November 20, 2013

Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas attended the grand opening of a new pharmacy hub that will serve post-acute patients in and around the state.

November 20, 2013

Iconic men’s grooming brand Brut, which is distributed by Idelle Labs, a division of Helen of Troy, has introduced two new scents for the first time in nearly a decade.

November 20, 2013

Procter & Gamble brand Charmin on Wednesday announced improvements to its toilet paper.

November 20, 2013

Former Revlon CEO David Kennedy is taking the helm at Scientific Games Corp., a developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for gaming and lottery markets worldwide.

November 20, 2013

Hello oral care has partnered with People magazine to bring its “Sexiest Man Alive” issue to life through an interactive activation in Times Square.


November 20, 2013

Drug maker Perrigo has filed with the Food and Drug Administration for approval of a generic topical ointment for treating acne in adolescents and adults, the company said Wednesday.

November 20, 2013

Ranbaxy Labs is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its operations in Ukraine, the Indian generic drug maker said Wednesday.

November 20, 2013

SodaStream, a manufacturer and distributor of home carbonation beverage systems, announced on Wednesday the introduction of new SodaStream Caps.

November 20, 2013

Trigg Laboratories, makers of Wet personal lubricants, will be supporting World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 through the donation of more than 5,000 safe-sex kits and samples to local clinics across nine cities to help raise awareness around HIV/AIDS, the company announced Tuesday.

November 20, 2013

Unilife Corp. has entered a deal with Hikma to launch 20 generic injectable drugs using Unilife's pre-filled syringe technology, the two companies said Wednesday.

November 20, 2013

Following actions by the Food and Drug Administration, USPLabs has agreed to recall and destroy the dietary supplement OxyElite Pro, as it has been linked to dozens of cases of acute liver failure and hepatitis, including one death and illnesses so severe that several patients required liver transplants, the agency noted Wednesday.

November 19, 2013

To help educate the public on diabetes prevention and management, health and wellness expert Bob Greene is partnering with Curel Skincare throughout the month of November.

November 19, 2013

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group will distribute a growing line of all-natural, antioxidant-infused beverages, the maker of the beverages said Tuesday.

November 19, 2013

SILVER SPRING, Md. — At the request of the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Marshals seized dietary supplements manufactured and held by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, located in Norcross, Ga., after FDA investigators found the products contained 1, 3-Dimethylamylamine HCl (DMAA) or its chemical equivalent, the agency announced Monday.

“This company has a responsibility to ensure its products are safe for distribution and human consumption,” stated Melinda Plaisier, the FDA’s associate commissioner for regulatory affairs. “We have taken action to protect consumers and demonstrate our commitment to their safety by keeping these products from entering the distribution system.”

The retail value of the seized products is more than $2 million, the agency estimated.

A complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia alleged that the products were adulterated according to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act because they contain DMAA, an unapproved food additive that is deemed unsafe under the law.

The FDA is urging consumers not to buy or use supplements containing DMAA, which can elevate blood pressure and could lead to cardiovascular problems, including heart attack, shortness of breath and tightening of the chest. Given the known biological activity of DMAA, the ingredient may be particularly dangerous when used with caffeine. Consumers should check labels and avoid any dietary supplements containing DMAA, which is referred to on different product labels by 10 possible names. The FDA has warned consumers about the health risks of DMAA on its web site.

On Nov. 12, 2013, U.S. Marshals seized more than 1,500 cases of finished goods and more than 1,200 pounds of in-process/raw material goods from the Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals facility.

During the FDA’s inspection of Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, which began in October, investigators identified 11 products that were labeled as containing DMAA or its chemical equivalent. These products included Black Widow, ECA Xtreme, Fastin, Fastin-XR, Lipodrene, Lipodrene Hardcore, Lipodrene XR, Lipodrene Xtreme, Lipotherm, Stimerex-ES, and Yellow Scorpion. The investigators also observed bulk DMAA raw ingredients at the facility. Prior to the seizure, on Nov. 1, 2013, the FDA issued an administrative detention, temporarily holding the products until they were seized.

Dietary supplements containing DMAA are illegal and the FDA is using all available tools at its disposal to remove these products from the market. In 2012, the FDA issued warning letters to companies notifying them that products containing DMAA need to be taken off the market or reformulated to remove this substance.

November 19, 2013

Feline Internet celebrity Grumpy Cat is the mascot for a new pet odor-eliminating product from Accuy Natural Solutions, the company said.

November 19, 2013

Shoppers are already looking past the holiday season and not liking what they see, according to a special survey conducted between Oct. 31 and Nov. 5 by IRI that was released Tuesday.

November 19, 2013

Global spending on drugs will pass the $1 trillion mark next year, according to a new study by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, a division of healthcare market analysis firm IMS Health.

November 19, 2013

Many of the most popular anti-smoking apps for iPhones or Androids lack some basic strategies that are known to help smokers quit, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine released Tuesday.

November 19, 2013

Unilever is looking to sell its Soft & Beautiful, TCB and Pro-Line Comb-Thru brands to Strength of Nature. The sale excludes TCB’s business in Africa.

November 18, 2013

Drug maker Actavis hopes to become the first to market with a generic version of a topical testosterone replacement drug marketed by Eli Lilly, Actavis said.

November 18, 2013

The global market for biosimilars is expected to be worth nearly $2 billion before the end of the decade, according to a new study.

November 18, 2013

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Friday submitted a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, thanking the Administration for its recent efforts to enhance flexible savings arrangements’ benefits, the association announced.

November 18, 2013

Generic drug maker Mylan has launched its version of a drug for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the company said Monday.

November 18, 2013

PL Developments on Monday signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aaron Industries, manufacturer and distributor of liquid-dose private-label over-the-counter, pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare products for the retail and packaged goods industry.