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January 19, 2011

Food Should Taste Good has launched the Touchdown Dance-Off contest, giving fans a chance to win $10,000.

January 19, 2011

Samuel Adams is expanding its beer lineup with new Revolutionary Rye.

January 13, 2011

NCPA has created a new advisory board to help the organization’s push to expand long-term care pharmacy programming for its members.

January 12, 2011

Cape Cod is hoping to score a touchdown with its integrated campaign that encourages consumers to make Cape Cod potato chips their go-to snack.

January 11, 2011

A global luxury tea brand has launched a line of organic, culinary-inspired blends.

January 10, 2011

It appears that French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis’ efforts to acquire U.S. biotech company Genzyme are getting somewhere, according to company and media reports.

January 6, 2011

Shaw’s Supermarkets, a Supervalu banner, on Wednesday announced five store closures in the coming week — three in Massachusetts and two in Rhode Island — according to published reports.

January 5, 2011

Wegmans Food Markets on Tuesday started recruitment for its new Northborough, Mass., store, the company’s first New England location that is set to open in October. The Northborough store will employ approximately 600 people, 550 of whom will be hired locally.

January 5, 2011

Wellness Workdays on Wednesday adopted the Stayhealthy total body composition system to provide state-of-the-art measurement tools to increase the effectiveness of employee wellness programs.

December 22, 2010

Stop & Shop announced Tuesday that its annual campaign that donates funds for hunger relief to local food pantries and regional food banks realized a 40% increase from last year.

December 21, 2010

The work of 62 nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts received a boost with support from funds generated by the 2010 CVS Caremark Charity Classic.

December 21, 2010

In a deal that will bolster its drug development capabilities, Biogen Idec has acquired a subsidiary of Swiss-based Neurimmune Holding AG.

December 16, 2010

An investigational treatment for irritable bowel syndrome could become a blockbuster by the end of the decade, according to a report by Decision Resources.

December 16, 2010

A supermarket chain, part of the Supervalu family of grocery stores, teamed up with the charitable arm of a professional football team to donate funds to end hunger in the area.

December 15, 2010

Palomar Medical Technologies, a researcher and developer of light-based systems for cosmetic treatments, has announced the launch of the first FDA-cleared, at-home laser designed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.

December 13, 2010

Biotech company Genzyme still is saying “no thanks” to French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis’ tender offer of $18.5 billion, or $69 per share, to acquire it, saying the offer “substantially undervalues” the company.

December 10, 2010

Biotech drugs will help drive the markets for acute and chronic gout through 2019, according to a new report by market research firm Decision Resources.

December 8, 2010

Chemotherapy drugs made by Johnson & Johnson and Merck will become the standard second-line treatment for ovarian cancer within the decade, replacing a treatment made by Bristol-Myers Squibb and generic versions, according to a new report by market research firm Decision Resources.

December 7, 2010

Drug makers Momenta Pharmaceuticals and Sandoz have filed a lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, alleging infringement of two patents related to a generic blood-thinning drug.

December 2, 2010

A growing drug-treated population will cause the Type 2 diabetes drug market in China to increase to $2.5 billion by 2014 ...

December 2, 2010

Merck announced on Thursday it has inked a deal to acquire an insulin maker.

November 29, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has extended its review period for a multiple sclerosis drug made by EMD Serono, the drug maker said Friday.

November 21, 2010

Mobile shoppers will account for nearly one-third of the money spent this holiday season by...

November 17, 2010

Biotech company Genzyme Corp. is selling its diagnostics business to Sekisui Chemical Co. for $265...

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