June 25, 2014

Pharmacists in Pennsylvania may soon be required to notify physicians prior to substituing a biologic medicine with a biosimilar medication following the passing of a bill by the Pennsylvania Senate, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

June 24, 2014

Asthma rates are on the decline, the Associated Press reported last week, citing a new survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

March 17, 2014

The legislature is mulling a bill that would alter the structure of Florida’s Board of Pharmacy, raising from one to three the number of seats for pharmacists representing both smaller and larger pharmacies, according to the Associated Press.

March 5, 2014

In the wake of a huge data breach just before the Christmas holiday, Target’s CIO Beth Jacob is resigning, according to published reports.

February 6, 2014

The Associated Press on Tuesday reported that New York's online database of drug prescriptions has curtailed "doctor shopping" by 75%, citing New York Health Commissioner Nirav Shah.

January 30, 2014

A proposed state health department regulation that would require children up to ages 5 years and older to get an annual flu immunization and would keep those with medical exemptions out of school or day care during flu outbreaks has received opposition from the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, according to the Associated Press.

January 30, 2014

Target reportedly said a data breach at an unidentified vendor led to hackers obtaining phony credentials that allowed them to gain access to Target’s systems and steal the information for 40 million credit and debit cards, as well as the personal data of about 70 million consumers.

December 3, 2013

Officials in Rhode Island may set up a registry that would allow doctors and pharmacists to track patients who have problems with drug abuse, according to published reports.

September 3, 2013

Johnson & Johnson last week reported it will add a red warning to caps of Tylenol to reinforce the risks of taking too much acetaminophen, the Associated Press reported last week.

June 27, 2013

Target has ended its relationship with celebrity chef Paula Deen following reports that she used racial slurs, according to published reports.

June 7, 2013

Target is offering new natural and organic food products as part of its Simply Balanced private label, according to published reports.

May 9, 2013

Wrigley announced the company is temporarily stopping the sale and marketing of its new Alert Energy caffeinated gum "out of respect" for the Food and Drug Administration as they agency investigates the safety of added caffeine in foods.

March 27, 2013

Bashas' chairman and CEO Eddie Basha, Jr. has died, according to published reports. He was 75 years old.

February 26, 2013

A privately owned drug maker in New York is offering $6.5 billion for Irish drug maker Elan Corp., but hasn't heard back from it, according to published reports.

December 18, 2012

PepsiCo's Tropicana brand is introducing a new way for moms to sneak veggies into their kids' diets: Farmstand, a fruit-and-vegetable drink to hit the refrigerated section of supermarkets in January.

November 20, 2012

Canadian regulators have allowed the approval process for a generic opioid painkiller to go forward despite objections from provincial and other authorities, according to published reports.

October 22, 2012

Greeting card maker American Greetings announced last week that its board has formed a committee of independent directors to consider an offer to privatize the company, reported the Associated Press.

August 8, 2012

A new program in Texas aims to track prescribed controlled substances to catch dealers and abusers, according to published reports.

May 15, 2012

Pfizer apparently is relenting on its attempt to drive sales of its top cholesterol drug as several new generic versions look set to enter the market, according to published reports.

May 14, 2012

Budget cuts have added an extra challenge to the response of health authorities in Washington state to an epidemic of whooping cough, according to published reports.

May 9, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration may be close to approving a drug for preventing HIV infection, according to published reports.

March 23, 2012

Lawmakers are going after companies that they say have sought to take advantage of drug shortages by buying drugs in short supply and then reselling them at higher prices, according to published reports.

June 23, 2011

The Supreme Court has struck down a law in Vermont designed to encourage generic drug usage by limiting the sharing of information about what branded drugs doctors prescribe, so that drug companies could use it when crafting sales pitches, according to published reports.

October 3, 2010

French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis has launched a hostile takeover bid to take over Cambridge, Mass.-based...