January 18, 2012

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is reminding consumers that the first-line defenses against Type 2 diabetes are a healthy diet and regular exercise, and that these defenses can be aided with the help of a registered dietitian.

January 18, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has provided guidance to Provectus Pharmaceuticals as the drug maker prepares to apply with the agency for approval to start a late-stage clinical trial of a drug for skin cancer, Provectus said Wednesday.

January 17, 2012

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association has selected John Punzi and Jay Sirois to serve as directors of the organization's regulatory and scientific affairs department.

January 17, 2012

The main lobby representing pharmacy benefit managers is launching an advertising campaign amid scrutiny the industry has received lately from the public and lawmakers.

January 16, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration's latest message to consumers and healthcare professionals seems like a no-brainer: "Insulin pens are not for sharing."

January 16, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has finished and sent to Congress its recommendations for a proposed Generic Drug User Fee Act, drawing praise from the generic drug industry.

January 13, 2012

The California State Senate Health Committee on Wednesday tabled a bill that would require a prescription for the purchase of a pseudoephedrine product, exempting children's liquid formulations.

January 12, 2012

Despite barely rising in December, retail sales hit a record for the year, according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday.

January 12, 2012

CVS Caremark announced on Thursday that the Federal Trade Commission has concluded its investigation into the company’s business practices.

January 11, 2012

The National Retail Federation announced that it has issued an open letter to President Obama, urging him to call for action on initiatives that support a strong retail sector when he delivers his State of the Union address later this month.

January 11, 2012

The Retail Industry Leaders Association announced that Kirt Johnson will join the association as VP tax policy.

January 10, 2012

A coalition of consumer groups on Tuesday joined its collective voice to the number of constituents opposing the Express Scripts-Medco merger in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, according to a report filed by Reuters.

January 10, 2012

In a bipartisan effort, Sens. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, along with 12 of their colleagues, have expressed concerns with draft Federal Upper Limits lists for Medicaid generic drug reimbursement that recently have been published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

January 9, 2012

The American Diabetes Association has announced its officers and board of directors for 2012.

January 9, 2012

Endo Pharmaceuticals announced a short-term supply constraint of analgesic products, including Opana ER, due to the temporary shutdown of a manufacturing facility operated by Novartis Consumer Health.

January 9, 2012

Generic drug maker Mylan is challenging the patent on a drug used to treat diabetes, the company said Monday.

January 9, 2012

Following the recent voluntary suspension of operations and shipments from its Lincoln, Neb.-based facility, Novartis Consumer Health announced a voluntary recall of some of its over-the-counter products sold in the United States.

January 6, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has granted fast-track designation to a drug currently under development by Achillion Pharmaceuticals for hepatitis C, the company said.

January 5, 2012

Medtronic has launched a blood-glucose monitor that allows remote monitoring of blood-glucose levels, the company said.

January 5, 2012

A joint program of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a new chairman.

January 5, 2012

A senator from New York is proposing new regulations that would protect pharmacies from robberies, according to published reports.

January 4, 2012

The American Pharmacists Association has released a new information resource for pharmacists and pharmacy students about pharmacy management, the group said.

January 4, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced that election analyst and University of Virginia professor Larry Sabato will address attendees at the 2012 NACDS Annual Meeting on April 21 to 24 in Palm Beach, Fla.

January 4, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic version of a drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder made by Actavis, the drug maker said Wednesday.