June 14, 2011

Before they can move ahead with their deal, drug makers Teva and Cephalon must provide the Federal Trade Commission with additional information related to Teva's pending acquisition of Cephalon.

June 14, 2011

The country’s largest trade group for generic drug companies is concerned that the government’s negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement could hinder competition and access to generic drugs.

June 14, 2011

Drug maker Eli Lilly has created a multichannel platform to inform and educate patients about healthy eating, physical activity and stress management.

June 14, 2011

Mars Chocolate is highlighting some of its caramel-containing confections through a cross-brand event this fall.

June 14, 2011

Retail spending for the month of May experienced a slight drop of 0.2% to $387.1 billion, though the advanced estimates noted that May sales were 7.7% higher than the year-ago period, the U.S. Census Bureau said Tuesday.

June 14, 2011

Nickelodeon is launching the first products themed after one of its live-action comedy series exclusively at Walmart.

June 14, 2011

PepsiCo said that it is ready to test market a new reduced-sugar cola.

June 14, 2011

Many American consumers are in favor of oral contraceptive coverage by both private and government-subsidized health insurance plans, according to a Thomson Reuters-National Press Radio Health Poll released Friday.

June 14, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline has garnered strong interest in its portfolio of legacy brands that were placed on the sales block earlier this year, according to a Reuters report published Tuesday. And that interest is likely to pick up in the coming months, GSK CEO Andrew Witty told reporters during a meeting of pharmaceutical industry executives.

June 14, 2011

Top Five Labs on Monday announced its intent to expand distribution of its XRP Energy product — endorsed by former National Football League quarterback Brett Favre — nationwide after a successful test launch in select convenience stores and marts throughout Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

June 13, 2011

ChromaDex on Monday announced it will launch a supplement line in GNC called BluScience in July.

June 13, 2011

The news that MinuteClinic has formed clinical affiliations with OhioHealth and Cleveland Clinic Florida is important because it further signifies that retail-based clinics are more than just clinics.

June 13, 2011

Diversity in the corporate sense used to be about hiring. Now for such companies as Walgreens, it means ensuring that the banner resonates among the diverse cultures the retailer serves. It’s more than neighborhood marketing; it’s what Walgreens might refer to as Customer Centric Retailing on a much deeper level.

June 13, 2011

The Grocery Manufacturers Association and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores will host a seminar aimed at enhancing collaboration between food and consumer product manufacturers and retailers in the drug channel during the upcoming NACDS Marketplace Conference, the associations announced on Monday.

June 13, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for epilepsy made by GlaxoSmithKline and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, the drug makers said Monday.

June 13, 2011

Hostess is kicking off a summer sweepstakes that celebrates America's favorite national pastime.

June 13, 2011

The maker of Sugar In The Raw and Stevia In The Raw products has launched a new television advertising campaign to show consumers "it's only natural."

June 13, 2011

Kroger on Monday named Reuben Shaffer the grocer’s new chief diversity officer, effective immediately.

June 13, 2011

Lindt is expanding its dark chocolate offerings with two new Excellence bars.

June 13, 2011

A new survey indicated that almost 70% of men have an easier time taking care of their cars than their own health.

June 13, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved changes to the labels of several drugs made by Merck, the agency said Friday.

June 13, 2011

Merck will collaborate with a Korean manufacturer to develop a biosimilar version of a drug used for autoimmune diseases.

June 13, 2011

Natural and organic foods and beverages are expected to realize dramatic growth in 2011 and beyond, following strong U.S. retail sales over the past five years.

June 13, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Monday announced that nominations currently are being accepted for its Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year Award and the NCPA Prescription Drug Safety Award.