July 27, 2011

Generic drug maker Perrigo has closed its purchase of Paddock Labs, the company said Tuesday.

July 27, 2011

Publix will offer free diabetes screenings at more than 800 Publix stores this year, the grocer announced Wednesday.

July 26, 2011

McNeil Consumer on Tuesday announced a partnership with 12-time Olympic medalist, best-selling author and mother Dara Torres, who will serve as a brand ambassador for the external analgesic Bengay.

July 26, 2011

The branded drugs division of Impax Labs has finished enrolling patients in a late-stage trial of a drug for Parkinson’s disease.

July 26, 2011

Generic drug maker Lupin is seeking approval for a generic version of a contraceptive made by Warner Chilcott, according to published reports.

July 26, 2011

Murad Skincare is broadening its Resurgence skin care portfolio with the new Rejuvenating Lift for Neck and Décolleté anti-aging formula.

July 26, 2011

Second-quarter net revenue increased to 2.34 billion pounds ($3.83 billion) for Reckitt Benckiser, the company announced in an earnings statement Monday.

July 26, 2011

Chickenpox is the scourge of many a schoolchild and usually a convenient, if itchy and feverish, reason to stay home for several days, but it also has been fatal for many who catch it — until recently.

July 26, 2011

Japanese drug maker Takeda Pharmaceutical is reapplying for approval of two drugs to treat Type 2 diabetes after the Food and Drug Administration turned down its last applications, the company said.

July 25, 2011

Access Community Health Network and Walgreens have extended their relationship to co-develop an integrated program to provide accessible preventive and primary health care for underserved populations, Access said Monday.

July 25, 2011

The health benefits associated with probiotics already are well-known. A 2010 MaCorr Research consumer survey reported that 73% of consumers correctly suggested that “probiotics are used to help maintain the natural balance of organisms in the intestine,” when asked to define the supplement.

July 25, 2011

Children with Type 1 diabetes may achieve better blood-sugar control if their parents are more authoritative with them, a new study has found.

July 25, 2011

Boiron is making headway introducing a whole new natural external pain reliever into the mass outlet, having earlier this year won distribution through Walgreens and Duane Reade of its arnica gel Arnicare.

July 25, 2011

Health care is like precision engineering; tweaking one element ever so slightly can mean the difference between a healthy life and an early death or, in the case of drug spending, between nearly $50,000 and just north of $1,000.


July 25, 2011

Good Neighbor Pharmacy last week recognized five Good Neighbor Pharmacy operators at the National Healthcare Conference and Exposition.

July 25, 2011


The Food and Drug Administration last month published long-awaited draft guidance on new dietary ingredients in the Federal Register.

July 25, 2011

Retail sales of insecticides and other mosquito-related products are trending upward thanks to an unusually active mosquito season.

July 25, 2011


One thing that was pretty clear in the research we conducted for the 2011 Retail Clinician Reader Survey is that an increasing number of retail-based health practitioners want the clinics they work for to expand the scope of services beyond acute care.

July 25, 2011

A phrase like “silent killer” sounds creepy enough on its own, but it’s an often-used one for a virus that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, infects 1.3% to 1.9% of people in the United States.


July 25, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Johnson & Johnson for treating deep vein thrombosis in patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery, a J&J subsidiary said.

July 25, 2011

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association recently issued the first piece in its “Your Health at Hand” awareness campaign with a cost analysis that found Americans can avoid approximately 50 million unnecessary visits to primary care physicians each year, resulting in $5 billion in annualized savings thanks to self-care. 


July 25, 2011


According to a study published online June 27 on the site of the Archives of Internal Medicine, the more dietary fiber you consume, the less likely you are to die from any cause. And that’s good news for retailers.

July 25, 2011


With more than half of women in the United States between the ages of 25 and 58 years battling some form of acne and the average age for acne patients on the rise, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, it is no surprise that sales of acne treatments have experienced an uptick at food, drug and mass.

July 25, 2011

Sales in the digestives aisle going forward look positive, especially as an aging population begins paying closer attention to healthy diets, including the right amount of dietary fiber to keep things “regular” and supplementation with probiotics for overall digestive health.