July 13, 2011

Hy-Vee is the latest supermarket chain to bring a trained chef into the store to encourage customers to cook healthy food at home, according to published reports.

July 13, 2011

A new formulation of a common drug for flu will be available in lower concentrations to reduce the possibility of medication errors, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

July 13, 2011

Kroger on Wednesday launched a new website in support of its Comforts line of baby products, the grocer announced.

July 13, 2011

H-E-B on Tuesday signed celebrity Jennette McCurdy, co-star of Nickelodeon’s iCarly, to star in its new Gear Up for Back-to-School ad campaign. The campaign launches July 13 and runs through Aug. 31.

July 13, 2011

Responding to customer feedback, Procter & Gamble announced that it has improved its Pampers Cruisers diaper line to include improved softness, a 20% longer absorbent patch and new "Sesame Street" designs.

July 13, 2011

Pepsi announced that it is bringing back its memorable Diet Pepsi and Ray Charles ads for "You Got the Right One Baby, Uh-Huh!" with a line of retro T-shirts.

July 13, 2011

PepsiCo Beverages Canada has introduced the 7UP EcoGreen bottle, Canada's — and North America's — first soft drink bottle made from 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, plastic, the company reported Wednesday.

July 13, 2011

Free Standing Insert coupon activity dropped 3.9% over the first six months of 2011 versus the same time period a year ago, Marx, a Kantar Media solution, reported on Wednesday.

July 13, 2011

Product recalls over the past two years have eroded consumer trust in over-the-counter drugs; however, those same recalls represent opportunity for smaller market players to gain exposure and build brand awareness, wrote Laura Mahecha, industry manager for health care at research firm Kline, in an online report issued Wednesday.

July 13, 2011

Ritzman Pharmacies and Buehler Food Markets on Wednesday announced a letter of intent to explore a potential business partnership in which Ritzman would own and operate all of Buehler’s 11 pharmacies.

July 13, 2011

Sally Hershberger Professional Hair Care is launching in August its new Hyper Hydration Super Argan Serum at Ulta and at select Duane Reade and Ricky's NYC locations.

July 13, 2011

Seneca Farms announced that its entire line of healthier snack chips, including apple chips, sweet potato chips and crisp onions, are now gluten-free.

July 13, 2011

Taking drugs for treating HIV might reduce the risk of infection among heterosexual couples, according to two new studies conducted in Africa.

July 13, 2011

TheraPearl recently announced the development of a line of hot-and-cold therapy patches created just for kids called TheraPearl Pals.

July 13, 2011

Hair care brand TRESemme has announced that it will once again make a splash, showcasing chic styles on and off the runway as the official sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 in Miami from July 14 to 18.

July 13, 2011

The board of directors of Walgreens on Wednesday increased the quarterly dividend 28.6% — the largest quarterly dividend increase in the company's 110-year history — to 22.5 cents per share from the previous rate of 17.5 cents per share.

July 12, 2011

The Association of Northwest Pharmacies, an independent pharmacy organization, joined the National Community Pharmacists Association in an effort to bolster their lobbying efforts, the groups announced.

July 12, 2011

South Dakota’s largest physician-owned health plan has adopted prior authorization automation technology from RxEOB for use across its membership, RxEOB said.

July 12, 2011

Famed Mets baseball player Darryl Strawberry is expected to join the "One Shot At A Million" festivities today, which is part of Duane Reade's 50th anniversary celebration.

July 12, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation to a cancer treatment in mid-stage development made by German drug maker 4SC, the company said Tuesday.

July 12, 2011

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday proposed a framework to assist states in building Affordable Insurance Exchanges, state-based competitive marketplaces where individuals and small businesses will be able to purchase affordable private health insurance.

July 12, 2011

Mars Chocolate North America announced that it is commemorating the final mission of Space Shuttle Atlantis by providing the crew — as well as NASA personnel at both launch control Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral and mission control at Johnson Space Center in Houston — with personalized versions of its M&M’S brand candy.

July 12, 2011

Moszkito on Tuesday announced that its collection of over-the-counter insoles, including the Archy Orthotic line, is available for purchase at Shoebuy.com.

July 12, 2011

Regional pharmacy chain Navarro Discount Pharmacy, which currently has 29 stores, has named finance executive Juan Ortiz the company's CFO, to the position of CEO.