July 7, 2014

Depilatory brand Veet has announced the launch of its new Veet Infini'Silk line — the brand's first Pulsed Light FDA-cleared permanent hair reduction devices.

June 2, 2014

Women who use at-home skin care devices report high levels of satisfaction with these high-tech gadgets; however, the penetration rates remains largely because of a lack of awareness, according to new research by consulting and research firm Kline & Co.

May 7, 2014

Woolite, a brand from Reckitt Benckiser, announced the launch of Woolite Everyday with Fiber-Flex technology. The new detergent formula helps protect clothes from fading and maintains the shape of the fabric and the fiber elasticity, the company said.

February 18, 2014

Reckitt Benckiser this season extended its line of popular Mucinex Fast-Max to include a product for nighttime cold and flu relief in both liquid and tablet form.

February 7, 2014

Novartis Consumer Health on Thursday announced that Todd Hutsko has been appointed head of sales U.S., effective March 1.

December 26, 2013

Actavis last year gained approval for its Next Choice, a generic version of Teva Women’s Health’s Plan B One-Step, that now sits on top in emergency contraceptive sales.

December 10, 2013

The natural personal care market continues to see strong growth, posting healthy double-digit gains globally with Brazil and China taking the lead as the fastest-growing natural personal care markets, according to consulting and research firm Kline & Co.

October 8, 2013

Sales of professional aesthetic products climbed 7.5% in 2012, and given the growth, aesthetic devices manufacturers are becoming increasingly interested in expanding their direct reach into the consumer market by launching devices for at-home use, according to recent research by consulting and research firm Kline & Co.

August 29, 2013

Three independent proxy advisory firms are recommending that Actavis shareholders vote in favor of the company's proposed acquisition of Warner Chilcott.

August 27, 2013

OTC drug and consumer products maker Reckitt Benckiser is working with a charity group to combat one of the leading causes of death in young children around the world.

August 1, 2013

Reckitt Benckiser named Alexander Lacik, 48, to the position of president, Reckitt Benckiser North America, effective June 2013. Lacik reports directly to Rob de Groot, EVP Europe and North America, and will be a part of the ENA leadership team.

March 29, 2013

Parsippany, N.J.-based Pinnacle Foods — manufacturer and distributor of such food brands as Birds Eye, Duncan Hines, Vlasic, Mrs. Butterworth’s and others — opened for trading Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “PF” after its initial public offering.

February 1, 2013

Novartis Consumer Health on Thursday voluntarily issued a recall of certain lots of Triaminic Syrups and Theraflu Warming Relief Syrups that were manufactured in the United States prior to Dec. 31, 2011.

January 9, 2013

Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals has hired a former executive from the Generic Pharmaceutical Association to head lobbying at the federal and state level, the company said.

August 9, 2012

Lysol has introduced its latest line of household products that highlights the versatility of hydrogen peroxide.

June 13, 2012

New trends in nail care, dramatic eye looks and the appeal of limited-edition scents significantly bolstered sales in the 2011 U.S. personal care market, which exceeded $38 billion at the manufacturers’ level, surpassing pre-recession levels and representing robust growth of 4.2%, according to the recent "Cosmetics & Toiletries USA" report from global consulting and research firm Kline & Co.

May 4, 2012

Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals has appointed Lisa DeFrancesco as its VP global investor relations, the company said Friday.

September 21, 2011

Sales of cosmetics and toiletries through alternate channels have soared, growing by nearly $1 billion since 2005, according to consulting and research firm Kline & Co., and more double-digit growth is expected as consumers increasingly opt for the convenience of at-home shopping to meet their beauty needs.

August 17, 2011

At-home skin care devices are expected to be the next billion-dollar market, according to a recently published report by consulting and research firm Kline & Co.

December 16, 2010

Americans won’t take off work for something as innocuous as a cold, a new survey released Wednesday found, a fact that underscores the need for ready access to over-the-counter cough-cold medicines and better hand-washing/sanitizing practices in the workplace.