06/15/2015 - 12:36pm

While online sales of allergy products may still be relatively low, thousands of consumers are making these purchases online — and many millions more are using the Web to learn about products and decide which brands to purchase.

06/15/2015 - 12:36pm

Carun Pharmacy, the United Kingdom’s first cannabis pharmacy, officially opened its doors in May in Twickenham, London, offering consumers a range of health and beauty products that harness the healing powers of hemp.

05/21/2015 - 3:51pm

Drug Store News, in partnership with higi, a consumer health engagement company, is hosting the first-ever Fit Pharmacist Challenge, a series of fitness-tracking competitions that will reward winning pharmacists and pharmacy technicians for logging the most miles.

05/20/2015 - 4:37pm

GoJo Industries recently expanded its hand sanitizer position with a new purchase opportunity — one that’s mom-friendly, serves an on-the-go need and is incremental to the category — with its launch of Purell Wipes into retail.

05/20/2015 - 4:37pm

Prevention remains a priority for consumers heading into cough-cold season, as evidenced by the sales of two brands well known for their immunity-boosting benefits.

05/20/2015 - 4:37pm

Perrigo Animal Health in May announced its launch of PetArmor Joint Health Maximum, a supplement for dogs that contains glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM and manganese. It’s an opportunity for retailer’s to associate their store brand with a quality pet supplement.

05/20/2015 - 4:37pm

Is there a niche OTC opportunity on which food, drug and mass retailer pharmacies are not fully capitalizing? If the answer isn’t yes, then the cat is already out of the bag — according to the American Pet Products Association the market for pet supplies and OTC medicines will grow by 4.7% by the end of the year.

05/20/2015 - 4:37pm

Church & Dwight is leveraging its First Response brand into the dietary supplement set with the launch of First Response multivitamin gummies, which target reproductive health and prenatal/post-natal need states. First Response multivitamin gummies were developed to provide women with the recommended amount of folic acid in an easy-to-consume gummy form.

05/20/2015 - 4:37pm

The gummy sub-segment within overall vitamins is not only still growing substantially, the dollar volume of that alternative delivery format has reached nowhere near its ceiling of potential, at least not yet. Overall, sales of vitamins for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 28, 2014, were up 0.4% to $6.5 billion across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.