US authorities slapped 412 medical professionals with fraud charges, many for overprescribing opioids...
14 Jul 2017
LOS ANGELES - Warehouse retail giant Costco has agreed to pay $11.75 million to settle allegations that some of its pharmacies improperly filled prescriptions for controlled substances, federal officials announced Thursday...
20 Jan 2017
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google's new company aimed at addressing problems of health and ageing has taken a step forward with its own website and mission statement.
13 Aug 2014
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google has agreed in a court settlement to spend at least $250m over the next five years to help fight illegal online pharmacies selling medicines to US customers.
11 Aug 2014
NEW YORK, USA: Botox manufacturer Allergan has rejected, for a third time, a takeover bid from Canadian drugs maker Valeant, claiming the increased offer still substantially under-values the company.
11 Jun 2014
WASHINGTON, USA: Manufacturers of generic drugs cannot be sued for adverse side effects caused by products that they did not themselves design, the US Supreme Court ruled on Monday (24 June).
26 Jun 2013
WASHINGTON, USA: The Obama administration said this week it would comply with a judge's order to allow women and girls of any age to purchase emergency contraception, ending its efforts to restrict the drug's availability.
12 Jun 2013
WASHINGTON, USA: GlaxoSmithKline's controversial diabetes drug Avandia, restricted in the US and banned in Europe over concerns it raises heart attack risk, is getting a second look this week by US medical experts.
6 Jun 2013
WASHINGTON, USA: American authorities said on Monday (13 May) that a US$500m fine would be imposed on Indian generic pharmaceutical manufacturer Ranbaxy after it pleaded guilty to selling adulterated drugs in the United States.
15 May 2013
NEW YORK, US: A multi-billion dollar industry that's banned in all but the US and New Zealand, Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical marketing is beginning to embrace social media, explains the latest report by international business experts GBI Research.
3 Jul 2012
RESTON, US: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released results from its sixth annual Online Marketing Effectiveness Benchmarks for the Pharmaceutical Industry, conducted in partnership with marketing innovation consultancy Evolution Road LLC.
10 Apr 2012
RESTON, US: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released results from its fifth annual Online Marketing Effectiveness Benchmarks for the Pharmaceutical Industry. The study supports previous findings that exposure to online display advertising and branded websites provides a positive lift in awareness and favourability toward pharmaceutical brands. Visitation to branded websites also continues to provide the most significant lifts in prospect conversion and patient refills.
22 Mar 2011