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March 19, 2014

Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced that it received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for new labeling of its fertility products Menopur and Bravelle.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced that it received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for new labeling of its fertility products Menopur and Bravelle. The update is a result of the Combine trial, which showed that both Menopur and Bravelle can be safely mixed and administered in a single injection.

March 4, 2014

Church & Dwight on Tuesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has cleared the First Response Gold Digital Pregnancy Test to determine if a woman is pregnant up to six days before her missed period and with more than 99% accuracy from the day of her expected period.

EWING, N.J. — Church & Dwight on Tuesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has cleared the First Response Gold Digital Pregnancy Test to determine if a woman is pregnant up to six days before her missed period and with more than 99% accuracy from the day of her expected period. In addition, the First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test, which was previously cleared to determine if a woman is pregnant up to six days before her missed period, also has been FDA-cleared to detect pregnancy with more than 99% accuracy from the day of her expected period. 

November 15, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an OTC personal lubricant that helps couples conceive more easily.

CHICAGO — The Food and Drug Administration has approved an OTC personal lubricant that helps couples conceive more easily.

Sasmar announced Friday the FDA approval of Conceive Plus, described as an isotonic, fertility-friendly personal lubricant that helps increase a woman's chances of getting pregnant naturally. The patent-pending formula is pH balanced to mimic fertile fluids and semen and contains minerals helpful to fertilization.

September 27, 2013

Becton, Dickinson and Co. is partnering with the World Health Organization in an effort to address maternal and newborn mortality, BD said Friday.

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. — Becton, Dickinson and Co. is partnering with the World Health Organization in an effort to address maternal and newborn mortality, BD said Friday.

September 26, 2013

The largest mobile health initiative for pregnant mothers and their babies has named Rite Aid its first national retail partner, the drug store chain said Thursday.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — The largest mobile health initiative for pregnant mothers and their babies has named Rite Aid its first national retail partner, the drug store chain said Thursday.

June 21, 2013

A study published on bmj.com this week found that taking iron daily during pregnancy is associated with a significant increase in birth weight and a reduction in risk of low birth weight.

BOSTON — A study published on BMJ.com this week found that taking iron daily during pregnancy is associated with a significant increase in birth weight and a reduction in risk of low birth weight in babies.

The effects were seen for iron doses up to 66 mg per day. The World Health Organization currently recommends a dose of 60 mg per day for pregnant women.

May 3, 2013

Women who take low-dose oral contraceptives may be at increased risk of chronic pelvic-pain symptoms and pain during sexual climax, according to a new study.

SAN DIEGO — Women who take low-dose oral contraceptives may be at increased risk of chronic pelvic-pain symptoms and pain during sexual climax, according to a new study.

The study, scheduled for presentation to reporters at the American Urological Association's annual scientific meeting in San Diego on Tuesday, was conducted by researchers at New York University and the Waitemata District Health Board in Auckland, New Zealand, compared CPPS in young women who used oral contraceptives with the condition in those who didn't.

February 19, 2013

Church & Dwight has crafted its first advertising campaign targeting a Spanish-speaking audience for its First Response pregnancy test and ovulation prediction kits, according to a story published in the New York Times Tuesday.

NEW YORK — Church & Dwight has crafted its first advertising campaign targeting a Spanish-speaking audience for its First Response pregnancy test and ovulation prediction kits, according to a story published in the New York Times Tuesday.

February 8, 2012

A new at-home test that analyzes a male's sperm count has entered the market.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A new at-home test that analyzes a male's sperm count has entered the market.

November 10, 2011

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

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

April 27, 2011

A drug designed to reduce the risk of premature birth among pregnant women has been submitted to the Food and Drug Administration for approval.

LIVINGSTON and PARSIPPANY, N.J. — A drug designed to reduce the risk of premature birth among pregnant women has been submitted to the Food and Drug Administration for approval.

March 4, 2011

Freeman Beauty's Feeling Beautiful line is expanding with three new products.

NEW YORK — Freeman Beauty's Feeling Beautiful line is expanding with three new products.

New to the collection are:

  • Feeling Beautiful kiwi and yogurt moisturizing facial cleanser. This creamy facial cleanser gently removes impurities and clears skin without drying it out. Kiwi fruit extract moisturizes and protects skin against free radicals, while the yogurt extract helps smooth skin to improve its overall texture;

February 18, 2011

GUILFORD, Conn. — Mitchell-Vance Labs this past fall launched a new scar product to add to its ScarAway lineup appealing to a whole other segment of women in search of scar therapy: ScarAway for C-sections. 


February 4, 2011

A private entrepreneur is close to introducing a take-home intracervical insemination fertilization kit to retail, according to a story published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Friday.

PITTSBURGH — A private entrepreneur is close to introducing a take-home intracervical insemination fertilization kit to retail, according to a story published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Friday. The product will be submitted for Food and Drug Administration approval in the first half of 2011. If approved, Steve Bollinger first plans to introduce the product into doctor’s offices before launching through retail pharmacy.

November 14, 2010

The makers of Zestra held a symposium on Oct. 28 at New York’s Penn Club...

NEW YORK — The makers of Zestra held a symposium on Oct. 28 at New York’s Penn Club to promote the over-the-counter product designed to address women’s sexual dysfunction.

October 27, 2010

Sexual dysfunction often is conceived as a male phenomenon, but it frequently affects women as...

NEW YORK Sexual dysfunction often is conceived as a male phenomenon, but it frequently affects women as well, and for a wide variety of reasons.

 

September 12, 2010

Lil' Drug Store Products has launched a "brilliant" feminine protection product....

NEW YORK Lil' Drug Store Products has launched a "brilliant" feminine protection product.

New RepHresh Brilliant tampons reduce the pH increase that occurs during a woman's period.

"In healthy women, vaginal pH is typically 3.5 to 4.5 and blood has a pH of 7.4, so during a woman's period, pH is elevated by menstrual fluids. Tampons retain the fluids that cause pH to increase. RepHresh Brilliant is the first tampon clinically shown to reduce the usual pH increase," said Lauren Streicher, assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology.

March 15, 2010

Kimberly-Clark has launched a new feminine care brand that hopes to redefine the personal care...

February 25, 2010

Male fertility tests measuring sperm counts may soon be sold at retail, according to a...