February 25, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Myalept (metreleptin for injection) to treat complications of leptin deficiency in patients with congenital generalized or acquired generalized lipodystrophy, a condition associated with a lack of fat tissue.

February 25, 2014

U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee vice chair Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., have introduced legislation that would establish a work group to explore opportunities to reduce prescription drug abuse without compromising access to medications for patients who legitimately need them.

February 25, 2014

As part of the National Governors Association’s ongoing effort to help states reduce prescription drug abuse, findings from the Prescription Drug Abuse Reduction Policy Academy were the focus of the Health and Human Services Committee session at NGA’s 2014 Winter Meeting, the association announced Sunday.

February 25, 2014

Revlon announced on Tuesday several executive moves, including the departure of Chris Elshaw, Revlon’s EVP and COO, effective immediately.

February 25, 2014

Smartfood, a brand from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, has introduced Smartfood Delight popcorn, a line of reduced-fat popcorn geared toward health-conscious consumers who are looking for alternative snacking options.

February 25, 2014

SpartanNash on Tuesday announced the formation of a partnership to offer a comprehensive mobile and web pharmacy solution to SpartanNash customers.

February 25, 2014

E-commerce has been and will continue to be a strong vehicle for how consumers buy beauty products, according to a new study released by digital marketing firm PM Digital.

February 25, 2014

Hispanic consumers are outpacing non-Hispanics in their adoption of mobile, social and online sources for local shopping, according to BIA/Kelsey's Consumer Commerce Monitor study released Tuesday.

February 25, 2014

UrgentRx on Tuesday teamed up with the NFL's Denver Broncos, the NBA’s Indiana Pacers and Kroenke Sports & Entertainment — parent of NBA’s Denver Nuggets, NHL’s Colorado Avalanche and NLL’s Colorado Mammoth — to be the “Official Sponsor of Game Day Relief.”

February 25, 2014

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on Tuesday posted its final recommendation statement on vitamin, mineral and multivitamin supplements for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

February 25, 2014

UC-San Francisco and Walgreens on Tuesday opened a Walgreens store on the UCSF campus that aims to improve medication safety, decrease healthcare costs and help patients use medicines more effectively by offering pharmacist-based patient care and expanded health-and-wellness services to the community.

February 24, 2014

TriStar Wellness Solutions has announced that its Beauté de Maman brand of beauty and wellness products for pregnant and nursing women has begun its national rollout to drug store, grocery and natural food retailers across the country.

February 24, 2014

The Better Chip, a snack chip company, on Monday announced that it is introducing two new flavors — Beet and Chipotle — both of which are inspired by popular culinary trends, according to the company.

February 24, 2014

Cerberus Capital Management is the lead bidder for Safeway, according to a Bloomberg report published Saturday that cited people with knowledge of the matter.

February 24, 2014

It appears this year's flu season will officially wind down toward the beginning of March.

February 24, 2014

Unilever’s Clear Scalp & Hair has partnered with NBC's "The Voice" for season six as the official hair care sponsor of the singing competition.

February 24, 2014

Colgate-Palmolive has introduced its new Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen — the first-ever toothbrush with a built-in whitening pen.

February 24, 2014

Retail-based health clinics not only work closely with local physicians and pediatricians but are also a more convenient option for parents with sick children rather than the alternative, which is often spending hours in the emergency room or waiting for an appointment with their doctor. That’s a key message that the Convenient Care Association is looking to convey in response to news that the American Academy of Pediatrics is advising parents against using retail-based health clinics.

February 24, 2014

CommonWell Health Alliance, the health information technology vendor-led interoperability effort, announced on Monday that CVS Caremark has joined as one of the newest contributing members of the organization.

February 24, 2014

Health Mart, a community franchise of more than 3,100 independently owned pharmacies across all 50 states, last week got the word out about its Champions of Care Challenge through the mommy blogger network in sponsored posts from the Niche Parent Network & Conference.

February 24, 2014

HungerShield recently expanded its diet aid, adding an iced tea flavor.

February 24, 2014

Hyland's recently added three line extensions to its portfolio of cough-cold products — both an adult and pediatric mucus expectorant and a nighttime option for toddlers.

February 24, 2014

Long-term daily multivitamin use may lower cataract risk in men, according to a study of nearly 15,000 male physicians published this month in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

February 24, 2014

Naterra International, the maker of Tree Hut and Baby Magic, has developed a new bath and body care line called Aqua Spa.