March 8, 2013

Honest Tea, maker of organic bottled teas, is expanding its line of Honest Fizz naturally sweetened, zero-calorie sodas nationwide after a successful pre-launch, the company announced.

March 8, 2013

Shifting patients away from hospital emergency rooms and into retail-based and urgent care walk-in clinics can significantly lower healthcare costs, improve access to care and reduce the impact of such chronic diseases as diabetes and hyperlipidemia, two health benefits experts asserted in a recent online presentation.

March 8, 2013

PepsiCo is testing the waters of a new beverage segment with Kickstart, a new breakfast drink that's a mix of Mountain Dew and 5% real fruit juice.

March 8, 2013

Drug maker Merck has hired celebrity chef and cookbook author Leticia Moreinos Schwartz as a spokeswoman to reach out to Hispanics living with Type 2 diabetes, the drug maker said.

March 8, 2013

Men are putting their best face forward and are catching up to women by taking on a skin care regimen that goes beyond a hasty shave.

March 8, 2013

The global market for mobile health app services is expected to reach $26 billion by 2017 as smartphone applications allow the mhealth industry to successfully monetize its services, according to a new report.

March 8, 2013

A bill that would expand the pool of patients who qualify for medication therapy management under Medicare was introduced to the House of Representatives Thursday with broad industry support.

March 8, 2013

Navarro Discount Pharmacy is promoting colon cancer screenings in the month of March under a partnership with a group focused on the disease, Navarro said Friday.

March 8, 2013

An even skin tone, flawless complexion and radiant glow — every girl wants it, and manufacturers continue to heed the call by bringing to market new facial products that promise to offer the latest in innovation, as well as better coverage and greater results.

March 8, 2013

Oceans Omega launched its omega-3 EPA/DHA enhanced water product, branded Omega Infusion, into 100 H-E-B stores with Healthy Living Departments, the company announced.

March 8, 2013

Odwalla Bars for Kids come in three flavors: Chocolate Chip Kick, Strawberry Score and Banana Dunk.

March 8, 2013

OutcomesMTM, a medication therapy management delivery system, last week recognized its top chain and independent pharmacies for 2012. Walgreens and Kerr Drug were named top large pharmacy chain and top regional pharmacy chain, respectively.

MTM matters, and people are keeping score. And it's something you can expect to see more of in the age of accountable care and star-based quality ratings.

March 8, 2013

Popcorn, Indiana has announced a new flavor to add to its line of FIT popcorn snacks: FIT Real Butter.

March 8, 2013

Research from the Freedonia Group indicates that the mature battery category is seeing modest topline growth largely due to a shift in the product mix toward premium batteries.

March 8, 2013

Publix on Friday named four new officer positions effective April 1. The new officer positions are in corporate purchasing and manufacturing, the grocer reported.

March 8, 2013

It has been just over a year since Frank Scorpiniti took the helm at Canada's Rexall Pharma Plus. And, as the Canadian retail market continues to heat up, the company has officially taken the lid off a reinvention of its business, from its stores and its brand, to the products and services in its stores.

March 8, 2013

While the Food and Drug Administration released draft guidance on regulations for biosimilars in February 2012, the final regulations have yet to appear. But already, everyone from analysts to trade groups to drug makers is preparing for a time when knock-off versions of biotech drugs will become available.

March 8, 2013

Republican and Democratic senators have re-introduced legislation that would ban patent settlements between branded and generic drug companies that critics allege violate antitrust laws, according to published reports.

March 8, 2013

Stanley Tools is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its launch of the PowerLock tape measure line by releasing a limited-edition series of five tape measures featuring new designs to highlight its history, the company said.

March 8, 2013

Global warming could spell the end of flu seasons, research released by the National Institution of Health suggests, because the influenza virus better propagates and is more sustainable in colder climates.

March 8, 2013

SunChips, part of PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, has introduced the company's first barbecue flavored chips into its lineup with new Sweet and Spicy BBQ.

March 8, 2013

Omron recently charged analgesic aisles with a new pain relief option.

March 8, 2013

Much of the policy-making conversation about health care in recent years has sought to highlight anticipated cost savings from technology innovation. Critics say this is an outgrowth of the American "fix-it" mentality. Others say technical solutions have yet to take hold outside of medical accounting applications. But there is general agreement that in the area of technologies to nurture medication adherence, the ground remains fertile.

March 8, 2013

The number of Americans who want technology to play a role in their healthcare is growing, as up to 64% of Americans use online health resources, and 40% use them to self-diagnose, according to a new survey conducted by the Atlantic and GlaxoSmithKline. Yet while 94% of those using online resources consider them important to their health, only 12% report contacting doctors via email or text message regarding a health question.

The Atlantic-GSK survey and other surveys indicate that the group favoring online health information tends to skew younger.