September 12, 2014

A deficiency of a single vitamin, B1 (thiamine), can cause a potentially fatal brain disorder called Wernicke encephalopathy.

September 5, 2014

True Nopal announced that its line of True Nopal Cactus Water will be available in the Los Angeles region and Hawaii Costco locations beginning in September. 

September 4, 2014

Kline Group reported positive signs of 2013 growth across the over-the-counter sector in its recently published Nonprescription Drugs USA study, according to a blog posted Monday

September 3, 2014

The Annals of Internal Medicine just published results of a National Institutes of Health trial titled "Effects of low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets," in which a low-carbohydrate diet was found to be more effective both for weight loss and cardiovascular risk factor reduction than a low-fat diet, Atkins Nutritionals announced Tuesday.

August 28, 2014

Real Canadian Superstore locations in Western Canada now offer a faster, easier way to make nutritious food choices when shopping for groceries, as Loblaw Cos. has expanded its Guiding Stars program in British Columbia and Alberta, the company has announced.

August 22, 2014

New research from the University of Toronto suggests that eating almonds with a heart-healthy diet lowers a person’s risk for chronic heart disease. 

August 20, 2014

While drug stores across North America have diversified their mix over the past few years, over-the-counter medications remain at the heart of most every pharmacy retailer’s efforts, helping to maintain the drug channel’s inherent value as a front-line healthcare provider and the outlet of choice for consumers suffering from a wide range of minor illnesses.

August 19, 2014

A coalition of retail groups on Monday filed a joint-merchant petition with the Supreme Court seeking its review of the March 2014 swipe fee decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

August 18, 2014

Recurrence of hormone-related breast cancer was cut by half in overweight and obese women who regularly used aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, according to data published last week in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

August 12, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Tuesday announced the agenda for The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science, taking place Nov. 5 in Dana Point, Calif.

August 5, 2014

GNC Holdings on Tuesday named Michael Archbold CEO and appointed him to the board, effective immediately.

July 25, 2014

They say the early bird catches the worm, and that was definitely the case as attendees of this year’s McKesson ideaShare conference arrived at some early morning continuing education courses last week that were geared toward enhancing the pharmacy as a business and improving patient outcomes.

July 24, 2014

Abbott, the makers of Similac, studied the diets of more than 80 lactating women to assess how their nutritional intake compared to dietary recommendations. In the study, only 1-of-10 breastfeeding moms on average got 100% of the desired levels for DHA, lutein and vitamin E from their diet.

July 23, 2014

Inergetics, a developer of nutritional supplements, announced that the company will be presenting Martha Stewart Essentials, a line of whole food-based vitamin supplements developed in tandem with Martha Stewart herself at Cardinal Health's Retail Business Conference.

July 10, 2014

A wave of new drug introductions and healthcare policy changes has had a significant impact on women’s health care over the past year.

July 9, 2014

Inventure Foods, marketer and manufacturer of specialty food brands, on Wednesday introduced Radar Farms Fruit Plus Vitamins, a fortified whole frozen fruit product.

July 8, 2014

Mars announced that Debra Sandler has been named chief health and wellbeing officer. Tracey Massey will fill Sandler's previous role as acting president of Mars Chocolate, North America.

July 3, 2014
There were two big deals in the nutrition space this week: Kroger bought one of the most successful VMS e-commerce sites in Vitacost.com, and Hormel bought a dominant nutritional/supplement brand in Muscle Milk. 
 
With Vitacost.com, Kroger will offer customers the convenience to order online and ship to their door with an expanded assortment online. Vitacost.com fields about 45,000 SKUs, and there's a roughly 10,000 SKU overlap when Kroger's mix is factored in.

 

July 1, 2014

CVS/pharmacy has announced a chain-wide effort to make it easier for customers to make health-conscious decisions when shopping for food and snacks with the launch of Gold Emblem Abound.

June 26, 2014

The Food Marketing Institute on Thursday launched its 22nd annual survey with Prevention that explores consumers’ health and nutrition attitudes.

June 26, 2014

ThinkThin, a protein bar brand, expands its lineup with the new ThinkThin Lean Protein and Fiber bars.

June 24, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission is stepping up probes of pay-for-delay settlements — pharmaceutical deals that delay the sale of generic drugs — according to a report published Monday by Bloomberg.

June 20, 2014

Health insurer Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is offering the EatRight Rewards program to its employees and members. EatRight Rewards provides financial rewards to employees who buy healthy foods at the grocery store.

June 19, 2014

More than 1-in-4 Rite Aid locations now reflect the latest in healthcare retailing — the company's Wellness store format, the concept that serves as a cornerstone to Rite Aid's overall health-and-wellness solution, John Standley, Rite Aid chairman and CEO, told analysts Thursday morning.