October 9, 2012

"MIA" usually stands for "missing in action," but according to published reports, some consumers south of the U.S. border take it to stand for something that Americans may consider cause for celebration.

October 9, 2012

Diabetes is one of the country’s most serious public health crises, and it will likely remain so for some time. According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million Americans now have the disease, with another 79 million at risk, and most of those with the disease have Type 2 diabetes — the kind that results from lifestyle choices.


October 9, 2012

As evidenced by data provided by SymphonyIRI Group, a Chicago-based market research firm, the bath and body segment is lacking some of its lather as sales of bath/body scrubbers and body wash took a dip.

October 9, 2012

A drug maker and a hospital have entered an agreement aimed at developing new treatments for various types of hematological malignancies and solid tumors.

October 9, 2012

There’s a new option for chronic pain sufferers that ought to spark some growth across external analgesics, including heat and ice packs: Omron’s recently approved ElectroTherapy Pain Relief unit.

October 9, 2012

Pet products have moved into the OTC aisles and even behind the pharmacy. Sales of pet supplies/OTC medicine are expected to reach $12.56 billion in 2012, according to the American Pet Products Association. 


October 9, 2012

ValueCentric and the American Pharmacy Alliance have entered a collaboration, which will connect pharmaceutical manufacturers with independent pharmacy data.

October 8, 2012

BeneCard PBF announced that it has appointed a new EVP pharmacy services.

October 8, 2012

BodyArmor SuperDrink announced that a National Football League star has joined its roster as a partner and investor.

October 8, 2012

Are macro category pressures across tobacco and gas driving convenience stores toward healthier food options? That's a question raised by a recently published white paper from Nielsen.

October 8, 2012

Only 58% of consumer packaged goods executives view dollar stores as a strategic channel, according to Deloitte’s new "Dollar Store Strategies for National Brands" study.

October 8, 2012

European regulators have approved U.S. drug maker Watson's acquisition of Switzerland-based Actavis, Watson said.

October 8, 2012

The U.S. frozen foods market has hit a rough patch, according to a new study from Packaged Facts.

October 8, 2012

UrgentRx on Monday announced that Tony West has joined its team as VP sales.

October 5, 2012

AccuDial Pharmaceutical earlier this year introduced five SKUs across its Children’s AccuDial Acetaminophen Oral Suspension, featuring one of the only weight-based dosing acetaminophen products with an interactive, rotating label.

October 5, 2012

Budweiser announced that its season-long campaign, "Walk-off a Hero," raised $2.5 million for the Folds of Honor Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational scholarships to families of fallen or injured soldiers.

October 5, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has reviewed new data that indicated that budeprion XL (bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets) in the 300-mg strength, manufactured by Impax Labs and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, is not therapeutically equivalent to Wellbutrin XL in the 300-mg strength.

October 5, 2012

Comedian Larry the Cable Guy over the next three months will be making his way to sporting events across the country to help introduce Procter & Gamble's recently launched Prilosec OTC Wildberry.

October 5, 2012

Sanofi Pasteur will bring its Fluzone Intradermal Vaccine Coop de Quill VacciNation Tour to a San Francisco Walgreens on Oct. 6 as part of its cross-country efforts to raise awareness about the seriousness of influenza and the various vaccine options that are available for adults 18 to 64 years of age this flu season.

October 5, 2012

Drug maker Takeda announced that its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary has entered a definitive agreement to acquire LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals, a private clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel vaccines for gastrointestinal and respiratory indications.

October 4, 2012

Procter & Gamble’s men’s grooming brand Gillette has announced the launch of its “My City is My Gym” campaign, which encourages men to take their exercise routines outdoors and put Gillette’s Odor Shield antiperspirant/deodorant to the test.

October 4, 2012

Procter & Gamble’s hair care brand Pantene has teamed up with singer and actress Maite Perroni to support the Beautiful Lengths hair donation program during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

October 4, 2012

Pepsi is commemorating its partnership with "The X Factor" with the launch of new Pepsi X.

October 4, 2012

A leading producer of private-brand foods and food service products has expanded its board of directors.