February 4, 2011

Fisk Industries, a manufacturer of niche-oriented cosmetics and health- and beauty-aid products, has acquired the Barielle line of nail, skin and foot care products.

February 4, 2011

A private entrepreneur is close to introducing a take-home intracervical insemination fertilization kit to retail, according to a story published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Friday.

February 3, 2011

Chauncey Billups, point guard for the NBA's Denver Nuggets team, was named the latest spokesman for a national multimedia campaign designed to educate preteens, teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious, potentially life-threatening diseases.

February 3, 2011

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

February 3, 2011

Drug maker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to certain formulations of a GlaxoSmithKline drug used to treat cold sores.

February 3, 2011

With the state of Colorado experiencing an increase in the number of reported whooping cough cases, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has been encouraging vaccination to help increase immunity and stop the spread of the disease.

February 2, 2011

Vogue International's Organix hair care brand is expanding its portfolio with the new Ever Straight Brazilian keratin therapy collection, an at-home hair straightening system.

February 2, 2011

As an official sponsor of the National Football League, Procter & Gamble has donated $300,000 to the NFL's campaign to fight childhood obesity and promote health and wellness among kids nationwide.

February 2, 2011

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

February 2, 2011

A new report developed by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America revealed that nearly 300 heart disease and stroke medicines are in development.

February 2, 2011

A collection of relatively new products helped drive up sales and profits at Novo Nordisk, the Danish drug maker said Wednesday.

February 1, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a Novartis vaccine for preventing meningococcal disease in children, the Swiss drug maker said.

February 1, 2011

Optivia Biotechnology on Tuesday announced that the company and the Food and Drug Administration have signed a collaboration agreement to assess the effect of dietary supplements on key drug transporters.

February 1, 2011

As expected, advancements in technology and women’s reluctance to trade down in a segment that promises to ward off the signs of aging have spelled continued growth for anti-aging skin care products.


January 31, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday updated the nation’s influenza status.

January 28, 2011

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."

January 28, 2011

Henkel's Dial brand has launched for 2011 the new Dial NutriSkin white peach and shea butter body wash with seven bionutrients.

January 27, 2011

A Mylan subsidiary has inked a nonexclusive license agreement with Tibotec Pharmaceuticals to manufacture, market and distribute a generic version of an HIV treatment.

January 27, 2011

Australian winemaker Daryl Groom and Walgreens have launched a new table wine blend in line with American Heart Month.

January 26, 2011

Henkel's Dial brand has launched for 2011 a collection of NutriSkin lotions with BioNutrients.

January 26, 2011

LiceGuard on Monday announced the launch of its Robi Comb product, a noninvasive electronic lice comb powered by a single AA battery that detects and destroys lice on contact simply by combing it through dry hair.

January 25, 2011

Pittsburgh and Green Bay, Wis., retailers ought to have plenty of sore throat remedies in preparation for the Super Bowl — 28% of sore throat sufferers got that pain by cheering and screaming, according to a new study released Tuesday by Prestige Brands.

January 24, 2011

Influenza activity in the United States decreased across several indicators, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday, though the agency projected that illness rates for the season have not yet peaked.

January 24, 2011

“The View” co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck aims to raise awareness around celiac disease, coupling her recently published book, "The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide," with a line of gluten-free, meal-replacement bars called Nogii in partnership with Europa Sports Products.