May 19, 2011

Specialty pharmacy provider Assured Pharmacy said first-quarter net sales jumped to $4.4 million for the period ended March 31, an increase of 22.4% from the year-ago quarter.

May 18, 2011

Ford Motor on Wednesday announced its research partnership with WellDoc — a healthcare company that develops technology solutions to improve chronic disease management outcomes and reduce healthcare costs — around integrating WellDoc services into Ford vehicles through the automaker’s SYNC voice-activated in-car connectivity system.

May 17, 2011

Kraft said its namesake and Polly-O brands are offering families summer fun through a partnership with Six Flags.

May 16, 2011

Drug maker Merck has completed its acquisition of eye care company Inspire.

May 13, 2011

Butterfinger is bringing its "Nobody's Gonna Lay A Finger" tagline to life by launching a comedy-horror film that will be directed by actor Rob Lowe.

May 13, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Friday that it sent a letter to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in support of the administration's strategy to prevent and reduce prescription drug diversion and misuse. Last month, the administration released its report, "Epidemic: Responding to America's Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis," detailing its policy recommendations.

May 12, 2011

Mega Brands has entered a deal with Saban Brands to develop construction toys based on the kids' action series "Power Rangers Samurai," the latest Power Rangers franchise.

May 12, 2011

Not Your Mother's hair care line launched in 2010 in a few hundred Walmart stores as a test. Now, the brand is celebrating a successful first year with broadened distribution at retail.

May 10, 2011

Helen of Troy Limited, a designer, developer and marketer of brand name household and personal care consumer products, posted a boost in fiscal year revenues in its personal care segment, primarily reflecting its March 2010 acquisition of the Pert Plus and Sure brands.

May 10, 2011

Julep, a boutique salon concept that offers manicure and pedicure parties, is looking to help beauty mavens enjoy pedicure parties at home with the launch of its new Julep At-Home Mani Pedi Party Set for Six.

May 10, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday released the 2012 edition of the agency’s “Yellow Book,” a definitive health guide for international travel that could become the must-have resource for pharmacists looking to recommend travel vaccinations.

May 9, 2011

Drug maker Merck announced that it has kicked off an initiative that includes a wide range of public education and patient support programs, as well as research efforts to help improve care for people living with chronic hepatitis C virus infections.

May 6, 2011

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has introduced a new premiere line of diverse films from around the world, which will be available on DVD, Video On Demand and digital download formats in the United States later this year.

May 5, 2011

Tara Harding, SDI senior director of sales operations, was honored as an industry rising star by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association during its 2011 Woman of the Year award luncheon Thursday.

May 4, 2011

Ethnic hair care company Johnson Products Co. has announced that it is the official U.S. hair care partner for Sony Pictures' comedy "Jumping the Broom," which opens in theaters May 6.

May 4, 2011

Walgreens announced that it has partnered with NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products to launch an exclusive line of “The Biggest Loser”-branded meal alternative bars and shakes.

May 2, 2011

To celebrate the launch of Hulu Plus on Xbox Live, Jack Link’s Beef Jerky will offer all Xbox Live members one free week of Hulu Plus services.

May 1, 2011

More than 250 executives who participated in Anda’s 4th Annual Supply Chain Symposium Thursday and Friday were treated to a keynote address from Linda Tarplin, a leading healthcare consultant and former senior White House and Department of Health and Human Services staff member.

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.