February 23, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a new drug application for the treatment of idiopathic Parkinson’s disease.

February 23, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for a rare disorder that previously had no approved medical therapies, the agency said.

February 23, 2012

A panel of experts at the Food and Drug Administration has recommended approval for an obesity drug that so far had not met much success at the agency.

February 22, 2012

Psi Bands on Wednesday announced its line of fashionable nausea-relief bands was recently recognized with Kimberly Clark's Huggies MomInspired Grant, a grant program designed to recognize and support inspirational and entrepreneurial moms.

February 17, 2012

Jelly Belly has introduced a new line of jelly beans inspired by Snapple beverages.

February 17, 2012

Stater Bros. is set to open its newest supermarket in Lake Elsinore, Calif.

February 16, 2012

A study published in the November 2011 International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition demonstrated a nearly 5% reduction in “bad” low-density lipoprotein cholesterol when Pharmavite's CholestOff was added to the National Cholesterol Education Program therapeutic lifestyle changes diet, Pharmavite announced Wednesday.

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.