February 7, 2011

Dannon has expanded its Activia line with a blend of low-fat yogurt, fruit pieces and low-fat crunchy granola.

February 7, 2011

One of the world's largest drug makers has entered a definitive agreement to purchase a Copenhagen-based consumer healthcare business.

February 7, 2011

It seems that Wegmans is sprucing up its in-store cafés throughout Pennsylvania with a new pilot program that lets customers have their wine and drink it too.

February 7, 2011

Salix Pharmaceuticals and Progenics Pharmaceuticals have entered a licensing agreement for a drug used to treat side effects of opioid use.

February 7, 2011

Wegmans last week announced that its customers boosted hunger relief donations by 12% during the company's 2010 checkout campaign.

February 4, 2011

"The Colbert Report" on Wednesday hosted a segment “Tip of the Hat; Wag of the Finger” that featured — and poked a little fun at — Walgreens’ private-label beer Big Flats 1901.

February 4, 2011

Hi-Tech Pharmacal subsidiary ECR Pharmaceuticals has launched a drug for treating insomnia.

February 4, 2011

Fisk Industries, a manufacturer of niche-oriented cosmetics and health- and beauty-aid products, has acquired the Barielle line of nail, skin and foot care products.

February 4, 2011

January saw strong growth across most retail categories, continuing the positive performance from fourth quarter 2010, albeit at a slightly slower pace, according to MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse.

February 3, 2011

Chauncey Billups, point guard for the NBA's Denver Nuggets team, was named the latest spokesman for a national multimedia campaign designed to educate preteens, teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious, potentially life-threatening diseases.

February 3, 2011

Gillette Venus has selected actress, singer and "American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez to be its first-ever global ambassador, appearing in all elements of the brand's 2011 marketing campaign and supporting the total brand portfolio.

February 3, 2011

Fera Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday announced the reintroduction of the nonprescription dry-eye remedy Puralube ophthalmic ointment due to demand for the product.

February 2, 2011

HappyFamily, an organic baby food brand, has launched a line of portable baked organic cheese, veggie and whole grain snacks.

February 2, 2011

The pharmacy school of Long Island University is turning 125.

February 2, 2011

Vogue International's Organix hair care brand is expanding its portfolio with the new Ever Straight Brazilian keratin therapy collection, an at-home hair straightening system.

February 2, 2011

Gluten-free products, once regarded as a niche category, have become mainstream, according to new research by Packaged Facts.

February 1, 2011

The star of "American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior," has dedicated a motorcycle themed after Bic's Flex4 men's shaver.

February 1, 2011

Specialty pharmacy provider BioScrip hopes to save $15 million through a cost-reduction and streamlining plan, the company said Monday.

February 1, 2011

Among people who use dietary supplements, the most popular products in 2010 were fish oil, multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and Co Q10, according to a survey released Tuesday by ConsumerLab.com.

February 1, 2011

NEW YORK — The U.S. healthcare system could get at least $70 billion in savings over the next four years thanks to loss of patent protection for branded drugs, according to published reports.


IMS Health SVP Murray Aitken said at the Reuters Health Summit that generics also would increase their dominance in terms of prescriptions dispensed, increasing from 77% during the first half of this year to perhaps 85% by 2014, Reuters reported.


February 1, 2011

NEW YORK — In recent years, Duane Reade has gone from simply being Manhattan’s homegrown pharmacy chain to a truly innovative retailer with unique product offerings and marketing concepts that even the biggest retailers can learn from. And there’s no doubt that Joe Magnacca has been instrumental in the chain’s turnaround.


February 1, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY — Identigene last month began placing its Identigene DNA paternity test kit on the shelves of New York-based Duane Reade pharmacies after meeting the more restrictive testing requirements for the state.


February 1, 2011

It seems that most women are focusing on themselves by emphasizing their health and well-being as the economy is entering a post-recessionary phase, according to a new survey.