January 7, 2015

Hallmark and Mattel announced a new licensing agreement which will bring the Barbie brand back to Hallmark in 2015.

January 7, 2015

With tens and possibly hundreds of billions of dollars in potential savings still snagged in a regulatory limbo, federal lawmakers and health industry stakeholders strongly urged the Food and Drug Administration last month to knock down the final barriers to review and approval of biosimilar drugs for marketing in the United States.

January 7, 2015

Procter & Gamble’s nice’n easy has selected actress Christina Hendricks as its brand ambassador, representing the brand’s new “Shift a Shade” campaign inspiring women to make a hair shade shift to find their true color.

January 7, 2015

While smokers are likely to hear dozens of reasons why they should quit, a new study is showing that there is a major health issue that healthcare providers may not be discussing.

 

January 6, 2015

People with type 1 diabetes who intensively control their blood glucose early in their disease are likely to live longer than those who do not.

January 6, 2015

Making a splash for National Bubble Bath Day, Painting with a Twist, a paint-and-sip franchise, is celebrating in style with bath and body brand Vitabath for a weekend of bubble bath fun.

January 6, 2015

As newly insured Americans begin using their 2015 benefits under the Affordable Care Act, Walgreens will again provide medication assistance to those patients who may have difficulty using their new insurance coverage.

December 23, 2014

Garden of Life, a manufacturer of nutritional supplements, has announced that it is changing the name of its Kind Organics multivitamin to mykind Organics. The new mykind Organics name will begin shipping to health foods stores on Jan. 1, 2015.

December 23, 2014

L'Oréal Paris Men Expert, the official skin care and hair care brand of the National Hockey League Players' Association and the National Hockey League, have developed a new series of videos featuring some of NHL’s most prominent players.

December 19, 2014

While more and more beauty shoppers are buying products online, big box retailers, pharmacies and grocery stores are still the top sources for many cosmetics and grooming products, according to the findings of a recent survey by The Harris Poll.

December 18, 2014

Alex Brands has acquired toy brand Shrinky Dinks for an undisclosed amount.

December 18, 2014

The CVS Health Research Institute released a first look at the comparative utilization of two new hepatitis C treatments in the weeks following their respective launches.

December 17, 2014

Two fun facts about Morris the Cat: all three orange tabbies who played the role were all rescue animals; John Erwin, the actor who gave “the world’s most finicky cat” his voice, is also famous — if you can call it that — for having voiced “He-Man” from the 1980s kids animated series, “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.” With that kind of range it’s a wonder Erwin never made it to “Inside the Actor’s Studio…” Not really.

December 17, 2014

Nothing really says “heartburn” better than the look on the face of Jack Somack, the actor playing “the actor,” in this 1969 ad for Alka-Seltzer. Interestingly enough, the spot may not have been as effective as it might have been as some viewers were confused that the commercial was really for “Magdalini’s Meatballs,” the fictional product that was Somack’s “inspiration.”

 

December 17, 2014

CVS has developed an omnichannel strategy for this holiday season. The retailer is focused on targeting customers online, on mobile and in stores.

 

December 17, 2014

The only men’s fragrance that came with its own self-defense guide, played off the idea that it “is so powerful, it drives women right out of their minds,” as the announcer in the commercial instructs. Lovers of the old Pink Panther movies are reminded of Inspector Jacques Clouseau’s live-in butler, Cato Fong, whose responsibilities included randomly ambushing his employer, in order to sharpen his martial arts skills.

 

December 16, 2014

Nationally recognized nutrition expert Danielle Omar told an audience of Capitol Hill staffers that eating a balanced diet requires a heightened level of planning, patience and know-how.

December 15, 2014

Cardinal Health has introduced a new tool that gives pharmacists the ability to rapidly analyze antibiotic use trends.

December 12, 2014

The American Pharmacists Association Foundation announced the election of Troy Trygstad, the re-election of Leonard Edloe and appointment of Ed Hamilton.

 

December 12, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday welcomed the passage of the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2014, a measure that will protect consumers from potentially dangerous anabolic steroids falsely marketed as dietary supplements.

December 12, 2014

Beauty brand philosophy has announced the appointment of the inaugural seven hope and grace fund advisory board members who will provide critical input, leadership, and accountability to the fund.

December 11, 2014

Holiday shoppers took advantage of deep discounting and early sales to lift retail spending in November, the National Retail Federation said Thursday.

December 10, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spent only $480 per smoker who quit on account of its 2012 Tips From Former Smokers campaign,.

December 9, 2014

From 2009 to 2013, the number of Americans using prescription opiates declined 9.2%, yet both the number of opioid prescriptions filled and the number of days of medication per prescription rose more than 8% in that time period.