July 18, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Tuesday announced that Mark Halperin, New York Times best-selling author and well-known senior political analyst for Time, will return as a featured speaker at The Conference, CRN’s annual symposium for the dietary supplement industry.

July 17, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced in the Federal Register that it has banned bisphenol A in baby bottles and sippy cups, following a request to revise the rule made by the American Chemistry Council in October 2011.

July 17, 2012

A group that certifies pharmacy technicians has introduced a program for pharmacy tech educational institutions and training programs that provide classroom instruction, position students for employment and prepare them to participate in its national certification program.

July 16, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition last week named six new companies to its membership roster — voting members OmniActive Health Technologies, POM Wonderful, Procter & Gamble and Sensient Pharmaceutical Coating Systems; and associate members Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and the Natural Marketing Institute.

July 13, 2012

Nearly 200 drugs for mental illnesses are under clinical development or under review by the Food and Drug Administration, the largest lobbying group for the drug industry said Thursday.

July 13, 2012

The dietary supplement industry recently responded to a Senate query around why the dietary supplement industry is failing to live up to Food and Drug Administration regulations.

July 11, 2012

The House of Representatives' vote to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has drawn praise from the National Retail Federation.

July 11, 2012

Sens. Bob Casey, D.-Pa., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, on Wednesday introduced bipartisan legislation to prevent the abuse of cough syrup to get high by restricting the sale of products containing dextromethorphan to adults older than 18 years of age.

July 10, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Tuesday announced it will join the new professional networking website Generation NP, an online community that enables its users to have easy access to information most relevant to nurse practitioners.

July 10, 2012

John Hathcock, SVP scientific and international affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition, last week officially retired from the association.

July 10, 2012

President Barack Obama signed into law Monday what some called a "historic" reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act.

July 9, 2012

The National Products Association promoted two senior advocacy staff members "as the association expands its regulatory and government affairs efforts," NPA stated Monday.

July 6, 2012

All drugs provided to HIV and AIDS patients under the District of Columbia's AIDS Drug Assistance Program will go through a new pharmacy network that includes Walgreens, the D.C. Department of Health said.

July 6, 2012

The sweeping healthcare reforms encompassed in the landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will transform parts of the American healthcare landscape. But the nation’s fiscal challenges and the unsustainable cost increases generated by the U.S. health system also will drive fundamental changes in the way providers, payers and patients search for a more cost-effective and accountable set of solutions to a health system in crisis, said McKesson’s top public policy expert at ideaShare 2012.

July 5, 2012

Costco Wholesale reported net sales of nearly $9.2 billion for the month of June, an increase of 6% from the similar period last year.

June 28, 2012

The Supreme Court on Thursday identified the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as a tax, which means the constitutionality of the healthcare-reform package cannot be addressed until after that tax is assessed.

June 28, 2012

A new continuing-education program offered by a national pharmacist professional organization aims to prepare pharmacists to communicate with patients about the safe and effective use of the painkiller acetaminophen.

June 28, 2012

Botanical Labs on Wednesday launched its certified gluten-free Protein Complete liquid dietary supplement that is fortified with 10 g of protein per 1-oz. serving.

June 28, 2012

A drug maker and a branch of the National Education Association have released a set of education resources designed to curb prescription drug abuse and misuse.

June 28, 2012

While the Supreme Court on Thursday morning left the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act mostly intact, the court did rule that Congress cannot withhold federal Medicaid spending from a state that does not expand its eligibility requirements under the act.

June 27, 2012

A bill passed in the Senate will provide measures to speed up the development of treatments for people who desperately need them.

June 21, 2012

Legislation proposed in the House of Representatives would speed up Food and Drug Administration approval of knock-off versions of vaccines and other biologics while requiring the agency to conduct more inspections of drug factories overseas, according to published reports.

June 21, 2012

The leader of the country’s largest privately owned specialty pharmacy provider had a day in Washington.

June 21, 2012

Recently, a disease that was long a deadly scourge in the United States has resurfaced: whooping cough.