May 4, 2012

According to Biotab Nutraceuticals chief marketing officer Robert Wilhovsky, there is seasonality within sleep aids. Biotab fielded the No. 3 sleep aid Alteril in food, drug and mass (without Walmart) with dollar growth of more than 126% for the 12 weeks ended April 15, according to SymphonyIRI Group data. Drug Store News caught up with Wilhovsky to talk about how Biotab approaches the overall sleep category, and how the company helps drive its sleep aid solution through key selling periods.

August 20, 2015

Sleeping remedy sales reached $446.3 million on 6.5% growth for the 52 weeks ended June 14 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI. And while the products sold may help consumers sleep at night, the category still is contributing a steady flow of dollars to OTC coffers.

July 20, 2015

The National Sleep Foundation will host the inaugural Sleep Technology Summit & Expo Oct. 6-7 in Santa Clara, Calif.

July 15, 2015

With summer in full swing, natural healthcare product maker Amazing Solutions is highlighting its Pain Spray mist and roll-on products that will help with bug bites, sunburn, minor sports injuries and general soreness.

June 15, 2015

As many as 39% of Americans feel restless when they sleep at least once or twice every week, and 27.5% feel restless at least three or four nights each week, according to a survey conducted in May by Field Agent on behalf of Drug Store News.

June 15, 2015

You don’t need a poll to know that sleep, or rather the lack thereof, has become a big deal for Americans. 

June 15, 2015

What impact might wearable devices have on the sale of sleep aids in the future? The impact could be significant.

May 14, 2015

When told they'd spend 20 years sleeping by the age of 60, millennials characterize sleep as a 'waste of time,' new research shows. 

March 3, 2015

Americans are struggling to fall asleep on Sunday nights and they have the stresses of the week ahead to thank for it, according to a new online survey commissioned by Procter & Gamble.

March 2, 2015

Pain is proving to be a significant factor when it comes to sleeping patterns of Americans, according to a new poll by the National Sleep Foundation. Those suffering with chronic pain reported an average 42 minute sleep debt, whereas Americans who have experienced acute pain within the past week report a deficit of 14 minutes.


November 4, 2014

Sleep monitoring specialist Beddit on Tuesday announced the availability of its wireless sleep-tracking device nationwide in Bed, Bath and Beyond stores.

September 4, 2014

New research suggests that sleeping seven to eight hours per night is associated with the lowest risk of absence from work due to sickness, the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project reported Wednesday.

March 27, 2014

A study from Wahl Therapeutic Massagers released Thursday found that physical aches and soreness are a real threat to travelers of all ages — 92% of adults 18 years of age and older experience physical pain while traveling.

March 7, 2014

BioElectronics, maker of consumer medical devices and drug-free pain therapies, earlier this week announced that it is participating in upcoming consumer educational events and programs as part of an international campaign to discuss alternative pain modalities.

December 4, 2013

At 42 years old, Gina Libby has lived with chronic pain for more than 20 years. Yet, it hasn't stopped her from making an impact; she's on the front lines of pain advocacy, using her experience to influence healthcare policy and teach others.

October 14, 2013

The National Consumers League on Friday launched a national multimedia campaign aimed at educating teens and young adults about the risks of misusing OTC pain medications.

September 27, 2013

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is putting $7 million toward research into ways to speed repair of the nervous system in patients with MS, the organization said Friday.

July 29, 2013

Actavis hopes to become the first to market a generic drug for treating chronic pain, the company said.

May 2, 2013

The vast majority of mothers experience pain throughout their bodies, according to a new survey.

March 18, 2013

Galena Biopharma has purchased rights to a treatment for breakthrough cancer pain from a Swedish drug maker, Galena said Monday.

November 15, 2012

Over-the-counter medications continue to gain in popularity among consumers, who — whether as a matter of cost savings or convenience — are increasingly turning to OTCs to treat their conditions, including both acute, episodic conditions like the common cold and such chronic conditions as frequent pain and allergy. 

June 21, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new indication for a Pfizer drug.

April 18, 2012

To encourage consumers to rethink aspirin for pain relief — according to a recent Bayer survey, only 8% of respondents reported taking aspirin more often that other OTC pain relievers — Bayer on Tuesday issued the Fast Relief Challenge and is giving away 100,000 bottles of Bayer Advanced Aspirin so consumers can put the pain reliever to the test.