August 27, 2013

AstraZeneca has bought Maryland-based biotech company Amplimmune, the drug maker said.

August 22, 2013

Abbe Luersman has been appointed as chief human resources officer of Ahold, the Dutch supermarket-operating company said Thursday.

August 21, 2013

Pop Warner Little Scholars and DSM Nutritional Products are promoting healthy eating for young athletes in a new campaign.

August 21, 2013

RxNT's e-prescribing and electronic health record systems will incorporate taste options recommended by FlavoRx for liquid medications given to children in order to promote medication adherence among children, the two companies said.

August 20, 2013

Aetna has announced a new pilot program, dubbed the Aetna Rx Home Success Program, which is supported by CVS Caremark.

August 19, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new epilepsy drug made by Supernus Pharmaceuticals, the company said.

August 13, 2013

Electronic prescribing network Surescripts has added 19 state health information exchanges and health information service providers to its network, the company said.

August 6, 2013

Wegmans Food Markets will make its first delivery of 18,324 pounds of non-perishable food to the Manna Food Center, the grocer announced.

August 2, 2013

Gluten-free foods have been all the rage lately as more retailers move to address patients with gluten intolerance and celiac disease.

August 1, 2013

As pharmacy organizations tout the pharmacist as the face of neighborhood health care, one retailer is encouraging its own pharmacists to be more proactive.

August 1, 2013

Sanofi Wednesday evening announced that the Food and Drug Administration's Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee voted 10-6 in favor of its switch application of the nasal corticosteroid Nasacort AQ. Two committee members abstained.

July 30, 2013

A newly remodeled Giant Food Stores location includes an expanded selection of gluten-free items and digital kiosks for finding savings and placing orders.

July 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday took action to remove from the market illegal products, including some labeled as dietary supplements, that claim to mitigate, treat, cure or prevent diabetes and related complications.

July 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is inviting comments from the public as it looks into restricting or even banning menthol in cigarettes, the agency said Tuesday.

July 22, 2013

Vitamin D-deficient older individuals are more likely to struggle with everyday tasks such as dressing or climbing stairs, according to a recent study accepted for publication in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

July 18, 2013

A Maryland Martin's Food Markets store has hired a professional nutritionist to assist customers with questions on healthy eating, provide consultations and teach classes.

July 16, 2013

The sports nutritional products market in the United States is returning to form, according to "The Sports Nutritionals Market in the U.S.: Sports Drinks and Nutrition Bars," a report published Monday by market research firm Packaged Facts.

July 15, 2013

Supermarket chain Wegmans took the time last week to issue a clarification following local news reports: It would not be ending healthcare benefits for its part-time employees. A story in the Buffalo News had a headline, "Wegmans cuts health benefits for part-time workers," that had been misconstrued.

It's no secret why Wegmans — which operates 81 stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and Massachusetts — is included in Fortune magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For."

July 12, 2013

Care Pharmacies Cooperative recently named Karen Kuczynski the company’s director of marketing and business development.

July 12, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new lung cancer drug made by Boehringer Ingelheim, the agency said.

July 12, 2013

Giant Food is revamping a program designed to promote health and wellness among children, the supermarket chain said.

July 12, 2013

Supervalu on Friday announced a leadership change at the company’s Shoppers division, based in Bowie, Md., as current president Bob Bly has decided to leave the company to pursue new career opportunities.

July 10, 2013

Procter & Gamble’s CoverGirl has tapped singer, songwriter and rapper Becky G to be the newest face of the beauty brand, appearing in national TV and print advertising for CoverGirl this summer.

July 9, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for treating Alzheimer's disease, FDA records showed.