January 2, 2013

To help ensure the quality of popular food ingredients increasingly being incorporated into products sold in the United States and worldwide, standards for omega 3-rich krill oil and natural, low-calorie stevia sweeteners are among the latest proposed revisions to the Food Chemicals Codex, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention that publishes the codex announced Wednesday.

December 28, 2012

Emergent BioSolutions announced that it has signed a license agreement with VaxInnate Corporation under which Emergent acquired the exclusive right to manufacture and sell VaxInnate’s pandemic influenza vaccine candidate in the United States.

December 28, 2012

Teva Pharmaceuticals has received approval of their new drug application for topotecan hydrochloride injection, a treatment for small cell lung cancer, according to Food and Drug Administration records.

December 27, 2012

The National Institute on Drug Abuse last week released the 2012 Monitoring the Future survey, finding that 5.6% of high school seniors, 3% of eighth graders and 4.7% of tenth graders abused over-the-counter cough and cold medicines containing dextromethorphan, bringing the overall average to under 5%.

December 21, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for reducing the severity of chickenpox symptoms, the agency said.

December 21, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug to treat a condition that affects people who have had their intestines partially or completely removed, the agency said Friday.

December 21, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a common flu drug for use in children as young as 2 weeks old, the agency said Friday.

December 19, 2012

A single lot of a congestion-relief product has been recalled due to bacterial contamination found in a sample, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

December 18, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved two generic versions of a drug to treat HIV, according to agency records.

December 18, 2012

M-Edge — a leading designer of tablet, smartphone and e-reader accessories — on Tuesday launched an expanded line of cases for iPhone 5.

December 14, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new leukemia drug made by Ariad Pharmaceuticals, the agency said.

December 13, 2012

Target announced plans to open a new store in Baltimore by October 2013. The retail giant has said approximately 200 new team members will be hired for the new location, part of the Canton Crossing Shopping Center on Boston Street.

December 11, 2012

Vitamin D levels in women during pregnancy could impact birth weight, according to research released Tuesday by the Endocrine Society.

December 10, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new use for a cancer drug made by Johnson & Johnson, the agency said Monday.

December 10, 2012

Several stores in the Giant Food Stores chain will collect used respiratory inhalers under a program sponsored by drug maker GlaxoSmithKline, the supermarket chain 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 28, 2012

Supermarket chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., donated $25,000 to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to support children in need across the Mid-Atlantic region this week, the Ahold-owned chain said.

November 27, 2012

Indian generic drug maker Wockhardt received three new drug approvals from the Food and Drug Administration, agency records show.

November 21, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced the approval of Novartis' Flucelvax, the first seasonal influenza vaccine licensed in the United States produced using cultured animal cells, instead of fertilized chicken eggs.

November 21, 2012

Pharmacist’s Ultimate Health of St. Paul, Minn., and its president, Stephen J. Poindexter, have been barred from distributing any "unapproved new drugs" that the company had distributed under the guise that they were dietary supplements.

November 20, 2012

Giant-Landover donated 1,000 turkeys to a nearby food bank last week to help families in need enjoy Thanksgiving, the Ahold-owned chain said.

November 19, 2012

The drug-discovery division of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is teaming up with drug maker Pfizer to find new treatments for patients with the most common genetic mutation of the disease.

November 19, 2012

Current cigarette smoking among 12- to 17-year-olds fell significantly from 2002 to 2010 in 41 states, according to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration issued last week.

November 19, 2012

A new University of Cincinnati study released last week examined how anxiety sensitivity can thwart the efforts of smokers with asthma to quit smoking.