May 8, 2012

A generic version of a schizophrenia drug made by Otsuka Holdings and Bristol-Myers Squibb can't be launched until April 2015, according to published reports.

May 8, 2012

University of British Columbia researchers may have found a way to develop universal flu vaccines and eliminate the need for seasonal flu vaccinations, university officials announced Tuesday.

May 8, 2012

Parents are always looking for healthy, portable snacks for their kids, and Sharkies’ new Organic Fruit Chews and Omega 3 Smart Twists offer just that.

May 8, 2012

Smart Balance has introduced a new line of blended butter spreads, with 40% less saturated fat.

May 8, 2012

Consumption of probiotics is associated with a reduced risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea, a common adverse effect of antibiotic use, according to a review and meta-analysis of previous studies published in the May 9 issue of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.

May 8, 2012

Are smartphone applications the magic bullet of marketing for retailers? According to a December 2011 ABI Research survey of U.S. consumers, it may be so.

May 8, 2012

With epidemic levels of whooping cough reported in the state of Washington that are creating the need for more immunizations resources, Walgreens on Tuesday announced that it is offering immunizations that provide protection against the highly contagious respiratory infection (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis-Tdap vaccine) at all of its 129 locations statewide.

May 7, 2012

Walgreens just took another leap forward in its drive to become America’s “first choice for health and daily living” and “a centerpiece in improving patients’ overall health.”

May 7, 2012

Birds Eye announced it has joined the Partnership for a Healthier America and has launched a three-year effort to encourage kids to look at vegetables in a whole new way.

May 7, 2012

Pharmaceutical wholesaler H. D. Smith will act as the exclusive supplier of various healthcare products for a buying group that serves independent pharmacies, the company said Monday.

May 7, 2012

Huggies is expanding its Little Movers diapers line with the introduction of a limited-edition item that is both fun and fashionable.

May 7, 2012

Kraft Foods announced its use of lifecycle assessment, which measures the footprint of what goes into making a product.

May 7, 2012

Kroger announced that it has kicked off a sales event during May that will support the broad range of programs and services the United Service Organizations provides to service members, their families and veterans.

May 7, 2012

Anheuser-Busch has expanded its Michelob Ultra brand to include a naturally sweetened and gluten-free cider made from crisp apples.

May 7, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted on Monday comments to the Food and Drug Administration regarding its position on the “new paradigm” for a third class of drugs.

May 7, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association today expressed concerns in a letter sent to Senate Armed Services Committee and House Armed Services Committee leaders over the potential impact of the administration’s fiscal year 2013 budget on Tricare beneficiaries and community pharmacy.

May 7, 2012

The battle for public opinion and legislative sway was in full swing Monday as executives from the National Community Pharmacists Association lobbied congressional leaders regarding several pieces of "pro-patient, pro-pharmacist legislation." To counter that effort, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association issued some marketing firepower of its own.

May 7, 2012

Procter & Gamble has introduced its new Radiant collection, which includes a complete offering of tampons, pads, liners and wipes from the company’s Tampax and Always brands. The collection marks P&G’s first cross-category product initiative.

May 7, 2012

Online grocer Peapod is bringing its scan-and-buy grocery ordering system to the Chicago El.

May 7, 2012

Pepsi is airing its first television advertisement as part of its first-ever global campaign.

May 7, 2012

Drug maker Purdue Pharma has introduced a new educational resource for healthcare professionals designed to curb the abuse of prescription drugs, the company said Monday.

May 7, 2012

Club retailer Costco Wholesale is looking to grow its online retail presence, according to published reports.

May 7, 2012

Sears has launched SearsLocalAd.com, an online service that provides customers with access to additional local deals beyond the weekly Sears print circular or Sears.com.

May 7, 2012

Researchers from the Duke University Medical Center on Monday released a public health study finding that even maintaining the current prevalence of obesity in the United States would realize savings of almost $550 billion over the next two decades.