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January 25, 2012

Leg and foot amputations among patients diagnosed with diabetes saw a dramatic decline between 1996 and 2008, thanks to improvements in blood-sugar control, foot care and diabetes management, along with declines in cardiovascular disease, according to a new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

January 25, 2012

CinSulin, based in Issaquah, Wash., is in the process of launching a cinnamon water extract to help maintain healthy blood-glucose levels for patients with prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes.

January 25, 2012

Candy is a powerhouse category for the drug channel. Candy and gum represent more than 6% of center-store sales, according to the National Confectioners Association, and contribute $3 billion annually to the channel.

January 25, 2012

Having flawless-looking skin is not only a result of high-performing facial makeup that delivers exceptional coverage; it also really starts with clear, healthy skin.

January 25, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a topical treatment made by Leo Pharma for a skin condition that can lead to cancer, the drug maker said Wednesday.

January 25, 2012

Ulta Beauty has announced that Catherine Halligan, SVP of Powerreviews, a social commerce platform, has been appointed to its board of directors, effective Jan. 20.

January 25, 2012

More than 130 Canon ImagePrograf iPF6300 large-format photo printers now are in operation at digital photo centers in Fred Meyer stores in the Northwest, Canon announced Wednesday.

January 25, 2012

Heel last week launched Adrisin, a homeopathic medicine for the temporary relief of allergy symptoms, including runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing and skin irritations.

January 25, 2012

Help Remedies last week launched a new product targeted toward those suffering from chest congestion.

January 25, 2012

A leader of the "As Seen on TV" consumer goods category has appointed a new EVP marketing.

January 25, 2012

Johnson & Johnson is preparing to turn the corner with its McNeil Consumer Healthcare business, J&J chairman and CEO William Weldon told analysts during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call Tuesday.

January 25, 2012

Pharmacy customers looking to view and compare prescription drug prices now can do so on their iPhone or Android device.

January 25, 2012

Cheerios is extending its multigrain cereal line for the first time.

January 25, 2012

Church & Dwight’s Nair has developed a line of hair removal creams and waxes for the body and face that are inspired by the hair removal and skin care secrets of Brazil.

January 25, 2012

The National Advertising Review Board on Tuesday recommended that Novartis Consumer Health discontinue advertising claims that the company’s Excedrin Extra Strength product starts relieving headache pain faster than Advil.

January 25, 2012

After President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, the National Retail Federation issued a response regarding his remarks on job creation.

January 25, 2012

In an effort to support its Children’s Safe Drinking Water program, Procter & Gamble is enlisting Facebook users to participate in the program's global efforts.

January 25, 2012

The Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund announced on Tuesday that it has awarded CVS Caremark a three-year contract to provide prescription drug benefits to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania employees, retirees and dependents, beginning July 1.

January 25, 2012

Pescanova USA is introducing a new line of frozen shrimp that doesn't contain additives or preservatives.

January 25, 2012

Medical device maker PMD Healthcare has launched what it calls the first personal spirometer to monitor lung function, the company said.

January 25, 2012

Portable power is the growth area of the battery category. While sales of alkaline batteries remain challenged, rechargeable batteries and chargers are becoming a bigger part of the category.

January 25, 2012

A 40,000-sq.-ft. Marsh Supermarkets store will open in Indianapolis as part of a new $85 million development project, according to published reports.

January 25, 2012

When buying bath and shower products, shoppers tend to choose products based mainly on scent and moisturization, according to a Mintel survey. Furthermore, men are increasingly opting for body wash in lieu of bar soap.

January 25, 2012

Hitting select Walmart locations is the new Piggy Paint nail polish for little girls.

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