September 26, 2011

As consumers and patients increasingly use social media as a healthcare tool and resource, a survey by Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and CVS Caremark researchers found a need to improve site guidelines, as there is great variability in the standards used to ensure a site effectively provides information and answers to important health-related questions.

September 19, 2011

Duane Reade has added Smith Electric Vehicles' Newton zero-emission, all-electric commercial trucks to its delivery fleet.

September 6, 2011

The proposed merger between pharmacy benefit managers Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions hit a speed bump Friday as the Federal Trade Commission requested additional information, indicating that the agency has raised antitrust concerns.

July 27, 2011

Dr. Sears Family Essentials has appointed a new VP marketing.

July 20, 2011

Procter & Gamble announced on Wednesday that Alison Sweeney — "The Biggest Loser" host, author of "The Mommy Diet" and "Days of our Lives" star — has partnered with the Crest and Oral-B brands to help launch the "Life Opens Up Project," a program that encourages individuals to share their personal stories showcasing how their healthy mouths have played a role in shaping who they are today.

July 18, 2011

Feminine hygiene product manufacturer Summer's Eve is promoting its line of external cleansing and freshening products with a new multimedia campaign that aims to turn the feminine hygiene market on its head and change the way women may think of the brand, and remove long-standing stigmas.

June 30, 2011

A Procter & Gamble executive will join Kraft Foods in September as its EVP supply chain, Kraft announced Thursday.

June 21, 2011

General Nutrition Centers announced that its president and chief merchandising officer has resigned.

June 20, 2011

Safeway celebrated National Picnic Day on Saturday by breaking the Guinness World Record for longest picnic table and debuting its new private-label brand.

June 14, 2011

Top Five Labs on Monday announced its intent to expand distribution of its XRP Energy product — endorsed by former National Football League quarterback Brett Favre — nationwide after a successful test launch in select convenience stores and marts throughout Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

June 7, 2011

Procter & Gamble has announced a string of organizational changes, including the appointment of Patrice Louvet as president of global male grooming.

June 2, 2011

Tom's of Maine has announced the launch of its new natural Simply White fluoride toothpaste, which contains no bleaching agents or artificial flavors.

May 31, 2011

Khloé Kardashian-Odom — known from such reality shows as E!'s "Keeping up with the Kardashians," "Khloé and Lamar" and "Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami" — is participating in the 2011 "Nivea Good-bye Cellulite, Hello Bikini! Challenge," a four-week program that combines fitness, nutrition, style and skin care with Nivea Good-bye Cellulite products.

May 25, 2011

Summer's Eve, a maker of feminine hygiene products, has teamed up with women's health and empowerment expert Carla Stokes and advocacy organization I Am That Girl, led by women's movement advocate and "Survivor" finalist Alexis Jones, for an upcoming campaign to engage, educate and empower women to better understand and nurture their bodies.

May 12, 2011

Procter & Gamble's CoverGirl brand has selected actress Sofia Vergara to be its newest spokesmodel.

May 10, 2011

Catalina Marketing announced this week the departure of its chairman and CEO Dick Buell.

May 5, 2011

Procter & Gamble has announced a new advertising campaign for its Pantene hair care brand, featuring actresses Eva Mendes and Naomi Watts.

April 19, 2011

As part of Earth Month in Illinois, Gov. Patrick Quinn Tuesday morning toured a Walgreens drug store in Oak Park that features the first geothermal energy system used in a chain drug store in the country, Walgreens stated in a release.

April 13, 2011

In celebration of its newly launched acne-fighting skin care line at Duane Reade, HappyMe Skincare is throwing a bon voyage bash for blemishes during the week of April 11 to 15 at select Duane Reade locations throughout New York.

April 6, 2011

Zippity Doo's line of lice prevention hair care products for children has expanded into Canada and now is available at Shoppers Drug Mart.

March 30, 2011

A biopharmaceutical company that specializes in diabetes treatments has appointed a new board chairman.

March 21, 2011

Hair care company Salon Grafix has partnered with two celebrity hairstylists, Alesha Oak and Gregory Alan, who will assist with product development, share exclusive trade secrets and work side by side with the Salon Grafix team to promote its line extension of hair care products that will debut in the spring.

March 21, 2011

Walmart announced that it has donated $2 million to Dress for Success, a nonprofit that helps females get back into the work force by providing clothes, interview preparation and other tools needed to land a job. The announcement was made at the third annual Dress for Success day of service in New York.

March 3, 2011

Retail sales in February rose in most categories, despite winter storms and rising gas prices, according to MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse.