December 7, 2011

At the request of the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. marshals on Tuesday seized raw materials imported by Infinity Marketing Group containing ephedrine alkaloids, a large family of pharmacological compounds called sympathomimetics that have been banned by the FDA for use in dietary supplements since 2004.

December 7, 2011

Food and Drug Administration commissioner Margaret Hamburg on Wednesday issued a public statement that the agency was prepared to approve Plan B as a nonprescription medication, but reversed that decision following a directive from the Department of Health and Human Services Wednesday morning.

December 7, 2011

GoldToe Moretz last week announced the launch of a new SoleUtion socks line for men and women that provides enhanced comfort and overall foot and leg well-being.

December 7, 2011

Helen of Troy has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all assets of Procter & Gamble's water purification brand.

December 7, 2011

The Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday denied a request made by Teva Pharmaceuticals to relax merchandising restrictions for the emergency contraceptive Plan B.

December 7, 2011

Kimberly-Clark's Huggies brand has named nine grant recipients for its MomInspired program.

December 7, 2011

Mars announced that its pet care business has partnered with Rescue Bank to to enable more efficient delivery of pet food donations to animal shelters and rescues.

December 7, 2011

After announcing the sale of its Pur water purification business to Helen of Troy, Procter & Gamble noted that the sale did not include its water purification technology that enables P&G's corporate philanthropy program to provide clean, drinkable water to countries worldwide.

December 7, 2011

Pyramid Breweries has overhauled its packaging for three of its beers.

December 7, 2011

The state government of Washington is set to bow out of the liquor business on June 1 thanks to a ballot initiative that passed last month, but two labor unions are hoping to stop it, according to published reports.

December 7, 2011

Women who work a rotating schedule that includes three or more night shifts per month, in addition to day and evening working hours in that month, may have an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes when compared with women who only worked days or evenings.

December 6, 2011

Altrient is launching three new nutritional supplements that will be available on the company's website.

December 6, 2011

A new over-the-counter drug designed to treat hangovers has entered the market.

December 6, 2011

BodyArmor SuperDrink was named "best functional drink" at the 9th Annual Best of BevNet 2011 Awards ceremony, which was held during the BevNet Live 2011 Winter Conference this week.

December 6, 2011

Gartner on Monday released the findings from its third annual "Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25," ranking Cardinal Health No. 1.

December 6, 2011

Dollar General on Monday told analysts the company plans to open 40 DG Market concepts in 2012 in both new and existing markets based on the success of the concept.

December 6, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration will decide on Wednesday whether to remove merchandising restrictions on the emergency contraceptive Plan B and allow the product to be merchandised in the front-end without age restrictions, according to a report published Monday in the Washington Post.

December 6, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday issued seven warning letters to companies marketing over-the counter human chorionic gonadotropin products that are labeled as "homeopathic" for weight loss.

December 6, 2011

United Health Foundation’s "2011 America’s Heath Rankings," released Tuesday, found that increases in obesity, diabetes and children in poverty are offsetting improvements in smoking cessation, preventable hospitalizations and cardiovascular deaths.

December 6, 2011

The Mentholatum Co. has announced that an independent testing group has found its OXY Maximum face wash to be an effective acne treatment at a great value and has endorsed it as a “bargain buy.”

December 6, 2011

As rising costs eat into margins, personal care marketers are reducing marketing expenditures, integrating their supply chain and consolidating distribution for improved efficiency, according to findings of recent research from Kline & Co.

December 6, 2011

Kodak is promoting its Facebook application and Kodak picture kiosks by offering consumers the opportunity to share life's special moments by turning their Facebook photos into high-quality printed keepsakes, the company said.

December 6, 2011

As many as 95% of women reported having at least attempted to breast-feed their babies, with 35% continuing between four and six months, and another 52% breast-feeding for seven to 12 months, according to the Philips Mother & Child Care Index that was released Monday by the Philips Center for Health and Well-being.

December 6, 2011

Rite Aid Facebook fans are getting an early shot at coupons for gifts and stocking stuffers as part of a new promotion announced Monday.