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September 11, 2013

Family Dollar Stores has named Jeffrey Macak as EVP supply chain, reporting to Mike Bloom, president and COO.

September 11, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has exceeded its goals for hiring new staff as part of a user-fee law for generic drugs, according to an internal memo sent to staff members.

September 11, 2013

Hamacher Resource Group is offering an interactive workshop to help manufacturers prepare effective presentations for successful buyer meetings in food, drug and mass channels, including distributors, the company announced on Wednesday.

September 11, 2013

Jelly Belly Candy Co. introduced new Camo Beans, a special selection of jelly beans inspired by the art of camouflage, as well as a new support initiative for military families.

September 11, 2013

A vaccine to slow the progression of HIV and a monoclonal antibody that protects against influenza are among the nearly 300 vaccines under development by drug makers in the United States, according to a new report by a drug industry trade group.

September 11, 2013

Nearly all doctors say that the sharp growth in Type 2 diabetes around the world and the obesity epidemic are linked to excess sugar consumption, according to a new report by the Credit Suisse Research Institute.

September 11, 2013

Shopko will use proceeds from sales of some women's clothing to support breast cancer research, the mass merchandiser said.

September 11, 2013

Kellogg Co. brand Special K announced a new breakfast shake packed with vitamins and minerals, low in calories and offering the caffeine equivalent of a cup of coffee.

September 11, 2013

According to Kantar Media's 2013 pharmacy study released last month, pharmacists are making more OTC product recommendations than prescription product recommendations per day.

September 11, 2013

Walgreens announced the latest updates to its iPhone mobile app that allows users to create photo cards with such special themes as thank you, holidays, announcements and invitations. Unique collages also can be created directly from an iPhone.

September 10, 2013

Shareholders of Actavis and Warner Chilcott have approved the merger of the two drug makers, the companies said Tuesday.

September 10, 2013

The former CEO of Bausch + Lomb has been appointed president and CEO of Forest Labs, the drug maker said Tuesday.

September 10, 2013

Just a few pieces of Halloween candy can go a long way toward satisfying kids’ cravings for sweet treats, but large quantities lead to tooth decay. That’s why dentists are teaming up to host this year’s Halloween Candy Buyback program.

September 10, 2013

A new set of guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration could bring a generic version of a respiratory drug made by GlaxoSmithKline closer to reality.

September 10, 2013

Following a presentation from Nielsen's SVP consumer and shopper insights Todd Hale on Monday, Nielsen hosted a panel of six executives — three retailers, two suppliers and Stuart Taylor of Nielsen — to discuss a new hierarchy Nielsen has applied to general merchandise items to bring clarity to a number of front-end categories.

September 10, 2013

European regulators have approved the European Union's first biosimilar monoclonal antibody. The new product, made by U.S.-based Hospira, comes seven years after the approval of Europe's first biosimilar.

September 10, 2013

An organization of nonprofit academic medical centers has created a new specialty pharmacy program that it said would improve continuity of care and improve access to specialty drugs.

September 10, 2013

Equity investor TSG Consumer Partners has made a minority equity investment in IT Cosmetics, a beauty line that is primarily distributed on QVC and the Shopping Channel, and is now expanding to Ulta Beauty stores.

September 10, 2013

Jif Peanut Butter announced on Tuesday a new whipped flavor innovation to add to its line of peanut butter products.

September 10, 2013

Boldface Group, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based celebrity beauty licensing company, has announced that it is expanding international distribution and will launch Kardashian Beauty into South Africa.

September 10, 2013

Members of Kmart's loyalty card program can use low-cost check cashing services at stores, the retail chain said.

September 10, 2013

Having performed more than 8,000 free skin cancer screenings all over the country, La Roche-Posay has been dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of sun safety with its annual SOS – Save Our Skin program over the past four years.

September 10, 2013

Drug maker Depomed has expanded the geographic scope of a license agreement it has with Merck for diabetes drugs, the company said.

September 10, 2013

Perrigo announced that it has received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its abbreviated new drug application for cetirizine hydrochloride oral solution USP, 1 mg/mL, bubble gum flavored, the store brand equivalent to Children's Zyrtec Allergy Syrup.

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