August 10, 2011

Sanofi on Wednesday announced the introduction of Allegra's new Allergy Adventures contest on Facebook. Allergy sufferers are invited to upload a short video showing their daily challenges with allergies for a chance to win $5,000 toward a vacation package.

August 10, 2011

Soy isoflavone tablets do not appear to be associated with a reduction in bone loss or menopausal symptoms in women within the first five years of menopause, according to a report in the Aug. 8 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

August 9, 2011

EcoTools, a Paris Presents brand and a maker of eco-conscious personal care products, introduced in July “EcoTools Gives Back,” an online voting platform that enables consumers to vote for their favorite cause.

August 8, 2011

Walgreens has announced that it is now offering immunizations daily at all of its more than 7,700 stores nationwide, including all Duane Reade pharmacies in New York and more than 350 Take Care Clinics.

August 5, 2011

Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Takeda Pharmaceutical have halted development of a treatment for obesity in mid-stage clinical trials, the two companies said.

August 4, 2011

Meningococcal meningitis is rare but can kill preteens and teenagers in as little as a day. Yet many kids still engage in behaviors that put them at risk of contracting the disease despite not being vaccinated.

August 4, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline company Stiefel announced it is seeking approval for a facial acne treatment in patients ages 12 years and older.

August 3, 2011

A recent Gallup poll found that more U.S. drinkers ages 18 to 24 years favor wine and beer as their alcoholic beverages of choice.

August 2, 2011

Barista Bath and Body, a natural line of coffee-based bath and skin care products, is targeting men with its new four-step, coffee-based men's shave system.

August 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has given tentative approval to an emergency treatment for severe allergic reactions made by Intelliject, the drug maker said.

August 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration last week issued a warning letter to Terry Harris of HBB — makers of the controversial Lazy Larry and Lazy Cakes melatonin-spiked brownies — alerting Harris that HBB's products are adulterated with an unapproved food additive.

August 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration is looking for comments from consumers, the food industry and others about proposed labeling for gluten-free foods.

August 2, 2011

Kinney Drugs will provide flu immunizations to patients by appointment during the 2011-2012 flu season.

August 2, 2011

NeoStrata, which markets and develops therapeutic and cosmetic dermatological products, is aiming to supercharge skin care with four new targeted serums available at Ulta and select online beauty retailers.

August 2, 2011

Nail care brand Orly wants beauty mavens to fly away from ordinary nails in fall 2011 with dazzling metallic and sophisticated neutral lacquers gathered in one collection — Birds of a Feather.

August 2, 2011

In line with National Immunization Awareness Month, a new report has highlighted the role pharmacists play in administering flu vaccinations.

August 1, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Bristol-Myers Squibb for injection under the skin to treat rheumatoid arthritis, Bristol said Friday.

August 1, 2011

Jarrow Formulas recently launched the dietary supplement Pterostilbene in support of healthy aging.

July 29, 2011

CVS Caremark is gearing up for flu season and will leverage both its CVS/pharmacy locations and MinuteClinic sites to provide flu shots for patients every day, including evenings and weekends, and will offer direct medical billing to many national and regional health plans that will cover all or part of the cost of a flu shot.

July 29, 2011

Researchers have found a human antibody that may be able to protect against all influenza A viruses, according to published reports.

July 28, 2011

The Hepatitis Education Awareness and Liver Support of the South is advocating for awareness about hepatitis and the importance of Medicare Part D as part of World Hepatitis Day, the organization said Thursday.

July 28, 2011

Skin care company Kiehl's Since 1851 is maintaining its long-standing tradition of supporting HIV/AIDS charities through a continued partnership with amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. The initiative also involves the launch of a limited-edition ultra facial cream.

July 27, 2011

Total sales of prestige makeup experienced healthy gains during the first five months of the year, thanks to trends in dramatic eyes, soft lip shades and bold and bright nail colors, according to new beauty market research by NPD.

July 26, 2011

Second-quarter net revenue increased to 2.34 billion pounds ($3.83 billion) for Reckitt Benckiser, the company announced in an earnings statement Monday.