February 2, 2016

Sales of self-test glucose meters are currently trending down, but with the flood of new personalized, app-friendly meters submitted to the Food and Drug Administration for approval, sales may trend positive in 2016.

February 2, 2016

According to a 2015 study released by Grand View Research, the global market for personal mobility devices alone is expected to reach $8 billion by 2020. Wheelchairs were the largest-selling product segment in 2013, with growing demand for powered wheelchairs expected to drive segment growth through the next four years.

February 1, 2016

The next B2B Video Exchange event on March 8 will be a forum for the electronics category, with a focus on mobile accessories and smart homes.

February 1, 2016

Three-in-four heart disease patients who do use an activity tracker report the device is helping them cope with their heart condition.

January 29, 2016
As many as nine CHPA member companies financially supported the foundation for the first time in 2015 and three new companies made an in-kind donation, CHPA shared in a e-newsletter that went out Friday.
January 29, 2016

Nielsen Catalina Solutions' new CEO most recently served as Nielsen's EVP and managing director of local media, where he was responsible for strategy and development for Nielsen's local television and audio clients. 

January 29, 2016

They're the kind of blood pressure monitors everyone envisioned when telemedicine was first talked about - easy-to-use, wireless, health app friendly and designed such that they not only help boost home testing of blood pressure, but also medication compliance with an added medication reminder and tracking function.

January 29, 2016

DSN senior editor Michael Johnson examines the sales activity in the home health care category, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

January 29, 2016

According to  a recent study by ECRM and HellaWella, while such natural and homeopathic remedies as essential oils, tea and Grandma’s chicken soup are becoming more prevalent for preventing and treating colds among healthy-minded consumers, OTC medication is still a key component in their cough-cold arsenal. Read more in this exclusive report.

January 29, 2016
This week, Arizona ranks No. 2 in flu incidence among states and No. 3 in flu incidence gains, while Nevada tops the Walgreens Flu Index. 
 
January 28, 2016

The Indiana Senate's appropriations committee approved a bill that would prevent drug offenders from buying cough and cold medication containing pseudoephedrine, WANE reported Thursday. "Under the bill, the system would issue an alert to a pharmacy to sop a sale if a customer's information matches data in NPLEx," the report noted. "Thirty-two states, including Indiana, currently use NPLEx to track sales." (WANE)

 

 

January 28, 2016
Out of a total of 2,404 new health, beauty, and wellness items evaluated by  Hamacher Resource Group last year, 237 products were ideal for independents based on product innovation, promotional support, category growth, product orientation and earning potential. 
 
January 28, 2016

The advance opens doors to wearable devices that alert users to health problems such as fatigue, dehydration and dangerously high body temperatures.

January 28, 2016

Additionally, there has been an increase in the number of shoppers who claim brand names are very important.

January 27, 2016

The industry's health and wellness programs have reformulated 84,000 products, included the participation of 2.3 million employees and work with more than 5,000 communities around the globe.

January 27, 2016

New to CRN are Bodybuilding.com, Helios, The Honest Company, RIBUS, KD Pharma, NRG Innovations and Seppic.

 
January 27, 2016

'Ohana Health Plan supplements Medicaid family OTC purchases, including vitamins, to the tune of $10 each month. 

January 27, 2016

Examples of healthcare innovation today include J&J's work with Wakefern, which focuses on delivering value to the diabetes patient. 

January 27, 2016

USA Synchro placed 11th in the duet event at the 2012 summer Olympics. The team placed 5th in the 2008 games and took a bronze medal home in 2004.

January 26, 2016
The Jan. 19 "Frontline" report on the dangers of supplements is evidence that even as the dietary supplement industry has made significant strides toward cleaning up its image, there may still be some work to do. 
January 26, 2016

The forehead thermometers involved in this case represented less than 1% of Helen of Troy’s consolidated net sales for fiscal year 2015.

January 26, 2016

Nearly 80 million U.S. households own a cat or dog and more than 350,000 cats and 150,000 dogs have been or will be diagnosed with diabetes, Omnis Health noted. 

January 26, 2016

Due to the profound health effects of tobacco smoking, it is important to identify treatments that increase rates of long-term smoking abstinence, researchers noted. 

January 26, 2016

Last year, many new multimedia features were added to the redesigned website, which includes a newsfeed, commentary, infographics, animations, video clips, health calculators and trackers, quizzes, as well as a drug interaction checker, pill identifier, and guide to pronunciation of medical terms.