February 15, 2013

A new study indicates that the United States could prevent up to half a million deaths during the next 10 years by reducing salt intake, according to published reports.

February 15, 2013

Retail executives are moderating their expectations for 2013 following uneven sales in December and January, according to a new survey of CFOs by professional services firm BDO USA.

February 15, 2013

According to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, not all respiratory ailments that generate influenza-like symptoms can be attributed to the flu.

February 15, 2013

Telehealth is expected to experience a sharp rise in the number of patients, according a new report by health market research firm IHS, which projects that telehealth will reach 1.8 million patients around the world by 2017.

February 15, 2013

The Vitamin Shoppe announced that it has closed on the previously announced purchase of Super Supplements — a specialty retailer of vitamins, minerals and supplements — for approximately $50 million.

February 15, 2013

Two Democrats from West Virginia are sponsoring legislation in the House and Senate to combat prescription drug abuse.

February 14, 2013

AccentHealth announced it has purchased the Everwell waiting room television network, a division of MediVista Media.

February 14, 2013

Actavis and Mallinckrodt have reached a settlement concerning the former's generic version of an opioid painkiller made by the latter, Actavis said Thursday.

February 14, 2013

Cardinal Health announced plans to acquire privately held AssuraMed, a provider of medical supplies to patients in the home, for $2.1 billion.

February 14, 2013

Carex Health Brands unveiled a revamped website featuring both a consumer-centric and a business-to-business version.

February 14, 2013

In a sneak peek of its spring slate, Ciao Bella announced plans to expand its award-winning gelato and Adonia categories, including new novelty items and Greek frozen yogurt flavors.

February 14, 2013

Dr Pepper Snapple Group reported $629 million in profits for fiscal year 2012, up from $606 million in 2011, the beverage maker said Thursday.

February 14, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has granted special designation to a drug made by Eisai for treating thyroid cancer.

February 14, 2013

Ermis Labs, manufacturer of high-performing skin care items, earlier this month announced Hamacher Resource Group will serve as the company's marketing and strategic agency of record for the retail class of trade.

February 14, 2013

Evander Holyfield, the only five-time world heavyweight champion, will greet Supervalu's Jewel-Osco customers and boxing fans during appearances at two of the retailer’s Chicago stores.

February 14, 2013

Harris Teeter on Wednesday confirmed an earlier Wall Street Journal report that the grocer was in the process of exploring strategic options.

February 14, 2013

MinuteClinic and Greenville Hospital System — South Carolina's largest health system, with five medical campuses, outpatient and specialty centers and a large network of physician practices — have entered into a clinical affiliation to enhance access to healthcare services in upstate South Carolina.

February 14, 2013

Mustela, a European skin care and stretch marks brand, recently introduced three products in a sun care range for babies.

February 14, 2013

Between 2006 and 2010, 1-in-9 sexually experienced women between the ages of 15 and 44 years had used emergency contraception at least once, the National Center for Health Statistics noted in a report released Wednesday.

February 14, 2013

The investment groups of billionaires Warren Buffett and Jorge Paulo Lemann will buy H.J. Heinz for about $23 billion, according to published reports.

February 14, 2013

Google seems to have found a nifty niche for itself with Google Flu Trends, which seeks to track the influenza outbreak by monitoring Web searches for flu-related topics, but its accuracy may be in doubt, according to published reports.

February 14, 2013

Safeway pharmacists will use a program developed by the University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy to help people quit smoking, under a partnership with the supermarket operator announced by the university.

February 14, 2013

Pharmacy automation system manufacturer ScriptPro has received a top spot from a research firm that specializes in monitoring and reporting on the performance of healthcare vendors.

February 14, 2013

Swisse Wellness, one of Australia's leading multivitamin brands, announced availability of 15 of its most popular multivitamins and dietary supplements through Walgreens.