January 6, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition’s "Life…supplemented" team on Wednesday hosted the “Power Hour of Wellness Featuring Hungry Girl and Friends," a 60-minute streamed panel featuring diet, exercise and supplement experts.

January 6, 2011

Bayer Diabetes’ Contour USB, pictured here at CVS, may be ideal for those tech-savvy boomers just learning they have diabetes.

January 5, 2011

NEW YORK — The first of the baby boomers will be celebrating their 65th birthdays this year, and that means more pills. That may help explain why sales of liquid vitamins are up. Joint Juice recently answered that call with the launch of its Joint Juice Easy Shot supplement, which affords a full day’s supply of glucosamine plus chondroitin, vitamin D3 and vitamin C for those consumers looking for a pill alternative.

 

January 5, 2011



Sales of diet-aid and weight-loss solutions for the past year have been relatively flat, but a confluence of factors — childhood obesity approaching “epidemic” status combined with the real need to reduce escalating healthcare costs connected to obesity — could become a real driver behind weight-loss products in the coming year. 


January 3, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration last week prompted the recall of two more products sold as supplements but adulterated with prescription medicines.

December 29, 2010

With a goal of proving to customers that eating healthy doesn't have to break the bank, Tops Markets is offering customers a new paid service that provides information on healthy eating, including menus, recipes and exclusive savings.

December 27, 2010

Post Foods has announced that as of January 2011, the company’s Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles cereal will have a lower sugar content — 9 g per serving.

December 23, 2010

Scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health and collaborators from other institutions have identified a natural substance in dairy fat that substantially may reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

December 17, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new oral contraceptive developed by Bayer.

December 15, 2010

A recent scientific study showed that incorporating almonds into a person’s diet can help treat and possibly prevent Type 2 diabetes, as well as cardiovascular disease, the Almond Board of California announced Wednesday.

December 15, 2010

Private equity firm Roark Capital Group last week closed the deal on its acquisition of Atkins Nutritionals, a weight-control and nutrition brand. Atkins' management team, led by CEO Monty Sharma — who invested alongside Roark Capital in the transaction — will remain with the business.

December 14, 2010

Beech-Nut and Disney Consumer Products have teamed up to unite nutritious foods with characters that toddlers love.

December 14, 2010

As part of its ongoing efforts to stop “bogus” health claims, the Federal Trade Commission on Monday reached a settlement requiring NBTY to stop making false and unproven claims that their supplements promote healthy brain and eye development in children, the agency announced.

December 13, 2010

Healthy eating behavior varies by generation, according to new research by NPD.

December 13, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned consumers not to use Man Up Now capsules, which are marketed as a dietary supplement for sexual enhancement, because they contain a variation of an active drug ingredient found in Viagra that can dangerously lower blood pressure.

December 10, 2010

A decision by Congress to reauthorize the Special Diabetes Program has drawn praise from the American Diabetes Association.

December 9, 2010

Registered dietitians are the most likely to practice what they preach in eating a balanced diet, taking vitamins or other dietary supplements, exercising regularly and engaging in other wellness behaviors as compared with seven other healthcare professional populations, according to the “Life…supplemented” "Healthcare Professionals Impact Studies" released earlier this week by the Council for Responsible Nutrition.

December 8, 2010

A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee has recommended approval for an investigational diet pill.

December 8, 2010

Joint Juice on Tuesday announced the launch of its Joint Juice Easy Shot supplement beginning Jan. 1.

December 7, 2010

As a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee convenes to decide whether or not to approve a new drug for treating obesity, two nonprofit groups centered on the epidemic said more means of addressing it are needed.

December 7, 2010

Drug Store News recently sat down with Scott Verner, president of Nipro Diagnostics, to discuss some of the synergies created by the acquisition of Home Diagnostics by Japan’s Nipro in March. 


Drug Store News: How is the new company better positioned in the U.S. market? What are the synergies?


December 7, 2010

A new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics found that the use of tobacco products among young diabetics is on the rise, and many haven't been counseled by their healthcare providers to not smoke or stop smoking.

December 2, 2010

Merck announced on Thursday it has inked a deal to acquire an insulin maker.

December 1, 2010

Derma e Natural Bodycare, a manufacturer of natural skin care products, has announced the continued support of the nonprofit Special Olympics Southern California.