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September 24, 2013

The global market for Type 2 diabetes will nearly double over the next six years, according to a new report.

NEW YORK — The global market for Type 2 diabetes will nearly double over the next six years, according to a new report.

GBI Research announced the release of a study Tuesday indicating that the market will grow from 2012's $20.4 billion to $38.8 billion by 2019, at an annual growth rate of 10.2%. The United States' market, meanwhile, will more than double, from $12.7 billion last year to $27.2 billion in 2019.

September 24, 2013

Walgreens was awarded a Colloquy Loyalty Award in recognition of its Balance Rewards loyalty program, the group announced.

DALLAS — Walgreens was awarded a Colloquy Loyalty Award in recognition of its Balance Rewards loyalty program, the group announced Tuesday.  

September 23, 2013

Royal Ahold supervisory board member Tom de Swaan will resign as of the end of this month, the company said Monday.

ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Royal Ahold supervisory board member Tom de Swaan will resign at the end of this month, the company said Monday.

Netherlands-based Ahold, the parent company of Ahold USA and U.S. supermarket banners Stop & Shop, Giant Food of Landover, Md., and Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., as well as the online grocer Peapod, said de Swaan would resign effective Sept. 30.

September 23, 2013

Foulkes, who serves as EVP and chief health care strategy and marketing officer for CVS Caremark, will be a member of the Finance and Leadership Development & Compensation Committees for the home improvement retailer.

ATLANTA — CVS Caremark’s Helena Foulkes has been appointed to Home Depot’s board of directors.

Foulkes, who serves as EVP and chief health care strategy and marketing officer for CVS Caremark, will be a member of the Finance and Leadership Development & Compensation Committees for the home improvement retailer. Her appointment gives the company 11 directors, 10 of whom are independent.

September 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Johnson & Johnson for psoriatic arthritis, the company said Monday.

HORSHAM, Pa. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Johnson & Johnson for psoriatic arthritis, the company said Monday.

Janssen Biotech, a subsidiary of J&J, announced the approval of Stelara (ustekinumab) alone or combined with the common generic drug methotrexate for treating active psoriatic arthritis in adults. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, the autoimmune disease is estimated to affect more than 2 million people in the United States and is characterized by joint inflammation and psoriasis skin lesions.

September 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Perrigo Co. for treating heart disease, the company said Monday.

ALLEGAN, Mich. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Perrigo Co. for treating heart disease, the company said Monday.

The FDA approved Perrigo's nitroglycerin lingual spray in the 400-mcg-per-spray strength. The drug is used to relieve attacks of or prevent angina pectoris due to coronary artery disease.

September 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration will not enforce regulatory requirements for most mobile medical apps because they "post minimal risk to consumers," the agency said Monday.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration will not enforce regulatory requirements for most mobile medical apps because they "post minimal risk to consumers," the agency said Monday.

The FDA announced the issuance of guidance on the apps, saying it would adopt a "tailored policy" toward regulation, focusing its regulatory oversight on those apps that present greater risk if they do not work as intended.

September 23, 2013

Ideavillage Products Corporation announced the promotion of Ron Boger to president and COO.

WAYNE, N.J. — On Friday, Ideavillage Products Corporation announced the promotion of Ron Boger to president and COO. Playing a pivotal role in developing Ideavillage as one of the leading As Seen On TV companies in the industry, Boger is credited with bringing such item successes to the company as Stompeez, Bright Light Pillows, Fushigi, Smooth Away, Slim Shots, and more.

September 23, 2013

Jack Link's announced two new limited-edition snacks that draw inspiration from global cuisines in Southeast Asia and Latin America.

MINONG, Wis. — Jack Link's announced this month two new limited-edition snacks that draw inspiration from global cuisines in Southeast Asia and Latin America.

Jack Link's new Sriracha beef and Burrito beef jerky are the latest additions to the Jack Link's line of meat snacks.

September 23, 2013

MusclePharm on Monday announced that its Arnold Series, a new line of nutritional supplements developed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, will launch today on GNC.com and on Oct. 1, in GNC stores.

DENVER — MusclePharm on Monday announced that its Arnold Series, a new line of nutritional supplements developed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, will launch today on GNC.com and on Oct. 1, in GNC stores.

September 23, 2013

Neutrogena has announced that actress Julie Bowen has returned to the brand’s roster of talent after being a previous brand ambassador for seven years.

September 23, 2013

Nearly 158 million consumers will participate in Halloween activities, slightly less than the historic high of 170 million people last year.

WASHINGTON — Nearly 158 million consumers will participate in Halloween activities, slightly less than the historic high of 170 million people last year. New figures from the National Retail Federation indicate the average consumer will spend $75.03 on Halloween this year, down 6% from $79.82 last year.

However, average overall spending on Halloween has increased 54.7% since 2005, with total spending estimated to reach $6.9 billion in 2013. Other NRF figures include:

September 23, 2013

A large majority of Americans consider obesity to be the country's biggest health problem, according to a new survey.

CINCINNATI — A large majority of Americans consider obesity to be the country's biggest health problem, according to a new survey.

September 23, 2013

Eva Mendes, celebrity ambassador for Procter & Gamble's Pantene hair care brand was honored with the “Mujer Vanidades” award at the Vanidades Icons of Style Awards Reception held Sept. 19 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City.

CINCINNATI — Eva Mendes, celebrity ambassador for Procter & Gamble's Pantene hair care brand was honored with the “Mujer Vanidades” award at the Vanidades Icons of Style Awards Reception held Sept. 19 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City.

September 23, 2013

Use of specific dietary supplements in targeted populations not only provides health benefits, but also, according to a new economic report released Monday, offers significant savings for healthcare costs.

WASHINGTON — Use of specific dietary supplements in targeted populations not only provides health benefits, but also, according to a new economic report released Monday, offers significant savings for healthcare costs. 

September 23, 2013

Sandoz has launched an authorized generic drug for treating a disease commonly known as pre-leukemia, the company said on Monday.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Sandoz has launched an authorized generic drug for treating a disease commonly known as pre-leukemia, the company said on Monday.

September 23, 2013

St. Joseph Health Products was honored with "Best New Product" distinction here by retailers attending the ECRM Health Care EPPS.

 PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — St. Joseph Health Products was honored with "Best New Product" distinction here by retailers attending the ECRM Health Care EPPS. 

The new product is St. Joseph Rapid Dissolving Melts low-dose aspirin, a new delivery format that will hold appeal among pill-phobic seniors looking to take a low-dose aspirin daily for heart health. 

September 23, 2013

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is applauding the retailers that have joined and returned to its annual campaign to raise money for children's cancer research.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is applauding the retailers that have joined and returned to its annual campaign to raise money for children's cancer research.

September 23, 2013

Results from a new survey released Monday of 5,256 PatientsLikeMe members who live day to day with life-changing conditions found that nearly one-third of respondents never (5%) or rarely (25%) get a good night’s sleep.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Results from a new survey released Monday of 5,256 PatientsLikeMe members who live day to day with life-changing conditions found that nearly one-third of respondents never (5%) or rarely (25%) get a good night’s sleep. Nearly half (44%) wake up a lot during the night every night, or almost every night.

The survey also found that sleep problems for the group are chronic, with more than half (53%) saying their sleep problems have lasted for more than a year. 

September 23, 2013

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has launched a generic drug for treating cardiovascular disease, the company said.

JERUSALEM — Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has launched a generic drug for treating cardiovascular disease, the company said.

Teva announced the launch of niacin extended-release tablets in the 500-mg, 750-mg and 1,000-mg strengths. As the first company to file for approval of the drug, Teva will have 180 days in which to market the generic version exclusively.

September 23, 2013

Weis Markets on Monday announced company president and CEO David Hepfinger has left the company to pursue other interests.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Monday announced company president and CEO David Hepfinger has left the company to pursue other interests. Weis vice chairman Jonathan Weis replaces him as interim CEO.  Robert Weis remains as company chairman.

"We thank Dave for his service and contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors," Weis said in a statement.

September 20, 2013

Alliance Boots announced that it is establishing a specialized investment fund, B&B Capital Partners, which will be focused on small- and medium-sized consumer brand businesses within the health, wellness, beauty and personal care sectors.

BERN, Switzerland — Alliance Boots on Friday announced that it is establishing a specialized investment fund, B&B Capital Partners, which will be focused on small- and medium-sized consumer brand businesses within the health, wellness, beauty and personal care sectors.  

The fund will be managed by B&B Investment Partners, a new partnership between Alliance Boots and the two principals of B&B Investment Partners, Chris Britton and Jean-Philippe Barade.

September 20, 2013

True Drinks, a healthy beverage supplier, announced this week the expansion of its distribution network for the vitamin-enriched Aquaball kids drink into major retail markets.

IRVINE, Calif. — True Drinks, a healthy beverage supplier, announced this week the expansion of its distribution network for the vitamin-enriched Aquaball kids drink into major retail markets.

September 20, 2013

Specialty infusion pharmacy company Biomed Pharmaceuticals has named Craig Mears as SVP sales and marketing, the company said Friday.

SHARON HILL, Pa. — Specialty infusion pharmacy company Biomed Pharmaceuticals has named Craig Mears as SVP sales and marketing, the company said Friday.

Mears will assume the new position effective immediately. He has more than 26 years of experience in sales, patient advocacy, product development, marketing, operations and clinical program development, most recently working for Biogen Idec's hemophilia business. He also has worked for Express Scripts' specialty pharmacy division, Accredo.

September 20, 2013

Birds Eye, part of the Pinnacle Foods brand portfolio, announced on Friday a line of new pre-made, blended vegetable varieties for quick meal-time preparation.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Birds Eye, part of the Pinnacle Foods brand portfolio, announced on Friday a line of new pre-made, blended vegetable varieties for quick meal-time preparation.

Birds Eye Recipe Ready vegetable blends are ideal for use in stir-fry dishes, fajitas and tacos and go well with chicken, pasta, hamburgers and more, the company stated.