August 5, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition celebrates its 40th anniversary this fall. DSN sat down with president and CEO Steve Mister to discuss what the supplement category was like four decades ago, and how the association is setting the stage for four decades from now.

October 17, 2014

The Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus hosted an educational briefing and luncheon for congressional staffers on Oct. 14, the day before the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act.

October 17, 2014

"The United States is in the midst of a prescription drug abuse epidemic as addiction, overdoses and deaths associated with non-medical drug use have risen dramatically over the last decade. In 2009, U.S. drug overdose deaths outnumbered motor vehicle accident deaths for the first time," writes Wendy Cloe, a director at Emdeon, in her latest blog.

October 15, 2014

Ameizen on Wednesday launched its patent-pending Sho vitamin and dispensary system, available for funding via IndieGoGo.

October 8, 2014

Clif Bar on Tuesday announced the return of its seasonal flavors. 

October 7, 2014

Balance Bar, a maker of nutrition energy bars, launched its new Balance bare line. 

October 6, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Monday urged the U.S. District Court in New Jersey to hold the Federal Trade Commission to the flexible “competent and reliable scientific evidence” standard for review of dietary supplement advertising.

October 3, 2014

PepsiCo announced earlier this week that it would be rolling out Pepsi True, which is sweetened with real sugar — as well as stevia leaf extract.

October 2, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced it will participate in a month-long celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act.

October 2, 2014

Sam’s Club Pharmacies announced Thursday it will host free women’s health screenings to both members and non-members on Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

October 1, 2014

Bayer on Wednesday announced it has completed the acquisition of the consumer care business of the U.S. pharmaceuticals group Merck.

 

October 1, 2014

Use of specific dietary supplements can have a positive effect on healthcare costs through avoided hospitalizations related to coronary heart disease, according to a new article published Wednesday in the Journal of Dietary Supplements.

September 22, 2014

The Baltimore Convention Center this year played host to more than 23,000 attendees and 1,277 exhibitors at the 2014 Nat Expo East convention for specialty channel operators in the natural food and health space.

September 17, 2014

The prevalence of abdominal obesity and average waist circumference increased among U.S. adults from 1999 to 2012, according to a study in the Sept. 17 issue of JAMA

September 15, 2014

Thanks to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Five-Star Quality Rating System, the diabetes community stands to play a significant role in how pharmacies think about their patients and their medication adherence programs. 

September 12, 2014

Hispanics have taken to using supplements in greater numbers over the last five years according to "Nutritional Supplements in the U.S., 6th Edition."

September 12, 2014

A deficiency of a single vitamin, B1 (thiamine), can cause a potentially fatal brain disorder called Wernicke encephalopathy.

September 11, 2014

Alacer on Wednesday introduced four new flavors of its Emergen-C Immune+ dietary supplement, which provides immune support with a unique proprietary complex that features Wellmune WGP.

September 11, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration approved Contrave (naltrexone hydrochloride and bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets) as a chronic weight-management option. 

September 11, 2014

Weight Watchers on Thursday announced seamless syncing with popular activity monitors and apps, including Fitbit and Jawbone, bringing to fitness wearable users the opportunity for a more complete and integrated weight-loss experience.

September 10, 2014

RAP Protein Gummies brought a protein gummy product to market Wednesday. 

September 8, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Friday asked that the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion recommend that consumers supplement their healthy diet with a multivitamin. 

September 4, 2014

This September, Prestige Brands is challenging consumers to get picky and switch to a Fiber Choice product for their daily fiber supplement with a special website sweepstakes, the company announced Wednesday.

September 3, 2014

Abbott on Wednesday announced that it has received CE Mark (Conformite Europeenne) for its FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, a revolutionary new glucose-sensing technology for people with diabetes.