05/19/2016 - 12:47pm

NPA is encouraging members to visit its grassroots website and reach out to Congress and tell them to stop Puerto Rico from creating an arbitrary tax on the industry as the relief package is debated.

05/18/2016 - 1:19pm
Bloomberg is reporting that one the challenges facing Johnson & Johnson is it's loss of market share in the baby care category in the U.S. The report — and J&J CFO Dominic Caruso — are attributing this loss to the increased interest among consumers (parents in particular), and Caruso said the company has taken steps to remove such ingredients as parabens from its products, and that it is planning to unveil a new branding effort this week. At Kantar Retail’s Drug Channel Workshop in early May, director Brian Owens noted that as much as 25% to 30% of supplier and retail innovations will be centered around fresh, local, organic, natural and health products — something he called the “FLONH” effect. (Bloomberg)
05/18/2016 - 12:52pm

The new products will be on store shelves in May at select retailers nationwide, such as Walgreens, Sprouts and other health food retailers.

05/18/2016 - 12:37pm

Nielsen found that among consumers’ top 10 planned online purchases, shampoo/conditioner was first on the list, followed by vitamins and supplements, body wash, deodorant and cosmetics.

05/18/2016 - 11:48am

Only the Nonin Medical oximeter was able to accurately track the desaturation events as compared to an independent hospital tabletop oximeter control device in an independent test, Nonin reported. 

05/18/2016 - 11:26am

TheraBand's latest advancements include TheraBand CLX, a patented, next-generation resistance band featuring consecutive loops that provide a range of benefits, such as faster exercise transitions, additional high-impact full body exercises and easy grip options. 

05/16/2016 - 12:33pm
Australian pharmaceutical company Starpharma Holdings is teaming up with Ansell, makers of LifeStyle condoms, to supply Zika virus-proof condoms to the Australian Olympic team ahead of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro games, Reuters reported Monday. Starpharma said it is giving the Australian athletes Ansell "Dual Protect" condoms lubricated with Starpharma's VivaGel product. "Given sexual transmission of Zika virus is of increasing importance, the potent activity of Starpharma's VivaGel against Zika could prove very significant," stated Starpharma CEO Jackie Fairley. (Reuters)
 
05/16/2016 - 11:35am

Over the past two years, CVS Health colleagues and customers have helped to raise more than $7 million for the LUNG FORCE initiative. 

05/13/2016 - 1:39pm

In the 2015 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced the launch of the Precision Medicine Initiative — a bold new research effort that can be actuated by MD Labs' Rxight, a pharmacogenetic program.