January 9, 2013

One of the most serious drug abuse problems in the country doesn't involve heroin, methamphetamine or crack, but abuse of legal prescription drugs, particularly opioid painkillers, a problem that the Food and Drug Administration aims to change with draft guidance released Wednesday.

January 8, 2013

Abbott Labs has spun off its specialty drug division into a new company called AbbVie, which the new company's leaders heralded Wednesday by ringing the first opening bell of 2013 at the New York Stock Exchange.

January 8, 2013

Biotech companies saw a decline in project delays due to regulations over the past year, as more than half have said insurance coverage and reimbursement issues have become more difficult, according to a new report.

January 8, 2013

Budweiser will introduce the latest addition to its line of beers later this month, the company said Tuesday.

January 8, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Tuesday announced the addition of eight new members, including voting members Church & Dwight and P.J. Noyes Co., along with associate members AIBMR Life Sciences, Bell Advisory Services, Biofortis, Creative Flavor Concepts and Nutrasource Diagnostics.

January 8, 2013

The Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program recommended that Casper Labs modify or discontinue certain claims for Calmestra, a dietary supplement marketed as providing relief for symptoms of menopause, including claims that the product has been “clinically proven” to address symptoms of menopause.

January 8, 2013

Select Family Dollar Stores will carry an environmentally friendly, individually-sold 3-lb firelog by Enviro-Log, the company stated.

January 8, 2013

iHealth Labs on Monday unveiled two new additions to its suite of devices — the iHealth Wireless Smart Gluco-Monitoring System and iHealth Pulse Oximeter — at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

January 8, 2013

Lean Cuisine on Tuesday announced the launch of its new Salad Additions, a line of meal-worthy salad combinations that are prepared in a steam pouch in minutes to spruce up in-home salads.

January 8, 2013

The makers of a new app say that it increased users' medication adherence rate to more than 80%.

January 8, 2013

The company will offer three small kitchen appliances: a toaster, coffee maker and kettle, each featuring bold design aesthetics.

January 8, 2013

ScarAway Silicone Scar Sheets, designed for the treatment and prevention of both hypertrophic and keloid scars, are making their debut in 3,400 Walmart locations across the United States, the manufacturer has announced.

January 8, 2013

Speck today introduced its new CandyShell and SmartShell cases for the iPad Mini at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

January 8, 2013

The Greek Gods, a brand of the Hain Celestial Group, a leading natural and organic products company, is adding a new line of delicious, drinkable Kefir, a low-fat, cultured milk, the company announced.

January 8, 2013

A new study indicates that the public bears "unnecessary expense" when generic drugs aren't used.

January 8, 2013

A company that provides local print and digital coupons is partnering with a company that provides information for Hispanics.

January 8, 2013

The Vitamin Shoppe's proposed acquisition of Super Supplements has been delayed, the company recently announced.

January 7, 2013

A company that provides cloud-based electronic health record, practice management and care-coordination services is buying a developer of point-of-care mobile health applications for physicians.

January 7, 2013

Biogen Idec is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval for a hemophilia drug that it called the first of its kind.

January 7, 2013

Sanofi announced that its U.S. Consumer Healthcare Division Chattem, completed the acquisition of the worldwide rights to the Rolaids brand from McNeil Consumer Healthcare for an undisclosed amount.

January 7, 2013

While pressure to grow will drive more large drug makers to pursue mergers and acquisitions, diminished resources and competition from biotech and specialty pharmaceutical companies will challenge their ability to do so, according to a new report.

January 7, 2013

Bernd Beetz, former CEO of Coty, has been appointed to the board of directors of Archetypes, a personal lifestyle company that was founded on the philosophy of archetypes.

January 7, 2013

Topical pain relievers may be better suited for joint pain, according to a report published in the January 2013 issue of the Harvard Men's Health Watch.

January 7, 2013

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has introduced legislation that would give the state government broader power over compounding pharmacies, the governor's office announced.