November 8, 2013

Creating a home destination center for diabetic patients stocked with products appropriate to their condition —not only including sugar tablets, gels and liquids, but also nutritional supplements, homeopathic products, skin creams and lotions, oral care solutions, pain relief products and hypoglycemic products — has gained in importance thanks to the price pressures associated with competitive bidding in the diabetes space.

November 8, 2013

A proposed rule from the Food and Drug Administration would effectively eliminate artificial trans fats from foods in the United States by classifying partially hydrogenated oils as unsafe food additives and thus permitting them only in certain cases.

In its proposal, the FDA emphasized that it would give manufacturers of foods that contain trans fats enough time to reformulate their recipes in order to minimize market disruptions by spreading out the initial cost of about $8 billion over a number of years. While trans fats have been eliminated from most foods already, foods that still contain them include frozen pizzas, microwave popcorn, margarines and some dessert foods.

November 7, 2013

Aisle7 on Thursday announced the launch of Healthnotes Interactions Checker, a next-generation solution simplifying the task of deciding which nutrients positively or negatively interact with the medicines they take.

October 29, 2013

Hy-Vee has specially outfitted an RV to provide basic health and wellness services for people across the Midwest as part of a tour of the region.

October 25, 2013

Guiding Stars really works. That’s the finding of an independent study that examined the Guiding Stars nutrition guidance program at more than 100 Hannaford grocery stores.

October 25, 2013

Pure Encapsulations on Thursday introduced PureHeart Probiotic, the newest addition to the PureHeart Protocol: Screening + Supplements = Success line of nutritional supplements.

October 21, 2013

The Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program last week determined that Kowa Health Care America can support general performance claims for Okinawa Life, a dietary supplement marketed as providing a variety of health benefits.

October 18, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition, the dietary supplement industry’s leading trade association, earlier this week announced the addition of three new voting members, including Barrington Nutritionals, Stratum Nutrition and Vitatech Nutritional Sciences.

October 16, 2013

What helps build loyalty, but is not considered a loyalty program? What is fun, exciting and rewarding, and at the same time strategic, planned and designed to drive trips and/or purchases? Gamification. It’s the latest buzzword among brand marketers, and it’s gaining traction as early adopters begin to revolutionize the way customer engagement is done.

October 2, 2013

DSN visited the Baltimore Convention Center last week to check out the Natural Products Expo East. DSN reviews its top 10 new products from the show.

September 27, 2013

Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine, along with nutritional products brand FortiFX, is pleased to announce the debut of a new line of six-layer baked meal-replacement bars — Fit Crunch Baked Bars — which are high in protein and low in sugar without compromising taste and texture.

September 26, 2013

Pharmagen on Thursday announced the launch of Clotamin, a unique multivitamin formulated without vitamin K in order to meet the special nutritional needs of people taking blood-thinning medications (anticoagulants), such as Warfarin.

September 25, 2013

The board of directors of the World Self-Medication Industry on Wednesday named as its chair-elect Erica Mann, member of the Bayer HealthCare executive committee and president of Bayer HealthCare’s Global Consumer Care division.

September 24, 2013

Abbott on Tuesday introduced a new nutrition shake called Glucerna Advance — formulated for people with diabetes who are seeking additional nutrition and health benefits.

September 23, 2013

MusclePharm on Monday announced that its Arnold Series, a new line of nutritional supplements developed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, will launch today on GNC.com and on Oct. 1, in GNC stores.

September 20, 2013

Clif Bar & Co. has been named one of the best workplaces in the United States by Great Place to Work.

September 20, 2013

Only half of the uninsured Americans expected to gain health coverage next year will do so due to a Supreme Court decision that allows states to decide individually whether to expand Medicaid coverage to the poor under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to published reports.

September 19, 2013

Some overweight older adults don’t need to lose weight to extend their lives, but they could risk an earlier death if they pack on more pounds.

September 18, 2013

Publix Pharmacy is North America’s favorite based on customer satisfaction, according to a new study released Wednesday of 3,600 consumers conducted by Market Force Information.

September 18, 2013

Rainbow Light on Wednesday launched Embrace Prenatal 35+, a prenatal multivitamin specially formulated to address the unique nutritional needs of moms-to-be older than 35 years old.

September 10, 2013

Products that focus on convenience are winning big in the pet category.

September 5, 2013

Natura Pet Products brand California Natural is rolling out a new grain-free dog food option, Pork Meal and Sweet Potatoes Formula, along with a new packaging design to highlight the brand's philosophy of using limited ingredients.

September 4, 2013

Church & Dwight is on the hunt for its next acquisition, after having successfully integrated its gummy vitamin line from Avid Health, chairman and CEO James Craigie told analysts at the 2013 Barclays Back-to-School Consumer Conference held on Tuesday.

September 4, 2013

Pharmavite announced the expansion of its Nature Made VitaMelts product line to include Nature Made VitaMelts Multi in a tropical fruit flavor and Nature Made VitaMelts Hair, Skin & Nails in a strawberry lemonade flavor.