January 5, 2011



Sales of diet-aid and weight-loss solutions for the past year have been relatively flat, but a confluence of factors — childhood obesity approaching “epidemic” status combined with the real need to reduce escalating healthcare costs connected to obesity — could become a real driver behind weight-loss products in the coming year. 


December 7, 2010

Supplier News — Fera Pharmaceuticals has recently launched two new topical ointments. The New York-based company has developed Ilotycin (erythromycin) and Garamycin (gentamicin) ophthalmic ointments, both for the treatment of bacterial infections of the eye. “Our goal is simple: to keep more quality healthcare choices alive for the people who need them,” company co-founder Frank DellaFera said.


December 2, 2010

A growing drug-treated population will cause the Type 2 diabetes drug market in China to increase to $2.5 billion by 2014 ...

November 17, 2010

A Type 2 diabetes drug marketed by Eli Lilly and Amylin Pharmaceuticals may lower the...

November 8, 2010

Two drug makers conducting a late-stage clinical trial of a drug for treating overweight and...

November 7, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first and only once-a-day metformin extended-release plus dipeptidyl...

November 7, 2010

A new study conducted by University of Toronto researchers found that GLP-1 analogues not only...

October 31, 2010

Supermarket chain Stater Bros. will mark National Diabetes Awareness Month by offering free diabetes drugs...

October 27, 2010

Many Type 2 diabetes patients who use the drug Onglyza (saxagliptin) switched to that drug...

October 6, 2010

Relatively healthy patients with Type 2 diabetes experienced a significant reduction in blood-sugar levels when...

September 22, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has moved to significantly restrict access to a controversial diabetes...

September 19, 2010

An injected insulin made by French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis provided further reduction of blood sugar...

September 19, 2010

An investigational treatment made by French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis showed “significant” improvement in blood-glucose control...

September 16, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it had begun a safety review of Takeda’s...

September 1, 2010

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine's small-business technology transfer program, part of the...

August 3, 2010

The number of states with an obesity prevalence of 30% or more tripled in two...

June 27, 2010

A recently approved drug for Type 2 diabetes made by Novo Nordisk worked better than...

June 20, 2010

Swiss drug maker Roche has started a risk-mitigation plan in the late-stage clinical trial of...

May 12, 2010

A new study to be published in the latest issue of The Cochrane Library found...

May 9, 2010

Patients treated with an investigational drug for Type 2 diabetes showed improved A1c levels in...

April 7, 2010

Patients diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in Pittsburgh were more likely than similar patients nationwide...

March 30, 2010

A Kansas State University researcher is exploring the use of a fruit and its effect...

March 29, 2010

A study published online in the journal Diabetes Care indicated that a once-daily diabetes drug...

March 16, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted an approval application for a combination pill for...