January 4, 2012

A large European study released Tuesday found that daily aspirin use is linked to an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration, a disease that can damage the central vision that is essential for reading and driving.

January 3, 2012

Kraft is reentering the breakfast market with belVita Breakfast biscuits. National rollout of belVita — which Kraft has sold in Europe for the last decade and started selling in the United Kingdom last year — will begin this February to 90,000 U.S. retail locations.


November 7, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has appointed a new chief of staff for commissioner Margaret Hamburg, according to a letter sent to agency employees Monday.

November 3, 2011

Beauty supply retailer Sally Beauty Holdings has bolstered its presence in Europe by acquiring Kappersservice Floral B.V. and two related companies, Hair Zone B.V. and Exphair B.V. (the “Floral Group”).

October 21, 2011

This year’s jump in measles in the United States and Canada was costly and occurred among unvaccinated children and adults, suggested several studies being presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America here Thursday.

October 19, 2011

Takeda Pharmaceuticals has started a late-stage clinical trial program for a drug to treat Type 2 diabetes, the drug maker said.

October 11, 2011

At the beginning of the year, a major global controversy was settled when it turned out that a study published in The Lancet in 1998 linking the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine to autism in children turned out to be a whopper of a fraud.


September 30, 2011

Drug maker Takeda has completed its acquisition of another drug maker.

September 28, 2011

In her new role as president and CEO of Walmart Canada, Shelley Broader will be tasked with addressing new competition from Target and other retailers expanding into Canada. Broader, who joined Walmart Canada in 2010 as chief merchandising officer, will assume her new role, effective immediately.

September 16, 2011

A drug made by Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly showed "meaningful and durable" reductions in blood sugar in adults with Type 2 diabetes, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial presented Friday at a conference in Europe.

August 24, 2011

SUPPLIER NEWS — Coty has announced that in September it will launch the new Celine Dion Signature, which marks the latest addition to the Celine Dion portfolio of fragrances. Celine Dion Signature will be available in September at mass merchandisers and drug outlets in the United States and Europe.


July 29, 2011

Coty has announced that in September it will launch the new Celine Dion Signature, which marks the latest addition to the Celine Dion portfolio of fragrances.

July 28, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline expects to close the deal on the divestiture of several over-the-counter brands that were identified in April, the company stated Tuesday as part of its second-quarter earnings results.

July 19, 2011

A new probiotic formula that features added vitamins has entered the market.

July 8, 2011

Drug Store News editor-in-chief Rob Eder interviewed Lansinoh Labs VP sales Michelle McLaughlin in Boston at NACDS Marketplace about the company’s leading position in the natural feeding category, and an exciting new line of products from Europe, which Lansinoh acquired this year and currently is launching to U.S. retailers.

July 5, 2011

General Mills now has a 51% stake in Yoplait S.A.S. and a 50% interest in a related entity that holds the worldwide Yoplait brands, the company announced Friday.

June 27, 2011

Mintel and HBA Global once again have joined forces to present Mintel's Innovations Showcase to attendees of the annual HBA Global Expo and Conference this week in New York.

June 26, 2011

Drug Store News editor-in-chief Rob Eder interviewed Lansinoh Labs VP sales Michelle McLaughlin here at NACDS Marketplace about the company’s leading position in the natural feeding category, and an exciting new line of products from Europe, which Lansinoh acquired this year and currently is launching to U.S. retailers.

June 6, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday addressed the current outbreak of E. coli O104 in Europe.

May 25, 2011

Royal Ahold executive Kimberly Ross is joining beauty company Avon as EVP and CFO, reporting to Andrea Jung, Avon's chairman and CEO.

May 25, 2011

Watson Pharmaceuticals has acquired Greek drug maker Specifar Pharmaceuticals for $562 million, the two companies said Wednesday.

May 6, 2011

Giant Eagle is celebrating its locally and regionally grown produce with a new video on its website.

April 19, 2011

Reckitt Benckiser on Tuesday announced the launch of Urban Thrill, an online free runner-themed game available on RB.com for free.

April 14, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline on Thursday identified the remaining noncore over-the-counter brands that it intends to divest as the company focuses its Consumer Healthcare business around a portfolio of fast-growing priority brands and emerging markets.