May 9, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Zontivity (vorapaxar) tablets, an anti-platelet agent that's designed to decrease the tendency of platelets to clump together to form a blood clot.

May 8, 2014

Actavis announced that it has launched a generic version of Boehringer Ingelheim's Catapres-TTS (clonidine transdermal system, USP, 0.1-mg/day, 0.2-mg/day, and 0.3-mg/day for one week).

May 8, 2014

Breyers announced that it will begin offering 36 gluten-free varieties. The varieties will feature a "gluten-free" claim, in line with the Food and Drug Administration's rule on gluten-free labeling.

May 8, 2014

Although some guidelines recommend lipid screening for children and adolescents of certain ages, data indicate that only about 3% are having their cholesterol tested during health visits, according to a study in the May 7 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on child health.

May 8, 2014

Conventional wisdom holds that when the risk of catching a disease is high, people are more likely to get vaccinated to protect themselves. This may not be the case, however, according to a study presented May 5 at the Pediatric Academic Societies' annual meeting.

May 7, 2014

The travel site TripAdvisor on Wednesday announced the winners of its third annual Travelers' Choice awards for Travel Favorites, highlighting the top brands that travelers around the world prefer for their trips.

May 6, 2014

Little Seashell, a Canada-based designer and manufacturer of greeting cards, announced its summer 2014 collection, which includes three vibrant designs.

May 6, 2014

Sandoz recently announced that the generic manufacturer continues to advance its biosimilars pipeline that currently has six molecules in the Phase III clinical trial/filing prep phase.

May 5, 2014

Ancient Harvest, a provider of organic, non-GMO and gluten-free foods, on Monday announced the launch of new Mac & Cheese and Culinary Ancient Grain lines.

May 5, 2014

The World Health Organization on Monday released a statement concerning the international spread of poliovirus.

April 28, 2014

Forest Labs and Furiex Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that Forest will acquire Furiex for $95 per share, or approximately $1.1 billion in cash.

April 25, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday reported that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and more than 700,000 deaths among children born in the last two decades.

April 24, 2014

FloraTummys is a new probiotic especially made for kids rather than a line extension of the adult probiotic.

April 24, 2014

Good news: you won’t need to remind your kids to take their daily vitamins, they’ll be reminding you! Angry Birds™ Vitamin Chews include 21 vitamins and minerals to support healthy eyes and strong bones along with a healthy immune system. These tasty vitamins are naturally flavored and sweetened and include fruit and vegetable extracts.

April 22, 2014

Henkel’s Dry Idea brand has introduced its new Dry Idea Stain Clear.

April 21, 2014

The 2013-2014 cough-cold season has been characterized as a moderate season with $7.5 billion in sales across total U.S. multi-outlet channels for the 52 weeks ended Jan. 26, according to IRI.

April 18, 2014

Merck on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Ragwitek (short ragweed pollen allergen extract) tablet for sublingual use (12 Amb a 1-U).

April 18, 2014

Celebrity hairstylist Cristophe is expanding his line of hair care products with the introduction of a new Dry Shampoo formulated with vitamins and antioxidants.

April 16, 2014

Polaner All Fruit, a brand from B&G Foods, announced that it is now Non-GMO Project Verified.

April 16, 2014

Cases of diabetes and pre-diabetes in the United States have nearly doubled since 1988, suggests new research released Tuesday from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with obesity apparently to blame for the surge.

April 16, 2014

Among severely obese people, vitamin D may make the difference between an active and a more sedentary lifestyle, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism on Tuesday.

April 9, 2014

Omnis Health on Tuesday announced the launch of EmbracePro, a blood-glucose meter for medical professionals.

April 9, 2014

According to new survey data recently released by the National Consumers League, one-third of adult Americans still believe that vaccines may be linked to autism in children.

April 3, 2014

Through a social media campaign coined the "National Bug Report," After Bite tracked the path of the Mystery Bug, increasing curiosity around this potential new stinging threat.