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January 15, 2014

With eight months until the doors open for the 2014 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo, 90% of the Exhibit Hall already is sold out for the trade show and strategic exchange, NACDS has announced.

ARLINGTON, Va. — With eight months until the doors open for the 2014 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo, 90% of the Exhibit Hall already is sold out for the trade show and strategic exchange, NACDS has announced.

The 2014 NACDS Total Store Expo will take place Aug. 23 to 26 at the Boston Convention Center in Boston.

January 10, 2014

Fewer than half of people who could benefit from the heart-health benefits of a daily low-dose aspirin take it, while many others take it when they shouldn't, the January 2014 Harvard Heart Letter reported Friday.

BOSTON — Fewer than half of people who could benefit from the heart-health benefits of a daily low-dose aspirin take it, while many others take it when they shouldn't, the January 2014 Harvard Heart Letter reported Friday.

December 30, 2013

The owners of the compounding pharmacy linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak that has killed dozens and sickened hundreds have agreed to set up a fund of more than $100 million to compensate victims and creditors.

BOSTON — The owners of the compounding pharmacy linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak that has killed dozens and sickened hundreds have agreed to set up a fund of more than $100 million to compensate victims and creditors.

Legal firm Brown Rudnick announced that the owners of the New England Compounding Center had reached a settlement with bankruptcy trustee Paul Moore, its creditors and the victims to set up the fund, money from which will be distributed to creditors as well as victims who received injections of tainted steroids from NECC.

December 12, 2013

A company that helps people shop for groceries is expanding into another city after a successful run in two others, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — A company that helps people shop for groceries is expanding into another city after a successful run in two others, according to published reports.

TechCrunch reported that Instacart had launched in Boston. The company already operates in the San Francisco Bay Area and Chicago, and it plans to serve the entire Boston area in the next few months.

December 9, 2013

Two patients in Boston whom researchers had thought were cured of HIV have experienced a relapse of the infection, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Two patients in Boston whom researchers had thought were cured of HIV have experienced a relapse of the infection, according to published reports.

The New York Daily News reported that the two men, who were believed cured after receiving bone marrow transplants for lymphoma, had the virus return.

November 21, 2013

Baseball champions David Ortiz and Shane Victorino had their beards trimmed and shaved by Gillette on Nov. 4 to mark the end of the 2013 season.

BOSTON — Baseball champions David Ortiz and Shane Victorino had their beards trimmed and shaved by Gillette on Nov. 4 to mark the end of the 2013 season. So what happened to those champion chops? Are they making their way down the drains of Gillette’s World Shave headquarters? Have they been flushed out into the Atlantic? No.

November 15, 2013

CVS Caremark and the New England Patriots teamed up for an early Veterans Day tribute on Nov. 9 at Gillette Stadium’s Dana-Farber Field House.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark and the New England Patriots teamed up for an early Veterans Day tribute on Nov. 9 at Gillette Stadium’s Dana-Farber Field House.

October 25, 2013

For the second year in a row, Dollar General has topped Kantar Retail’s opening price point survey, narrowly beating out Walmart.

BOSTON — For the second year in a row, Dollar General has topped Kantar Retail’s opening price point survey, narrowly beating out Walmart. 

October 23, 2013

Procter & Gamble’s Gillette has kicked off its official partnership with Movember by inviting men and women to join Team Gillette.

BOSTON — Procter & Gamble’s Gillette has kicked off its official partnership with Movember by inviting men and women to join Team Gillette. As part of Team Gillette, they can join a star-studded lineup of Movember supporters, including Kate Upton as team captain, Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola and New England Revolution defender Kevin Alston.

October 2, 2013

Procter & Gamble’s Gillette has announced the kick off of its “Best a Fan Can Get Sweepstakes” where fans across the country have the opportunity to win NFL prizes, including one grand-prize winner who will receive a pair of season tickets to their favorite NFL Team — for the rest of their life.

BOSTON — Procter & Gamble’s Gillette has announced the kick-off of its “Best a Fan Can Get Sweepstakes” where fans across the country have the opportunity to win NFL prizes, including one grand-prize winner who will receive a pair of season tickets to their favorite NFL Team — for the rest of their life.

September 25, 2013

Ciao Bella, maker of gelato and sorbetto, is giving consumers a new dessert experience this holiday season with the launch of its first-ever collection of limited-edition seasonal flavors.

BOSTON — Ciao Bella, maker of gelato and sorbetto, is giving consumers a new dessert experience this holiday season with the launch of its first-ever collection of limited-edition seasonal flavors. These three desserts stem from the creative inspiration of Italian executive chef Danilo Zecchin and the spirit of celebration: Cranberry Prosecco Sorbet, Montebianco Gelato, and Pumpkin Sea Salt Caramel Gelato.

September 17, 2013

Celebrating the end of NFL training camps and the start of the regular season, Gillette Clear Gel Deodorant released “Training Tracks,” an all-new music video that uses the sounds of athletes training to create a one-of-a-kind musical experience.

BOSTON — Celebrating the end of NFL training camps and the start of the regular season, Gillette Clear Gel Deodorant today released “Training Tracks,” an all-new music video that uses the sounds of athletes training to create a one-of-a-kind musical experience.

September 4, 2013

Church & Dwight is on the hunt for its next acquisition, after having successfully integrated its gummy vitamin line from Avid Health, chairman and CEO James Craigie told analysts at the 2013 Barclays Back-to-School Consumer Conference held on Tuesday.

BOSTON — Church & Dwight is on the hunt for its next acquisition, after having successfully integrated its gummy vitamin line from Avid Health, chairman and CEO James Craigie told analysts at the 2013 Barclays Back-to-School Consumer Conference held here Tuesday. 

And C&D may be as few as three years away from fielding an OTC product in a gummy format. 

September 3, 2013

Procter & Gamble’s Gillette is partnering with four NFL players — Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola and Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin — to talk about the importance of precision both on the gridiron and in the equipment needed to tackle shaving, even on sensitive skin.

BOSTON — Procter & Gamble’s Gillette is partnering with four NFL players — Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola and Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin — to talk about the importance of precision both on the gridiron and in the equipment needed to tackle shaving, even on sensitive skin.

August 28, 2013

Walgreens district manager Tyler Hough spent the fifth inning with WEEI radio broadcasters Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione, who were providing the play-by-play for the Boston Red Sox game vs. the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday evening, to talk about Walgreens' promotion in support of The Jimmy Fund.

BOSTON — Walgreens district manager Tyler Hough spent the fifth inning with WEEI radio broadcasters Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione, who were providing the play-by-play for the Boston Red Sox game vs. the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday evening, to talk about Walgreens' promotion in support of The Jimmy Fund. 

August 23, 2013

Condom brand One is sponsoring a packaging design contest in honor of gay pride, the company said.

BOSTON — Condom brand One is sponsoring a packaging design contest in honor of gay pride, the company said Friday.

The company said it was updating its crowd-sourced wrapper design mix and would accept designs from August 23 through November 23 as part of the One Pride Design Contest.

August 19, 2013

The maker of a mobile app designed to help consumers track and remember products for later has secured $5 million in new capital.

BOSTON — The maker of a mobile app designed to help consumers track and remember products for later has secured $5 million in new capital.

ShopAdvisor said it closed the financing round with Pittco Capital Partners, Seavest Capital, Rationalware Capital Partners and Boston investors Rob Soni and Bob Davoli. The new round brings the company's total funding to $7 million.

August 7, 2013

Procter & Gamble’s Gillette teamed up Tuesday with basketball legend and Hall of Famer Robert “The Chief” Parish in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston.

BOSTON — Procter & Gamble’s Gillette teamed up Tuesday with basketball legend and Hall of Famer Robert “The Chief” Parish in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston.

Gillette worked with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to update its Passport to Manhood program, which promotes and teaches responsibility to Club boys as they begin their journey into adulthood.

August 6, 2013

Valeant Pharmaceuticals announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Bausch + Lomb.

LAVAL, Quebec — Valeant Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Bausch + Lomb.  

Bausch + Lomb is a global eye health company that has a broad portfolio of eye health products, including well-known prescription and OTC brands Besivance, Lotemax, Ocuvite and PreserVision; vision care brands Biotrue ONEday, PureVision, renu and Boston; and surgical brands enVista, Storz, Stellaris and Victus.

July 31, 2013

CPG manufacturers may have another reason to ensure their products can be advertised as "BPA-free." Exposure to BPA (Bisphenol-A) could be a contributing factor to why some couples are having difficulty conceiving, reported Catherine Racowsky, director of the Assisted Reproductive Technologies Laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital and author of the BPA study.

BOSTON — CPG manufacturers may have another reason to ensure their products can be advertised as "BPA-free." Exposure to BPA (Bisphenol-A) could be a contributing factor to why some couples are having difficulty conceiving, reported Catherine Racowsky, director of the Assisted Reproductive Technologies Laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital and author of the BPA study. 

July 31, 2013

A nutrition-education group is promoting health and wellness in African-American communities by teaching about traditional African cuisine.

BOSTON — A nutrition-education group is promoting health and wellness in African-American communities by teaching about traditional African cuisine.

Oldways announced Wednesday the launch of "A Taste of African Heritage," which it said would help communities reconnect with the ways of eating and living of early Africans and African-Americans in Africa, the South, the Caribbean and South America.

July 30, 2013

Breast-feeding longer is associated with better receptive language at 3 years of age and verbal and nonverbal intelligence at age 7 years, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics Monday.

CHICAGO — Breast-feeding longer is associated with better receptive language at 3 years of age and verbal and nonverbal intelligence at age 7 years, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics Monday. 

July 29, 2013

The same organization that reached the often-cited figure of nearly $300 billion wasted each year due to poor medication adherence has developed a six-point agenda for improving it.

BOSTON — The same organization that reached the often-cited figure of nearly $300 billion wasted each year due to poor medication adherence has developed a six-point agenda for improving it.

July 26, 2013

Unreal — a company specializing in candy made with 100% real ingredients, no corn syrup, no GMOs and less sugar — announced new packaging for its "unjunked" candy and retail displays set to roll out into retail stores nationwide.

BOSTON — Unreal — a company specializing in candy made with 100% real ingredients, no corn syrup, no GMOs and less sugar — announced new packaging for its "unjunked" candy and retail displays set to roll out into retail stores nationwide.

July 18, 2013

Almost twice as many drugs for neglected diseases have received regulatory approval around the world over the past few years compared with the beginning of the last decade, according to a new study.

BOSTON — Almost twice as many drugs for neglected diseases have received regulatory approval around the world over the past few years compared with the beginning of the last decade, according to a new study.