February 6, 2012

In honor of American Heart Month, Sam's Club announced it will be hosting free heart health screenings on Feb. 11 at all locations with a pharmacy.

February 1, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Novartis that is designed to prevent tumors in the gastrointestinal tract from recurring after surgical removal, the agency said.

January 31, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Vertex Pharmaceuticals for treating a rare form of cystic fibrosis, the agency said Tuesday.

January 30, 2012

The FDA announced the approval of Genentech's Erivedge (vismodegib) for adults with basal cell carcinoma who are not surgery or radiation therapy candidates and whose disease is locally advanced or has spread to other parts of the body.

January 27, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Pfizer for treating advanced kidney cancer, the agency said Friday.

January 26, 2012

Drug maker Amgen is acquiring a Rockville, Md.-based company developing therapies for cancer, the companies said Thursday.

January 19, 2012

Shoppers Food and Pharmacy, a Supervalu banner, is encouraging consumers to eat healthy by expanding its in-store nutritional navigation program.

January 16, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration's latest message to consumers and healthcare professionals seems like a no-brainer: "Insulin pens are not for sharing."

January 12, 2012

The U.S. division of Delhaize Group is looking to strengthen its position in the market by retiring one of its supermarket banners and closing several underperforming stores.

January 4, 2012

Nutramax Labs on Tuesday announced the continuation of its partnership with Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer in promoting Cosamin joint health supplements in national and regional marketing campaigns and events.

January 3, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration is streamlining the enrollment process for risk evaluation and mitigation strategies for a class of painkillers, the agency said Tuesday.

December 23, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday urged consumers to carefully read the labels of liquid acetaminophen marketed for infants to avoid giving the wrong dose to their infants.

December 21, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an HIV drug for children and adolescents, the agency said Wednesday.

December 21, 2011

Ranbaxy Labs said Wednesday that it had resolved long-standing issues concerning two of its manufacturing plants in India with the U.S. government.

December 19, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for treating high blood pressure made by Mylan, FDA records showed.

December 8, 2011

A recent study of obese and nonobese children found that low vitamin D levels are significantly more prevalent in obese children and are associated with risk factors for Type 2 diabetes.

December 7, 2011

Prescribers, patients and specialty care centers no longer will be required to enroll in safety monitoring programs for two drugs used to treat low platelet counts, following changes to their risk evaluation and mitigation strategies.

December 7, 2011

At the request of the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. marshals on Tuesday seized raw materials imported by Infinity Marketing Group containing ephedrine alkaloids, a large family of pharmacological compounds called sympathomimetics that have been banned by the FDA for use in dietary supplements since 2004.

December 7, 2011

Food and Drug Administration commissioner Margaret Hamburg on Wednesday issued a public statement that the agency was prepared to approve Plan B as a nonprescription medication, but reversed that decision following a directive from the Department of Health and Human Services Wednesday morning.

December 6, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday issued seven warning letters to companies marketing over-the counter human chorionic gonadotropin products that are labeled as "homeopathic" for weight loss.

December 1, 2011

In an effort to help advance the development of devices that automatically monitor blood glucose and provide proper insulin doses in people with Type 1 diabetes, the Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidance to help investigators and manufacturers as they develop and seek approval for these products.

December 1, 2011

Ranbaxy Labs got the green light from the Food and Drug Administration Wednesday night to launch its generic version of Pfizer's cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor.

November 28, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration last week took legal action against the dietary supplement manufacturer ATF Fitness Products for substituting ingredients and products without noting the changes on the final product labels.

November 28, 2011

Harris Teeter will open a 61,000-sq.-ft. store in Baltimore, making it the chain's first in the city and seventh in Maryland.