January 5, 2011

The American Pharmacists Association on Wednesday announced the winners of its Remington Honor Medal and other professional awards.

January 4, 2011

The oldest national organization of pharmacists is making a New Year’s push to encourage Americans to clear out their old and expired medicines.

January 4, 2011

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Monday named Bill Head as the association’s VP government affairs, effective Jan. 17, and promoted David Spangler as the association’s SVP policy, general counsel and secretary, effective immediately.

January 4, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Monday elected Jim Hamilton, president of DSM Nutritional Products USA, to chair of the association’s board of directors.

January 3, 2011

Infrared Systems International has announced that its subsidiary, AquaLiv, has launched the first product of its new Infotone skin care brand. Infotone face mist began shipping Dec. 20 after several years of research and testing.

January 3, 2011

The Internal Revenue Service has released its guidance on the healthcare-reform law’s tax on drug makers, according to documents posted on the agency’s website.

December 27, 2010

The IRS issued new guidance Dec. 23 that enables consumers to continue to use flexible spending and health reimbursement account debit cards to purchase prescribed OTC products.

December 22, 2010

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the Food Safety Modernization Act by a vote of 215-144 to wide industry aplomb.

December 22, 2010

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America has added four new members to its board.

December 21, 2010

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Monday announced plans for a joint education effort with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Foundation to help raise the level of awareness within the supplement industry and with consumers about the valuable role of nurse practitioners in the quest for good health.

December 21, 2010

The Natural Products Association last week reached a new milestone — awarding the 500th certification to products and ingredients under the NPA Natural Seal, a certification program focused on the verification of natural products and ingredients.

December 21, 2010

A healthcare accrediting organization is revising three products in its Pharmacy Quality Management suite of programs.

December 17, 2010

According to a new report released Friday by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a provision in the Affordable Care Act of 2010 that requires employers to provide nursing breaks and a private, sanitary place to express breast milk for most mothers employed on an hourly basis will drive breast-feeding rates up by 4% in the first six months.

December 17, 2010

More than 6% of women who gave birth in hospitals in the United States in 2008 had diabetes or developed gestational diabetes during pregnancy, according to a new analysis by the federal government's Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

December 16, 2010

Yogurt brand Dannon agreed to drop what government officials are calling "exaggerated health claims" for two of its products.

December 16, 2010

The Natural Products Association last week announced the 14th annual Natural Products Day to be held here April 6, 2011.

December 15, 2010

Tens of millions of Americans have bought medications online without a prescription, according to a new study.

December 15, 2010

New York’s state Medicaid program could save $2.2 billion over 10 years by managing Medicaid pharmacy benefits more like private-sector employer plans, state employee plans and Medicare, according to a new study by healthcare policy research firm The Lewin Group.

December 15, 2010

The dietary supplement industry’s leading trade associations on Wednesday joined forces with the Food and Drug Administration to support heightened efforts to address public health problems posed by products that are illegally marketed as dietary supplements but contain the same active ingredients as FDA-approved drugs or other ingredients that do not qualify as dietary ingredients.

December 15, 2010

A new Consumer Reports poll released Monday found that only one-fifth of U.S. adults were aware of having purchased food, medication or a product (other than a car) that was recalled in the past three years.

December 14, 2010

As part of its ongoing efforts to stop “bogus” health claims, the Federal Trade Commission on Monday reached a settlement requiring NBTY to stop making false and unproven claims that their supplements promote healthy brain and eye development in children, the agency announced.

December 14, 2010

With just days left before the holiday shopping season draws to a close, the National Retail Federation has increased its forecast as the economic environment gives way to increased consumer spending.

December 14, 2010

Partnership for Prevention on Tuesday named Jason Spangler the organization’s chief medical officer.

December 10, 2010

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the third-leading cause of death in the United States, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.