May 28, 2013

A federal court has blocked Actavis from distributing its generic version of a drug for treating asthma, the company said.

May 28, 2013

In celebration of its 120-year anniversary, the Cracker Jack brand from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division has evolved for today's consumers with modern prizes, more peanuts and new flavors joining the fold.

May 28, 2013

Looking to spread the word about the dangers of sun exposure and recommit to taking preventive measures like wearing sunscreen, Jergens is promoting its Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer, which has been reformulated with odor-reducing technology.

May 28, 2013

Kashi, a natural food and lifestyle company, announced the addition of two new Steam Meal varieties: Kashi Three Cheese Ravioli and Kashi Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto.

May 28, 2013

Perfecta Products on Tuesday announced the reformulation of Zim's Max-Freeze, which no longer contains ingredients such as parabens, sulfates or coloring.

May 28, 2013

Canadian drug maker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International is buying U.S.-based Bausch & Lomb Holdings for $8.7 billion, the companies said Monday.

May 23, 2013

Cardinal Health received the National Business Group on Health Platinum Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award for its ongoing commitment to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging employees and their families to pursue and maintain healthy lifestyles.

May 23, 2013

Coty Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire StarAsia, a distributor of beauty products in the markets of Southeast Asia — Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam — from Isibane Pte. Ltd.

May 23, 2013

Forest Labs president and CEO Howard Solomon will retire at the end of 2013, the company said.

May 23, 2013

Johnson & Johnson expects to file for Food and Drug Administration approval of more than 10 new drugs over the next four years, the drug maker said Thursday.

May 23, 2013

In anticipation of new treatments for hepatitis C, a growing number of physicians have begun intentionally delaying treatment for patients, according to a new study.

May 23, 2013

Unilever, through Advantage Sales and Marketing, a consumer packaged goods sales and marketing agency, has announced that it will invest $70 million incrementally over the next three years to expand its retail coverage, with a significant portion of the incremental investment going toward training military veterans employed by ASM to provide services for the Unilever network.

May 23, 2013

Unilever’s new Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer, which is a continuous 360-degree, fast-absorbing spray, has created a campaign featuring celebrity Nia Vardalos.

May 23, 2013

Responding to Monday’s devastating tornado in the Oklahoma City area, Walgreens this week mobilized increased shipments of essential supplies to its area stores; made an initial donation of three semi-trailers of food, water and first aid supplies to the Oklahoma chapter of the American Red Cross; and offered customers an opportunity to make donations at its Oklahoma drug stores.

May 22, 2013

Abbott’s ZonePerfect brand this week introduced three Greek yogurt flavors to its nutrition bar family — chocolate, vanilla berry and raspberry — expanding the ZonePerfect nutrition bar offering to 27 flavors.

May 22, 2013

Irish drug maker Elan is paying about $380 million to buy two drug makers, the company said.

May 22, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic heart disease drug made by Sandoz, the company said.

May 22, 2013

The Food Marketing Institute and the Global Market Development Center have been setting the stage for their first combined conference focused on health, beauty and wellness. DSN dialed in Cathy Polley, VP health and wellness at FMI and executive director of the FMI Foundation; Dave McConnell, president and CEO of GMDC; and Bill Anderson, chairman of GMDC and group VP drug store, beauty, GM, floral and services for H-E-B for some insights around the value behind the Health & Wellness @Retail 2013 event.

May 22, 2013

Coty has announced that it will form a joint venture in Brazil with Brazilian cosmetics distributor Frajo Internacional to distribute and market Coty mass/masstige brands in the retail channel.

May 22, 2013

McKesson Corp. announced that it received Platinum certification in the 2013 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award presented by the National Business Group on Health.

May 22, 2013

A new vaccine against pneumococcal disease appears as safe as an older one, according to a new study.

May 22, 2013

Generic drug maker Par Pharmaceutical Cos. has started shipping an authorized generic version of a heart-disease medication made by AstraZeneca.

May 22, 2013

PetArmor is introducing two new products to retail shelves the company states will provide a "1-2-3 punch" to keep pets pest-free.

May 21, 2013

Banana Boat sunscreen manufacturer Energizer Personal Care has teamed up with Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark Resorts and “Dancing with the Stars: All Stars” champion Melissa Rycroft to launch the Unconditional Fun Sweepstakes.