May 24, 2011

A drug made by Daiichi-Sankyo was safe and effective in maintaining reductions in blood pressure in older patients, according to a new study presented at the American Society of Hypertension’s 26th annual meeting in New York.

May 23, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for hepatitis C made by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, the agency said Monday.

May 23, 2011

The $290 billion that poor medication adherence costs the U.S. economy every year cuts across every imaginable disease state, but one in which it can be particularly problematic is mental health.


May 23, 2011


It’s not often a niche brand manufacturer attempts to resuscitate what has been for years a commoditized category. But that’s exactly what Meda Consumer Healthcare will be attempting to do with iron — establish a good/better/best proposition to a supplemented category best defined as mediocre.

May 23, 2011

Chapped and cracked lips have long been a side effect associated with the common cold, especially for those congested sufferers who have to breathe strictly through their mouths.

May 20, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday issued a statement regarding the growing controversy surrounding Lazy Cakes — a brownie containing melatonin, an ingredient that helps establish more normal sleeping patterns — that has been cited in a New York Times article as having “flagrantly mimic[ked] the soothing effects of hash brownies.”

May 20, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new antiretroviral treatment for HIV made by Johnson & Johnson, the agency said Friday.

May 20, 2011

A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee has voted to recommend that the FDA retain approval of an Abbott drug for high cholesterol in combination with a statin.

May 19, 2011

For the second consecutive year, the Exergen temporal artery thermometer outsold all other brands at retailers nationwide, Exergen announced Thursday.

May 18, 2011

Regional supermarket chain Fresh & Easy said that it is augmenting its gluten-free products range and will highlight the new offerings in stores through additional displays.

May 18, 2011

An insect repellent brand has revamped its product line.

May 17, 2011

Inventure Foods is expanding its licensed line of Jamba Juice at-home offerings with a fourth flavor.

May 17, 2011

A court in France has ordered generic drug maker Mylan to pay French drug maker Ipsen $24 million for allegedly misleading marketing of a drug, according to published reports.

May 16, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for chronic hepatitis C, the agency said Friday.

May 13, 2011

According to a report in the May issue of Cell Metabolism, while drugs known as thiazolidinediones, or TZDs, are widely used in diabetes treatment, they have effects on the kidneys that lead to fluid retention as the volume of plasma in the bloodstream expands.

May 12, 2011

Patients with HIV who immediately started antiretroviral therapy significantly reduced the risk of spreading the virus to an uninfected partner, compared with those who delayed therapy, according to results of a multinational study. The study also found that antiretroviral therapy reduced the risk of transmission by 96%.

May 11, 2011

Consumers with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity now can add a popular cereal brand to their diet.

May 11, 2011

Cobalis on Tuesday began airing 60-second television commercials in support of its PreHistin allergy defense formula across national cable and satellite networks as part of a planned $5 million spend, the company announced.

May 11, 2011

Patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis who respond to 12 weeks of treatment with a drug made by UCB are more likely to show improvement in their condition in the long run, according to results of a study published in the Journal of Rheumatology.

May 11, 2011

Yankee Candle is introducing a patriotic fragrance collection, the company announced.

May 10, 2011

New York-based retailer Duane Reade, which is owned by Walgreens, has inked a deal with Belli skin care and now is carrying the pregnancy skin care products in 200 Duane Reade stores.

May 10, 2011

A new line of mosquito-repelling candles is slated to make its nationwide debut.

May 10, 2011

Sanofi’s vaccines division has won Food and Drug Administration approval for a vaccine designed for injection into the skin, the company said Tuesday.

May 10, 2011

Julep, a boutique salon concept that offers manicure and pedicure parties, is looking to help beauty mavens enjoy pedicure parties at home with the launch of its new Julep At-Home Mani Pedi Party Set for Six.