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.

August 8, 2013

Boiled down to its essence, the key question for Diplomat, said VP clinical services Gary Rice, is "how do we maximize the patient's experience?"

August 8, 2013

Of all the policies to come out of the Obama administration, few have caused more controversy and greater uncertainty than healthcare reform.

August 8, 2013

Activity toys are a key segment for the drug channel.

August 8, 2013

Judging by the continued double-digit sales growth and the new products still flooding the market, the nail color segment continues to shine.

August 8, 2013

Lips are still getting a lot of attention as the bold lip continues to a make a big statement and beauty mavens indulge in the small luxury of lipstick.

August 8, 2013

Both Novartis Consumer Health and McNeil Consumer Healthcare will be making strong comebacks across their respective analgesic portfolios in the second half of this year, which will make a fourth-quarter battle royale across analgesics, as well as cough-cold.

August 8, 2013

With the launch of Procter & Gamble's ZzzQuil, a relatively quiet sleep category has exploded with energy this year. A lot of that has to do with the $121.1 million in sales that ZzzQuil — both tablet and liquid formulations — has generated this year.

August 8, 2013

As expected, the BB cream trend that took the beauty industry by storm in 2012 is giving way to a new player in the world of alphabet creams. Enter CC creams.

August 8, 2013

One of the biggest problems with the healthcare reform law is that a lot of people out there don't fully understand it. To educate the general public about the law, a few organizations have come up with simple, online tools aimed at dispelling the confusion.

August 8, 2013

Kind Healthy Snacks recently introduced Kind Healthy Grains Bars, a line of chewy with a crunch granola bars made from five super grains mixed with ingredients like pumpkin seeds, toasted coconut flakes and dark chocolate chunks.

August 8, 2013

Results of a recent federal survey of Medicare Part D claims is again roiling the sometimes strained relationship between independent and smaller-chain community pharmacies and managed care, and could herald a growing threat to those pharmacies as health plan payers and pharmacy benefit managers abandon open pharmacy provider networks and shift more business to exclusive preferred pharmacy groups.

August 8, 2013

The future of the beverage category is in low- and no-calorie drinks.

August 8, 2013

The anti-aging category has become quite saturated — not to mention confusing for many shoppers — but it is expected to enjoy growth going forward as the economy continues to improve and aging consumers continue to seek magic in a bottle.

August 8, 2013

What is the product that many beauty enthusiasts would choose as their top pick if they could choose only one beauty product to wear? Congratulations if you guessed mascara.

August 8, 2013

For the three months ended in May, smartphone penetration reached 61% of the U.S. market, according to Nielsen. Penetration of smartphones remained lowest among Americans ages 55 years and older (42%), but this group is catching up fast, as penetration among this demographic has nearly doubled over the past year.

August 8, 2013

Can one of the nation's premier specialty pharmacies maintain its focus on each patient it serves while simultaneously smashing its own growth records and reaching national power-player status in the rarified world of specialized medication services?