November 21, 2011

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

October 27, 2011

Drug makers Bristol-Myers Squibb and Gilead Sciences announced an agreement to develop and commercialize a fixed-dose combination treatment for patients with HIV.

October 20, 2011

The FRS Co. on Thursday named Matt Kohler chief marketing officer.

October 14, 2011

NBA star Carmelo Anthony, now the new corporate spokesman for ethnic hair care company Johnson Products Co., made a rare personal appearance on behalf of JPC’s new men’s grooming line, Ultra Sheen Men, at a Walmart supercenter in Union City, Ga., on Sept. 17.

October 6, 2011

Gilead Sciences has signed an agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim to gain exclusive worldwide rights to research, develop and commercialize BI's novel anti-retroviral compounds.

October 6, 2011

Harris Teeter and Washington, D.C., Ward 6 council member Tommy Wells joined forces Thursday to offer a $10,000 donation to Jan’s Tutoring House, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., that pairs children with volunteers who provide one-on-one tutoring and mentoring.

September 15, 2011

The use of over-the-counter medicines as a cost savings tool is catching on, of all places, at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

September 15, 2011

A value-based benefits project saved a group of employers in Kansas City, Mo., nearly $11 million in direct healthcare costs.

September 8, 2011

Walmart is gearing up to open a Neighborhood Market store this month in Midwest City, Okla.

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 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 10, 2011

GelStat Corp. on Tuesday announced it has retained Scarsdale Equities as its financial adviser to explore various strategic alternatives.

August 10, 2011

Sunsweet Growers has acquired a maker of dietary supplement beverages.

August 5, 2011

The Chain Drug Marketing Association recently announced that the debut of its “Make More Money Table Top Show” will take place in Philadelphia from Sept. 23 to 24.

June 27, 2011

This fall, an acclaimed film trilogy is making its Blu-ray debut.

May 6, 2011

The blood test recommended for detecting Type 2 diabetes in overweight children may not be enough, and they may need two different tests to diagnose the disease, according to research conducted at Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo.

May 4, 2011

Walgreens announced that it has partnered with NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products to launch an exclusive line of “The Biggest Loser”-branded meal alternative bars and shakes.

April 26, 2011

Hallmark is touting postage-paid greeting cards for Mother's Day.

April 25, 2011

Drug maker AP Pharma has appointed two new executives and may receive financing of up to $4.5 million, the company said Monday.

April 15, 2011

The main trade group representing branded drug makers gave an award to two Merck scientists who helped discover an oral medication for Type 2 diabetes.

March 14, 2011

Drug maker Gilead acknowledged the receipt of an unsolicited mini-tender offer by TRC Capital.

March 9, 2011

FRS Healthy Energy on Tuesday announced the launch of new Healthy Protein and Healthy Energy formulas to be shipped in April.

March 4, 2011

Gilead on Friday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has removed a boxed warning about a possible liver injury risk caused by the drug maker's hypertension treatment.

March 4, 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Splintek Health Products recently launched its SleepRight Nasal Breathe Aid — a snore-relieving product entry into the nasal strip category that retails for a suggested $11.99.

According to the company, the product reduces snoring, relieves nasal congestion and is adhesive-free and reusable. Flexible flares expand the nasal passages to significantly increase airflow, while forming to the shape of the user’s nose for a custom, comfortable fit. Each SleepRight Breathe Aid lasts up to 15 days.