February 9, 2015

Connected health devices accounted for approximately 4% of all machine-to-machine connections in the United States in 2014.

 

February 9, 2015

Greater consumer interest in the pursuit of health-and-wellness lifestyles may be contributing to a lessened sensitivy in price across the category.

 

February 9, 2015

Brick-and-mortar stores still serve as the primary shopping destination even in this age of omnichannel retailing, according to PwC's latest annual consumer survey — Total Retail: Retailers and the Age of Disruption.

February 6, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline officially launched its Flonase allergy relief onto nonprescription shelves.

February 6, 2015

The pharma industry praised outgoing Food and Drug Administration commissioner Margaret Hamburg and welcomed Stephen Ostroff, who will assume the role of acting commissioner.

February 6, 2015

Prestige Brands will be resuming healthcare professional marketing programs in support of its Monistat vaginal treatments.

February 6, 2015

Organic nutrition company Plum Organics is counting on its new line of soups to help satisfy hungry kids. 

February 5, 2015

Acura Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced the launch of their second pseudoephedrine product, Nexafed Sinus Pressure + Pain.

February 5, 2015

Food and Drug Commissioner Margaret Hamburg will resign from her post in March.

 

February 5, 2015

Skin care brand Murad has opened its first flagship retail location on the famed West 3rd Street in Los Angeles.

February 5, 2015

The National Sleep Foundation recently issued its new recommendations for appropriate sleep durations. 

February 5, 2015

The Retail Dietitians Business Alliance on Wednesday announced the results of the first salary survey for retail dietitians.

February 5, 2015

Schick announced the debut of the new Schick Xtreme3 Ultimate, its latest brand enhancement in disposable shave.

February 5, 2015

Whole Foods Market and the award-winning brand The World of Eric will join forces to roll out a series of cereal boxes for the grocer's 365 Everyday Value line. The packaging will include games for children as well as Carle's iconic artwork, which includes illustrations from the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar."

February 3, 2015

Energizer's Household Products division introduced a new battery product called Energizer EcoAdvanced. It is the world's first AA battery constructed with 4% recylced batteries, according to the company.

February 3, 2015

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Monday called on four major retailers to stop selling store-brand herbal supplement products in New York that could not be verified to contain the labeled substance by using what the industry describes as a questionable testing method — DNA barcoding.

February 3, 2015

Iovate Health Sciences International on Monday introduced StrongGirl, a new line of supplements available exclusively at GNC and Lucky Vitamin Stores.

February 3, 2015

Much of the mobile app experience happens in the comfortable, unrushed environment of the home, with 85% of shoppers preferring to shop there via mobile.

February 3, 2015

Merz Aesthetics, a division of Merz North America, announced Tuesday that Mederma has partnered with Dress for Success to launch "Project Confidence," a one-year program designed to help at-risk women live more confidently and project their best selves in everything they do.

February 3, 2015

Celebrated manicurist and famed color mixologist Nonie Creme has officially announced her newest venture — the launch of Nonie Creme Colour Prevails available exclusively at Walgreens, Walgreens.com, Duane Reade and Drugstore.com.

February 3, 2015

According to recent research, as many as 86% of independent pharmacies surveyed noted that their front-of-store was growing or holding steady, compared with 73% of independent pharmacists surveyed in previous HDMA-supported research. 

February 3, 2015

TempTraq, powered by Blue Spark Technologies, recently created a wireless, wearable, intelligent Bluetooth thermometer in the form of a soft comfortable patch. It continuously monitors body temperature for 24 hours and sends alerts to mobile devices through a specially designed, free downloadable app.

February 3, 2015

The heaviest concentration of flu activity for the week beginning Feb. 2 is in the South Central United States, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index report.

 

February 2, 2015

The evolution of how Americans shop the local grocery store is negatively impacting companies like Hershey Co., which rely on a steady stream of impulse purchasing to thrive.