May 2, 2014

Bayer is negotiating for Merck's consumer health business in a deal worth $14 billion, according to a Bloomberg report published Friday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

May 2, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Wednesday commended Arizona Governor Jan Brewer for signing H.B. 2086 in to law.

May 2, 2014

An average of $3.9 billion per year in avoidable healthcare utilization costs would be realized if all U.S. adults older than 55 years diagnosed with age-related eye disease were to use lutein and zeaxanthin dietary supplements at preventive intake levels, according to a new economic report released Thursday by the Council for Responsible Nutrition.

May 2, 2014

MyFitnessPal on Thursday published its first user data study, uncovering a new trend in which people share health-related goals, activities and personal health content with their friends, colleagues and relatives, online and off.

May 2, 2014

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Thursday unveiled a plan to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15. Although Murray said the hike has broad support across local government, business and labor communities, the City Council still has to vote on the proposal.

May 1, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline on Wednesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium), which is used for the treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.

May 1, 2014

An effort to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 failed on Wednesday, as the issue was not able to clear a procedural vote in the Senate.

May 1, 2014

LeapFrog Enterprises, which specializes in educational entertainment for children, on Thursday announced the introduction of LeapBand, the first wearable activity tracker designed for kids that encourages active play and healthy habits.

May 1, 2014

Purdue Pharma on Wednesday announced that it filed a new drug application with the Food and Drug Administration to market a hydrocodone bitartrate tablet, which is formulated to incorporate abuse-deterrent technology.

May 1, 2014

For the first time since the Great Recession, births are trending upwards in 2014, according to the April edition of the U.S. Fertility Forecast from Demographic Intelligence.

April 30, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday granted approval to Zykadia (ceritinib) for patients with a specific type of late-stage (metastatic) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

April 30, 2014

Empowering its customers with new ways to manage their health, MobileHelp — a provider of mobile Personal Emergency Response System solutions — has launched a new medication reminder application.

April 29, 2014

Jubilant Life Sciences, an integrated pharmaceuticals and life sciences company, last week announced that it received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for spironolactone tablets, 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg, which is the generic version of Aldactone.

April 29, 2014

Walgreens announced the launch of the 2014 Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP, an outreach program that provides free preventive and early detection health services to communities across the country.

April 28, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline and Theravance on Monday announced that Anoro Ellipta (umeclidinium and vilanterol inhalation powder), a once-daily that combines two long-acting bronchodilators in a single inhaler, is now available in retail pharmacies in the United States.

April 28, 2014

Debbie Allen, an Emmy-award winning actress and choreographer is teaming up with dancers from the television dance competition "So You Think You Can Dance" and Janssen Pharmaceuticals to launch T2 Dance Crew, a national education and wellness program that encourages people with Type 2 diabetes to increase physical activity as part of managing their condition.

April 28, 2014

Forest Labs and Furiex Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that Forest will acquire Furiex for $95 per share, or approximately $1.1 billion in cash.

April 28, 2014

Johnson & Johnson on Monday hosted a 30-minute walk-through of the Johnson & Johnson Health & Wellness Experience. Over the course of the presentation, J&J executives showcased a number of consumer and corporate wellness initiatives implemented by J&J, including its Corporate Athlete Program, the 7-Minute Workout app, the Digital Health Scorecard app and the Care4today app.

April 28, 2014

McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corp., last week announced the integration of its distribution services with General Medical Services' Physician Office Drug Inventory System.

April 28, 2014

Mylan last week announced that it filed suit against the Food and Drug Administration, challenging the agency's decision regarding generic drug marketing exclusivity on celecoxib capsules, the generic equivalent of Pfizer's Celebrex.

April 28, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Monday announced that it had elected new officers, one new executive committee member and three new board of directors members for the coming year during its annual meeting this weekend.

April 28, 2014

U.S. pharmaceutical firm Pfizer this morning confirmed discussions with AstraZeneca regarding a possible merger. If the transaction goes through, it's expected that the two companies will combine under a new U.K-incorporated holding company.

April 28, 2014

Sandoz on Monday announced the introduction of its adapalene 0.3% gel, a generic version of Differin gel, 0.3% from Galderma Labs.

April 25, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday reported that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and more than 700,000 deaths among children born in the last two decades.