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October 20, 2011

Bristol-Myers Squibb announced changes to its senior management team, including the appointment of its U.S. pharmaceuticals president.

October 20, 2011

A diabetes drug made by Eli Lilly and Amylin Pharmaceuticals has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for use with an insulin product made by Sanofi.

October 20, 2011

Campbell Soup Co. has boosted its lineup of Healthy Request soups to include eight new varieties.

October 20, 2011

Intevation Food Group has introduced a line of frozen crouton-coated vegetables.

October 20, 2011

First lady Michelle Obama will be visiting with mayors from 10 U.S. cities on Oct. 25 at a Chicago-area Walgreens, according to published reports.

October 20, 2011

The FRS Co. on Thursday named Matt Kohler chief marketing officer.

October 20, 2011

Economic anxiety continues to plague U.S. consumers, with 84% planning to spend the same or less this holiday season, according to a new report released by GfK Custom Research North America on Thursday.

October 20, 2011

A report released by the Institute of Medicine suggested that front-of-package labels don't give clear guidance about a product's healthfulness.

October 20, 2011

Hamacher Resource Group identified six categories — first aid, eye/ear care, sun care, smoking cessation, durable medical equipment (including incontinence products) and foot care — that are selling better in independent pharmacies over chain pharmacies as part of a white paper released Thursday.

October 20, 2011

Insight Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling one lot of a nasal decongestant due to the possibility of bacterial contamination, the company said.

October 20, 2011

Kashi is boosting its presence in the frozen food aisle with two all-natural frozen entrées.

October 20, 2011

On average, 20,000 children under the age of 5 years are hospitalized due to flu symptoms each year, the Loyola University Health System announced Thursday in a press release encouraging parents to have their children inoculated.

October 20, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has engaged its Rapid Response Program, issuing a letter to the editor to the Los Angeles Times to highlight the importance of maintaining prescription medication access to prevent patient health complications and the increased need for costly forms of health care.

October 20, 2011

PepsiCo has unveiled two digital platforms that focus on the company's partnership with Fox's reality competition show, "The X Factor."

October 20, 2011

Prasco Labs will make authorized generic versions of two psychiatric drugs made by Eli Lilly under a partnership between the two companies announced Thursday.

October 20, 2011

Reckitt Benckiser has launched a collection of online mini games to boost brand awareness.

October 20, 2011

A Carolina Beverage Corp. brand is looking to make a nationwide push, according to published reports.

October 20, 2011

The Senate voted 55-45 Thursday to scrap an appropriations bill amendment that would have allowed personal importation of prescription drugs.

October 20, 2011

Green laundry brand Seventh Generation has launched a contest whereby entrants can win a trip for two to France, Italy or Vermont.

October 20, 2011

African-American women who develop gestational diabetes mellitus during pregnancy face a 52% increased risk of developing diabetes in the future, compared with white women who develop GDM during pregnancy, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published online Thursday in the journal Diabetologia.

October 20, 2011

As many as 71% of consumers earning less than $100,000 per year are planning to trim back their spending this holiday season, according to new research, “Holiday Shopping 2011,” released Tuesday by SymphonyIRI Group.

October 20, 2011

Mobile retail websites have emerged as an indispensible in-store tool for consumers as they shop, according to a new survey conducted by Hipcricket, an Augme Technologies company, that was released Thursday.

October 20, 2011

Vertex Pharmaceuticals has filed for Food and Drug Administration approval of a drug for cystic fibrosis, the company said.

October 19, 2011

Abbott on Wednesday morning announced plans to separate into two publicly traded companies, one in diversified medical products and the other in research-based pharmaceuticals.

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