May 18, 2011

Ford Motor on Wednesday announced its research partnership with WellDoc — a healthcare company that develops technology solutions to improve chronic disease management outcomes and reduce healthcare costs — around integrating WellDoc services into Ford vehicles through the automaker’s SYNC voice-activated in-car connectivity system.

May 17, 2011

Nordic Naturals on Tuesday announced the company has earned certification from NSF International, verifying that its new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design corporate headquarters complies with good manufacturing practices.

May 16, 2011

Philips is slated to launch a new LED light bulb, which will premiere at the LightFair International trade show.

May 12, 2011

A blood pressure drug made by Swiss drug maker Novartis has won an award from the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council.

May 10, 2011

Alkermes will buy Irish drug maker Elan’s drug formulation and manufacturing business for $960 million, the two companies said Monday.

May 10, 2011

Unilever has completed its $3.7 billion acquisition of Alberto Culver after obtaining the necessary regulatory clearances to do so, the companies jointly confirmed on Tuesday.

May 9, 2011

Alberto Culver, whose beauty brands include TreSemme, Alberto VO5, Nexxus, St. Ives, Simple and Noxzema, has announced that Unilever and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached an agreement that will enable Unilever to complete its proposed acquisition of Alberto Culver.

April 28, 2011

Winn-Dixie Stores announced that, with the sale of its Deep South beverage manufacturing facility, it has completed its program to sell all noncore manufacturing operations.

April 27, 2011

OTC Perspectives magazine on Tuesday named its third annual list of "Top OTC/HBA Marketers of the Year."

April 26, 2011

Taro said that the Food and Drug Administration has declared the drug maker's manufacturing facility in Canada as having acceptable regulatory status.

April 20, 2011

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced that distribution of McNeil Consumer Healthcare consumer products will slow in the coming months as the company shifts production of its over-the-counter medicines to other manufacturing plants and implements additional third-party quality controls within those plants.

April 18, 2011

Looking to reach U.S. consumers, a Belgian chocolate brand has launched a new website and package design for its namesake treats.

April 8, 2011

Impax Labs will collaborate with a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to the research, development and manufacturing of unique gelatin-based dosage forms.

April 5, 2011

Scott Naturals is challenging consumers to use its line of hybrid paper products.

March 30, 2011

Dr. Reddy’s Labs will assume ownership of a penicillin manufacturing site in Bristol, Tenn., from GlaxoSmithKline.

March 24, 2011

The U.S. subsidiary of India-based generic drug maker Hetero Drugs has appointed Konstantin Ostaficiuk as its president, Camber said.

March 24, 2011

Procter & Gamble and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will bring their over-the-counter product lines and capabilities together in a deal they expect to be completed this fall.

March 21, 2011

Generic drug maker Mylan is suing the Food and Drug Administration in an effort to prevent Gurgaon, India-based competitor Ranbaxy Labs from launching its generic version of Pfizer’s cholesterol medication Lipitor, according to published reports.

March 17, 2011

Bic is expanding its Pro Series of lighters with new Mexican soccer designs.

March 17, 2011

The maker behind such brands as Goody and Sharpie has expanded its board of directors to 12 members.

March 16, 2011

Wet wipes manufacturer Nice-Pak announced it is expanding its distribution facilities and manufacturing plants.

March 16, 2011

Procter & Gamble announced the grand opening of its new plant in Box Elder, Utah, marking the first plant the company has built in four decades.

March 15, 2011

Natural personal care brand Jason has debuted for 2011 a fresh look with new and improved packaging designs.

March 14, 2011

McNeil last week finalized the terms of a consent decree of permanent injunction with the Food and Drug Administration for manufacturing facilities operated by the McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico; Fort Washington, Pa.; and Lancaster, Pa.