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March 21, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Watson's generic version of a drug used to prevent and treat osteoporosis in post-menopausal women, the company said.

March 21, 2012

Watson Pharmaceuticals is looking to acquire Actavis, according to published reports.

March 21, 2012

Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is switching stock exchanges, the company said.

March 20, 2012

Taro Pharmaceutical Industries will list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange, the Israel-based generic drug maker said Monday.

March 19, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic version of a drug for treating and preventing osteoporosis in women after menopause, the agency said Monday.

March 19, 2012

Watson Pharmaceuticals is challenging the patent protection on a drug made by Abbott for treating cholesterol, the company said.

March 19, 2012

Women take mental health drugs at a much higher rate than men, according to a new study by one of the country's largest pharmacy benefit managers.

March 16, 2012

Another generic drug maker has joined efforts to challenge the patent on a drug made by Forest Labs for treating hypertension.

March 15, 2012

Amneal Pharmaceuticals has launched a generic version of an antidepressant made by Forest Labs.

March 14, 2012

Endo Pharmaceuticals is hoping the Food and Drug Administration will back tougher regulatory approval requirements for generic versions of one of its drugs.

March 14, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic version of an antidepressant made by Forest Labs, the agency said Wednesday.

March 14, 2012

Forest Labs has filed suit against Glenmark Generics and several other companies, alleging that they infringed on its patent for a drug to treat hypertension by seeking regulatory approval for generic versions.

March 14, 2012

Pharmaceutical wholesaler H.D. Smith has appointed Bill Williams as CFO, the company said Wednesday.

March 13, 2012

Pfizer and Indian drug maker Biocon have ended a partnership that the companies started in 2010 to develop biosimilar treatments for diabetes, the companies said.

March 12, 2012

Mylan is getting new headquarters, the company said.

March 9, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a version of a drug made by Teva that includes a dose counter, the drug maker said.

March 9, 2012

A Food and Drug Administration panel will meet Monday to discuss a class of drugs designed to treat chronic painful conditions that currently are under development and the safety issues possibly related to the drugs.

March 9, 2012

A company that makes pet drugs has launched what it calls the first generic prescription heartworm preventive medication for sale at retail pharmacies around the country.

March 9, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Friday applauded the Senate for passage of the Counterfeit Drug Penalty Enhancement Act (S. 1886), which NACDS said would protect the health and safety of consumers by increasing penalties on criminals that engage in the harmful practice of trafficking in counterfeit medications.

March 8, 2012

The market for drugs to treat diabetes — especially Type 2 diabetes — has shown quite a bit of activity lately.

March 8, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration is looking at the possibility of selling certain prescription drugs over the counter under specific circumstances, the agency said.

March 7, 2012

Prices for generic drugs may be dropping, but increases in branded and specialty drug prices have offset those decreases, according to a new study.

March 5, 2012

Indian drug maker Dr. Reddy's has launched a drug designed to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, the company said.

March 5, 2012

Cardinal Health can continue distributing controlled medications from a distribution center in Florida, according to published reports.

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