September 5, 2013

Japanese drug maker Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. is buying U.S.-based Astex Pharmaceuticals for $886 million, Otsuka said Thursday.

August 15, 2013

Eisai, the U.S. pharmaceutical arm of Tokyo-based Eisai Co., announced the launch of a new website, "Closing the Gap: Obesity Management for Employers," to provide employers with an educational resource for information about obesity management.

June 12, 2013

An industry network of 400 retailers, manufacturers and other companies has appointed the head of Dutch supermarket operator Royal Ahold to an executive position.

March 1, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a once-monthly treatment for schizophrenia.

November 4, 2011

Drug Store News caught up with Continua Health Alliance’s executive director Chuck Parker following the CEATEC Japan conference, an IT and electronics trade show, to get a glimpse into what tomorrow’s self-care diagnostic devices might look like.


June 1, 2011

Japanese cosmetics company Pola Orbis Holdings plans to acquire H2O Plus, a privately held developer, manufacturer and marketer of prestige, branded marine-based natural skin care products for the face and body.

March 9, 2011

Eli Lilly leader John Lechleiter has become something of an evangelist for medical innovation lately. On Wednesday, the Lilly chairman, president and CEO spoke to the U.S./Japan Business Council in Tokyo to call for changes and policies in the biopharmaceutical industry that encourage innovation, or “reinventing invention,” as he called it.

March 8, 2011

Two years after launching a nonalcoholic beer in its native Japan, Kirin Brewery said it was taking the hit beverage for a test run in the United States.

December 21, 2010

Bristol-Myers Squibb has signed a definitive licensing pact with Oncolys BioPharma, a privately held Japanese biotech company, that will give it control of a promising new HIV treatment.

November 11, 2010

The president and CEO of Agensys, a subsidiary of Japanese drug maker Astellas, will retire,...

October 10, 2010

After successful launches in Sapporo City and Kanagawa Prefecture, Japanese department-store retailer Tokyu Hands plans...