November 6, 2014

Perrigo and Omega Pharma announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which Perrigo has agreed to acquire Omega for $4.5 billion.

November 6, 2014

Perrigo on Thursday announced that it has reinitiated shipments of Guaifenesin 600mg Extended-Release tablets to its retail and wholesale customers in the United States.

November 6, 2014

New research evaluating the opinions of both the American public and healthcare professionals during the past year finds a shift in perception toward obesity as a community problem of risks related to food and inactivity.

November 6, 2014

Shop Your Way, a free membership program and social shopping community, on Thursday announced the launch of a new health-and-wellness online resource called Shop Your Way Health.

November 6, 2014

Shopko Optical on Thursday introduced Asher & Ivy, an online exclusive eyewear collection. 

November 6, 2014

It is a common practice for adults with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes to receive an offer for a free blood-glucose meter from manufacturers; however, satisfaction is significantly higher among meter users who are offered a choice from a selection of at least three free meter models than among those who are not offered a choice.

November 6, 2014

ThriveOn recently launched the online and mobile tool Lantern, which is designed to alleviate anxiety at home, at work and in everyday life.

November 5, 2014

 LaCorium Health recently refreshed the package graphics on its flagship product, Flexitol Heel Balm. 

November 5, 2014

Craving Crusher on Tuesday announced that it has completed the development of its protein and weight management beverage Chocolate Craving Crusher, available in shot format.

November 5, 2014

The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance on Wednesday released a tool for healthcare providers that offers guidance and suggestions on how to initiate conversations with adult patients about weight and health.

November 5, 2014

A new study by a Florida State University researcher found that a new dietary supplement is superior to calcium and vitamin D when it comes to bone health.

November 5, 2014

Both Walgreens and Amazon.com advanced in the 2014 Kantar Retail PowerRanking Survey released Tuesday. Walgreens climbed from the No. 10 spot to No. 9 and Amazon.com went from No. 8 to No. 5.

November 4, 2014

Sleep monitoring specialist Beddit on Tuesday announced the availability of its wireless sleep-tracking device nationwide in Bed, Bath and Beyond stores.

November 4, 2014

Across the front-end, CVS Health is in the midst of enhancing its digital capabilities. That , along with insight into the impact of its exit from the tobacco business, was the message Tuesday morning during the company's third-quarter conference call.

November 4, 2014

GMDC announced that CPG executive Patrick Spear has been named president of the 44-year-old trade association effective Nov. 1.

 

November 4, 2014

Hamacher Resource Group on Tuesday announced the promotion of Jennifer Johnston to senior marketing services account manager.

November 4, 2014

NBTY on Tuesday announced the appointment of Andrew Archambault to the position of chief customer officer. Archambault has nearly 20 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry, most recently serving as VP and managing director for Bacardi USA. 

November 4, 2014

Rogaine brand on Tuesday announced the launch of Women's Rogaine 5% Minoxidil topical aerosol, the first and only once-daily treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of female pattern hair loss, according to the brand. 

November 3, 2014

Church & Dwight on Monday announced that Matthew Farrell has been named COO and CFO, effective Nov. 3.

November 3, 2014

Church & Dwight on Monday reported that the overall multivitamin business has rebounded from unfavorable publicity late last year with a 1% trajectory in overall growth.

November 3, 2014

To kick off the holiday season, CVS/pharmacy on Monday announced the return of its "Free Gift Card" promotion, an offer designed to allow customers the opportunity to receive free gift cards by shopping for everyday essentials at store locations nationwide. 

November 3, 2014

Google Flu Trends is getting a new engine to improve accuracy, according to a blog posted Friday by Christian Stefansen, Google senior software engineer.

 

November 3, 2014

Research shows that 140 million American adults (about 65%) are recommended for behavioral weight-loss treatment, with 83% of those (or 116 million) considered for pharmacotherapy, according to a report released by The Obesity Society on Monday.

November 3, 2014

“Mild” control of systolic pressure is adequate for adults age 65 or older.