July 8, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association will be hosting an event July 24 on Capitol Hill in recognition of International Self-Care Day with a focus on the legislation to restore OTC eligibility in FSAs and HSAs.

July 8, 2014

At Google’s I/O Developer Conference last month, MediSafe expanded its medication management platform to include wearables, becoming the first mobile health app on Google’s just-announced suite of Android Wear smartwatches, the company announced Tuesday.

July 8, 2014

NeuroMetrix on Tuesday announced that its wearable technology for treatment of chronic pain received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for over-the-counter use.

July 7, 2014

General Mills announced a number of new products set to debut this summer, all of which reflect consumer-driven food trends.

July 7, 2014

Hostess Brands on Monday announced that an elusive cult favorite will be reintroduced this week.

July 7, 2014

Living Essentials on Monday announced the launch of the "Yummification" video contest, where entrants can win a share of $100,000 for creating a video of their favorite way to mix a 5-hour Energy with an everyday beverage. 

July 7, 2014

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Psi Bands on Monday formed a charitable partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, which provides help to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.

July 7, 2014

Veggie Patch, a vegetable-based foods brand, on Monday announced new additions to its roster that will help consumers satisfy cravings for healthier food options, according to the company.

July 3, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday made available a draft of its strategic priorities over the next four years for public comment.

July 3, 2014

Starwars.com on Tuesday reported that Hasbro would introduce a 6-inch action figure of Boba Fett as part of its Black Series, to be sold exclusively at Walgreens.

July 3, 2014

New research released Wednesday found that dietary fats impact gut bacteria — some for the better (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids or PUFAs) and some for the worse (omega-6 PUFAs).

 

July 2, 2014

On June 25, the U.S. Department of Justice, at the request of the Food and Drug Administration, filed a complaint for permanent injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Laclede of Rancho Dominguez, Calif., and its president, Michael Pellico.

July 2, 2014

Kroger and Vitacost.com on Wednesday announced a definitive merger agreement under which Kroger will purchase all outstanding shares of Vitacost.com for $8 per share in cash, or approximately $280 million.

July 2, 2014

The makers of Larabar have announced the debut of Renola, a new type of granola made with nuts, fruits, seeds and spices, which the brand is billing as an alternative to classic granola.

July 2, 2014

This Fourth of July, Prilosec OTC is paying tribute to the troops and thanking those who support this country by helping to bring back Fort Bragg’s Independence Day fireworks and celebration.

July 1, 2014

BSN on Monday launched the pre-workout supplement N.O.-XPLODE.

July 1, 2014

CytoSport Monday evening announced that it will be acquired by Hormel Foods Corporation.

July 1, 2014

A vitamin D boost may prevent early death from heart disease and cancer, according to a large scale study by Mount Sinai and a consortium of international collaborators, published online in the June issue of BMJ and released Monday.

July 1, 2014

The Discovery Center, a hands-on interactive children’s museum, and Weis Markets on Monday celebrated the grand opening of a new interactive exhibit with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

June 30, 2014

Hasbro has launched a new My Little Pony figurine at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con that will be available exclusively at Walgreens this fall, Examiner.com reported Monday.

June 30, 2014

Jelly Belly Candy Co. is expanding its Disney Princess Line with the introduction of the Disney Princess Slipper, inspired by Cinderella's iconic glass shoe.

June 27, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday notified health professionals, their provider organizations and caregivers for infants, that prescription oral viscous lidocaine 2% solution should not be used to treat infants and children with teething pain.

June 27, 2014

Capitol Hill staffers this week learned useful tips from a medical expert on reading and understanding dietary supplement labels, and received a primer on the depth of regulation behind dietary supplement labeling during an educational briefing held by the Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus in cooperation with the leading trade associations representing the dietary supplement industry, the group announced Friday.

June 26, 2014

The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition on Thursday released “Acetaminophen: How It’s Used, Preventing Overdose and What We Can Do to Promote Safe Use,” a report and educational resource to drive safe and appropriate use of one of the United States’ most common drug ingredients.