Regulatory and Washington

02/13/2012 - 4:10pm

A subsidiary of Watson Pharmaceuticals is seeking approval for its version of an oral contraceptive from the Food and Drug Administration.

02/13/2012 - 3:56pm

The flu season is in full swing as California reported widespread influenza activity, according to data reported by state and territorial epidemiologists and published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

02/13/2012 - 2:29pm

The Obama administration will not make any additional changes to its rule that will mandate health insurance plans to provide free contraception to women, despite reports of a compromise with those that were against the requirement.

02/10/2012 - 3:23pm

Controversy over a plan by the Obama administration to require health insurance plans to provide free contraception to women has led the administration to seek a policy that it is calling a compromise with conservative groups opposed to the measure, according to published reports.

02/10/2012 - 11:54am

Bloomberg on Friday reported that Express Scripts intends to inform the Federal Trade Commission that the company has delivered all the data requested regarding its purchase of Medco Health Solutions on Friday, which will trigger a 30-day period for a decision from the FTC.

02/10/2012 - 11:18am

An expert panel at the Food and Drug Administration has given a thumbs-down to a drug made by Astex Pharmaceuticals and Eisai for which the two had sought approval as a treatment for leukemia.

02/09/2012 - 3:46pm

The generic drug industry's main lobby is hoping Congress will act on a proposed user fee program for generic drugs that it helped negotiate with the Food and Drug Administration.

02/09/2012 - 3:12pm

The Food and Drug Administration reached a major milestone on the path to a regulatory regime for follow-on biologics on Thursday with the release of draft guidance on biosimilar product development.

02/09/2012 - 2:19pm

The Center for Reproductive Rights on Wednesday asked a federal court to reopen its 2005 lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration for imposing age restrictions on emergency contraceptive drugs.

02/09/2012 - 12:11pm

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an antimicrobial drug made by Mylan, the drug maker said Thursday.