February 6, 2017

Industry retailers and vendors gathered on Dec. 1, 2016, for the Chronic Care Roundtable, part of the 18th annual DSN Industry Issues Summit.

February 6, 2017

Nationwide during the week ended Jan. 28, 3.9% of patient visits reported through the U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network (ILINet) were due to influenza-like illness.

February 6, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently called on pharmacists to use only clinically validated and interoperable blood pressure, or BP, kiosks. PharmaSmart, a health kiosk manufacturer and pharmacy Health IT innovator, noted that its products uniquely meet both criteria.

February 2, 2017

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen takes a deep dive into one of the most strategically important categories in retail pharmacy.

February 2, 2017

DSN associate editor David Salazar examines the state of the pharmacy industry, including generics, automation and technology, in this multi-page report.

 

February 2, 2017

Three markets in Texas, including the Corpus Christi area, led the nation in influenza-like activity gains for the week of Jan. 29, Walgreens reported.

February 1, 2017

Xyzal is an antihistamine containing the active ingredient levocetirizine dihydrochloride and provides 24-hour relief from runny nose, sneezing, itchy watery eyes and itching of the nose or throat in a single daily dose.

January 31, 2017
Amneal’s generic has begun shipping in 30-count bottles of 0.5- and 1-mg dosage strengths through wholesalers, distributors and directly to the trade. 
January 30, 2017

The proportion of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness was 3.4%, well above the national baseline of 2.2% and an increase from the week prior ILI report of 3.2%.

January 30, 2017

More than one-quarter (26%) of exercisers say that although they don’t currently use a wearable fitness tracker, they plan to use one in the future, and nearly one-third (31%) say that they like to buy the newest fitness gadgets.

January 27, 2017

"The Prenatal+DHA 300 satisfies a need of a premium product for an ever-growing demographic of expectant mothers to ensure they have a successful and healthy pregnancy," stated Ben Zahler, CEO of Advanced Nutrition by Zahler.

January 27, 2017

Most commonly, adults are resolving to eat healthier (29%), save more money (25%) and lose weight (24%) in 2017.

January 27, 2017

Liquid I.V.’s first product, Hydration Multiplier, optimizes water by using a calculated ratio of nutrients that deliver hydration more directly to cells.

January 24, 2017

The number of states reporting widespread flu activity increased from 21 states to 29 states for the week ended Jan. 14.

January 24, 2017

The news was announced in conjunction with the company's fourth quarter earnings call, and is part of the company's ongoing portfolio management.

January 24, 2017

The bill reached impressive levels of bipartisan support in the prior Congress, with half of the Senate and two-thirds of the U.S. House of Representatives co-sponsoring the measure.

January 24, 2017

Heading into the holiday season, sales of diet aid tablets were down 10.2% to $326.3 million for the 52 weeks ended Oct. 30, according to IRI data culminated across total U.S. multi-outlets.

January 23, 2017

Berkeley Life Heart Health will be available over the counter exclusively at The Vitamin Shoppe and GNC in January and shortly thereafter at other retailers nationwide.

January 20, 2017

That's it. Veggie is the 3rd brand extension for the company, following the success of its fruit-based products, That's it. Fruit Bar , That's it. Zesty and That's it. Dark Chocolate Bites

January 19, 2017

The Flu Index shows which populations are experiencing the most incidences of influenza each week based on Index methodology.

January 18, 2017

Snap Nutrition's Ooh Snap! protein bars contain 160 calories, with 15 grams of protein, 8 grams of net carbs, 10 grams of fiber and as low as 2 grams of sugar.

January 18, 2017

The app pairs symptoms reported by the user – from fatigue to fever – and then uses that user's Fitbit data to alert them when their body is showing signs of an illness, such as a flu or cold, before it actually happens.

January 17, 2017

Citing the Organic Trade Association's 2016 Organic Industry Survey, ApaxBrands reported 2015 growth of organic products were up 11% year-over-year $43.3 billion.

January 17, 2017

For the last 15 seasons, the average duration of a flu season has been 13 weeks, the CDC reported. As of Jan. 7, the U.S. was five weeks into the 2016-2017 flu season.