August 5, 2013

Rob Hooper, national sales manager for OTC with Actavis Pharmaceutical, sat down with DSN to discuss how Actavis is preparing for the inaugural NACDS Total Store Expo. Actavis Pharmaceutical, one of the leaders in the OTC private label industry and recently acquired by Watson Pharmaceutical, plans to leverage its extensive experience within the prescription medicine business to offer best-in-class options across store brand products.

May 2, 2013

DSN caught up with Cigdem Topalli, brand manager for Geritol and Feosol at Meda Consumer Healthcare, to talk about what the company is doing to breathe new life into Geritol — a brand that resonates more with baby boomers — to better appeal to today’s 30-somethings.

February 5, 2013

DSN sat down with Radek Sali, CEO of Australia's Swisse Wellness, to discuss insights into the company's U.S. market launch with brand ambassador and Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman leading the way.

February 9, 2016

In addition to the six flavors in the current line-up, Curate will introduce Curate Kids bars this spring, with other new snacks coming later this year.

February 8, 2016

McNeil Consumer Healthcare acquired the U.S. OTC license rights for Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray from AstraZeneca in 2014.

February 8, 2016

Allergan's EVP and president branded pharma will take the reigns of Pfizer's consumer healthcare unit. 

February 5, 2016

According to the bill, people would be able to use their HSA account to pay for OTC medicines, as well as up to $1,000 per year in dietary supplements and homeopathic remedies. 

February 5, 2016
On Feb. 6, 2016, Larry the Cable Guy will present a check for $125,000 on behalf of Prilosec OTC at Taste of the NFL’s 25th annual Party with a Purpose. 
February 5, 2016

DSN takes a deep dive into one of the most strategically important categories in retail pharmacy.

February 4, 2016

Clinicians can better estimate the risk of glaucoma progression by looking at a readout from the smart lens. The findings could also have implications when using the lenses to evaluate glaucoma treatments.  

February 4, 2016
Salonpas includes three active ingredients - camphor (3.1%), menthol (10%) and methyl salicylate (15%) - which provide temporary relief of minor aches and pains.
February 4, 2016

The Treato/MediaMiser survey determined that the doctor's office is still the location of choice to get the flu shot - 49% who got the flu shot went to see their doctor, followed by 19% at the pharmacy, 15% at place of employment and 11% at a health clinic. 

February 4, 2016
Flu season most often peaks in February in the U.S., Walgreens reported. 
February 3, 2016
The new company will focus on the development and commercialization of novel- and science-based dietary supplements and over-the-counter drugs.
February 3, 2016

Joule’s proprietary patch provides an immediate energy boost the moment it is placed on the skin compared to caffeine through other forms, the company stated. 

February 3, 2016
Fitbit Alta delivers all the most important activity stats one can expect from Fitbit right on the wrist, along with new features designed to make health and fitness tracking easier and more motivating. 
February 2, 2016

CDC has received recent reports of severe respiratory illness among young- to middle-aged adults with H1N1pdm09 virus infection, some of whom required intensive care unit admission; fatalities have been reported. 

February 2, 2016

Dr. Cool ice compression wraps are an easy way for people to wrap their sprains and each size works for a variety of body parts. 

February 2, 2016

Hamacher Resource Group owners are actively involved in day-to-day business operations. Recognizing the need to evolve and solidify a leadership plan for the future, the ownership group collaborated to identify associates with the skills, knowledge and traits that embody HRG corporate values. 

February 2, 2016

Medical equipment manufacturer Drive Medical’s HurryCane was touted as the most promising product by retail attendees of GMDC’s HBW conference last fall.

February 2, 2016

The challenge for DME within retail is the amount of shelf real estate many of these bath safety and mobility assistance products occupy. The large individual SKU footprint can make for some unattractive profit-per-square-inch metrics.

February 2, 2016

The Kantar Retail report found that while total trade spending as a percent of gross sales continues to remain flat, manufacturers are increasingly shifting spend to growth channels and customers.

February 2, 2016

Cough-cold marketers like to strike just before the iron gets hot, placing most of their ad placements in support of cold and flu remedies in the two months leading up to the peak of cold and flu season.

February 2, 2016

The deal will enable Vitamin World to operate as a stand-alone retail business.