February 8, 2011

In preparation for a retail launch, PuraMed BioScience on Monday announced it has entered into an agreement with Double Pump to enhance marketing efforts and product awareness surrounding the company’s homeopathic analgesic LipiGesic-M.

February 8, 2011

The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus on Tuesday referred advertising claims made by Iceberg Labs for its Immune Shield dietary supplement to the Federal Trade Commission and Food and Drug Administration for further review.

February 8, 2011

Pharmavite spokeswoman Suzy Cohen, a noted pharmacist, author and frequent talk show guest, on Monday offered fresh advice for consumers perusing the dietary supplement aisle.

February 8, 2011

Phoenix-Lazerus recently announced that both the National Institutes of Health and the Mayo Clinic now recommend the company’s Save-A-Tooth product be included as part of any first aid kit.

February 7, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline has received a license extension in Europe for its popular weight-loss pill Alli.

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

GlaxoSmithKline company Stiefel has made its popular acne wash formulations available for over-the-counter use.

February 4, 2011

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Friday named Vera Grill director of federal affairs, effective Feb. 8. In this capacity, Grill will coordinate and manage CHPA’s federal priorities, the association stated.

February 4, 2011

A private entrepreneur is close to introducing a take-home intracervical insemination fertilization kit to retail, according to a story published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Friday.

February 4, 2011

Pacific Shore Holdings on Thursday launched the Energy-X SPF 30 lip balm — an “energy” lip care product infused with green tea and hoodia gordonii extracts, as well as caffeine, as an alternative to energy shots.

February 4, 2011

NFL commentator John Madden and the Prilosec OTC team on Thursday awarded the New England Patriots’ offensive line the 2010 Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award, presented by Prilosec OTC.

February 4, 2011

Tennessee may be the next state to adopt an electronic tracking tool to enforce pseudoephedrine sales restrictions and combat methamphetamine production in real time.

February 3, 2011

Bayer HealthCare on Wednesday launched the Said/Heard Mishaps contest on its Alka-Seltzer Facebook page. The contest gives entrants the opportunity to trade those miscommunication experiences that may have caused some gastrointestinal distress for a chance to win $5,000.

February 3, 2011

A new consumer-oriented compliance tool was introduced by Medi-Ring on Tuesday.

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

GlaxoSmithKline on Wednesday announced its support for the Wounded Warrior Project and Victory Junction, a camp for children with special needs, through its analgesic powder brands, BC and Goody’s.

February 2, 2011

The words “chocolate brownie” and “dietary supplement” may seem contradictory, but one company has managed to bring the two together.

February 2, 2011

One of the more recognizable faces of the Natural Products Association will be leaving association work in favor of the Food and Drug Administration, Drug Store News learned Wednesday.

February 2, 2011

As an official sponsor of the National Football League, Procter & Gamble has donated $300,000 to the NFL's campaign to fight childhood obesity and promote health and wellness among kids nationwide.

February 2, 2011

Legislation repealing a requirement that nonprescription medicines would need an accompanying doctor’s prescription in order to qualify for reimbursement from employee-paid flexible spending accounts could be introduced to both Houses as soon as next week, according to a report published Tuesday in the political daily Politico.

February 1, 2011

Walgreens generated quite 
the fanfare in January when it announced free blood-pressure screenings across its pharmacies and Take Care Clinics on the “Oprah Winfrey Show.”
 And the timing couldn’t be more perfect — the oldest of the baby boomer generation reach birthday No. 65 in 2011, which means some 10,000 seniors will be celebrating retirement age every day from now through the next 19 years.

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

“Do you know what 2:30 in the afternoon feels like?” Not if you have Living Essentials’ 5-Hour Energy on the shelf. The company peppered the airwaves with its commercial message, positioning 5-Hour Energy shots as an alternative to coffee for those 30-somethings in the work force.


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.