April 19, 2012

SXC Health Solutions and Catalyst Health Solutions on Wednesday announced a merger agreement under which SXC and Catalyst will combine in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $4.4 billion.

April 19, 2012

The break-even forecast for the U.S. division of Tesco has been pushed back to early next year, the U.K. retail giant announced in its fiscal-year results.

April 19, 2012

Generic drug maker Watson is challenging the patent protection on a drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes.

April 18, 2012

Aveeno has announced the launch of the Be An Active Natural fund to award individuals and organizations that are creating positive change in their communities.

April 18, 2012

To encourage consumers to rethink aspirin for pain relief — according to a recent Bayer survey, only 8% of respondents reported taking aspirin more often that other OTC pain relievers — Bayer on Tuesday issued the Fast Relief Challenge and is giving away 100,000 bottles of Bayer Advanced Aspirin so consumers can put the pain reliever to the test.

April 18, 2012

Desert Essence is expanding its Coconut Hair Care line with the launch of new styling products designed to help meet the styling needs of hair, from smoothing to defining curls and heat protection.

April 18, 2012

Dr. Teal’s has created its first ever Milk Bath for the mass market.

April 18, 2012

Celebrity Ellen DeGeneres has partnered with TLK Fusion in featuring Curls, the hair care line geared toward curly hair, in all the greenrooms of her daily talk variety show.

April 18, 2012

Social media open many new opportunities for healthcare organizations to engage consumers and are changing the nature of healthcare interaction, according to a new report by PwC's Health Research Institute.

April 18, 2012

Kellogg's has unveiled its "From Great Starts Come Great Things" campaign, which celebrates how U.S. Olympians became the athletes they are today.

April 18, 2012

GNC on Wednesday announced its partnership with actor/producer Mark Wahlberg on the launch of Marked, a new nutritional supplement line designed to meet the demanding lifestyles of fitness consumers.

April 18, 2012

Walgreens on Wednesday named Reuben Slone as SVP supply chain management, where he will have leadership responsibility for distribution, transportation, systems integration and engineering, Lean and Six Sigma supply chain initiatives, and community outreach.

April 18, 2012

Planters has partnered with a magazine to launch a new snack aimed at men.

April 18, 2012

Roche has decided not to buy diagnostics firm Illumina, the drug maker said Wednesday.

April 18, 2012

A new line of nut cluster snacks is looking to expand its market reach.

April 18, 2012

The Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council on Monday published the final installment of its five-part report on social media, which suggested that grocery marketers significantly can leverage any social media participation by simply responding to tweets on Twitter and exploring the potential of professional networking site LinkedIn, where activity has been supercharged by the recession.

April 18, 2012

While 46% of consumers are more inclined to purchase a product if it is eco-friendly, nearly 60% are unwilling to pay more money for that eco-friendly product or service, according to new research.

April 18, 2012

Thermos announced this week the launch of its latest line of drinkware and accessories designed for children ages 6 months and older.

April 18, 2012

Tidy Cats has launched a new campaign to support its latest cat litter formula.

April 18, 2012

Prince of Peace Enterprises on Tuesday announced the winners of a sweepstakes the company launched for its Tiger Balm brand.

April 18, 2012

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International is acquiring "certain assets" of a drug maker based in Mexico.

April 18, 2012

Walgreens on Wednesday donated 375,000 doses of seasonal flu vaccine to Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

April 17, 2012

Thanasi Foods has expanded its Bigs sunflower seeds line with a new flavor.

April 17, 2012

A specialty pharmacy provider has launched an application that it said will reduce the administrative burden of reimbursement, writing prescriptions, monitoring adherence and reviewing drug lists.