December 21, 2011

An interdisciplinary research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is slated to develop a smartphone application that will help patients with advanced diabetes and foot ulcers.

December 20, 2011

The market for drugs to treat ulcerative colitis will increase from 2010's $1.7 billion to $3 billion in 2020, according to a new report by market research firm Decision Resources.

December 16, 2011

Beauty company Living Proof has announced the appointment of Jill Beraud as CEO, effective Jan. 9.

December 15, 2011

Kaz on Thursday introduced its new Vicks behind ear thermometer (V980), which takes the guesswork out of measuring for fever.

December 15, 2011

Cambridge Consultants on Thursday released a report outlining how the health-and-wellness market may take shape as more consumer-friendly medical devices featuring the latest in technology reach the market.

December 9, 2011

Carex Health Brands recently launched four new products — the Carex Mobilator, the Carex Self Standing Cane Tip, the Carex E-Z Bath & Shower Seat and the Bathroom Safety Rail — across its portfolio of durable medical equipment and life assistance offerings.

December 6, 2011

As many as 95% of women reported having at least attempted to breast-feed their babies, with 35% continuing between four and six months, and another 52% breast-feeding for seven to 12 months, according to the Philips Mother & Child Care Index that was released Monday by the Philips Center for Health and Well-being.

November 23, 2011

An online data sharing platform announced it will debut a daily blood-glucose monitoring feature for its more than 2,000 diabetes patients.

November 23, 2011

British drug maker Shire is looking to make a biotech drug for a rare genetic disorder at a new manufacturing plant in Massachusetts.

November 14, 2011

A late-stage clinical trial of a drug under development as a treatment for multiple sclerosis has shown "successful" results.

November 10, 2011

Genzyme has named leaders of two units that are part of the core focus of the drug maker's business.

November 8, 2011

Stop & Shop announced that it is debuting a new store format in Chelmsford, Mass.

November 7, 2011

A regional supermarket chain is looking to enhance its customers' shopping experience with the introduction of a new mobile application.

November 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved changes to the labeling of a cancer drug made by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said.

October 31, 2011

Watson Pharmaceuticals and a partnering company are barred from launching a generic version of a blood-thinning drug under a federal court decision issued Friday.

October 25, 2011

BJ's Wholesale Club is slated to open its newest store in Massachusetts this weekend, the company announced Tuesday.

October 25, 2011

Kaz has boosted its SmartTemp portfolio with the introduction of a reusable gel pad that combines hot and cold therapy.

October 25, 2011

Sanofi has appointed David Meeker as CEO of Genzyme, the French drug maker said.

October 20, 2011

Vertex Pharmaceuticals has filed for Food and Drug Administration approval of a drug for cystic fibrosis, the company said.

October 19, 2011

Hair care brand Living Proof, which is sold at such retailers as Sephora and Ulta, has launched its latest breakthrough in hair care: Restore.

October 14, 2011

Baskin-Robbins on Friday announced the launch of Cake Bites, a new bite-sized line of mini desserts that combine ice cream and cake in a single serving.

October 14, 2011

Two classes of drugs for treating Type 2 diabetes will experience the biggest growth in market share of all classes of drugs for the condition, according to a new study by Decision Resources.

October 13, 2011

More than half of parents in Massachusetts said their children have access to prescription drugs that could be abused, according to a new survey.

October 11, 2011

Carex Health Brands on Monday introduced its new Hot & Cold Compression 2-in-1 Universal Wrap.