April 4, 2013

The annual cost of treating dementia in the United States ranges from $157 billion to $215 billion, according to a new study by the RAND Corp.

April 4, 2013

Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched zoledronic acid injection in the 5 mg-per-100-mL strength, the Indian generic drug maker Thursday.

April 4, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has given preliminary approval to a drug made by Aurobindo Pharma for treating HIV infection, the drug maker said.

April 4, 2013

A committee of Florida's state Senate has passed a bill that could limit the use of biosimilars in the state.

April 4, 2013

PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division is launching two new snack chips flavored with tapatio, a spicy sauce made with a combination of red chili peppers, spices and a hint of garlic.

April 4, 2013

Pringles, a Kellogg's brand, announced a new twist on the Pringles potato chips, new Pringles Stix.

April 4, 2013

Quaker Oats, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, introduced Perfect Portions, a multiserve instant oatmeal that contains no added sugar and comes in a convenient, resealable package.

April 4, 2013

Among today’s active American households, the average Asian and Hispanic household will spend far more in their remaining lifetimes than White non-Hispanic households — by more than $800,000 and $400,000 for the average active household, respectively, according to a report issued Wednesday by Geoscape.

April 4, 2013

Novartis is promoting the multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya to young people with a new ad campaign in several national magazine's and websites, according to published reports.

April 4, 2013

Same-store sales at Rite Aid decreased 2% in March, including a 3.8% increase in same-store sales on the front end and a 4.5% decrease in pharmacy sales due in part to new introductions of generic drugs, the retail pharmacy chain said.

April 4, 2013

Take Care Health, which is owned by Walgreens, has announced it is expanding the scope of services within its Take Care Clinics to include chronic condition management and additional preventive health offerings.

April 4, 2013

Retail-based health clinics, urgent care clinics, telehealth and traditional physicians may be increasingly competing to serve the healthcare needs of Americans but the real winner is the patient, suggests a recent article in The Economist.

April 4, 2013

Triscuit announced a new line of crackers that adds brown rice to its traditional wheat cracker.

April 4, 2013

Washington-based accrediting organization URAC has accredited pharmacy benefit manager Catamaran Corp.'s specialty pharmacy brand, Catamaran said.

April 4, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration approval this week of a generic genital herpes ointment made by Mylan could make a slight dent in the stock price of the company that makes the branded version.

April 3, 2013

Amazon and Walmart's e-commerce division are expanding and starting programs to allow customers to order items online and then pick them up from lockers stationed at brick-and-mortar retailers. Amazon has been running such a program for a couple of years in a few major cities, including installing the lockers at Rite Aid stores in cities like New York.

April 3, 2013

Energizer Personal Care, the makers of Banana Boat brand sunscreen, has announced the availability of two new products: Banana Boat Protect & Hydrate and Banana Boat Sport Performance CoolZone sunscreen lotions.

April 3, 2013

Basketball All-Star Lisa Leslie and Chattem created the "Allegra Outdoor Challenge," a series of workout tips to help inspire people to stay active outdoors during spring allergy season.

April 3, 2013

Birchwood Laboratories on Wednesday launched B-Sure Absorbent Pads, a thin and highly absorbent alternative to diaper-like undergarments that provide a discreet solution to light fecal incontinence associated with childbirth.

April 3, 2013

Clipix, a new free Web service launched last month, combines online bookmarking with file sharing and organization into one tool. Users now have a single service solution for saving Web content, uploading and sharing photos, and organizing documents all in one completely private or shareable space.

April 3, 2013

The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark, has announced that $2.6 million in grants has been awarded to 66 nonprofit organizations across the country.

April 3, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for genital herpes made by Mylan, the drug maker said.

April 3, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for allergies in children made by Tris Pharma, the drug maker said.

April 3, 2013

Whole Foods Market stores in four new regions now carry Geodeo Natural Deodorant Plus, a natural deodorant that is designed to help fight daily buildup of impurities with its detox complex.