June 16, 2017
The move makes Oregon the 14th state to pass a law banning dextromethorphan sales to patients younger than 18 years old, joining states across the country in recognizing that limiting teen access to DXM is a proven way to prevent abuse, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association said.
June 8, 2017

DSN editor in chief Rob Eder discusses the importance of purpose to the New General Market consumer, and how it unites the brands connecting most with their customers. 

June 6, 2017
ECRM said that the combination of the two companies would bring RangeMe’s technology to a larger customer pool and make an impact on how the CPG industry evolves.
 
May 31, 2017

The Women's Choice Award serves as a competitive differentiator in today's cluttered marketplace, the company's CEO stated.

May 31, 2017

The study found that vaccinated adults were 52%-79% less likely to die than unvaccinated flu-hospitalized patients.

May 11, 2017

On the fifth day of a cold, as many as 70% of the zinc lozenge patients had recovered from that cold as compared to 27% of the placebo patients.

May 9, 2017

Using Twitter, researchers could identify the week when the epidemic would reach its peak and the magnitude of that peak with an accuracy of 70% to 90% six weeks in advance of the event.

May 1, 2017

Lip Smacker kicks off a new annual tradition, polling consumers for the latest flavor profiles and anointing one consumer "Lip Smacker's First Official Tastemaker."

April 19, 2017

ILI incidence reached a high mark of 5.1% in the 2016/2017 season.

April 18, 2017

CDC found that flu vaccination reduced the risk of flu-associated death by nearly two-thirds (65%) among healthy children.

April 14, 2017

There is no question that one of the top nonprescription categories contributing to both sales and foot traffic right now is allergy. Sales of nasal sprays — the category that captures all of the latest nasal corticosteroid Rx-to-OTC switches — are up 10.2%.

April 3, 2017

Two North Carolina markets rank among the top three markets as measured by the Walgreens Flu Index. The other? Shreveport, La.

March 30, 2017

The Cold-Eeze family of brands includes leading over-the-counter cold remedies sold as lozenges, gummies, oral sprays, caplets, QuickMelts and oral liquid dose forms in the U.S.

March 27, 2017

Results showed a 6% increase over clinics that did not use the alert system, representing a 37% relative increase in vaccinations from the prior year.

March 27, 2017
The packaging transition is set to roll out in April and finish by late summer.
 
March 23, 2017

The 2016/2017 cough, cold and flu season is almost at an end, but there are still pockets of flu-like illness across central U.S., Walgreens reports.

March 21, 2017

The agreement provided for an upfront cash payment of $2.5 million to Acura. Acura is eligible to receive a royalty 7.5% based on commercial sales by MainPointe.

March 21, 2017

Sickweather also offers SickScore through its app, which provides the user a relative threat index of contagious illness in their immediate area.

March 15, 2017

According to the latest Walgreens Flu Index, four of the top 10 markets still experiencing high levels of flu activity are in Texas, including three of the top five markets.

March 9, 2017

At this time, no human infections associated with this outbreak in Tennessee have been detected.

March 8, 2017

Texas continues to see signs of flu activity, with four markets in the Lone Star State making this week’s list. 

March 6, 2017

Sales of all OTC medicines and natural supplements broke records in 2016, reaching $45.8 billion for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 25, 2016, according to IRI. That’s an additional $1.8 billion in sales volume compared with a year ago.

March 3, 2017

The bill would establish a national age-18 requirement for the purchase of the medicines containing DXM. Over the past several years,12 states have addressed this issue by passing similar legislation.

March 2, 2017

During the 2012-2013 season, people who got a high-dose vaccine were 36% less likely to die in the 30 days following hospitalization or an emergency department visit due to the flu.