September 18, 2012

A trillion of anything is difficult to wrap one’s head around, whether it’s the number of grains of sand on a beach or stars in the sky. It’s so much easier for the human mind to look at such a quantity as the sum of its parts rather than on the basis of its individual components.


September 10, 2012

H. D. Smith, one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical wholesalers, on Monday named Timothy Booth to corporate VP and head of its home healthcare division.

September 7, 2012

Royal Bank of Canada and Canadian pharmacy retailer Shoppers Drug Mart have introduced a new cobranded RBC Shoppers Optimum MasterCard.

July 31, 2012

TIGI Haircare — whose brands include Bed Head, Catwalk, Rockaholic and TIGI Cosmetics — has tapped gymnastic medalist Nastia Liukin to be its newest spokeswoman.

July 25, 2012

Procter & Gamble has named a new head of its Connect+Develop program, which has brought consumers a series of breakthrough products, including Olay Regenerist.

July 13, 2012

It seems that traditional grocery stores and established food brands may lose their position in the market due to a confluence of changing demographics, economic factors and customer preferences, according to new research from global investment bank Jefferies and global business advisory firm AlixPartners.

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.

June 26, 2012

Heinz has named Dave Woodward EVP, in charge of Heinz North America, effective immediately.

June 13, 2012

Bayer on Tuesday announced that on July 1, Philip Blake will become senior Bayer representative USA, following a common company practice of assigning this oversight role to a senior executive already holding a significant business role or roles within the region.

May 29, 2012

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has appointed a new person to head its bleeding disorders program, the company said Tuesday.

May 17, 2012

People with higher levels of education and higher income have lower rates of many chronic diseases compared with those with less education and lower income levels, according to "Health, United States, 2011" — the government’s annual comprehensive report on Americans’ health released Wednesday.

May 16, 2012

Sam's Club has signed a deal with Triad Retail Media to provide pet care information on its website, Triad said Wednesday.

May 15, 2012

The head of drug maker AstraZeneca will retire next month, the company said.

May 9, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration should apply consistent regulatory standards across all biologics, Sandoz plans to state Friday in testimony at an FDA public hearing on draft guidances related to the development of biosimilars.

May 8, 2012

University of British Columbia researchers may have found a way to develop universal flu vaccines and eliminate the need for seasonal flu vaccinations, university officials announced Tuesday.

April 16, 2012

Supervalu on Monday announced three new executive appointments following the departure of Sue Klug, president of its Albertsons Southern California division.

March 21, 2012

The National Retail Federation has named Ellen Davis SVP and executive director of the NRF Foundation, the education and research arm of NRF.

January 17, 2012

Jeff George, the global head of Sandoz, was ranked No. 9 on Fortune magazine's annual top “40 under 40” list, a selection of the top 40 young business leaders from a variety of industries.

January 13, 2012

Perrigo on Thursday named Bruce Johnson to VP consumer healthcare research and development. Johnson will lead new product development for the supplier in the U.S. market.

January 12, 2012

Roche on Wednesday announced it has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for its Accu-Chek Nano SmartView blood-glucose monitoring system.

December 19, 2011

What new prescription and OTC drugs are top of mind among retail pharmacists? How often do pharmacists REALLY recommend private label?

December 15, 2011

Cambridge Consultants on Thursday released a report outlining how the health-and-wellness market may take shape as more consumer-friendly medical devices featuring the latest in technology reach the market.

November 10, 2011

Genzyme has named leaders of two units that are part of the core focus of the drug maker's business.

October 26, 2011

This fall, Radius, a maker of specialty toothbrushes and complementary products, including toiletries’ travel cases and dental floss, is expanding its product portfolio with the new DOC multi-use suction toothbrush holder, which enables consumers to keep their toothbrush wherever they like, such as a shower wall, on the side of a bathroom mirror or upright next to the sink faucet.