October 6, 2011

Type 1 diabetics who watch the most television have poorer blood-sugar control on average, according to a study published online Sept. 16 by the American Diabetes Association's journal Diabetes Care.

October 5, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application from Merck and Ariad Pharmaceuticals for a new drug to treat soft-tissue and bone cancers, the drug makers said Wednesday.

October 3, 2011

The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus last week determined Abbott Nutrition could support certain advertising claims made for Similac Advance and Similac Sensitive infant formula. However, NAD recommended that Abbott modify or discontinue certain other claims.

October 3, 2011

According to new research conducted by the University of Michigan, more than 1-out-of-10 parents of young children use an alternative vaccination schedule, a practice that may put children's health at risk.

September 28, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has tapped "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley to be the keynote speaker for the 13th Annual Foundation Dinner on Nov. 29 in New York.

September 28, 2011

Procter & Gamble’s Oral-B brand and celebrity comedienne and Daytime Emmy Award-winner Sherri Shepherd are calling on power toothbrush users across the country to share their “powerful moment of truth” — that instant when they switched from a manual to a power toothbrush — as part of the “Powerful Moments of Truth” campaign.

September 27, 2011

There seems to be a significant presence of asthma among children with diabetes, and those with both chronic illnesses have a difficult time controlling their blood-sugar levels, according to new research.

September 27, 2011

Salon Perfect, a brand of lashes and brow products sold exclusively at Walmart, has partnered with Paramount Pictures' upcoming film, "Footloose," which opens Oct. 14.

September 26, 2011

Retailers should expect small gains in 2011 holiday sales, according to a Deloitte forecast issued Monday.

September 26, 2011

Anchor Bay Entertainment will release the latest “Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!” DVD on Jan. 3, 2012.

September 26, 2011

The U.S. Senate last week adopted a resolution designating the month of October 2011 as “National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month” to raise attention to the problem of prescription medicine abuse, especially by teenagers.

September 23, 2011

Officially celebrating its 100th solar power system installation in Mason, Ohio, on Friday, Walgreens said that it is on track to tout more solar installations than any other U.S. retailer.

September 21, 2011

Looking to further tap into the men’s grooming market, Procter & Gamble has announced the creation of a prototype “Guy Aisle” in a CVS/pharmacy in Charlotte, N.C.

September 21, 2011

Walgreens is looking to roll out solar installations at its Ohio-area stores, thanks to a new partnership with a Chicago-based solar developer.

September 20, 2011

Customers have higher expectations of shorter wait times and expect more from the pharmacist and pharmacy staff, according to a new survey released Tuesday by J.D. Power and Associates.

September 16, 2011

The vast majority of pharmaceutical overdoses in children that resulted in a trip to the emergency room resulted from self-ingestion, according to a study released Friday.

September 14, 2011

ConAgra Foods brand Healthy Choice has enlisted Bravo's competitive cooking reality show "Top Chef" to launch its latest line of frozen entrées.

September 13, 2011

Family Dollar has found a way to better understand how customers respond to its in-store displays and promotions, and how they can be improved to generate more sales.

September 13, 2011

For every $100 in fraudulent transactions, retailers incurred a “true” cost of $230, according to a new study released Tuesday by LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

September 13, 2011

Methamphetamine use is down by 50%, even as use of illicit drugs continued to climb between 2008 and 2010, according to a national survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that was released last week.

September 12, 2011

Healthcare giant WellPoint has inked a deal with IBM whereby it will develop applications using IBM's Watson artificial intelligence technology to deliver healthcare information to patients.

September 12, 2011

Somewhere along the road back from Boston, DSN publisher Wayne Bennett and I looked at each other and realized that the previous 24 hours or so had been some of the most productive time we had enjoyed at a trade show in quite a while.

September 8, 2011

Ben & Jerry's and Broadway Video Enterprises have developed a limited-edition flavor that salutes the talents of sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Live."

September 8, 2011

Unilever’s hair styling brand Tresemme has returned as the official hair care sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2012 for the seventh consecutive season.