July 5, 2011

H. D. Smith, the fourth-largest national pharmaceutical wholesaler, on Tuesday named Mark de Bruin to the post of corporate VP managed care.

July 5, 2011

McKesson sparked its McKesson IdeaShare Conference at the Moscone Convention Center from June 29 through July 2 with a number of programs designed to bolster the competitiveness and profitability among independent pharmacies.

June 30, 2011

Perrigo on Wednesday announced that its closing date to complete the acquisition of Paddock Labs — a generic pharmaceutical and specialty over-the-counter products manufacturer — has been delayed by an extended Federal Trade Commission review.

June 29, 2011

A specialty pharmaceutical company has appointed a new VP human resources.

June 22, 2011

Impax Labs has expanded its senior management team with two appointments.

June 22, 2011

Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., on Monday propositioned a bill that would allow independent drug stores to band together in an effort to increase their collective pharmaceutical buying power.

June 15, 2011

A healthcare services company will continue to serve as the primary pharmaceutical supply chain partner for a pharmacy benefit manager's mail-order business.

June 14, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline has garnered strong interest in its portfolio of legacy brands that were placed on the sales block earlier this year, according to a Reuters report published Tuesday. And that interest is likely to pick up in the coming months, GSK CEO Andrew Witty told reporters during a meeting of pharmaceutical industry executives.

June 13, 2011

More than 200 drugs are under development in the United States for treating skin diseases, according to the country’s largest pharmaceutical industry trade group.

June 10, 2011

Cardinal Health on Friday announced a new pharmacy college scholarship program, making $1.1 million in scholarship funds available to 13 pharmacy schools. Recipient schools will be endowed with scholarship funding ranging from $50,000 to $125,000.

June 7, 2011

The Healthcare Distribution Management Association on Monday awarded eight leading pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers through the presentation of its annual Distribution Industry Awards for Notable Achievements in health care.

June 6, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has found manufacturing issues at a plant owned by generic drug maker Impax Labs, the drug maker said Monday.

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 26, 2011

Capping off a meeting that brought hundreds of independent community pharmacists to Washington for the National Community Pharmacists Association Legislative Conference, members of Congress joined pharmacists at the Capitol on Wednesday to discuss the cost-saving services provided by local pharmacies now and in the future.

May 13, 2011

More than 800 drugs are in development for diseases that affect women, according to a pharmaceutical industry lobbying group.

May 11, 2011

The seventh annual Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit, convened at The Wynn resort and casino this week, attracted nearly 1,500 attendees — a rise of almost 50% over 2010 — and about 80 exhibiting companies.

May 6, 2011

Akorn, a niche generic pharmaceutical company, earlier this week entered into an agreement to acquire Advanced Vision Research, an over-the-counter ophthalmic company that promotes eye care products under the TheraTears and MacuTrition brands.

April 26, 2011

Distributors of specialty drugs save the healthcare industry an estimated $3.5 billion per year by using extensive measures to ensure safe delivery, according to a new report by the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research, the research foundation of the Healthcare Distribution Management Association.

April 22, 2011

United Water and the National Community Pharmacists Association on Thursday announced a partnership to encourage people throughout the United States to properly dispose of their unused or expired medications in an environmentally friendly manner.

April 15, 2011

A Native American tribal clinic in Redding, Calif., that fills some 300 prescriptions per day has adopted a pharmacy automation system made by Innovation, the company said Friday.

April 8, 2011

Impax Labs will collaborate with a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to the research, development and manufacturing of unique gelatin-based dosage forms.

April 7, 2011

Pfizer is partnering with San Diego biotech company Zacharon Pharmaceuticals to develop treatments for rare genetic disorders Zacharon said Thursday.

April 5, 2011

A former MedFusionRx VP has joined BioPlus as its new chief strategic officer.

March 18, 2011

It's about time lawmakers start to understand the real threats posed by drug reimportation and unlicensed Internet pharmacy sites. About 20% of the current members of Congress are newly elected, and there is this recurring, cyclical fascination among politicians that we can fix everything with drug reimportation. But mandating electronic track and trace right now is a bad idea.