June 19, 2012

Pfizer announced the results of its late-stage clinical trial of Xalkori (crizotinib).

June 19, 2012

SXC Health Solutions has been awarded specialty pharmacy accreditation from URAC.

June 15, 2012

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has agreed to acquire a specialty oral health company that develops and commercializes products that improve and maintain oral health.

June 14, 2012

The Apothecary Shops are rebranding to become Avella Specialty Pharmacy, effective in August, the company announced Wednesday.

June 13, 2012

Upsher-Smith Labs on Wednesday announced that it has agreed to acquire Proximagen Group, a European biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for diseases of the central nervous system and inflammation.

June 12, 2012

A Sanofi company is seeking regulatory approval from the Food and Drug Administration for a drug designed to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis.

June 11, 2012

Pharmacy benefits administrator Argus Health Systems has signed a deal with Amber Pharmacy to provide expanded specialty pharmacy options to patients, Argus said.

June 11, 2012

Avanir Pharmaceuticals confirmed that the Food and Drug Administration has accepted the company's investigational new drug application for an Alzheimer's disease drug.

June 11, 2012

Genentech has received regulatory approval for a drug designed to treat breast cancer.

June 11, 2012

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy has named a new president.

June 11, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline again has extended an unsolicited tender offer to acquire Human Genome Sciences.

June 8, 2012

Walmart has partnered with En-Vision America to launch a pilot program that provides those who cannot read standard print a safe and easy way to access the information on their prescriptions.

June 7, 2012

Government authorities are working to educate independent pharmacy owners on prescription drug abuse, an independent pharmacy network said.

June 7, 2012

Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a drug for treating Parkinson's disease, the company said Thursday.

June 7, 2012

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy is looking to hire more veterans following a summit at the White House attended by CEO Phil Hagerman, according to published reports.

June 6, 2012

A generic drug maker in India and a German pharmaceutical company will collaborate to develop biosimilars.

June 6, 2012

Specialty pharmacy provider MedPro Rx has received accreditation from an accrediting body for the fourth time, the company said.

June 4, 2012

An experimental drug made by Bayer HealthCare extended the length of time that patients with gastrointestinal tumors survived without their disease getting worse, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial released Monday.

June 1, 2012

The city of Flint, Mich., is probably most famous for two things: being the birthplace of General Motors and the prolonged economic decline that followed the automaker's departure from the city.

June 1, 2012

An experimental drug for multiple sclerosis produced a noticeable reduction in symptoms of the disease in a late-stage clinical trial, the drug's developer said Friday.

May 31, 2012

The leader of the country's largest privately owned specialty pharmacy provider is going to Washington, D.C.

May 31, 2012

The slow economy, cost cutting and lower use of services by patients looking to save money will combine to cause healthcare spending to grow at a "historically" low rate in 2013, according to a new report released Thursday.

May 31, 2012

As the Food and Drug Administration works to finalize draft guidance related to the development of biosimilar products, pharmacy groups recently weighed in with recommendations to facilitate the entry of lower-cost products into the biologic and specialty pharmaceutical markets.

May 30, 2012

Some health insurers are requiring patients to pay larger sums for specialty drugs, according to published reports.