August 24, 2011

A wet spring has made for ideal allergen-creating conditions — the growth of ragweed and an increase in mold. According to a Quest Diagnostics study, sensitization to common ragweed has grown 15% nationally since 2000, while mold grew 12%.


August 22, 2011

A new drug made by AstraZeneca is available in pharmacies following its regulatory approval in July, the company said Monday.

August 22, 2011

CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic have announced the "You vs. Flu" campaign, which is supported by more than 20,000 immunizing healthcare professionals who will vaccinate patients every day, no appointment needed, at all CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations nationwide.

August 22, 2011

A new Snapple flavor is making its way to participating retailers nationwide next month.

August 19, 2011

NexMed USA on Thursday received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to market the company's first over-the-counter antifungal drug, Tolnaftate-D.

August 19, 2011

Generic drug maker Sagent Pharmaceuticals has launched a new drug for neuromuscular disorders, the company said.

August 18, 2011

Balance Bar on Wednesday launched Nimble, a meal-replacement bar for women that combines beauty and nutrition.

August 18, 2011

Forces of Nature on Wednesday introduced its brand called Control, featuring 14 USDA-certified organic and Food and Drug Administration-registered topical medicines that target seven hard-to-treat conditions, including acne, herpes cold sores (caused by the herpes simplex virus) and scars.

August 18, 2011

With the global biosimilars market expected to expand nearly sixfold by the middle of the decade, market research firm IMS Health is launching a market-measurement tool for drug makers interested in getting into the space, the company said.

August 18, 2011

Johnson & Johnson has launched several new tools on a website aimed at ensuring patients with pain get the drugs they need while staying safe.

August 18, 2011

Sato Pharmaceutical on Wednesday launched Zentrip, a new motion-sickness product featuring a fast-dissolving, fast-acting, citrus-flavored meclizine hydrochloride thin-strip.

August 17, 2011

After seasons of sparkle nails, Violent Lips is putting the trend front and center with Glitteratti temporary lip tattoos.

August 17, 2011

Winn-Dixie Stores on Wednesday announced that flu vaccinations are now available in all Winn-Dixie in-store pharmacies to help prepare guests for the upcoming flu season.

August 16, 2011

The Community Education Group and the Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services will sponsor a series of community mobilizing events around the country in the time leading up to the International AIDS Conference in Washington next July.

August 16, 2011

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy on Tuesday announced that it is now offering immunizations for influenza, pneumonia and whooping cough on a walk-in basis.

August 16, 2011

A take-home allergy test called MyAllergyTest will be available beginning Oct. 1 in retail markets in the Midwest through a partnership between supplier ImmuneTech and Meijer, ImmuneTech announced Tuesday.

August 15, 2011

Supervalu on Monday announced that flu vaccination services now are available across all of its pharmacy locations.

August 12, 2011

Nutra Nail, a CCA Industries nail treatment brand, is looking to revolutionize at-home nail color with the introduction of its new UV and LED light-free gel color.

August 12, 2011

Kerr Drug is kicking off its flu shot campaign this month, the regional chain said Friday.

August 12, 2011

New York City-based beauty retailer Ricky’s now is offering the Zinn Beauty Collection, a line of argan oil-based cosmetics imported from Morocco, the manufacturer has announced.

August 11, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new single-pill treatment for HIV made by Gilead Sciences and Johnson & Johnson, Gilead said.

August 11, 2011

Drug makers GlaxoSmithKline and XenoPort are seeking expanded approval for their restless legs syndrome treatment.

August 11, 2011

Target announced that 1,650 of its pharmacy locations, in addition to its clinics, are offering flu shots with no appointment necessary, effective Aug. 15.

August 10, 2011

Fairy Tales Hair Care on Wednesday announced the launch of its first iPhone application, The Facts of Lice, to provide real-time alerts of lice outbreaks at the local level.