December 1, 2011

Schiff Nutrition on Thursday named three new members to its recently established scientific advisory board: Dale Bredesen, Michael Fischbach and Charles Serhan.

November 29, 2011

Take Care Health Systems, a subsidiary of Walgreens, on Tuesday announced a relationship with Cisco to operate the LifeConnections Health Center on Cisco's campus in San Jose, Calif.

November 28, 2011

Zion Health, a maker of natural minerals skin care products, has announced the launch of its Adama Minerals clay body care line at Whole Foods in San Rafael, Calif.

November 23, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug for insomnia in which patients wake in the middle of the night and have trouble returning to sleep.

November 22, 2011

Navarro Discount Pharmacy, a Hispanic-owned pharmacy retailer and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, unveiled its private-label line, Vida Mia, at the Private Label Manufacturers Association Annual Trade Show in Chicago.

November 22, 2011

The recent approval of a 10% reimbursement rate cut in California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal, by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has prompted provider groups to file a lawsuit against the California Department of Healthcare Services and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, alleging that the cuts did not follow proper legal channels.

November 21, 2011

A drug made by Amgen delayed the spread of prostate cancer to the bones in men with the disease and prolonged the survival of men with the condition, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial.

November 21, 2011

Drug maker Gilead Sciences will acquire Pharmasset for $11 billion, or $137 per share, Gilead said Monday.

November 21, 2011

Drug maker Impax Labs is looking to challenge the patent protection on a drug used to treat pain related to cancer, the company said Monday.

November 21, 2011

Japonesque, a maker of beauty supplies, has announced that its Artist Tools by Japonesque — an interchangeable, snap-on makeup brush collection inspired by Hollywood — is available exclusively at CVS locations nationwide.

November 18, 2011

Par Pharmaceutical has completed its acquisition of Anchen Pharmaceuticals, the generic drug maker said.

November 18, 2011

Safeway announced that its stores raised $1 million for the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that exists to honor and empower military men and women who incurred service-related injuries on or after Sept. 11, 2001.

November 17, 2011

The increase in the number of people with rheumatoid arthritis, and the challenges posed to drug makers by generics, is encouraging the development of new drugs for the disease, according to a new report by Frost & Sullivan.

November 17, 2011

Nail and beauty care company Pacific World officially has announced the launch of its new SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish under the Nailene brand.

November 16, 2011

Active Health Foods has launched its energy bar in the retail market.

November 16, 2011

Natrol on Wednesday announced its partnership with Bikram Choudhury, a world renowned yoga instructor who developed the brand of yoga known as Bikram yoga, to offer a new line of ayurvedic supplements called Vedic Mantra.

November 15, 2011

Awakening Mineral Skin Care, whose products are sold at select Whole Foods Markets and specialty boutiques, has developed an espresso-based hand cream designed to suppress food odors while healing and hydrating skin.

November 15, 2011

Target is bringing its smaller-format store to the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

November 15, 2011

Family Dollar is expanding into California for the first time with the opening of four new stores in Ontario, Rialto, Riverside and Fontana.

November 15, 2011

Beauty company Physicians Formula Holdings has completed the previously announced refinancing of its subordinated debt held by Mill Road Capital, and expects interest expense to be reduced by $1.5 million for the first 12 months, following the refinancing.

November 15, 2011

Fresh & Easy's chief marketing officer reportedly has left the retailer, according to published reports.

November 14, 2011

Safeway dedicated Veterans Day weekend to pay tribute to past and present service members and raise money for an organization that provides programs and outreach to those who were severely injured while serving their country.

November 14, 2011

Starbucks announced Thursday plans to reinvent the $1.6 billion premium juice market with its all-cash purchase of San Bernardino, Calif.-based Evolution Fresh for $30 million.

November 9, 2011

Clif Kid on Tuesday released the results of a national survey that found that consumers are confused about nutrition labels; specifically, appropriate quantities of nutrients and nutrition terminology causes frustration among parents when it comes to feeding their kids.