February 14, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration is giving priority review to a drug made by Gilead Sciences that the company is investigating for the prevention of HIV.

February 13, 2012

The flu season is in full swing as California reported widespread influenza activity, according to data reported by state and territorial epidemiologists and published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

February 10, 2012

An expert panel at the Food and Drug Administration has given a thumbs-down to a drug made by Astex Pharmaceuticals and Eisai for which the two had sought approval as a treatment for leukemia.

February 10, 2012

Altierre, a provider of ultra low-power wireless solutions for retailers, has announced that retail industry veteran and former Longs Drug Stores CEO Steve Roath has joined the company’s board of directors.

February 10, 2012

Fresh & Easy is continuing to expand its reach by opening five stores in California's capital.

February 10, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and California pharmacy groups have banded together to urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to prevent the implementation of a state plan amendment — proposed by the California Department of Health Care Services — which they say would place significant limitations on access to pharmacy care and services for the state’s Medi-Cal patients.

February 2, 2012

Safeway and Kraft Foods on Thursday announced that their Help Us End Hunger (Every Bag Counts) food drive yielded nearly 362,000 bags of groceries for food banks and other hunger-relief centers throughout the United States.

February 1, 2012

Impax Pharmaceuticals said Wednesday that it obtained exclusive U.S. commercial rights to a drug for migraine headaches made by AstraZeneca.

January 31, 2012

California state officials tentatively are blocked from moving forward with a 10% Medi-Cal reimbursement rate cut.

January 31, 2012

Safeway on Monday named Lori Raya president of its Vons division.

January 27, 2012

Tesco's U.S. subsidiary is looking for interns.

January 26, 2012

Drug maker Amgen is acquiring a Rockville, Md.-based company developing therapies for cancer, the companies said Thursday.

January 26, 2012

Biotab Nutraceuticals in March will be launching an ExtenZe-branded line of premium personal lubricant, the company announced last week during the ECRM Vitamin, Diet & Sports Nutrition EPPS conference.

January 26, 2012

Clif Bar on Thursday announced a flavor line extension — peanut honey pretzel — for its Luna Whole Nutrition Bar for Women brand.

January 26, 2012

Medbox is introducing two new prescription drug vending machine systems in 2012, the company said Thursday.

January 24, 2012

Clif on Tuesday announced a flavor line extension — iced oatmeal cookie — for its Clif Kid Zbar brand.

January 24, 2012

Henkel’s Dial for Men is the presenting partner of the 2012 Spartan Race series, sponsoring all 38 U.S. races, which kick off Jan. 28 in Temecula, Calif.

January 24, 2012

Kashi has added a new member to its line of frozen pizza.

January 24, 2012

One-in-5 consumers are asking their pharmacists questions about vitamins and supplements, according to a survey of pharmacists that was released Tuesday by Pharmavite.

January 23, 2012

Clorox has partnered with Spanish television network Vme in an effort to encourage germ prevention among Hispanic consumers.

January 20, 2012

Celebrity Denise Richards announced on her blog on Jan. 2 that she has teamed up with stylist Cristophe to create her own hair care line.

January 20, 2012

Safeway on Friday announced that employees volunteered more than 1 million hours in 2011 as a result of a companywide effort to mobilize its work force and transform communities.

January 20, 2012

Safeway on Friday said that the leader of its Vons division will retire after serving in the role for more than 10 years.

January 19, 2012

Fresh & Easy has introduced its own line of vitamins and supplements that includes 20 products.