February 5, 2015

As many as 43% of women keep a cough-cold product in their desk during the winter months “just in case” they get sick, according to a survey conducted on behalf of WorkPlace Impact.

February 5, 2015

Considering that 90% of families’ healthcare decisions are made by women, and that women account for 93% of overall consumer spending on OTC pharmaceuticals, according to Greenfield Online for Arnold’s Women’s Insight Team, identifying and delivering on women’s aspirations is a crucial factor in the success of self-care healthcare items.

February 3, 2015

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Monday called on four major retailers to stop selling store-brand herbal supplement products in New York that could not be verified to contain the labeled substance by using what the industry describes as a questionable testing method — DNA barcoding.

February 3, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the cough-cold categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

February 3, 2015

Afrezza, an inhaled insulin powder, is now available by prescription in U.S. retail pharmacies, Sanofi and MannKind Corp. announced. The drug is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to control high blood sugar in adults who have type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

 

February 2, 2015

TyraTech, a life sciences company focusing on nature-derived insect and parasite control products, recently announced that it has secured product listings for its Vamousse head lice product range, including its Vamousse Treatment mousse and Vamousse Protection shampoo, across Walmart and through Cardinal Health.

January 27, 2015

Bartell Drugs has announced that it is spotlighting American Heart Month as it celebrates its 125th anniversary by offering heart-healthy screenings in all 63 store locations.

January 27, 2015

 The OurPet Co. on Tuesday announced the launch of several new products for its line of Pet Zone cat toys.

January 26, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration last week approved Natpara (parathyroid horomone), which is indicated to control low blood calcium levels in patients who have hypoparathyroidism.

 

January 20, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration has expanded the age indication for Natroba (spinosad) topical suspension 0.9% to include children 6 months of age and older who have head lice infestations (pediculosis capitis).

January 20, 2015

LifeScan on Tuesday introduced the new OneTouch Verio Blood Glucose Monitoring System that helps people with diabetes better understand their results without any extra effort.

January 15, 2015

According to more than 100,000 users polled by Ibotta, health-and-wellness goals are top-of-mind for Americans in 2015. With 49% of users polled resolving to lose weight, eat healthy and get active it's clear that people are looking to get ahold of and reclaim their overall well-being in the new year.

January 13, 2015

A study published this month in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition concluded that body weight status is associated with inadequate intake of micronutrients.

 

January 12, 2015

Schwarzkopf ULTÎME, the first hair care brand exclusively developed with supermodel Claudia Schiffer, has officially landed in the United States, rolling out exclusively in Walmart stores this month.

January 12, 2015

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance on Monday announced the retirement of the performance measure, "Diabetes: Appropriate Treatment of Hypertension."

January 9, 2015

A new survey from Prevention and Centrum found that nearly half of those polled are concerned they may not be getting enough of one or more key nutrients.

January 8, 2015

Data from a recent patient satisfaction study conducted by J.D. Power has found that Bayer blood glucose meters ranked highest in overall satisfaction among patients with diabetes.

January 8, 2015

The $2 billion-plus dietary supplement category is a big business and a major driver of traffic to retail pharmacy. To better understand this critically important customer, DSN partnered with Field Agent to conduct an exclusive study of how customers shop the vitamin category, why they buy, where they buy, when they buy, what they buy and what else they buy when they purchase supplements.

January 8, 2015

Sandoz may be on track to receive the first biosimilar drug approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its Zarxio.

January 8, 2015

Trovita Health Science announced the introduction of its Enu ready-to-drink nutritional shake in select ShopRite supermarket locations throughout the northeastern United States.

January 7, 2015

Three supplement categories are really helping to drive the business today.

January 7, 2015

Pharmavite earlier this year launched a product that capitalizes on two current growth trends — immunity supplements and the gummy format. 

January 7, 2015

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University have uncovered a novel approach to creating inhalable vaccines using nanoparticles that shows promise for targeting such lung-specific diseases as influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis.

January 7, 2015

Dietary supplementation represents big dollars in terms of the amount of healthcare costs saved by improving health outcomes and avoiding disease state ramifications.