June 13, 2011

Merck will collaborate with a Korean manufacturer to develop a biosimilar version of a drug used for autoimmune diseases.

May 26, 2011

Drug maker Johnson & Johnson plans to file for regulatory approval for 11 new drugs between 2011 and 2015, the company said Thursday in relation to a meeting between J&J’s executive committee and investors.

May 24, 2011

The Grocery Manufacturers Association has appointed Sean Darragh as EVP global strategies, a newly created position within the association, the organization's president and CEO announced.

May 18, 2011

Global spending on medicines will reach nearly $1.1 trillion by 2015, according to a new study by market research firm IMS Health.

May 11, 2011

Patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis who respond to 12 weeks of treatment with a drug made by UCB are more likely to show improvement in their condition in the long run, according to results of a study published in the Journal of Rheumatology.

May 4, 2011

Novartis is making big investments in biosimilars, CEO Joe Jimenez said in an interview with Fortune magazine.

April 21, 2011

Watson Pharmaceuticals is hoping to become the first company to market a generic treatment for cholesterol.

April 19, 2011

The Food Marketing Institute said Tuesday that it has appointed Robert Rosado as director of government relations.

April 8, 2011

Watson announced that its subsidiary is seeking approval to market a generic version of a bacterial conjunctivitis treatment.

April 7, 2011

Marukome has introduced an easy-to-use miso product.

April 6, 2011

Generex Biotechnology has revamped its corporate website to underscore the company's focus on the development and approval of its diabetes and immunotherapeutic vaccine products pipeline.

March 29, 2011

Any manufacturer that has the necessary resources and still is hesitating about whether to tap into biosimilars might want to go ahead and do it, if projections by British market analysis firm Datamonitor come true.

March 11, 2011

While failing to improve overall survival, an investigational treatment for non-small cell lung cancer made by Sanofi-Aventis and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals did keep the disease from worsening and, overall, caused patients to respond to treatment, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial.

February 18, 2011

Though efforts to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act via the court system remain under way — with recent victories for opponents in Virginia and Florida — the attempt to repeal the healthcare-reform bill in Congress failed, thus leaving the bill and, most importantly, the regulatory approval pathway for follow-on biologics intact.


February 17, 2011

The Obama administration’s proposed budget for 2012 contains an item that could change the game for biosimilars, according to published reports.

February 15, 2011

Watson's global generics business drove the drug maker's net revenue in the fourth quarter, according to a financial earnings release.

February 14, 2011

An increase in consolidation among generic drug companies could be in the works, according to a new report from Thomson Reuters.

February 9, 2011

Sandoz is developing as many as 10 new follow-on biologics, according to published reports.

February 1, 2011

As soon as members of Congress took their seats last month, the new Republican majority announced it would make good on its pledge to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The effort largely is symbolic and unlikely to succeed, so at least one portion of the healthcare-reform law will likely remain in effect, namely the abbreviated approval pathway for follow-on biologics, also known as the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act.


February 1, 2011

Optivia Biotechnology on Tuesday announced that the company and the Food and Drug Administration have signed a collaboration agreement to assess the effect of dietary supplements on key drug transporters.

February 1, 2011

SUPPLIER NEWS — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug made by Watson Pharmaceuticals for cancer-related breakthrough pain, Watson said. The drug is a generic version of Cephalon’s Fentora, which had sales of around $179 million during the 12-month period ended in November 2010, according to IMS Health.


February 1, 2011

Years 2009 and 2010 were up and down for the generic drug industry and its main trade group, the Generic Pharmaceutical Association. On one hand, there were the departures of president and CEO Kathleen Jaeger and member company Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.

January 21, 2011

Lifeway Foods is kicking off its 25th anniversary with a new birthday-cake flavor of its creamy, smoothie-like beverage.

January 18, 2011

Generic drug maker Sandoz has started a mid-stage clinical trial of a monoclonal antibody used to treat cancer and autoimmune disease, the company said.