02/03/2011 - 1:28pm

Merck’s vaccine for human papillomavirus is 89% effective in preventing genital warts in teenage boys and young men, according to a new study.

02/02/2011 - 5:09pm

Gluten-free products, once regarded as a niche category, have become mainstream, according to new research by Packaged Facts.

02/01/2011 - 2:04pm

It seems that most women are focusing on themselves by emphasizing their health and well-being as the economy is entering a post-recessionary phase, according to a new survey.

02/01/2011 - 10:46am

Among people who use dietary supplements, the most popular products in 2010 were fish oil, multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and Co Q10, according to a survey released Tuesday by ConsumerLab.com.

01/28/2011 - 4:25pm

The news that Shoppers Drug Mart president and CEO Jürgen Schreiber is stepping down has taken investors and many industry observers by surprise; the reality is that the company has been wading through some corporate-level changes in recent years, and the Canadian retail market is facing its fair share of competitive challenges.

01/28/2011 - 3:48pm

Though Schering-Plough’s — now Merck’s — Claritin and Johnson & Johnson’s Zyrtec product lines have dominated the over-the-counter antihistamine market, the big share of the prescription antihistamine market held by Sanofi-Aventis’ Allegra (fexofenadine hydrochloride) could give it a battering ram to bust in as well, thanks to the big break Sanofi got in the form of a Food and Drug Administration approval of an OTC switch for the drug.

01/28/2011 - 2:51pm

Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center suggested that taking away the actions of a certain hormone can alter Type 1 diabetes into "an asymptomatic, noninsulin-dependent disorder."

01/28/2011 - 2:44pm

Spouses of older patients with diabetes tend to experience distress if the diabetic patient has symptoms of depression, according to a new study.

01/28/2011 - 2:23pm

The news that Larry Merlo is taking the helm at CVS Caremark was expected, but that doesn't take away from its significance.