March 26, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline began alerting consumers that some bottles of its Alli over-the-counter weight-loss medication have been tampered with.

January 9, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline is offering a new online campaign under the Alli brand to support healthy weight-loss resolutions, the company said Thursday.

August 8, 2013

The sale of diet aids and weight-management products is booming — approaching the $5 billion mark as an overall category across total multi-outlets, growing at a 12% clip.

July 12, 2013

The manufacturer behind the diet-aid supplement Hydroxycut, Iovate Health Sciences International, recently introduced two new formats to its popular weight-loss franchise: Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Sprinkles and Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Gummies.

December 13, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare and TV personality Samantha Harris have teamed up to announce the launch of "Let's Fight Holiday Fat" — a new, free online guide that provides weight maintenance support for Americans trying to squeeze in healthy eating and exercise this season.

November 5, 2012

The opportunity for weight loss certainly hasn’t gone away — sales of diet-aid liquids were up 12.8% to $1.2 billion for the 52 weeks ended Sept. 9 across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart), according to SymphonyIRI.

September 24, 2012

Alli, pictured here at a CVS, is back on shelf.

September 12, 2012

Most advertisements for over-the-counter versions of drugs did contain significantly less information about the risks of the medication, compared with the ads for the drug prior to its transition to OTC status, according to new research sponsored by CVS Caremark.

September 5, 2012

Kimberly-Clark has issued a consumer advisory — as a result of suspected criminal activity — regarding a number of defective lots of Kotex Natural Balance Security tampons that may pose public health risks to consumers.

July 9, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline on Monday issued an email blast to registrants of its MyAlli.com site that Alli will be making its way back to store shelves later this month.

April 13, 2012

Get set for another decade of explosive growth throughout the over-the-counter category with the familiar switch as a catalyst. 


September 12, 2011


As the clock winds down on the patent exclusivity of the industry’s biggest blockbuster drug in November, speculation continues to grow that Pfizer will look to flip the switch on an OTC version of Lipitor (atorvastatin) before generic competition whittles away at the $7 billion behemoth. 


July 28, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline expects to close the deal on the divestiture of several over-the-counter brands that were identified in April, the company stated Tuesday as part of its second-quarter earnings results.

June 14, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline has garnered strong interest in its portfolio of legacy brands that were placed on the sales block earlier this year, according to a Reuters report published Tuesday. And that interest is likely to pick up in the coming months, GSK CEO Andrew Witty told reporters during a meeting of pharmaceutical industry executives.

February 7, 2011

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

January 5, 2011



Sales of diet-aid and weight-loss solutions for the past year have been relatively flat, but a confluence of factors — childhood obesity approaching “epidemic” status combined with the real need to reduce escalating healthcare costs connected to obesity — could become a real driver behind weight-loss products in the coming year. 


September 12, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration did not completely withdraw from the market a drug used...

May 31, 2010

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare last week announced it will update the Alli product label to alert...

May 25, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday notified healthcare professionals and patients that it has...

January 17, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued a warning to consumers about a counterfeit...

January 6, 2010

GlaxoSmithKline will be underwriting a weight-loss/eating documentary in partnership with the Creative Coalition, an advocacy...

October 18, 2009

Make no mistake, this Food and Drug Administration has shown time and time again this...

August 23, 2009

This agency pulls no punches. The merest blip of a post-marketing serious adverse event report,...