November 17, 2014

A recent study by Field Agent examined what consumers are planning to do to keep themselves and their families healthy this fall.

November 17, 2014

CRN on Monday submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration advocating a new qualified health claim for EPA+DHA and blood-pressure reduction. 

November 17, 2014

Four-in-10 U.S. adults are expected to develop Type 2 diabetes at some point in their lifetime, according to a new study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology in August, suggesting that as many as 126 million consumers will be looking for treatment options, including self-monitoring their condition at home.

November 17, 2014

Ferndale Healthcare on Friday announced that its Heliocare brand has committed to support Vitamin Angels and Walgreens in their effort to help at-risk populations in need.

November 17, 2014

Earlier this year iHealth Lab launched iHealth Align, a mobile blood-glucose monitor that plugs directly into a smartphone, and displays and stores readings using the iHealth Gluco-Smart app. 

November 17, 2014

The American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension this summer plugged home blood-pressure monitoring kits, noting that the self-care diagnostics can save insurance companies money by improving healthcare quality and reducing healthcare costs — both buzz words in the changing healthcare paradigm that places a greater emphasis on preventive health care.

November 17, 2014

Nipro Diagnostics introduced its True Metrix Self-Monitoring and the True Metrix Pro Professional Monitoring blood-glucose systems. 

November 17, 2014

Omron Healthcare in October launched its most accurate line of blood pressure monitors ever, according to the company. 

November 17, 2014

London-based retailer The Organic Pharmacy has brought its organic innovations and expertise to New York’s trendy Bleecker Street in the West Village.

November 17, 2014

In this issue, we explore the profile of health-seeking drug store shoppers, their pharmacy purchase behavior and the best times to reach this valuable audience with promotional messages.

November 17, 2014

Robin Leedy & Associates on Friday announced the addition of Puracyn Plus Duo Care Wound & Skin Cleanser and the Jolen Creme Bleach brand to its client roster. 

November 17, 2014

Solgar on Friday voluntarily recalled its ABC Dophilus Powder.

November 17, 2014

SpermCheck in August gained additional retail distribution for its SpermCheck Fertility, an FDA-approved at-home screening test that determines with 98% accuracy whether a man has a normal or low sperm count. Infertility affects nearly 7 million U.S. couples every year. 

November 17, 2014

Vitamin Angels earlier this month launched its holiday campaign through Dec. 31.

November 14, 2014

Almost 23% of high school students currently use a tobacco product, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

November 14, 2014

Each year Americans make nearly a million doctor visits for eye infections, resulting in $175 million in direct healthcare costs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated.

November 14, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition has launched a tool that compiles Food and Drug Administration warning letters sent to dietary supplement companies into a searchable database.

November 14, 2014

Three Lollies on Wednesday extended its Queasy Pops line of all-natural lollipops and lozenges designed to alleviate nausea into a bite-size chew format.

November 13, 2014

CVS/pharmacy has introduced a new CVS/pharmacy Brand Advanced Glucose Meter, a Food and Drug Administration-approved meter for at-home glucose monitoring.

November 13, 2014

IRI recently took a closer look at current shopping trends and provided a road map on how marketers can protect and grow share in the CPG marketplace in the new Times and Trends report, “Channel Migration: The Road to Growth Has Many Lanes.”

November 12, 2014

The Global Market Development Center on Wednesday released a new whitepaper that explores external drivers of change that will significantly impact the North American retail landscape over the next five years.

November 12, 2014

iHealth Lab on Wednesday announced that it will begin linking directly from its Gluco-Smart mobile application to educational content from the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Forecast magazine. 

November 12, 2014

Declining gas prices may increase holiday spending this year according to a new national survey measuring consumer optimism.

 

November 12, 2014

Health care, wellness and beauty represent significant opportunity for Walgreens going forward.