August 18, 2011

Forces of Nature on Wednesday introduced its brand called Control, featuring 14 USDA-certified organic and Food and Drug Administration-registered topical medicines that target seven hard-to-treat conditions, including acne, herpes cold sores (caused by the herpes simplex virus) and scars.

August 18, 2011

Sato Pharmaceutical on Wednesday launched Zentrip, a new motion-sickness product featuring a fast-dissolving, fast-acting, citrus-flavored meclizine hydrochloride thin-strip.

August 18, 2011

In celebration of its 75th anniversary, supermarket retailer Stater Bros. will open a store in Grand Terrace, Calif., next week.

August 16, 2011

Kroger banners Ralphs and Food 4 Less have both announced fundraising campaigns to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliates in California.

August 16, 2011

A take-home allergy test called MyAllergyTest will be available beginning Oct. 1 in retail markets in the Midwest through a partnership between supplier ImmuneTech and Meijer, ImmuneTech announced Tuesday.

August 15, 2011

Patients taking an experimental treatment for Parkinson's disease experienced greater reduction in symptoms than those taking standard therapies, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial.

August 12, 2011

Fresh & Easy is set to open two stores in Long Beach, Calif., on Sept. 14, the retailer announced Friday.

August 11, 2011

Drug maker Avanir Pharmaceuticals has filed suit against two generic drug makers seeking to launch versions of a drug used to treat pseudobulbar affect, which causes sudden, involuntary episodes of laughing and crying, and occurs secondary to numerous other neurological conditions.

August 11, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new single-pill treatment for HIV made by Gilead Sciences and Johnson & Johnson, Gilead said.

August 11, 2011

Pfizer will invest up to $50 million over the next five years in drug discovery and development under a collaboration with the University of California San Diego Health Sciences, the drug maker said.

August 11, 2011

Medicare Part D beneficiaries showed better adherence to their oral diabetes drugs when receiving them by mail order, according to a new study.

August 10, 2011

Sunsweet Growers has acquired a maker of dietary supplement beverages.

August 8, 2011

Black Radiance, a Markwins beauty brand, has hired Robyn Turner as its newest brand manager.

August 5, 2011

Looking to challenge reimbursement rate reductions for Medicaid beneficiaries, pharmacy groups have filed a joint legal brief with the U.S. Supreme Court.

August 4, 2011

The Alliance for Patient Care, a coalition of healthcare providers, health plans, patient advocates and others working together to protect access to care in California’s Medi-Cal (Medicaid) program, headed to Washington, D.C., to urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and members of Congress to reject California’s proposed cut to the state’s Medi-Cal program, according to a statement issued Wednesday by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

August 3, 2011

A diabetes awareness campaign, sponsored by blood-glucose monitoring systems brand OneTouch, has tapped celebrity chef Sam Talbot to help educate and inspire Americans living with diabetes.

August 2, 2011

Legislation designed to ban the availability of caffeinated alcoholic beverages in California has become law.

August 2, 2011

Dr. Fresh has announced the introduction of its new pink Barbie rotary toothbrush, the newest cousin to the manufacturer’s popular FireFly light-up toothbrush.

August 2, 2011

Safeway announced its 10th annual campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association's efforts to develop treatments and assist people coping with neuromuscular diseases.

July 27, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced that Daniel Fabricant, director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the Food and Drug Administration, will deliver the keynote address at The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry on Oct. 20 in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

July 27, 2011

Pharmaceutical wholesaler H. D. Smith announced that amid the retirement of one of its executives, the company has reorganized its national operations to meet the regional needs of its customers.

July 27, 2011

Dr. Sears Family Essentials has appointed a new VP marketing.

July 26, 2011

Clif Crunch and Clif Mojo on Tuesday announced the expansion of their snack bar lineups with new flavors that now are available at grocery, natural food and mass merchandise stores nationwide.

July 26, 2011

The branded drugs division of Impax Labs has finished enrolling patients in a late-stage trial of a drug for Parkinson’s disease.