September 13, 2013

ChapStick, part of the Pfizer portfolio of consumer brands, on Friday announced a new lip balm with advanced moisturizing and anti-aging ingredients.

September 13, 2013

Cubist has completed its purchase of Trius Therapeutics, Cubist said.

September 13, 2013

Companies that make long-acting opioid painkillers will be required to conduct studies to assess their safety, while use of the drugs will be restricted, under new requirements from the Food and Drug Administration.

September 13, 2013

Omron on Friday announced it is partnering with Earndit to offer users of its Omron Activity Monitor and Weight Loss Tracker rewards for being active.

September 13, 2013

On Friday, UrgentRx, developer of fast-acting, over-the-counter flavored powder medications, announced Rick Hayward will be joining the company as the sales director for the food, drug and mass channels.

September 13, 2013

Walmart announced on Thursday that 10 chemicals found in various supplier products — including some personal care items, cosmetics and cleaning products — will be phased out of stores, according to published reports.

September 13, 2013

Yoplait yogurt announced on Friday a new, more vibrant packaging design with more pronounced health benefits for its Go-Gurt brand yogurt to hit store shelves.

September 12, 2013

Dow Jones has named Abbott an industry group leader in its 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Abbott said Thursday.

September 12, 2013

Clif launched a new line of performance drinks: Clif Shot Electrolyte Hydration Drink Mix and Clif Shot Protein Recovery Drink Mix.

September 12, 2013

Contigo, an Ignite USA LLC brand, announced a new reusable tumbler with a lid that snaps shut to ensure 100% leak-proof shaking and mixing to prepare on-the-go drinks and shakes.

September 12, 2013

Designer Protein announced it is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Designer Whey protein brand beginning today with the giveaway of free 20th anniversary temporary tattoos at DesignerWhey.com/20th/ and a Twitter chat.

September 12, 2013

Drug maker Eisai has launched a new support and savings program for patients using a weight-loss drug that it makes.

September 12, 2013

The news that the Food and Drug Administration exceeded its hiring goals for a push that began last year to speed up review of generic drug approval applications is music to the ears of a trade group representing the industry.

September 12, 2013

The Lonza Group recently launched its Alomune daily immune supplements into the U.S. market, backing the product with clinical trials that show the supplement helps improve the body’s natural defenses for optimized immune health.

September 12, 2013

While pertussis is often considered a childhood disease, a new study from GlaxoSmithKline indicates it's a lot more common among older adults than commonly reported.

September 11, 2013

Allure magazine announced the 246 winners of the 2013 Best of Beauty Awards at an awards event held Monday at the Lincoln Center in New York City and hosted by editor-in-chief Linda Wells, along with VP and publisher Agnes B. Chapski.

September 11, 2013

A managed Medicaid health plan has selected Avella Specialty Pharmacy as its preferred specialty pharmacy partner, Avella said Wednesday.

September 11, 2013

DSE Healthcare Solutions launched the Cystex "Your Bladder Matters" educational effort with a brand new original music video about the health benefits of Kegels, the discreet exercise that helps strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor.

September 11, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has exceeded its goals for hiring new staff as part of a user-fee law for generic drugs, according to an internal memo sent to staff members.

September 11, 2013

Hamacher Resource Group is offering an interactive workshop to help manufacturers prepare effective presentations for successful buyer meetings in food, drug and mass channels, including distributors, the company announced on Wednesday.

September 11, 2013

A vaccine to slow the progression of HIV and a monoclonal antibody that protects against influenza are among the nearly 300 vaccines under development by drug makers in the United States, according to a new report by a drug industry trade group.

September 11, 2013

Volume sales of pet foods have been flat, but a rash of premium brands have kept the category profitable for retailers. Dog owners spend an average of $239 annually, and cat owners spend $209 annually on pet food, according to American Pet Products Association.

While consumers are price sensitive, they won’t cut corners when it comes to what they feed their pets. A recent report by Mintel found that healthy eating trends are driving innovation and marketing strategies in the pet food market.

September 11, 2013

Nearly all doctors say that the sharp growth in Type 2 diabetes around the world and the obesity epidemic are linked to excess sugar consumption, according to a new report by the Credit Suisse Research Institute.

September 10, 2013

Shareholders of Actavis and Warner Chilcott have approved the merger of the two drug makers, the companies said Tuesday.