03/23/2016 - 10:35am

MINNEAPOLIS - Target has plans to launch a new digital health initiative next month both online and in 500 of its stores, MobiHealthNews reported last week. "Beyond knowing the stories will offer a new section for health devices, details on what, exactly, the launch will entail are scarce," the site reported. "One device that will be included is Quell, an FDA-cleared and smartphone-connected wearable for treating chronic pain from Waltham, Massachusetts-based Neurometrix. (MobiHealthNews

03/22/2016 - 1:32pm

LoveBug’s three existing products - Here’s the Skinny, Colds Suck and Yeast is a Beast - have reached over 1,500 customer reviews on Amazon within the first five months since launch. 

03/22/2016 - 12:47pm

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday finalized the creation of the first-ever Patient Engagement Advisory Committee, the Weinberg Group reported. "The committee has been established in order to provide the FDA commissioner with advice regarding complex issues related to medical devices; specifically regarding the regulation of devices and their use by patients," the report noted. "This was done as part of the agency's 'patient-centric' approach, under which FDA is attempting to ensure the needs and experiences of patients are taken into account during the review of medical devices." (The Weinberg Group)

03/22/2016 - 11:49am

According to the latest reports, only 3.1% of teens abused DXM in 2015, compared to 5.4% who reported abusing DXM in 2006. 

03/22/2016 - 11:24am

Between 2006 and 2011, among older adults use of over-the-counter medications declined from 44.4% to 37.9% and use of dietary supplement use increased from 51.8% to 63.7%. 

03/21/2016 - 4:04pm

“These findings suggest that the unsafe use of multiple medications among older adults is a growing public health problem,“ the study’s researchers wrote. 

03/21/2016 - 1:28pm

The company’s essential oils — which are gluten-free and plant-based, as well as cruelty-free — look to bring aromatherapy to consumers in packaging that looks to make essential oils and their uses accessible.

03/21/2016 - 11:49am
Members of the trade group the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED are also touting the study as a case for supplementing with omega-3s for general health and wellness.
03/21/2016 - 11:03am

A new venture from industry veteran and former CHPA VP Ted Peterson is looking to work with senior CPG executives to identify business growth opportunities.