June 24, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission is stepping up probes of pay-for-delay settlements — pharmaceutical deals that delay the sale of generic drugs — according to a report published Monday by Bloomberg.

June 20, 2014

Health insurer Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is offering the EatRight Rewards program to its employees and members. EatRight Rewards provides financial rewards to employees who buy healthy foods at the grocery store.

June 19, 2014

More than 1-in-4 Rite Aid locations now reflect the latest in healthcare retailing — the company's Wellness store format, the concept that serves as a cornerstone to Rite Aid's overall health-and-wellness solution, John Standley, Rite Aid chairman and CEO, told analysts Thursday morning.

June 18, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition, a trade association serving the dietary supplement industry, testified during a Senate hearing in an effort to demonstrate the industry's commitment to combat deceptive advertising of weight-loss products.

June 16, 2014

New research presented at the June 2014 American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions suggests that canola oil helps control blood glucose in people with Type 2 diabetes when it's incorporated into a low-glycemic index diet.

June 12, 2014

Meals to Heal on Thursday announced that it is working with Walgreens to provide Meals to Heal services to cancer patients and others with chronic conditions in accessing customized nutritional meals and nutrition support services.

June 11, 2014

Helen of Troy on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Healthy Directions, a supplier of premium doctor-branded vitamins, minerals and supplements, as well as other health products sold directly to consumers.

June 10, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration last week published an interim final rule to further safeguard the health of infants fed infant formula in the United States.

June 4, 2014

Quest Products on Wednesday announced the national launch of ProVent Rosacea Moisturizing Creme, a creme formulated to help reduce the appearance of skin conditions often associated with rosacea and other skin conditions, including skin redness, age spots, facial rashes, dry skin and sun-related damage.

May 28, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced the addition of four new companies to its membership roster — voting members Arizona Nutritional Supplements and Ingredion and associate members­ AccentHealth and UL Consumer Products.

May 28, 2014

It could be described as a perfect storm. The U.S. healthcare system is working to tackle soaring costs, a lack of ample accountability and a lack of access to primary care physicians as millions of previously uninsured Americans gain insurance via health reform. Despite the challenges presented by this new era of health care, the reality is that there’s rarely been a more promising time for retail healthcare delivery.

May 21, 2014

Boulder Canyon Foods, a snack food manufacturer, on Tuesday introduced Ancient Grains, a whole-grain snack chip that combines grains and seeds to create a healthy snacking experience, the company said.

May 15, 2014

The VMS and diet aid/sports nutrition markets together command $11.9 billion in total retail sales, excluding specialty channels, and is growing at a steady clip.

May 15, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical was denied in its suit to block approval of Mylan's and Sandoz' generic Copaxone, a multiple sclerosis, drug 10 days before the patent on the medication expires, according to a Bloomberg report published Thursday morning.

May 15, 2014

The results of two recent studies support the financial healthcare savings of using supplements.

May 9, 2014

Bayer agreed to acquire the consumer care business of U.S. pharmaceutical company Merck for a purchase price of $14.2 billion. The OTC acquisition will give Bayer the global No. 2 position in nonprescription products following recently announced consolidations in this growing healthcare industry segment, and will significantly enhance Bayer’s business across multiple therapeutic categories and geographies. Merck's consumer care business includes such leading brands as Claritin, Coppertone and Dr. Scholl’s. Pro forma sales of the combined businesses in 2013 amounted to $7.4 billion with Merck’s business contributing approximately $2.2 billion.

Upon completion of the acquisition, Bayer is expected to achieve global leadership positions in dermatology and gastrointestinals and advance to the No. 2 position in the cold, allergy, sinus and flu category. Bayer will remain No. 2 in nutritionals and No. 3 in analgesics. Overall, the proposed GlaxoSmithKline-Novartis combination represents the largest consumer health business with about 5.7% share, according to reports. The Bayer/Merck combination comes in second with around 4.5% share. McNeil Consumer rounds out the top three globally with a share just above 4%.

May 6, 2014

Bayer on Tuesday agreed to acquire the consumer care business of U.S. pharmaceutical company Merck for a purchase price of $14.2 billion.

April 24, 2014

Inergetics on Wednesday announced it has entered into a letter of intent to purchase the assets of OmEssentials, a private company dedicated to the development of advanced nutritional formulations and progressive nutrition education supporting the yoga, wellness and health food industries.

April 23, 2014

Nutrition 21 on Tuesday announced that it has entered into a multi-year license agreement with Church & Dwight for the use of chromium picolinate in Church & Dwight’s dietary supplement products.

April 22, 2014

NBTY, a global manufacturer and distributor or vitamins and nutritional supplements, introduced Nature's Origin, the company's first complete line of vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements.

April 22, 2014

A new health economic study shows potential healthcare savings of $12.7 billion per year if U.S. adults would increase their dietary fiber to about 25 grams, the minimum level recommended by health experts for adults.

April 21, 2014

Healthy snacks had tremendous growth in 2013.

April 21, 2014

Mylan on Friday announced that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has denied Teva's application for an injunction seeking to prevent Mylan's launch of a generic version of Copaxone (glatiramer acetate injection) pending the Supreme Court's decision on Teva's appeal.

April 21, 2014

Walgreens on Monday announced that it is now offering expanded travel health services, including immunizations and consultations, to support the nearly 60 million annual planned trips by U.S. residents venturing outside the country.