January 15, 2013

The nation’s highest court has agreed to hear three cases stemming from the longstanding but controversial practice by which branded and generic drug makers agree to delay introduction of a me-too medicine as its brand-name counterpart nears the end of its patent protection.

January 14, 2013

A new study indicates that body mass index is a reliable indicator of obesity-related health risks.

January 14, 2013

The worst of the flu season may be over, at least for those on the East Coast. In a late morning press conference with reporters on Friday, Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said, "We are seeing a decrease in some regions."

Just don't tell that to anyone living in New York or Boston or Chicago, at least not before slipping on a facemask first.

January 14, 2013

Amid an unusually strong flu season that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called an epidemic, supplies of flu vaccines are running low, and some people hoping to get immunized are having trouble finding them.

January 14, 2013

The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a new rule that it said would promote consistent policies and processes for eligibility notices in Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program and the health insurance exchanges mandated under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

January 14, 2013

Hostess Brands has chosen a stalking-horse bidder for its bread business, the bankrupt baking company said.

January 14, 2013

Jewel-Osco is shipping "thousands" of extra doses of flu vaccine amid a flu season that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has labeled an epidemic, the retail chain said.

January 14, 2013

The maker of Peeps marshmallow candies is introducing a new flavor for Valentine's Day.

January 14, 2013

According to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center released Thursday, less than 45% of children were vaccinated against the flu during a five-year study period.

January 14, 2013

Mars Chocolate North America launched a new integrated marketing campaign for M&M's Brands called 'Better With M.' The campaign will feature a 30-second commercial to air during the first quarter of Super Bowl XLVII.

January 14, 2013

Medagate, a wholly owned subsidiary of InComm Holdings, announced the launch of the MasterCard Dual Value Health Card, the first dual network healthcare spending card.

January 14, 2013

Aisle411 last week announced their Indoor Location Geo-Fence Alerts API was being showcased in the Aisle411 Android application at Las Vegas-area Walgreens stores.

January 14, 2013

A company that manufactures, distributes and imports candy has introduced a new organic product line.

January 14, 2013

At least half of consumers cited prior use (58%) as the most commonly reported method to select an OTC remedy, according to an online survey of more than 900 AccentHealth viewers conducted in September. Decisions also are commonly made by reading packages at the shelf (54%) or from a pharmacist's recommendation (50%).

January 14, 2013

A new drug for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder made by Pfizer is now available, the drug maker said.

January 14, 2013

Profitect announced that Weis Markets has selected its cloud-based Profit Amplification solution, a pattern-seeking predictive analytics tool, for deployment throughout the chain.

January 14, 2013

Egg allergies may no longer be a valid reason to not get a flu shot, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology announced Friday.

January 14, 2013

Tria Beauty, a provider of light-based skin care solutions, has announced the launch of the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X.

January 14, 2013

As if the reported spot shortages of flu vaccine aren't bad enough, there have been reports of similar shortages of flu drugs throughout the United States and parts of Canada due to increased demand.

January 11, 2013

Skin care company Beiersdorf has announced a consumer awareness and fundraising initiative to support National Mentoring Month.

January 11, 2013

BIC has expanded its Soleil portfolio with the new Soleil Shave & Trim, which is designed to simplify shaving and bikini trimming by combining flexible triple-blade shaving technology with a slide-on/slide off trimmer.

January 11, 2013

The worst of the flu season may be over, at least for those in the South.

January 11, 2013

Skin care brand CeraVe, developed by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America, is expanding its portfolio with a line of sun care products slated to hit stores beginning this month.

January 11, 2013

Prestige cosmetics brand Too Faced Cosmetics has tapped Francesca Eastwood as the new face for its fall 2013 collection, which launches in July.