September 10, 2013

More than half of arthritis sufferers are in search of information on natural remedies, according to a recent 2013 National Arthritis Index, a survey of more than 4,500 people concerned about the condition.

September 10, 2013

Implus has identified a niche need within foot care — plantar fasciitis.

September 10, 2013

According to an August 2013 poll of 500 AccentHealth viewers, 95% indicate that they or someone in their household has suffered from cold, flu or allergies in the past 12 months. The overwhelming majority of those sufferers sought treatment of the ailment or its symptoms (99%) — mainly in the form of over-the-counter therapies (91%).

September 10, 2013

Jamieson Laboratories showcased its Jamieson Probiotic Sticks at the recent NACDS Total Store Expo, bringing a new delivery format into the probiotic space.

September 10, 2013

This year marks the 125th anniversary of commercial first-aid kits. In 1888, Johnson & Johnson pioneered the first kits, which were originally designed to help railroad workers care for the wounds and injuries they received from laying railroad track.

September 10, 2013

In its partnership with Niantic Labs, Duane Reade has gamified the shopping experience through an app called Ingress. No purchase is necessary, but who in New York walks into a Duane Reade and then out again empty-handed? It's a traffic builder and impulse purchase opportunity. And it's working.

September 10, 2013

One trend that generic companies and pharmacy retailers alike should keep an eye on is the patent cliff.

September 10, 2013

After a successful launch last year, KT Tape recently expanded its core line of kinesiology tapes to KT Tape Pro, which features a synthetic blend vs. the original cotton blend.

September 10, 2013

A new line of edgy, fashion-forward pet grooming products lets pet parents pamper their furry friends with fun products.

September 10, 2013

Consumers are spending when it comes to pet care and grooming.

September 10, 2013

Pfizer Consumer recently launched its Advil Film Coated tablets, and the first-to-market formulation marks the debut of Advil Ion Core Technology in the United States.

September 10, 2013

Prestige Brands was one of the first over-the-counter manufacturers to utilize an "energy shot" format to deliver an active OTC ingredient in an effort to differentiate at the shelf.

September 10, 2013

Segmenting foot care by calling out products specifically targeting women is still a viable strategy for a category presently climbing at a 2.8% clip toward $672.7 million in device sales for the 52 weeks ended July 14 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.

September 10, 2013

Stander has entered the kinesiology tape market with StrengthTape.

September 10, 2013

Generic drugs have been on a roll with their share of total prescriptions dispensed in the country seeming to increase on a nearly constant basis. But it appears the peak is coming soon.

September 10, 2013

The oral care market is likely to continue to experience an upswing in sales going forward, but there are opportunities for even greater growth.

September 10, 2013

This year's spring allergy season has been characterized by a late start. "The allergy season was very weak in February and March, and even the beginning of April [was] very weak," William Peters, CFO and VP finance for Hi-Tech Pharmacal, told analysts in July.

September 10, 2013

What a difference a year will make. While sales of antacid tablets were down 1.3% to $2 billion for the 52 weeks ended July 14 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI, the entire category ought to have made a significant resurgence by this time next year.

September 10, 2013

Another new delivery system recently introduced into the antacid space is Tummy Co's Relief OTC Antacid, an orange cream-flavored liquid that offers immediate relief with the ingredients calcium carbonate, potassium bicarbonate and sodium bicarbonate.

September 10, 2013

Financial firm Deloitte recently leveraged a gamification platform, called Badgeville, to augment its Deloitte Leadership Academy, a digital executive training program that's deployed across 50,000 executives at more than 150 companies. The gamification elements included ranks and rewards to be showcased in participant profiles, missions and leaderboards.

September 10, 2013

Wahl Clipper has introduced a new line of all-natural pet cleaning products, including dog deodorant and easy-rinse shampoos.

September 10, 2013

Wellco Brands' debut product Healerz For Noses was selected for Walmart's Get On The Shelf contest earlier this year.

September 10, 2013

Xcentric recently launched Novarnica, a spray-on arnica product, in the Canadian market in January, and over the first three months generated $3 million in sales.

August 9, 2013

Diplomat continues to grow even as it remains bound to its high-touch, patient-focused model of care. DSN takes a quick look at the leadership team behind CEO Phil Hagerman.