April 19, 2012

The Personal Care Products Council and the Safe Cosmetics Alliance has announced support for legislation to strengthen and modernize regulatory oversight of the industry and to create a greater role for the Food and Drug Administration in assessing the safety of personal care products.

April 19, 2012

Generic drug maker Watson is challenging the patent protection on a drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes.

April 18, 2012

To encourage consumers to rethink aspirin for pain relief — according to a recent Bayer survey, only 8% of respondents reported taking aspirin more often that other OTC pain relievers — Bayer on Tuesday issued the Fast Relief Challenge and is giving away 100,000 bottles of Bayer Advanced Aspirin so consumers can put the pain reliever to the test.

April 18, 2012

Planters has partnered with a magazine to launch a new snack aimed at men.

April 17, 2012

Pace is building on the success of its Restaurant Style salsa with three new flavors.

April 16, 2012

Two drug makers have signed a deal to develop an experimental drug for treating two types of cancer.

April 12, 2012

Hisamitsu America on Wednesday announced the company shipped a season's supply of their topical pain treatment Salonpas products to Jeremy Lin, the New York Knicks point guard who recently underwent surgery to repair a chronic meniscus tear in his knee and is expected to be off the court for about six weeks.

April 12, 2012

Johnson's Baby on Thursday announced the launch of a new charitable platform: Johnson's Baby Cares.

April 12, 2012

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare on Wednesday partnered with an Albany, N.Y. organization, the CURE Foundation, to refurbish a trolley to be used to shuttle area youth to and from after-school activities.

April 11, 2012

Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase, the first line of skin care products sold in the mass market that offers exclusive clinical strength kinetin in anti-aging formulas, is launching at retail in June its new Wrinkle Repair day and night cream.

April 10, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic version of a drug for diarrhea made by Watson, the company said Tuesday.

April 9, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a change to the label of a Novo Nordisk drug stating that it offers superior blood-sugar control to a competing drug made by Merck, based on results of two clinical studies, Novo Nordisk said Monday.

April 9, 2012

Investment firm J. Burke Capital Partners has increased its strategic investment into Leading Edge Innovations, a Branchburg, N.J., company that develops cosmetic formulas in skin care, sun care, hair care and other related categories for use in over-the-counter drugs and personal care products.

April 6, 2012

Par Pharmaceutical has started shipping its generic version of a drug for sleep disorders, the company said Friday.

April 4, 2012

Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase, the first line of skin care products sold in the mass market that offers exclusive clinical strength kinetin in anti-aging formulas, announced that four of its anti-aging treatments have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal from the Good Housekeeping Research Institute.

April 4, 2012

A court has ruled that patents covering a drug used for overactive bladder are invalid, a company looking to launch a generic version of the drug said.

April 4, 2012

People ages 65 years and older reduced their volume of prescriptions, while those ages 19 to 25 years increased their use of prescription drugs as the healthcare-reform law allowed them to remain on their parents' insurance, according to a new report by IMS Health.

April 4, 2012

Unilever is launching at retail in May its new Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy hair care line.

April 3, 2012

Watson is challenging the patent protection on two eye drugs made by Allergan, the generic drug maker said Tuesday.

March 30, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare strongly supported efforts to inform smokers of the impact tobacco use has on the body, as well as effective ways to quit, during a congressional briefing Friday that was sponsored by Reps. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., and Tim Murphy, R-Pa.

March 29, 2012

The U.S. over-the-counter drug market saw strong growth in 2011, thanks to switches of prescription drugs to OTC, gains in the allergy relief products category and holistic marketing, according to a new report from Kline.

March 27, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Johnson & Johnson for treating HIV in children.

March 23, 2012

Single Touch Systems has picked a company that distributes prescription discount cards to sponsor the messages it delivers to pharmacy customers.

March 21, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Watson's generic version of a drug used to prevent and treat osteoporosis in post-menopausal women, the company said.