July 3, 2014
There were two big deals in the nutrition space this week: Kroger bought one of the most successful VMS e-commerce sites in Vitacost.com, and Hormel bought a dominant nutritional/supplement brand in Muscle Milk. 
 
With Vitacost.com, Kroger will offer customers the convenience to order online and ship to their door with an expanded assortment online. Vitacost.com fields about 45,000 SKUs, and there's a roughly 10,000 SKU overlap when Kroger's mix is factored in.

 

July 3, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday made available a draft of its strategic priorities over the next four years for public comment.

July 3, 2014

Roche on Wednesday announced that Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Seragon Pharmaceuticals, a privately held biotechnology company based in San Diego. 

July 3, 2014

Impax Labs on Wednesday announced that it has acquired from Actavis two generic products for cash consideration. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

July 3, 2014

As the healthcare landscape continues to change at a rapid pace, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is supporting a bipartisan initiative aimed at accelerating the pace of cures and medical breakthroughs in the United States.

July 3, 2014

New research released Wednesday found that dietary fats impact gut bacteria — some for the better (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids or PUFAs) and some for the worse (omega-6 PUFAs).

 

July 2, 2014

Larry Hausner, CEO of the American Diabetes Association, on Tuesday announced that he will step down as CEO, effective July 31, 2014, to pursue new opportunities in his native New York metro area.

July 2, 2014

On June 25, the U.S. Department of Justice, at the request of the Food and Drug Administration, filed a complaint for permanent injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Laclede of Rancho Dominguez, Calif., and its president, Michael Pellico.

July 2, 2014

Actavis on Wednesday announced that its subsidiary Forest Labs has successfully completed its acquisition of Furiex Pharmaceuticals in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $1.1 billion, and up to approximately $360 million in a Contingent Value Right that may be payable based on the status of eluxadoline, Furiex's lead product, as a controlled drug, following approval.

July 2, 2014

Omnichannel beauty brand Julep Beauty has hired Dwight Gaston as chief delivery officer, overseeing Julep's operations, customer service, fulfillment and product development teams.

July 2, 2014

A physical store presence is key to most retailers for their online growth strategy, according to a new report by Moody’s Investor Services.

July 2, 2014

While on summer vacation, nearby location trumps brands for many types of consumer purchases, and mobile devices will be the dominant form of search.

July 1, 2014

BSN on Monday launched the pre-workout supplement N.O.-XPLODE.

July 1, 2014

Actavis and Forest Labs. on Monday announced that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has voted to approve Actavis' proposed acquisition of Forest.

June 30, 2014

AccentHealth on Thursday announced it has entered into a strategic relationship with the American Cancer Society.

June 30, 2014

The American Pharmacists Association’s board of trustees went to Capitol Hill last week to talk to members of Congress and their staff about provider status.

June 30, 2014

A Quick Care Clinic opened its doors inside a Hy-Vee earlier this month, according to a local report.

June 30, 2014

The Walmart Foundation on Monday announced the start of a summer-long initiative to help children and families gain access to nutritious meals and learn healthy-eating habits.

June 27, 2014

Bayer HealthCare and HealthyWomen on Thursday launched the Family Size Matters initiative to help educate women who are done, or think they may be done, having children about their family planning, including permanent birth control.

June 27, 2014

The two brands have teamed up to create a new tape that features the crunchy candy.

June 27, 2014

Capitol Hill staffers this week learned useful tips from a medical expert on reading and understanding dietary supplement labels, and received a primer on the depth of regulation behind dietary supplement labeling during an educational briefing held by the Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus in cooperation with the leading trade associations representing the dietary supplement industry, the group announced Friday.

June 27, 2014

For the second consecutive year, three Wisconsin-based Menasha Packaging facilities have been recognized by British Retail Consortium Global Standards, a global safety and quality certification program.

June 27, 2014

As the registry operator of the new .pharmacy domain, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, under a contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, will soon provide a means for identifying safe online pharmacies and resources.

June 27, 2014

Schnuck Markets earlier this week announced that Robert Hardester has been named the company's new chief information officer. Hardester will report to COO Anthony Hucker and also will serve on the senior management team.