August 1, 2013

Emdeon has given pharmacy automation products maker QS/1 certification for electronic prescriptions of controlled substances, or EPCS, QS/1 said Thursday.

August 1, 2013

Reckitt Benckiser named Alexander Lacik, 48, to the position of president, Reckitt Benckiser North America, effective June 2013. Lacik reports directly to Rob de Groot, EVP Europe and North America, and will be a part of the ENA leadership team.

July 31, 2013

Boldface Group, a celebrity beauty licensing company, has secured a contract with Australian distributor Cosmetics Cubed to launch the Kardashian Beauty brand into Mecca Maxima ad KIT stores in Australia and New Zealand.

July 31, 2013

Energizer Holdings has announced an agreement to acquire the Stayfree pad, Carefree liner and o.b. tampon feminine hygiene brands in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean from McNeil PPC and Johnson & Johnson — members of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Cos. — for $185 million in cash.

July 31, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a Perrigo generic drug for treating dermatitis, the company said Wednesday.

July 31, 2013

Kmart is offering savings on gas to members of its loyalty program who purchase Procter & Gamble products, the mass merchandise retailer said.

July 31, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has given Lupin Pharmaceuticals tentative approval to two of its products, the company said Wednesday.

July 31, 2013

Nearly 450 drugs are under development for treating neurological disorders, according to a report by a drug industry trade group.

July 31, 2013

Beauty company Revlon announced that net sales were essentially flat during the second quarter due, in part, to continued softness in its Almay brand.

July 31, 2013

The Natural Dentist, a line of therapeutic oral care products, and Dr. Susan Calderbank, a leading dentist in oral health for patients undergoing chemotherapy and head and neck radiation, announced a partnership to raise awareness about the oral complications of cancer treatments in a joint effort to help patients manage these often debilitating side effects.

July 30, 2013

Carma Laboratories on Tuesday launched Carmex Moisture Plus limited-edition designs, a slim-stick lip balm line that presents a fashion-forward exterior.

July 30, 2013

In a study scheduled for publication in the Journal of Pediatrics, researchers found that adding flow restrictors to bottles can limit the amount of liquid medication a child could access even if child-resistant caps are missing or improperly closed.

July 30, 2013

GNC on Monday named Carmine Fortino EVP business development. Fortino comes to GNC from Atrium Innovations, a Canadian natural health products company, where he was president. Fortino also was a former director of GNC from 2007 to 2011.

July 30, 2013

NutraFana Pharmaceuticals recently launched a probiotic formulated specifically for children called FloraTummys Probiotic Sprinkles.

July 30, 2013

Nutrisystem feels it has a role to play in helping Americans meet their health-and-wellness goals, the company's chief executive shared with analysts on Tuesday.

July 30, 2013

Patient communication software maker PrescribeWellness has formed a deal with data-management firm Karmadata to send targeted patient communications to pharmacy customers, the company said Tuesday.

July 30, 2013

Pro-Lab on Monday extended its line of self-care test kits to include the new Allergen Test Kit.

July 30, 2013

According to mid-year data released by the Brewers Association, American craft brewing continued to see sustained growth through the first half of 2013.

July 30, 2013

The Yankee Candle Company Inc. announced the launch of six new Yankee Candle fragrances and three new fragrances in its contemporary Pure Radiance line for Fall 2013.

July 29, 2013

Actavis hopes to become the first to market a generic drug for treating chronic pain, the company said.

July 29, 2013

Actavis is launching new formulations of a drug used to treat tension headaches, the company said Monday.

July 29, 2013

Applied Predictive Technologies and IRI announced they are joining forces to fuel APT’s Test & Learn software suite with IRI’s point-of-sale data.

July 29, 2013

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association endorsed the Restoring Access to Medication Act (H.R. 2835), which would repeal a requirement enacted into law as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 that requires consumers to obtain a prescription in order to utilize their flexible spending arrangements and health savings accounts to purchase over-the-counter medicines.

July 29, 2013

Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a generic drug used to treat Alzheimer's disease, the company said.