April 29, 2011

The number of unintentional deaths from overdosing on prescription opioid painkillers in 2007 was greater than those from heroin and cocaine combined, according to a new study by medical researchers at the University of North Carolina, Duke University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who in particular called such deaths among teenagers and adults a national epidemic.

April 28, 2011

Merck has cleared a hurdle in its effort to buy eye care company Inspire Pharmaceuticals for $430 million, the company said Thursday.

April 27, 2011

In celebration of its new Vino Moisture body wash with crushed grape and shea butter, Henkel’s Tone brand is partnering with Grammy-nominated artist Sara Bareilles.

April 27, 2011

PepsiCo is building on the social networking experience by providing consumers with a new kind of vending system.

April 25, 2011

Procter & Gamble, which owns the Gillette brand, is taking an innovative approach to reaching men in the grooming aisle with the rollout of its Men’s Zones in select H-E-B supermarkets.


April 22, 2011

Two associations representing dietary supplement companies criticized a British Medical Journal meta-analysis published April 20 that concluded calcium and vitamin D supplementation may increase risk of heart attack and stroke.

April 22, 2011

Long Island University’s Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences celebrated its 125th anniversary with a founding day celebration Thursday.

April 22, 2011

An investigational antifibrotic and anti-inflammatory drug could help treat a common complication of diabetes.

April 21, 2011

Merck and Sanofi Pasteur have started a late-stage clinical trial of a combination vaccine for six childhood diseases, the companies said Thursday.

April 20, 2011

My Idol Pops is rolling out licensed confections based on the upcoming 3-D movie "The Smurfs."

April 20, 2011

The Obama administration is looking to curb the growing national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse, according to a plan unveiled Tuesday.

April 20, 2011

Lysol, a Reckitt Benckiser brand, is looking to help allergy sufferers this spring.

April 20, 2011

The budget crunch and pharmacy’s ability to help provide solutions to a fractured healthcare system are sure to be dominant themes at the NACDS Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., this year. As he prepared for the event, Steve Anderson, president and CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, spoke at length with Drug Store News about the issues he’ll address at the conference, the organization’s current priorities and his outlook for 2011.

April 19, 2011

Evian has brought back its Live Young campaign with a new commercial and an interactive user experience.

April 13, 2011

Neptune Technologies & Bioressources last week announced that Bayer HealthCare’s consumer care division formally has launched its Arctic Wonder proprietary Neptune Krill Oil in the United States following a successful market test.

April 13, 2011

Sunkist will host a three-part Web series that showcases how citrus fruits are grown and how to identify the different varieties.

April 12, 2011

A diabetes education program developed by Johns Hopkins researchers significantly improved long-term blood-sugar control among patients.

April 12, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment made by Merck for treating skin cancer, Merck said Monday.

April 11, 2011

Celebrity chef Curtis Stone has been tapped for the latest Post Great Grains cereal campaign to show how the consumption of whole grains can lead to better nutrition.

April 6, 2011

Whole Foods Market is celebrating Earth Month by focusing on educating consumers on its organic body care guidelines, eco-friendly packaging efforts and the evaluated ingredients in premium body care products through its Be Good to Your Whole Body campaign.

April 5, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration Tuesday unveiled its easier-to-use search engine for consumers that are concerned about food and other product recalls.

April 5, 2011

Drug maker Merck is looking to boost its eye care portfolio by acquiring a company focused on developing and commercializing ophthalmic products. The deal carries a cash value of about $430 million.

April 4, 2011

Cardinal Health on Monday released the independent pharmacist’s social media toolkit, available exclusively to its independent retail pharmacy customers in recognition of the fundamental change in how independent pharmacies interact today with their patients and market their businesses.

April 1, 2011

A company that specializes in "As Seen on TV" products has named a new COO.