June 18, 2014

With the ragweed season getting longer and longer, according to government reports, allergy has become a significant driver behind trips to the eye care aisle, and represents a much broader potential patient base. In response to rising temperatures, ragweed pollen season length increased between 1995 and 2011 by as much as 11 days (to 27 days) in parts of the United States and Canada.

June 18, 2014

Family Dollar Stores has named Jeffrey Thomas as SVP, merchandise operations, succeeding Scott Zucker, who left the company at the end of May.

June 18, 2014

The Global Marketing Development Center hosted the 2014 Health, Beauty and Wellness Marketing Conference in Orlando in late May.

June 18, 2014

HCP & Co. has signed an agreement to sell its investment in NYX Cosmetics to L'Oréal, as part of the sale of the company.

June 18, 2014

IRI has hired José Carlos González-Hurtado to serve as president of International.

June 18, 2014

Jelly Belly Candy Co. was recognized at this year's Sweets & Snacks Expo. Two of its products were included in the 45 Most Innovative New Product Awards.

June 18, 2014

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. — McNeil Consumer Healthcare recently introduced a new form to the Zyrtec portfolio of allergy-relief products — an oral, dissolvable tablet. Delivering the same effective 24-hour relief, Zyrtec Dissolve Tabs contains 10 mg of citrus-flavored cetirizine that melts in the mouth.

June 18, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Retail Advisory Board and global strategy firm the Partnering Group have released a report to help retailers and suppliers establish joint business plans to align and optimize shared business goals.

June 18, 2014

The need state for allergy remedies is significant, according to documents filed by Merck recently in support of its application to switch Singulair. Allergies represent the fifth most-common chronic disease in the United States, impacting 1-in-5 Americans. As many as 90% of allergy sufferers self-treat their condition, and 58% only use an OTC or herbal remedy to relieve their allergy symptoms.

June 18, 2014

There’s a lot happening in the allergy space right now. Chattem’s Nasacort Allergy 24HR recently hit store shelves, and in a little more than 10 weeks on the shelf the nasal corticosteroid has already generated $33.6 million in sales across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.

June 18, 2014

With public health officials calling the number of people receiving crucial immunizations woefully low, physicians and pharmacists across North America are working to get more people vaccinated.

June 18, 2014

Okinawa Life announced the introduction of Immunisol, an immune support supplement. The product has been shown to help increase natural killer cell activity, according to the company.

June 18, 2014

Procter & Gamble’s Pantene hair care brand is further evolving its global Shine Strong campaign with the launch of the global Shine Strong Fund and a new video that tackles a common but unconscious behavior many women engage in everyday: over-apologizing.

June 18, 2014

I get a lot of questions about which brands are winning with social media, and why.

June 18, 2014

QS/1 is now offering the ESI Rx History interface, a medication reconciliation program allowing healthcare professionals to instantly retrieve a patient’s medication history.

June 18, 2014

Pharmacists in Kansas will be able to play a greater collaborative role in patient care under a new law that will take effect in July, according to a local news report.

June 18, 2014

A new flavor that company SexyPop Popcorn is debuting at this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show will make eating bananas a crunchier experience.

June 18, 2014

Is your ZIP code taking a toll on your skin? According to new data unveiled by RoC Skincare, there is a correlation between geographic location and the formation of wrinkles.

June 18, 2014

A survey co-released on Wednesday by the Generic Pharmaceutical Association and the National Coalition on Healthcare reveals that the healthcare providers patients rely on most to explain safety information about their prescription drugs have serious concerns about a proposed FDA rule on generic drug labeling.

June 18, 2014

A survey co-released Wednesday by the Generic Pharmaceutical Association and the National Coalition on Healthcare reveals that 8-in-10 healthcare providers have serious concerns about a proposed Food and Drug Administration rule on generic drug labeling.

June 18, 2014

The Consumer Goods Forum’s Board of Directors has reaffirmed its commitment to the implementation of its Health & Wellness Resolutions published in June 2011, which set out the Forum’s belief that manufacturers and retailers have a key role to play in improving the health and wellness of consumers, employees, their families and the communities they serve.

June 18, 2014

Inventure Foods, a marketer and manufacturer of specialty food brands, announced the expansion of its Vidalia Brands snack food lineup with the debut of Vidalia Kettle Potato Chips

June 18, 2014

Walgreens and Arizona Priority Care have announced a clinical care collaboration agreement to provide coordinated, expanded services for AzPC Medicare Advantage and ACO members through select Walgreens pharmacies and Healthcare Clinics.