December 17, 2015

A year after launching the app, Natural Cycles has 100,000 users, also called Cyclers, in 90 countries.

December 15, 2015

"Leveraging Mood's existing audio infrastructure, our exclusive Presence beacon technology and the popular Shazam app, we are able to provide Food Lion with a compelling solution that encourages direct mobile interaction with the brand," Mood Media's Jaime Bettencourt said.

December 15, 2015

Investigators recommend a serum vitamin D level of at least 40 ng/mL to protect against stress fractures. 

December 15, 2015

Treato found that brand marketing plays a large role in consumers’ experiences of cough medications as products with the same formulations placed in significantly different spots on the list. 

December 15, 2015

"Partnering with key brands like trusource is allowing Kroger to build and provide a full product regimen to meet the needs of our customers," stated Travis Riepenhoff, Kroger drug/GM category manager.

December 15, 2015

Under a potential deal, Boehringer Ingelheim would take over Sanofi’s animal health business Merial, and Sanofi would receive Boehringer Ingelheim’s consumer healthcare business (excepting China), making it one of the world's largest OTC makers.

December 15, 2015

In conjunction with the fulfillment agreement, Valeant will reduce prices of its branded prescription-based dermatological and ophthalmological products by 10%.

December 14, 2015

The dietary supplement industry stands in support of FDA taking enforcement action against misbranded and adulterated products. 

December 14, 2015

The new company will wield a $16 billion CPG portfolio across a number of front-end categories, including health and wellness, consumables and general merchandise. 

December 14, 2015

The new, 70,000 square-foot Las Vegas facility allows Trigg Laboratories the space to grow, the company says. 

December 10, 2015

Beginning Dec. 10, Prime Now is adding beer, wine and spirit delivery in Manhattan.

December 10, 2015

Raymond Kerins, Jr., who joined Bayer in 2013 after serving in senior executive positions at Pfizer and Merck, is a veteran communications and government relations professional. 

December 10, 2015

Newport Trial Group, a California law firm with a reputation for filing class action suits against dietary supplement companies, is being sued for "malicious prosecution and violations of federal racketeering laws" and for paying individuals to pose as injured parties, according to a report Wednesday from Nutra Ingredients USA. "On information and belief, defendants NTG have unlawfully obtained more than $300 million through their lawsuits, much of which can be linked to NTG's scheme to fabricate lawsuits identified in this complaint," the lawsuit reads. (Nutra Ingredients USA)

 

 

 

December 10, 2015

More than four out of 10 consumers would like exclusive offers sent to their phone when they enter a store. 

December 10, 2015

The mySugr Logbook is a popular smartphone application that helps people with diabetes improve self-management through elements of gamification, design and immediate feedback through a personalized diabetes monitor. 

December 10, 2015

For the week of Dec. 6, the top 10 markets with flu activity are predominantly in Texas. 

December 9, 2015

Keeping the flu bug at bay may mean avoidance of other people or places, including kids. Half (51%) of adults say they limit their contact with children during the flu season. 

December 9, 2015

NBTY Americas president Brian Wynne projects growth of 5% to 6% across VMS in the years ahead, and fully expects NBTY to be the engine that helps lift the category to new sales heights. 

December 9, 2015

Niche Pharmaceuticals cites published clinical trials that have shown that daily magnesium supplementation taken for a minimum of two to three months can reduce the occurrence of migraine days by at least 50%.

December 9, 2015

The Huffington Post is reporting that researchers at the United Kingdom’s University of Warwick, in conjunction with transdermal patch drug maker Medherant, have developed a patch that delivers a steady dose of Ibuprofen throughout the day. Medherant CEO Nigel Davis told HuffPo that it's planning to initially launch the patch as an OTC product in about two years. (Huffington Post)

December 9, 2015

Cause marketing drove $2 billion in funding in 2015. DSN looks at some efforts we like.

December 9, 2015

Consumers have never had more choices when it comes to therapeutic skin care, and they have never been faced with more messages that impact their decision on what to buy. With so much competition for the shopper’s attention, how are retailers advertising and promoting this category to drive traffic, and how are brands differentiating themselves from the competition?

December 8, 2015

The bill’s passage gained its sponsor praise from CHPA for the bills sponsors and the timeline it lays out for removing synthetic microbeads from products.