February 10, 2011

Actavis has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to market a generic version of a popular gastroesophageal reflux disease treatment.

February 10, 2011

Bolthouse Farms has introduced a new line of 100%-natural enhanced water infused with herbs and fruit juice.

February 10, 2011

Over-the-counter generic versions of a line of products used to treat congestion do not infringe on the patents covering the branded versions, a federal court ruled Wednesday.

February 10, 2011

This year’s upcoming $29 billion wave of margin-friendly generic pharmaceuticals will be as big a growth catalyst for supermarket pharmacies as it will be for their pureplay drug store cousins, Credit Suisse research analyst Ed Kelly stated in a note published Thursday.

February 10, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced a charity drive “tweet-a-thon” to be hosted at its Life…supplemented Twitter site, @wannabwell.

February 10, 2011

A former executive for Carson Products has been named to Dr Pepper Snapple Group's board of directors.

February 10, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration will propose an amendment to the over-the-counter laxative monograph that sodium phosphate salts are not generally recognized as safe for bowel cleansing.

February 10, 2011

Tri-Land Properties has broken ground for the redevelopment of The Crossings at Four Corners here in Smyrna, Ga. The 8-acre site will be home to Kroger’s largest supermarket in the Atlanta area: a 96,000-sq.-ft. grocer replete with fuel station, a wine shop and drive-through pharmacy.

February 10, 2011

A Martin’s Food Markets store in Indiana, Pa., has opened the doors to its new Marketplace Café, the chain announced.

February 10, 2011

Public policies to support medical innovation will help drug companies address diseases that devastate people’s lives, a drug company executive said at a summit Thursday.

February 10, 2011

Procter & Gamble on Tuesday unveiled its Metamucil presentation, "The Five Things Every American Needs to do to Lower Their Cholesterol."

February 10, 2011

Mill Creek Entertainment is releasing historical documentary compilations about war on DVD March 22.

February 10, 2011

Companion legislation, which seeks to change a provision in the healthcare-reform law and permit Americans to use their flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts to buy over-the-counter medications without a prescription, has the support of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

February 10, 2011

Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal has announced that it is partnering with the cancer support network Happy Chemo! and now will be recognized as a local cancer resource for natural body products.

February 10, 2011

Hispanics will wield $1.2 trillion in buying power in less than a year, the SymphonyIRI Group and partner Synovate noted Wednesday in a new joint market research report.

February 10, 2011

Wegmans hosts a bevy of natural solutions (gluten-free foods, supplements and homeopathic solutions) just outside the grocer’s produce department, including this refrigerated unit replete with probiotics and flax-seed oil supplements.

February 10, 2011

Rite Aid raised $4.9 million for the Children’s Miracle Network last year, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

February 10, 2011

Kraft Foods is building on the success of its vitamin-infused gums for Trident by expanding another gum brand's portfolio with a nutrient-filled, "ridiculously long-lasting gum," according to the company.

February 10, 2011

The board of directors at Supervalu declared a regular quarterly dividend of nearly 9 cents per share.

February 10, 2011

Take Care Health Systems announced Thursday that through April 30, the retail clinic operator will be offering sports and camp physicals for $35. The physicals, regularly $60, are administered by board-certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants at select Walgreens locations.

February 10, 2011

Whole Foods Market’s first-quarter net income surged 79% to $88.7 million, on an increase in customer visits and a rise in average transactions. The natural and organic foods grocer raised 2011 profit outlook on its strong results, which beat expectations.

February 9, 2011

The American Diabetes Association is working with an organization that offers free prescription drug savings cards to help increase access to diabetes medications.

February 9, 2011

Bolthouse Farms unveiled the newest addition to its Protein Plus beverage line.

February 9, 2011

CHI Rx Moisture Therapy with 3DS complex, the first line of retail hair care products from CHI Home, is slated to hit major retailers in April.