May 10, 2016

NeuroMetrix is aiming its wearable pain relief device Quell at a customer it believes is underserved. “...There's this large population of Americans suffering from chronic disease, and current devices aren’t addressing what their needs are,” said SVP and general manager of consumer health Frank McGillin.

May 10, 2016

While rainbow hair seemed to be the "it" beauty phenomenon of 2015, the colorful trend has now expanded to another part of the body: eyelashes. According to InStyle magazine, rainbow colored mascara and lash extensions are the latest beauty trend to go viral. (InStyle

May 10, 2016

Leading organic brand Santa Cruz Organic is launching a new line of beverages that appeals to foodies.

May 10, 2016

Leading craft beer brand Sierra Nevada introduced six new brews at retailers across America on Tuesday

May 10, 2016

The bath category is once again bubbling at drug stores thanks to several trends with natural, multitasking and therapeutic products.

May 10, 2016

Sparkling Ice has rolled out Sparkling Ice essence of sparkling water. The new collection is free of sweeteners, contains zero calories, has no artificial colors or preservatives, and delivers an “essence” of natural flavors.

May 10, 2016

Mark your calendars, because on Aug. 5 the world will be tuning into coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, and shortly thereafter millions of weekend warriors and fantasy athletes will be looking on drug store shelves for the latest kinesiology tape or copper compression wraps.

May 10, 2016

When I started covering this business about 20 years ago, there was a lot of attention around channel blurring. Today, convenience is however the consumer defines it.

May 9, 2016

Budweiser, which has dressed bottles in stars and stripes in previous summers, is poised to make one of its biggest patriotic plays yet. According to a report in AdAge, the brand has sought approval for new labels that replace the Budweiser name with "America," according to a filing with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. (AdAge)

May 9, 2016

The drug is indicated as an adjunct to diet to treat high cholesterol in adults with primary hypercholesterolemia or mixed dyslipidemia, as well as treatment of adults with severe hypertriglyceridemia. 

May 9, 2016

L’Oréal Luxe brand Biotherm Homme has named global superstar athlete David Beckham as its first skin care ambassador and plans to launch a new line co-developed with the star.

May 9, 2016

Ulta is leveraging the increasing popularity of French skin care products by partnering with famed French beauty brand Nuxe.

May 9, 2016

A record number of Americans showed up last weekend to turn in their unused prescription drugs, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency. 

May 9, 2016

The company plans to begin construction on the project as early as summer 2016 with an estimated completion scheduled for summer/fall 2017.

May 9, 2016

This year's STD Awareness campaign focused on two critical current medical issues -  the rising incidence of STDs and the Zika virus. 

May 9, 2016

At Kantar Retail’s two-day Drug Channels workshop, the company shared insights about how consumers are approaching health and wellness in a changed retail and healthcare landscape, how the big drug chains are looking to reach them and how suppliers can be a key part of doing so as we move into the future.

May 9, 2016

A new report from PhRMA and the ALS Association is looking in-depth at the more than 560 drugs being developed that take new approaches to disease targeting. 

May 9, 2016

Rich Scoza joined Nature’s Bounty in 1991 as the sales manager for the wholesale division, helping to generate over $1.5 billion dollars in annual U.S. nutrition sales.

May 9, 2016

The Globe and Mail is reporting that Canadian supermarket chain Loblaw, which recently acquired Canadian drug chain Shoppers Drug Mart, was part of an industry push to get pharmacies into the business of dispensing medical marijuana. The news came after the company’s annual meeting Thursday, weeks after the Canadian Pharmacists Association has called for pharmacy to play a central role in medical marijuana dispensing. “We are an industry that is extremely effective at managing controlled substances. It gives pharmacists the opportunity to work directly, in real time, with patients as opposed to doing it through the mail – working on their doses, making sure it is actually having the therapeutic effect that it’s intended to have,” Loblaw executive chairman Galen Weston told reporters on Thursday. (The Globe and Mail)

May 9, 2016

Mars is looking to leverage the popularity of protein bars by launching two new protein bars under its Mars and Snickers brands in the UK. According to UK newspaper the Express, the two new bars are just 200 calories and have the nutritional profile you would expect from a protein bar (but with the taste of a Snickers or Mars bar). (Express)

May 9, 2016

Leading baby brand Similac is launching a new supplement that is designed to mix into toddlers' favorite foods like yogurt, oatmeal and macaroni and cheese.

May 9, 2016

Combs joins TelePharm from Synergy Medical, where he was VP sales, overseeing the company’s hospital, retail, Veterans Administration and chain pharmacy operations in North America.

May 9, 2016

Walgreens pharmacists and Healthcare Clinic nurse practitioners can administer MMR vaccine to individuals ages 7 and older in Mississippi and Tennessee; ages 14 and older in Kentucky; and ages 18 and older in Arkansas.

May 9, 2016

Now FDA-approved as a medical device, the water-based, Wet Original is safe and effective as personal lubricant or vaginal moisturizer and is compatible with latex, polyisoprene and polyurethane condoms. 

Water-based, Wet Original is safe and effective as personal lubricant or vaginal moisturizer and is compatible with latex, polyisoprene and polyurethane condoms.