March 6, 2013

The Nutritional Magnesium Association noted magnesium is an essential nutrient that helps absorb necessary nutritional supplements like vitamin D or calcium in response to a recent U.S. Preventive Services Task Force report that suggested supplementing with these ingredients may not help prevent bone fractures in postmenopausal women, while also increasing the risk of kidney stones.

March 5, 2013

Amneal Pharmaceuticals has started shipping a drug used to treat opioid dependence, the company said Tuesday.

March 5, 2013

Ranbaxy Labs will market a drug for depression under an agreement with another company, the drug maker said Tuesday.

March 4, 2013

Beiersdorf has introduced its new Nivea Lip Butter line, which includes shea butter and almond oil, the beauty product company said.

March 1, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a once-monthly treatment for schizophrenia.

March 1, 2013

A growing beauty brand led by a former executive from Starbucks has secured more than $10 million in financing from a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.

February 27, 2013

Oxy is introducing two new lines of products — Oxy Maximum Action and Oxy Daily Defense — that include new packaging to clearly spell out product benefits, active ingredients and recommended usage to consumers.

February 27, 2013

Sun Products, makers of such laundry brands as Wisk and Snuggle, has launched a new All detergent: All Fresh and Sensitive.

February 26, 2013

Greenstone has launched an authorized generic version of a drug used to treat cholesterol.

February 26, 2013

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on Monday issued a trio of controversial recommendations regarding supplementing with vitamin D and calcium.

February 25, 2013

Trojan is about to enter the personal lubricant business, Jim Craigie, chairman and CEO for Church & Dwight, told analysts last week at the 2013 Consumer Analyst Group of New York Conference.

February 25, 2013

In View, the Discovery Channel program of which Larry King is host, will include a feature about DivaCup, a reusable menstrual cup.

February 25, 2013

Amneal Pharmaceuticals has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for a drug to treat opioid dependence.

February 25, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug made by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals for treating tumors of the digestive system, the agency said Monday.

February 25, 2013

Mylan has begun shipping a generic drug for cholesterol, the company said Monday.

February 22, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for late-stage breast cancer, the agency said.

February 21, 2013

Organix-South has introduced TheraNeem Naturals Liquid Neem Soap, a neem and castile soap made with certified organic oils and no harsh detergents, which can compromise the skin and hair, the company announced.

February 19, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic diabetes drug made by Aurobindo Pharma, the drug maker said.

February 19, 2013

Drug maker Gilead Sciences has recalled a single lot of an injected drug used to treat an opportunistic infection in AIDS patients due to the presence of foreign matter, the company said.

February 19, 2013

Two-hundred-ninety billion dollars. That’s the number often thrown around when health experts talk about what medication nonadherence costs patients, insurers, health plan payers and the U.S. economy every year. And of course, dollar estimates say nothing about the impact that nonadherence has on patients and their families in higher chronic and acute disease rates, reduced quality of life and shortened lifespans.

So the failure by patients to take their meds as prescribed is a big deal. And it’s gotten a lot of attention from payers in the last couple of years because it’s one of the most obvious levers to pull as public and private health plan sponsors struggle to get a grip on the astronomical and still-expanding cost of health care in the United States.

February 19, 2013

Sergeant's Pet Care Products has launched a generic version of a commonly used spray for killing fleas and ticks in dogs and cats, the company said Tuesday.

February 15, 2013

Jewelry maker Tiffany & Co. is suing Costco Wholesale, alleging that the club retailer falsely marketed diamond engagement rings as coming from the New York-based jeweler, according to published reports.

February 15, 2013

Elmer’s ProBond Advanced adhesive is being promoted as a multipurpose glue that’s as strong as a polyurethane competitor, but without the foamy mess.

February 14, 2013

Actavis and Mallinckrodt have reached a settlement concerning the former's generic version of an opioid painkiller made by the latter, Actavis said Thursday.