February 4, 2014

Cornerstone Therapeutics, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on commercializing products for the hospital and adjacent specialty markets, on Monday announced that its stockholders have approved, at a special stockholder meeting, the previously announced merger agreement, under which Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Cornerstone for $9.50 per share in cash.

February 4, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition promoted Douglas “Duffy” MacKay to SVP scientific and regulatory affairs, effective immediately.

February 4, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday unveiled its first youth tobacco prevention program, “The Real Cost,” which will target at-risk youth ages 12 to 17 who are open to smoking or already experimenting with cigarettes.

February 4, 2014

The Global Market Development Center released a new whitepaper, “Amazon in Focus: Overview,” which summarizes an analysis of Amazon’s business model, presented by Keith Anderson, VP and senior analyst at RetailNet Group, in a GMDC* Connect Videocast.

February 4, 2014

Reps. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, and Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, last week introduced bipartisan legislation — the Preventing Abuse of Cough Medicine Treatment Act — that would help combat the abuse of dextromethorphan by placing an age restriction on its purchase.

February 4, 2014

Kodak Alaris has renewed its multi-year agreement with Bartell Drugs, which designates Kodak Alaris as Bartell's exclusive partner within the photo category for all retail and online printing solutions.

February 4, 2014

Sanofi and its U.S. consumer healthcare division Chattem on Tuesday announced that Nasacort Allergy 24HR Nasal Spray is now available over the counter in the United States to relieve seasonal and year-round nasal allergy symptoms, including nasal congestion, in adults and children 2 years of age and older.

February 4, 2014

Total beauty sales within the U.S. mass channel rose 1% in 2013, versus 2012, with makeup experiencing the greatest growth at 2%, according to the NPD Group, citing IRI data.

February 4, 2014

Procter & Gamble has announced that Oral-B, Blend-a-Med and Crest are setting up dental clinics in each of the three Olympic Winter Games villages to provide dental screenings, routine dental care, emergency care and products for athletes and coaches for the duration of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

February 4, 2014

Paick, a mobile digital device brand, announced the launch of Sleek, a thin, portable power bank.

February 4, 2014

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America on Tuesday announced a partnership with the National Institutes of Health that will help spur drug development, the association stated.

February 4, 2014

Salix Pharmaceuticals announced that the Food and Drug Administration has accepted for filing a new drug application for Budesonide 2 mg Rectal Foam for the induction of remission in patients with active mild to moderate distal ulcerative colitis extending up to 40 cm from the anal verge.

February 4, 2014

ShopRite is piloting a program that takes shoppers beyond the traditional checkout lines and self-checkout lanes and enables them to check out from their smart phones.

February 4, 2014

Beauty industry consumers are turning to YouTube in record numbers, and are often bypassing major brands for product recommendations, instructional guidance and social engagement. Yet, according to a recent study, only a handful of beauty brands are effectively incorporating YouTube into their web and commerce initiatives.

February 4, 2014

Unilever U.S. has teamed up with the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management master's degree program to explore “the changing face of the beauty consumer.”

February 4, 2014

Whole Foods Market has acquired leases from Safeway Inc. for seven locations formerly operated as Dominick's stores.

February 4, 2014

The Wall Street Journal on Monday featured PharmaCare's Sambucol Black Elderberry product in an article titled, "Elderberry as a Flu Remedy."

February 4, 2014

Yasso, a frozen Greek yogurt brand, announced the introduction of five new flavors to its line of products, which will join the brand's six existing flavors.

February 3, 2014

Even as online shopping continues to grow, more U.S. shoppers are planning to make purchases from physical stores in 2014, according to a survey by Accenture. In the “seamless retailing” study, 21% of U.S. shoppers said they plan to increase their in-store purchasing, up from just 9% in last year’s study.

February 3, 2014

Altria Group announced that its subsidiary agreed to acquire e-vapor business Green Smoke and its affiliates for approximately $110 million in cash and up to $20 million in incentive payments.

February 3, 2014

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. on Monday announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of its global diabetes business to AstraZeneca.

February 3, 2014

Procter & Gamble’s Crest 3D White has introduced the new Crest 3D White Brilliance collection, which includes Crest 3D White Brilliance toothpaste and Crest 3D White Brilliance Boost.

February 3, 2014

Endo Health Solutions on Monday announced that its Qualitest subsidiary has completed the acquisition of privately-held Boca Pharmacal, a specialty pharmaceutical company, for approximately $225 million in cash.

February 3, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating the risk of stroke, heart attack and death in men taking FDA-approved testosterone products, the agency announced Friday.