August 18, 2014

From July 29 to Aug. 18, people have donated $15.6 million to the ALS Association as the result of the viral Ice Bucket Challenge. 

 

August 18, 2014

About 36% of shoppers don’t plan to do back-to-school shopping this year, up from 31% in 2013 and 28% in 2012, according to a new study by the Integer Group and M/A/R/C research.

August 18, 2014

The Kardashian clan will partner with Farouk Systems for a line of salon-quality hair styling products. Kardashian Beauty — which features styling products, tools and accessories — will make its debut in spring 2015.

August 18, 2014

Kroger and Vitacost.com on Monday announced the successful completion of Kroger's tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Vitacost.com for $8 per share in cash.  

 

August 18, 2014

Generics company Libertas Pharma this summer has rolled out a new multivitamin intended for patients with malabsorption. 

August 18, 2014

L'Oréal USA's International Designer Collections Division announced the launch of a new Guy Laroche fragrance, Drakkar Essence. Heisman trophy winner Cam Newton has been named the face of the campaign.

August 18, 2014

Americans aspire to be healthier by making better food choices, but admit that the saying is a lot easier than the doing, according to a new white paper titled "Health and Wellness in America" released by Nielsen and the Natural Marketing Institute last week. 

August 18, 2014

Oscar Mayer, a brand from Kraft Foods Group, is introducing a line of deli meats to coincide with the back-to-school season.

August 18, 2014

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in pain, cough-cold, overactive bladder, allergy and more, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

August 18, 2014

Park City Group on Monday announced the successful conclusion of a test with a large retailer and several suppliers in a high-traffic category using Park City Group’s services.

August 18, 2014

Community Health Systems on Monday announced that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients, according to a CNN report. 

August 18, 2014

Procter & Gamble is exploring the divestiture of as many as 100 underperforming brands, according to a report in the New York Times published Monday. 

 

August 18, 2014

Talk show host and comedienne Sheryl Underwood is teaming up with Depend brand to share her experience with bladder leakage as part of Drop Your Pants for Underwareness.

August 18, 2014

Head & Shoulders, a brand from Procter & Gamble, announced plans to give one fan a chance to meet "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara.

August 18, 2014

Recurrence of hormone-related breast cancer was cut by half in overweight and obese women who regularly used aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, according to data published last week in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

August 18, 2014

Patients with low blood levels of vitamin D are at increased risk of death and serious complications after noncardiac surgery, according to a study published Friday in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

August 15, 2014

Pfizer’s Prevnar 13 vaccine for pneumonia has been recommended for use by patients 65 years old and up by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s immunization practices advisory committee. 

August 15, 2014

The Coca-Cola Co. plans to acquire a 16.7% interest in Monster Beverage Corp. in a partnership arrangement involving brands, global distribution and $2.15 billion in cash.

August 15, 2014

The Estée Lauder Cos. achieved record net sales and reported overall strong financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30.

August 15, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration announced approval of a new use for Avastin (bevacizumab), to treat patients with persistent, recurrent or late-stage cervical cancer.

August 15, 2014

Little Seashell Cards announced the launch of its French and English holiday 2014 cards.

August 15, 2014

Mallinckrodt announced that it has completed the acquisiton of Questcor Pharmaceuticals in a transaction valued at $5.8 billion.

August 15, 2014

Three-in-five U.S. adults are not aware of the importance of the high-dose flu vaccine in flu prevention for adults ages 65 years and older.

August 15, 2014

The second annual health survey by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America shows that Americans are more conscious of their health, and believe their own health is good.