June 18, 2014

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. — McNeil Consumer Healthcare recently introduced a new form to the Zyrtec portfolio of allergy-relief products — an oral, dissolvable tablet. Delivering the same effective 24-hour relief, Zyrtec Dissolve Tabs contains 10 mg of citrus-flavored cetirizine that melts in the mouth.

June 18, 2014

The need state for allergy remedies is significant, according to documents filed by Merck recently in support of its application to switch Singulair. Allergies represent the fifth most-common chronic disease in the United States, impacting 1-in-5 Americans. As many as 90% of allergy sufferers self-treat their condition, and 58% only use an OTC or herbal remedy to relieve their allergy symptoms.

June 18, 2014

There’s a lot happening in the allergy space right now. Chattem’s Nasacort Allergy 24HR recently hit store shelves, and in a little more than 10 weeks on the shelf the nasal corticosteroid has already generated $33.6 million in sales across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.

June 18, 2014

With public health officials calling the number of people receiving crucial immunizations woefully low, physicians and pharmacists across North America are working to get more people vaccinated.

June 18, 2014

I get a lot of questions about which brands are winning with social media, and why.

June 18, 2014

Walmart executives hosted a series of store tours and briefings in advance of its company shareholders meeting in June, reported DSN sister publication Retailing Today.

May 15, 2014

In keeping with the trend, Finnish beauty brand Lumene was certain to add a new skin care oil to its list of launches for 2014.

Among the new products added this year to Lumene’s Vitamin C+ collection, which is now known as Bright Now Vitamin C+, is the new Bright Now Vitamin C Dry Skin Cocktail skin oil.

May 15, 2014

In search of a deep clean, beauty mavens are taking a closer look at facial masks, and manufacturers are heeding the call with an array of new launches that tout innovative ingredients.

May 15, 2014

From removing makeup to cleaning “boogies” from a baby’s nose, wipes and moist towelettes continue to strengthen their foothold in beauty and personal care.

May 15, 2014

All laundry detergent has extended its All Mighty Pacs and All OXI families with new All Mighty Pacs OXI, pacs formulated with OXI-power stain fighters with triple-play action to fight tough stains, whiten and brighten, according to the company.

May 15, 2014

The growing senior market is fueling the sale of hearing-aid batteries and specialty batteries for health and fitness devices.

May 15, 2014

Bioré, a Kao USA beauty brand, is leveraging the power of charcoal with its new Bioré Skincare line, which includes a self-heating, one-minute facial mask.

May 15, 2014

Further tapping into the trend of oil-infused hair styling tools, Conair has developed the new Infiniti Pro by Conair Argan Oil Treatment Strip Finishing Brush.

May 15, 2014

I have long believed that the lines that traditionally divided one channel of retail from another are long gone.

May 15, 2014

Well, it seems beauty mavens still love their beauty devices.

According to Kline Group, the market was just over $1 billion at the retail sales level in 2013 — driven by both new product launches from existing marketers and new players — with strong growth predicted for 2014.

May 15, 2014

Eos, the Evolution of Smooth, a line of niche fashion-savvy lip balms, has been flying off of retail shelves lately, generating almost $85.5 million in brand sales on triple-digit growth — 125.2% to be exact — for the 52 weeks ended Jan. 26 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.

May 15, 2014

In time for spring allergy season, Procter & Gamble has introduced Febreze Fabric Refresher Allergen Reducer, a product that eliminates odors and reduces up to 95% of inanimate allergens from pollen, pet dander and dust mite matter that can become airborne from fabrics after making their way into the home.

May 15, 2014

The stampede of big-selling branded medicines that hurtled off the patent cliff in 2011 and 2012 has slowed to a relative trickle.

May 15, 2014

The VMS and diet aid/sports nutrition markets together command $11.9 billion in total retail sales, excluding specialty channels, and is growing at a steady clip.

May 15, 2014

Oils that are rich in antioxidants and vitamins are not only becoming increasingly part of skin care regimens, but they also are finding their way into hair styling tools.

May 15, 2014

Hyland’s has developed a virtual clinic in how to target the new mom niche with meaningful messaging that results in a Hyland’s Baby product being placed in the nursery.

May 15, 2014

i-Health has been carving out new niches with its feminine pain reliever brand Estroven, which as a brand family generated more than $37.2 million in sales across total U.S. multi-outlets for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 29, 2013, according to IRI.

May 15, 2014

Call it the triumph of irrationality over self-interest. Healthcare experts and pharmacy leaders have been grappling with the challenge of patient nonadherence for decades.