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November 11, 2011

SoloHealth on Friday announced the company was awarded with Intel’s information technology healthcare award, the “Intel Innovation Award,” during the 2011 Health IT Leadership Summit that took place earlier this week in Atlanta.

November 11, 2011

There is "fair evidence" to support the use of xylitol, a natural sweetener used in gums and mints, to prevent inner ear infections in healthy children, according to a new evidence review.

November 11, 2011

A drug commonly prescribed to Type 2 diabetics to improve blood-sugar control also may have a rapid anti-inflammatory effect, according to results from a small study conducted by researchers at the University of Buffalo.

November 11, 2011

Retail-based health clinics represent a viable business for retailers who locate and correctly manage them, according to Kalorama Information.

November 11, 2011

A former Goldman Sachs executive will join Valeant Pharmaceuticals as EVP and CFO.

November 11, 2011

In an 8-K filing earlier this week, Walgreens broke down its Express Scripts business and challenged many assertions that have been made regarding contract negotiations with Express Scripts.

November 11, 2011

Watson Pharmaceuticals is challenging Swiss drug maker Novartis' patent on a drug used to treat dementia, Watson said.

November 11, 2011

Watson Pharmaceuticals has launched its generic version of an opioid drug for treating pain, the company said Thursday.

November 10, 2011

A strong earnings and sales performance during its fiscal second quarter gave 99 Cents Only Stores the confidence to raise its full-year guidance and become more aggressive with store growth.

November 10, 2011

Anheuser-Busch InBev announced that it is expanding its Bud Light portfolio with what it is calling "a trendy blue-bottle line extension."

November 10, 2011

AstraZeneca and Targacept released results of the first of four phase-3 clinical trials that investigated the efficacy and tolerability of a drug that could serve as an adjunct therapy to major depressive disorder patients that had an inadequate response to initial antidepressant therapies.

November 10, 2011

Hain Celestial Group’s Avalon Organics skin care brand, which is sold at such retailers as Whole Foods, Target, Walmart and drug stores, has transitioned its line of personal care products to the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard for Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients. With this transition, Avalon Organics also has revamped its Vitamin C Renewal, Lavender Luminosity, CoQ10 Repair and Essential Lift skin care lines.

November 10, 2011

Online retail spending reached $36.3 billion for third quarter 2011, up 13% from last year, according to comScore.

November 10, 2011

CVS Caremark has announced that it will be joining first lady Michelle Obama and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at the fourth annual "Business Steps Up: Hiring our Heroes" event to be held Thursday in Washington, D.C.

November 10, 2011

Duane Reade is gearing up for the holiday season with the upcoming release of its in-store publication: The Duane Reader Holiday Edition 2011.

November 10, 2011

Former L’Oréal executive Mark Anton has joined Marketing Management Analytics as SVP strategic accounts.

November 10, 2011

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

November 10, 2011

Kimberly-Clark on Wednesday recalled a limited number of a Kotex product distributed to specific stores in the United States.

November 10, 2011

L’Oréal USA has announced that it plans to acquire Pacific Bioscience Labs, the innovator of sonic skin care technology.

November 10, 2011

Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind., last week introduced a bill — the Dietary Supplement Protection Act of 2011 — that would reclassify approximately 25,000 supplements launched between Oct. 15, 1994, and Jan. 1, 2007, as "grandfathered" supplements and not subject to proposed new dietary ingredient regulations.

November 10, 2011

Lipton has kicked off an initiative that underscores the brand's efforts to source all of its tea from sustainably managed farms, with the goal of having all of its tea come from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms by 2015.

November 10, 2011

Schick Quattro for Women Disposables has unveiled its newest addition to the Schick Quattro for Women family of razors — the new Schick Quattro for Women Disposables handle scented with Skintimate Signature Scent Strawberry Tangerine Twist.

November 10, 2011

According to the National Retail Federation’s annual Return Fraud Survey, completed by loss-prevention executives at 103 retailers, the retail industry will lose an estimated $3.5 billion to return fraud this holiday season, down from $3.7 billion last year.

November 10, 2011

A Lil Mart convenience store in Odenville, Ala., has installed a refrigerated vending machine that distributes such items as New York strip steaks and pork chops, according to published reports.

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