical trial of an experimental drug for treating multiple sclerosis, the companies said Wednesday.

August 6, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, the agency said Friday.

August 3, 2012

Mylan and Gilead Sciences have made an agreement under which Mylan will have rights to produce and market generic versions of Gilead drugs for HIV and AIDS in developing countries.

August 2, 2012

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has named Carlo De Notaristefani as president and CEO of global operations and Aharon "Arik" Yaari as EVP community and institutional affairs, the Israeli drug maker said Thursday.

July 31, 2012

Abon Pharmaceuticals is challenging the patent protection on an injected drug used to treat leukemia in children and adolescents, the company said Tuesday.

July 31, 2012

CoramRx Specialty Pharmacy Services has received specialty pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the company announced.