March 5, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare North America on Monday launched Tums Freshers, a new tablet-size version of Tums that is 40% smaller than regular Tums and includes a cooling flavor for breath freshening.

March 2, 2012

According to various surveys and articles on the topic, television networks love reality TV. After all, a reality TV show is cheaper — $100,000 to $500,000 per episode, according to some estimates — and simpler to produce than a show with a script, multiple sets and special effects. And to boot, it gets a lot of viewers. But regardless of their benefits to big media companies, reality TV shows also have a habit of influencing culture, which UnitedHealth Group and Comcast hope to use to their advantage.

March 2, 2012

Watson has launched an authorized generic drug for treating postmenopausal women, the company said Friday.

February 29, 2012

Discount grocer Bottom Dollar Food announced plans to open eight additional stores in New Jersey.

February 29, 2012

Health and beauty aid company CCA Industries announced on Wednesday that it narrowed its fourth-quarter loss and saw a boost in revenues as it celebrated the launch during the quarter of its new Nutra Nail Gel Perfect UV Free gel nail color brand.

February 29, 2012

Church & Dwight has bolstered its OxiClean brand to include a first-of-its-kind dishwashing booster.

February 28, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has given priority review to a regulatory application from Johnson & Johnson for a drug designed to reduce the risk of complications from internal blood clots.

February 28, 2012

Lowering health costs will require a greater understanding of differences between two distinct groups of patients, according to a new study, which also noted a growing availability of specialty drugs for complex and chronic conditions outside the hospital.

February 27, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration turned down an application for a topical reproductive drug made by Watson Pharmaceuticals and Columbia Labs, the two companies said Monday.

February 24, 2012

Generic drug maker Par Pharmaceutical has completed its acquisition of an Indian drug company, Par said.

February 23, 2012

Church & Dwight on Thursday launched content aimed at giving Americans the facts about condoms as part of the National Condom Month designation for February.

February 22, 2012

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday named Alex Gorsky CEO of the company, effective April 26, the date of the company’s annual meeting of shareholders.

February 22, 2012

Kinerase, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America, has announced its second annual "Change Your Skin, Change Your Life" campaign, for which it will partner with four charities throughout the year to make financial contributions.

February 21, 2012

A division of Pfizer is asserting that it incurred nearly $1 billion in damages related to the launch of generic versions of one of its drugs.

February 17, 2012

Mars is extending its popular Dove brand with its new chocolate-covered raisins and peanuts mix.

February 17, 2012

Mizco International has introduced iEssentials’ RoboBuds T earbud headphones for children, featuring a built-in volume control to protect children’s hearing.

February 16, 2012

Arm & Hammer has introduced a new type of cat litter that's aimed at busy cat owners who don't have time to clean the litter box every day.

February 16, 2012

Marley Coffee has inked a distribution agreement that will expands its line's availability on the East Coast, as well as in Hawaii.

February 16, 2012

Mars Chocolate is putting its candy bars on a diet, according to published reports.

February 16, 2012

Unilever has introduced a U.K. facial skin care brand to the U.S. market with the launch of Simple Sensitive Skin Experts.

February 15, 2012

Pharmacy benefit manager Medco Health Solutions has launched a medical benefit management program that it said would help control spending on specialty drugs, the company said.

February 8, 2012

Specialty pharmacy company Amber Pharmacy has implemented a prior authorization system provided by Armada Health Care, Amber said.

February 8, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a head lice treatment made by Sanofi, the drug maker said.

February 8, 2012

Subsidiaries of Watson Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson have settled a lawsuit filed by the latter when Watson attempted to market a generic version of one of its contraceptive drugs.