May 2, 2014

AstraZeneca rejected Pfizer's $106 billion bid for the company Friday morning.

May 2, 2014

Bayer is negotiating for Merck's consumer health business in a deal worth $14 billion, according to a Bloomberg report published Friday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

May 2, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Wednesday commended Arizona Governor Jan Brewer for signing H.B. 2086 in to law.

May 2, 2014

An average of $3.9 billion per year in avoidable healthcare utilization costs would be realized if all U.S. adults older than 55 years diagnosed with age-related eye disease were to use lutein and zeaxanthin dietary supplements at preventive intake levels, according to a new economic report released Thursday by the Council for Responsible Nutrition.

May 2, 2014

Despite severe weather-related issues during the first quarter, CVS Caremark posted on Friday “solid results” across the enterprise and executives expressed optimism in achieving 2014 goals.

May 2, 2014

CVS/pharmacy has become the only pharmacy retailer to receive the Arthritis Foundation's 'Partner for Better Living' designation, a new distinction from the Arthritis Foundation that recognizes CVS/pharmacy as a company committed to addressing the needs of people with arthritis through arthritis-related products, services or resources.

May 2, 2014

Unilever’s Dove is convening with leading digital voices in parenting to host a panel conversation on beauty and confidence during the sixth annual Mom 2.0 Summit held May 1 to 3.

May 2, 2014

H-E-B is moving toward offering an online-sales operation, according to a report published Wednesday in the San Antonio Business Journal.

May 2, 2014

Haagen-Dazs on Thursday announced that it will expand its gelato line and also will be adding new ice cream flavors to its limited-edition line.

May 2, 2014

MyFitnessPal on Thursday published its first user data study, uncovering a new trend in which people share health-related goals, activities and personal health content with their friends, colleagues and relatives, online and off.

May 2, 2014

National Geographic is partnering with Live Prepared, a division of Blue Chip Group and a leader in emergency preparedness, to bring consumers a line of high-quality preparedness products for natural disasters and unexpected events.

May 2, 2014

Pfizer early Friday morning upped the ante in its bid for AstraZeneca, which is now valued at $106 billion.

May 2, 2014

Prestige Brands Holdings on Thursday announced that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of Hydralyte from the Hydration Pharmaceuticals Trust of Victoria, Australia.

May 2, 2014

Amazon has introduced same-day delivery to three cities, including Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and has discontinued same-day delivery in the Las Vegas market, according to a report published Thursday in the Washington Post.

May 2, 2014

Canadian grocer Loblaw, which recently acquired pharmacy retailer Shoppers Drug Mart, is sharpening its focus on health and wellness, and envisions pharmacists one day serving as nutrition experts, according to a Financial Post article.

May 2, 2014

Walgreens is piloting an iBeacon program across several Duane Reade stores, the Mobile Commerce Daily reported Friday.

May 2, 2014

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Thursday unveiled a plan to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15. Although Murray said the hike has broad support across local government, business and labor communities, the City Council still has to vote on the proposal.

May 2, 2014

Walgreens and the National Urban League on Thursday announced the launch of the 2014 Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour.

May 1, 2014

Professional skateboarder Paul Rodriguez, also known as “P-Rod,” is partnering with Unilever’s Axe men’s grooming brand to take his style off the board and into the personal care aisles.

May 1, 2014

Bi-Lo on Thursday announced Kuddles, a new line of formula, diaper and baby essentials that will be available exclusively in its stores.

May 1, 2014

Cardinal Health on Thursday reported fiscal year 2014 third-quarter revenue of $21.4 billion and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.01.

May 1, 2014

Diplomat will be the focus of a new campaign from GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services.

May 1, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline on Wednesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium), which is used for the treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.

May 1, 2014

An effort to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 failed on Wednesday, as the issue was not able to clear a procedural vote in the Senate.