December 3, 2012

Women with ovarian cancer and diabetes who took the generic diabetes drug metformin showed better survival rates than those who did not take the drug, according to a new study led by the Mayo Clinic.

December 3, 2012

Medical professionals continue to rank among the most-trusted officials, according to the latest annual Gallup survey around popular perception of professional honesty and ethics, particularly pharmacists.

December 3, 2012

Johnson & Johnson has announced that Alex Gorsky will assume, effective Dec. 28, the chairman title and additional leadership responsibilities for the global health care company.

December 3, 2012

Merck has started a clinical trial that it hopes will eventually enroll 1,700 patients to evaluate an experimental drug for Alzheimer's disease, the company said.

December 3, 2012

Personal care company Naterra has announced the national launch of Phase+, a skin care line designed to address the cosmetic effects that diabetes has on the skin.

December 3, 2012

Skin and body care brand NIP + FAB, which originally launched in winter 2011 exclusively at Target stores, is now available at Ulta Beauty with three new products.

December 3, 2012

Pfizer on Friday announced that it has completed the sale of its nutrition business to Nestlé for $11.9 billion in cash, following the conclusion of the required regulatory process in most markets.

December 3, 2012

Rite Aid is offering a $5 discount on flu vaccinations through the middle of this month, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

December 3, 2012

Analysis by Shopper Sense founder Lily Lev-Glick, a 20-year shopping behavior analyst and researcher, has revealed holiday shoppers fall into one of three distinct categories.

December 3, 2012

Overall, promotional trade spend for Black Friday was down 15% for 2012 compared to 2011, according to an ECRM report released last week.

December 3, 2012

After the huge success of Marvel's "The Avengers" movie this past summer, a new generation of kids were turned on to one of the most popular superhero teams of all time.

November 30, 2012

Bayer HealthCare's animal-health division has introduced a new spray for killing ticks in cats and dogs, the company said.

November 30, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug made by Exelixis for treating thyroid cancer, the agency said.

November 30, 2012

Former Unilever Group executive has been appointed EVP and CFO of Regis, a provider of beauty salons, hair restoration centers and cosmetology education.

November 30, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS — Nash Finch, a Minneapolis-based food distributor, has announced that Kevin Elliott has been appointed EVP, president and COO of Nash Finch Wholesale/Retail.

Elliott previously served as SVP of merchandising, logistics and marketing at 7-Eleven. Elliott worked at 7-Eleven from 2001 to 2010, where he was responsible for overseeing the corporate store and franchise operations as well as 7-Eleven’s national distribution network comprised of 26 distribution centers.

November 30, 2012

HIV test maker OraSure Technologies has appointed a new executive to head its consumer marketing division as it prepares to launch a nationwide TV campaign on Saturday.

November 30, 2012

Increasing the prescriptions filled by Medicare beneficiaries by 1% would reduce the program's spending on medical services by about 0.2% by reducing costs in such areas as hospitalizations, according to a new report by the Congressional Budget Office.

November 30, 2012

RediClinic — which currently operates 30 clinics inside H-E-B grocery stores in Houston, Austin and San Antonio, Texas — is encouraging patients to get healthy and lose weight by enrolling in its Weigh Forward weight management program.

November 30, 2012

The new product pairs Sabra's Homestyle Medium Salsa and TOSTITOS Bite Size Rounds tortillas.

November 30, 2012

Supervalu confirmed on Thursday that the previously announced review of strategic alternatives is proceeding, and it continues to be in active discussion with several parties.

November 30, 2012

Ulta Beauty posted a double-digit gain in third-quarter sales and net income and bolstered market share across all of its major product categories, the beauty retailer announced on Thursday.

November 30, 2012

Walgreens is welcoming the public on Dec. 1 to the official opening of its 8,000th store nationwide and its first flagship store on the West Coast, located in Los Angeles at the iconic corner of Sunset and Vine.

November 29, 2012

AccentHealth on Wednesday announced it has purchased the patient education wallboard business of Havas’ Impact division.

November 29, 2012

Fred's on Thurday reported a total sales decline of 1% to $150.4 million for the four weeks ended Nov. 24.