August 13, 2012

In a study involving more than 16,000 U.S. children and adolescents, there has been a decrease in average total cholesterol levels over the past two decades, although almost 1-in-10 subjects had elevated total cholesterol in the 2007-2010 period, according to a study published in the Aug. 8 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

August 13, 2012

Pfizer will be the next consumer healthcare company to reach the market with a switched proton-pump inhibitor.

August 10, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition added two keynote speakers to its annual meeting docket.

August 9, 2012

Lysol has introduced its latest line of household products that highlights the versatility of hydrogen peroxide.

August 8, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an oral painkiller made by Perrigo, the drug maker said Wednesday.

August 7, 2012

Nordic Naturals has introduced a new kid-friendly line of supplements.

July 30, 2012

Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals is challenging the patent protection on a drug for acne and a drug for bronchospasm, the company said Monday.

July 26, 2012

Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., on Wednesday introduced the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act, a bill that will protect consumers by providing the Drug Enforcement Administration with new enforcement tools to identify and quickly respond when new designer anabolic steroids are created and marketed as dietary supplements.

July 24, 2012

Sabona of London is offering an in-store retail display as part of its marketing support program for retail partners.

July 18, 2012

Ethnic beauty brand Black Opal Cosmetics is promoting the Black Opal “Sparkle” national sweepstakes, and also has been named the official U.S. cosmetics partner of the movie “Sparkle,” in theaters Aug. 17.

July 18, 2012

Premama recently launched its patent-pending prenatal supplement in drink form. The flavorless Premama mix can be added to flavored drinks and foods.

July 18, 2012

Researchers argue there is compelling evidence that the recommended dietary allowance of vitamin C should be raised to 200 mg per day for adults, up from its current levels of 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men, in a recent report published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition.

July 17, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced in the Federal Register that it has banned bisphenol A in baby bottles and sippy cups, following a request to revise the rule made by the American Chemistry Council in October 2011.

July 16, 2012

Another updated new product is entering the laundry detergent category. Clorox is shrinking its typical 96-oz. bleach bottle by one-third, to 64 oz.

July 2, 2012

TCCD International has announced the introduction of Geodeo Natural Deodorant Plus, which uses volcanic minerals and Icelandic algae to help fight impurities.

June 28, 2012

Mylan has launched a generic drug for treating thiamine deficiency, the company said Thursday.

June 22, 2012

Natural skin care brand Aubrey, which is sold at natural food stores, has introduced new travel-sized moisturizing lotions for those on the go.

June 21, 2012

While the picture of a new Rx-to-OTC switch paradigm is being painted with a broad stroke brush, already there are two divergent pathways emerging around what that new paradigm landscape might look like. 


June 21, 2012

Manufacturers of sunscreen now will have six additional months to meet the new labeling and testing requirements as imposed by the Food and Drug Administration, according to an announcement from the Federal Register.

June 20, 2012

Lifes2good, developer of the hair loss supplement Viviscal, has announced the launch of its newest product: Viviscal Hair Repair.

June 8, 2012

Making a direct appeal to teens, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association has created the website DXMstories.org that directly engages young adults around the dangers of dextromethorphan abuse with provocative video clips featuring peer anecdotes.

May 31, 2012

Tris Pharma on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved its generic equivalent to Reckitt Benckiser's Delsym, an extended-release oral liquid suspension containing dextromethorphan.

May 30, 2012

Older adults who don’t get enough vitamin D — either from diet, supplements or sun exposure — may be at increased risk of developing mobility limitations and disability, according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center released Tuesday.

May 21, 2012

Organic baby formula brand Nature's One said it is committed to minimize or eliminate environmental contaminants, such as arsenic and other heavy metals.