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FDA issued Thursday an update on its ongoing investigation regarding the recent voluntary recall of several drug products containing the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) valsartan. The agency's latest tests indicate there is an additional unexpected impurity in three lots of Torrent Pharmaceuticals' recalled valsartan products.

FDA announced on Wednesday a series of "critical and historic" enforcement actions associated with the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes to children.

Guideline offers practical information to appropriately plan and communicate about shortages

FDA has issued warnings to two additional companies selling the controversial supplement kratom. Chillin Mix Kratom, one of the companies, sells more than two pounds of powdered kratom for just $65, while the other, Mitra Distributing, sells kratom wholesale.

Legislation nearly guaranteed to go to president’s desk, but timing is unclear

Walgreens Boots Alliance reports it will buy Fred's patient prescription files and related pharmacy inventory for $165 million. The files will come from 185 Fred's stores located across 10 Southeastern states.

Meta-analysis explored what an optimal range would look like for high-risk patients

Pharmacists should be included in discussions about new approaches to OTC access

Heart attacks, strokes, heart failure, and other related conditions caused more than 2 million hospitalizations in 2016, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.

Deadline to submit applications is November 15