October 24, 2013

Energizer Holdings has announced the closing of the acquisition of 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 J&J Family of Consumer Cos. — for $185 million.

October 24, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new formulation of a drug made by Genentech for rheumatoid arthritis that can be injected into the skin.

October 24, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has granted breakthrough therapy designation to an experimental drug made by Merck for hepatitis C, the drug maker said.

October 24, 2013

GelStat Corp. on Wednesday announced that it has closed the acquisition of CBD Life Sciences.

October 24, 2013

Nelsons on Thursday introduced Homeopathic H+Care Hemorrhoid Cream, a new hemorrhoid cream that provides relief from hemorrhoid pain, itching and burning without the use of vasoconstrictors. Vasoconstrictors can negatively affect other health issues like high blood pressure.

October 24, 2013

A new product is designed to allow people to carry their smartphone, money, photo ID, credit card and key in one container, and the company is giving thousands of them away for free as part of a limited-time offer.

October 24, 2013

Beauty company Revlon posted a decrease in third-quarter net sales in the United States partially due to lower sales of Revlon and Almay color cosmetics. However, executives remain optimistic as the recent acquisition of the Colomer Group represents a “significant, strategic step forward for the company.”

October 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration plans to complete its phase out of inhalers that contain ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons by the end of the year, the agency said Wednesday.

October 23, 2013

Drug maker Depomed has sold its interests in royalty and milestone payments for several Type 2 diabetes drugs to PDL BioPharma, Depomed said.

October 23, 2013

Procter & Gamble’s Gillette has kicked off its official partnership with Movember by inviting men and women to join Team Gillette.

October 23, 2013

Drug maker Hospira is investing more than $200,000 at a plant in Rocky Mount, N.C., that will evaluate and test more than 450 products, the company said Wednesday.

October 23, 2013

To assist CPG manufacturers and retailers in generating new levels of growth through a better understanding of these shopper needs, Information Resources joined forces with SPINS to create SPINS NaturaLink, a new segmentation of the total U.S. population, which focuses on how shoppers think about, purchase and use natural/organic/ecofriendly products, the two firms announced Tuesday.

October 23, 2013

A privately owned pharmacy benefit manager has named BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy as one of its top providers, BioPlus said Wednesday.

October 23, 2013

The J.M. Smucker Co. is introducing new breakfast mixes to its Hungry Jack line for the holiday season, the food products manufacturer said Wednesday.

October 23, 2013

Out of Africa, which is a line of natural and vegan skin care products using 100% pure, unrefined shea butter, is sponsoring in November the Shine On Sierra Leone’s Cash & Rocket VolunTourism Trip Sierra Leone, which will launch the building of the first and only secondary school in the Bongema Village.

October 23, 2013

Ahold USA has won accolades for working with diverse and women-owned businesses, the supermarket operator said Wednesday.

October 23, 2013

Reckitt Benckiser has realized a greater value out of its 1-year-old acquisition of Schiff, which moved the consumer product goods conglomerate into the dietary supplement arena, and expects to push that VMS business to greater heights in the coming year, Rakesh Kapoor, Reckitt Benckiser CEO and executive director told analysts during a conference call Tuesday.

October 22, 2013

Biotech drug maker Amgen has acquired from Roche the rights to drugs used to boost the immune systems of cancer patients on chemotherapy in 100 markets.

October 22, 2013

A top executive of generic drug maker Hospira spoke in favor of giving biosimilar drugs the same generic names as the branded biologics they're based on.

October 22, 2013

A pharmacy chain based in Minnesota is offering a new mobile app and web portal for its retail customers under a partnership with San Francisco-based Mscripts, the chain said Tuesday.

October 22, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic contraceptive drug made by Famy Care, agency records show.

October 22, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved drugs for depression and smoking cessation made by Jubilant Life Sciences, the company said.

October 22, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new generic drug for treating bacterial and protozoan infections, according to the agency.

October 22, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration, in a complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, on Monday sought a permanent injunction against the dietary supplement manufacturer James G. Cole; its president, James Cole; and its general manager, Julie Graves, following the company’s repeated distribution of unapproved drugs and adulterated dietary supplements in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.