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January 6, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration granted priority review to an approval application for a hepatitis C drug made by Merck, the drug maker said Thursday.

January 6, 2011

A U.S. biotech company plans to develop a biosimilar of a monoclonal antibody used to treat cancers and autoimmune disorders.

January 5, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has extended by six months the market exclusivity of a lung disease drug for use in children.

January 5, 2011

Responding to what she termed an “unprecedented” shortage of prescription medicines for such serious conditions as cancer, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., is promising new legislation to deal with the problem.

January 4, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a topical testosterone replacement therapy made by Endo Pharmaceuticals, Endo said last week.

January 4, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation is inviting health and pharmacy experts and other researchers to join the Herculean effort to improve patient adherence rates.

January 4, 2011

Pfizer will pay Danish biotech company Santaris Pharma $14 million for access to its development platform for RNA-based therapies, Pfizer said Tuesday.

January 3, 2011

This past year saw a lower-than-usual number of new drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration, due in part to delays at the agency, according to published reports.

January 3, 2011

Former president George W. Bush will deliver the keynote speech at Armada Health Care’s seventh annual Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit, the specialty pharmacy contracting organization said.

January 3, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an update to the label of a Johnson & Johnson drug for HIV, the company said Monday.

December 29, 2010

Recent news that the FDA has rejected Teva's application for a new lower-dose version of multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone likely will hold off the emergence of a generic version of the drug.

December 29, 2010

SXC Health Solutions has completed its acquisition of independent specialty pharmacy provider MedfusionRx.

December 28, 2010

Health professionals worry that little is known about the long-term effects of many drugs — which have been tested extensively on adult-patient populations — on children.

December 23, 2010

Cephalon on Thursday appointed Kevin Buchi as CEO and a member of the company's board.

December 23, 2010

Merck on Wednesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Gardasil [human papillomavirus quadrivalent (types 6, 11, 16 and 18) vaccine, recombinant] for the prevention of anal cancer in males and females 9 to 26 years of age.

December 22, 2010

Same-store sales for specialty pharmacy group Assured Pharmacy rose 31.2% in November, compared with the year-ago period.

December 21, 2010

Abbott has made a pact with a biopharmaceutical company to develop new cancer treatments by making small-molecule inhibitors.

December 21, 2010

An Anglo-Swedish drug maker said it is discontinuing further development of a drug that is designed to prevent a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages.

December 21, 2010

In a deal that will bolster its drug development capabilities, Biogen Idec has acquired a subsidiary of Swiss-based Neurimmune Holding AG.

December 21, 2010

A Mylan subsidiary has settled a lawsuit brought on by the Department of Justice four years ago.

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.

December 21, 2010

One month after announcing it would acquire a leader in molecular imaging development, Eli Lilly announced it has completed its acquisition of Avid Radiopharmaceuticals.

December 21, 2010

A biopharmaceutical company exclusively will develop and commercialize oral formulations of a drug maker's insulins.

December 21, 2010

A healthcare accrediting organization is revising three products in its Pharmacy Quality Management suite of programs.

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