July 14, 2014

Although the pace of approvals for new orphan drugs — medicines that treat relatively rare conditions — have increased in the United States and Europe in recent years, patients are facing growing challenges accessing those drugs, a newly completed study released last week by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development at Tufts University has concluded.

July 14, 2014

Re-introducing a type of polio vaccine that fell out of favour in the 1960s could hasten eradication of the disease, according to new research.

July 14, 2014

Teva Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has accepted the company's new drug application for albuterol multi-dose dry-powder inhaler, a breath-actuated dry-powder inhaler for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm in patients 12 years of age and older with reversible obstructive airway disease.

July 11, 2014

AmerisourceBergen Technology Group on Thursday launched FastPak Elite, a tool that "reinvents the pouch packager to meet the demands of high-volume pharmacy operations, by putting medications in convenient multidose packaging," the company stated. 

July 11, 2014

Laura Geller Beauty has hired beauty industry executive Elana Drell Szyfer to serve as CEO, effective immediately.

July 11, 2014

Kiss Products’ Broadway Nails brand has created the new impress Press-On Manicure back-to-school collection.

July 11, 2014

Lake Consumer Products, a subsidiary of Wisconsin Pharmacal Co., on Thursday acquired the exclusive North American rights to an over-the-counter product that addresses many of the key symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome.

July 11, 2014

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance on Friday announced several changes to the PQA staff team, effective July 7. 

July 11, 2014

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance has developed and launched a new quality measurement initiative, aimed at narrowing gaps in measurement and reporting for adult immunizations.

July 11, 2014

Debra Ogston has been appointed as the new chief people officer at Schnuck Markets, reporting to Anthony Hucker, chief operating officer, the company announced.

July 11, 2014

Private-label brands at warehouse clubs are believed to be comparable in terms of quality compared with name brand items.

July 11, 2014

Unilever on Thursday announced that it has sold its Slim-Fast brand to Kainos Capital.

July 10, 2014

Duck brand has announced a number of new solutions to help simplify the packing and moving process, which includes packaging tapes, protective wrap and boxes.

July 10, 2014

Alliance Labs on Wednesday announced the launch of DocuSol Kids, a non-irritating constipation solution. 

July 10, 2014

With community pharmacies being called on to provide a wider range of services, drug stores across the country are adapting new technologies to ensure that they can meet the evolving needs of their patients and strengthen their role in the nation’s healthcare system.

July 10, 2014

The first-aid tape and bandage business is a relatively stable category without a lot of dramatic sales swings.

July 10, 2014

As lifetime earnings for pharmaceuticals decrease, commercialization expenses increase and payers tighten their belts on reimbursement, life science companies will be faced with shrinking margins over the next few years. In order to maintain basic operating margin levels and continue investing in research and development at current levels, life science manufacturers will be forced to reduce costs by more than $35 billion by 2017, according to results from a new survey of 70 life science organizations from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

July 10, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration in late June issued a warning letter to Zarbee's for making therapeutic claims regarding a dietary supplement product.

July 10, 2014

Finnish beauty brand Lumene has kicked off 2014 with a bang with revamped packaging and a broadened product portfolio. The evolution continues as the company further extends its Bright Now line into anti-aging.

July 10, 2014

VoicePort on Thursday announced a patent licensing agreement with Walgreens that covers 11 U.S. patents and patent applications owned by Walgreens in the field of prescription alignment.

July 9, 2014

Anthony Brands has hired Dana Kline, who has more than 25 years of experience in the cosmetics and fragrance industry, to serve as its new EVP global sales.

July 9, 2014

Coty has unveiled a new organizational structure to create a more integrated model built around categories and regions while maintaining prestige and mass differentiation.

July 9, 2014

Duck brand duct tape announced that it is adding new general-purpose and project-specific products to its lineup in the form of Max Strength Duck Tape and No Residue Duck Tape.

July 9, 2014

GelStat on Tuesday announced it has closed the acquisition of Mastix Medica.