February 16, 2011

French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis will acquire U.S. biotech giant Genzyme for $20.1 billion, under an agreement the two companies announced Wednesday.

February 15, 2011

Stop & Shop is taking supermarket energy efficiency to a new level at a store in New England.

February 11, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday the approval of Waltham, Mass.-based Thermo Fisher’s QMS Everolimus Immunoassay, a test that monitors the blood for levels of Novartis’ drug Zortress (everolimus).

February 9, 2011

The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus on Wednesday announced that Pharmavite is able to support advertising claims for the company’s NatureMade GreatMind dietary supplement, pursuant to NAD’s ongoing monitoring of advertising for dietary supplements.

February 8, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has given expedited review to a drug for preventing hemodialysis failure in patients with end-stage kidney disease.

February 4, 2011

A specialty pharmacy focused on infertility is sponsoring a giveaway campaign to attract patients to its Web-based forum.

February 3, 2011

After months of speculation, BJ's Wholesale Club early Thursday morning confirmed the company has decided to explore and evaluate strategic alternatives. Coupled with that announcement was a positive sales story for the year.

February 2, 2011

Eli Lilly’s and Amylin Pharmaceuticals’ Type 2 diabetes drug, Bydureon, appears to work better at promoting weight loss than drugs made by Takeda and Merck, but it could face a challenger of its own.

January 28, 2011

The international marketer behind Absorbine and Absorbine Jr. has appointed a new director of marketing.

January 26, 2011

LiceGuard on Monday announced the launch of its Robi Comb product, a noninvasive electronic lice comb powered by a single AA battery that detects and destroys lice on contact simply by combing it through dry hair.

January 24, 2011

Advanced Vision Research on Monday announced results from a pilot trial published in the journal Cornea that demonstrated a reduction in dry-eye symptoms and an increase in tear volume and tear flow for those patients taking TheraTears Nutrition, an optimized blend of omega-3 oils.

January 20, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada have granted priority review to a drug for treating hepatitis C.

January 20, 2011

Consumers looking for a quick way to enjoy fresh fragrances can look no further than Yankee Candle's latest innovation.

January 19, 2011

Food Should Taste Good has launched the Touchdown Dance-Off contest, giving fans a chance to win $10,000.

January 19, 2011

Samuel Adams is expanding its beer lineup with new Revolutionary Rye.

January 13, 2011

NCPA has created a new advisory board to help the organization’s push to expand long-term care pharmacy programming for its members.

January 12, 2011

Cape Cod is hoping to score a touchdown with its integrated campaign that encourages consumers to make Cape Cod potato chips their go-to snack.

January 11, 2011

A global luxury tea brand has launched a line of organic, culinary-inspired blends.

January 10, 2011

It appears that French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis’ efforts to acquire U.S. biotech company Genzyme are getting somewhere, according to company and media reports.

January 6, 2011

Shaw’s Supermarkets, a Supervalu banner, on Wednesday announced five store closures in the coming week — three in Massachusetts and two in Rhode Island — according to published reports.

January 5, 2011

Wegmans Food Markets on Tuesday started recruitment for its new Northborough, Mass., store, the company’s first New England location that is set to open in October. The Northborough store will employ approximately 600 people, 550 of whom will be hired locally.

January 5, 2011

Wellness Workdays on Wednesday adopted the Stayhealthy total body composition system to provide state-of-the-art measurement tools to increase the effectiveness of employee wellness programs.

December 22, 2010

Stop & Shop announced Tuesday that its annual campaign that donates funds for hunger relief to local food pantries and regional food banks realized a 40% increase from last year.

December 21, 2010

The work of 62 nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts received a boost with support from funds generated by the 2010 CVS Caremark Charity Classic.