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 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 27, 2017

The new Walgreens specialty pharmacies are part of more than 250 Walgreens community and health system pharmacies that focus on community-based, patient-centered care.

January 26, 2017

After four decades in retailing, Panzer has been lucky enough to have a number of great mentors in business, but the Albertson’s healthcare chief tells DSN some of the most important lessons he ever learned came as a young cowhand on his grandmother’s Santa Fe ranch.

January 26, 2017

"At this time, we are actively engaged in discussion with Rite Aid regarding how to proceed," Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Stefano Pessina told shareholders. "These discussions include taking into account anything that is required to gain approval."

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 23, 2017

"As the Walgreens/Rite Aid merger agreement is set to expire on Jan. 27, Walgreens could look to re-cut the ... deal given the challenges, potentially enhancing its profile," noted DB analyst George Hill.

January 20, 2017

Turns out DSN readers were right — 59% believed the decision the Walgreens/Rite Aid deal would not be approved before Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th U.S president.

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 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.

January 17, 2017

The deal will set in motion immediate synergies as the combination of Walgreens and Rite Aid creates a national network of almost 12,000 locations focused on delivering health care and beauty.

January 12, 2017

“The integration of the two networks ... will create substantial synergies [on the] organizational side of the business [and] procurement side of the business," Stefano Pessina, CEO Walgreens Boots Alliance, told analysts.

January 11, 2017

CHPA has developed a three-prong strategy in combating DXM abuse, which includes connecting to parents and teens on awareness efforts and galvanizing the industry to restrict the sale of DXM products to adults.

January 11, 2017

So far, H3N2 has been the predominant influenza strain, and H3N2-predominant seasons have been associated with more severe illness and higher mortality, especially in older people and young children.

January 10, 2017

America's Naturals' latest line-extenstion to its comprehensive Family Flora lineup of probiotic supplements — called E.N.T. — targets ear, nose and throat care, and is ideal for cough-cold and flu endcaps.

January 10, 2017

According to the company, whole foods have a complex nutritional makeup rich in beneficial micro and macronutrients. These type of superfoods are considered nutrient-dense and provide the best source of nutrition.

January 6, 2017

The proof a category is hot can be measured not only by the number of players looking to participate in that category, but also by the heft of new entrants. Such is the case with aromatherapy.

January 6, 2017

From the hot color segments and new product launches to apps and the Canadian beauty scene, DSN highlights what you need to know about the beauty business in 2017 in this multi-page special report.

January 6, 2017

Sales of diet aids are rocketing across retail right now thanks in no small part to the 38% of Americans who made weight-related resolutions for 2017.

January 6, 2017

Overall, sales of multivitamins are relatively flat — 0.2% annual growth toward a $1.8 billion base. So, have sales of multivitamins plateaued, or are there pockets of opportunity out there?

January 6, 2017

Nature’s Bounty launched a line of aromatherapy products under the Nature’s Origin banner that includes an essential oils kit.

January 6, 2017

A number of recent product offerings in the VMS space may represent white-space opportunities — or products that help create a marketing or merchandising niche that resonates with today’s consumer.

January 6, 2017

Nutrex is introducing OutLift, a new pre-workout product that is differentiated by having no proprietary blend (full disclosure ingredients) and contains no “banned” ingredients.

January 6, 2017

Troy Talarico, VP sales Fusion Diet Systems, discusses the consumer diet aid trend.