November 11, 2015

Birth rates are on the rise, according to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s good news for sellers of family planning test kits — overall sales of both pregnancy and ovulation test kits were up 2.2% to $364.8 million across total U.S. multi-outlets for the 52 weeks ended Sept. 6, according to IRI.

November 11, 2015

Despite an increased promotional investment, lift from merchandising support declined across 58% of CPG categories. 

November 11, 2015

A new, dynamic diabetes-centric set co-created by Johnson & Johnson and Wakefern has the potential to generate $1,000 in incremental dollars for every new diabetes customer captured by Wakerfern’s ShopRite stores, the companies revealed recently at the GMDC Health Beauty Wellness 2015 conference in Phoenix.

November 11, 2015

Skyn Condoms, a brand of Ansell Healthcare, is partnering with the Movember Foundation this month with a special “Movember Edition box.” Drug Store News spoke with Carol Carrozza, Ansell VP sales and marketing at TSE. Here’s what she had to say.

November 11, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnson examines in-depth sales activity in the diabetes, diagnostics and probiotics categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

November 11, 2015

Beyond playing a role in the transition from hospital to home, OTC products, including home healthcare products, can help patients maintain their independence at home.

November 11, 2015

Shoppers hear, “It may help prevent diarrhea,” so they make the purchase. What they seldom understand is that probiotics are much more than just a diarrhea preventive. In fact, probiotics can be found in the ears, nose, mouth, lungs, urinary tract and more, and are linked to overall health, not just gastrointestinal health.

November 11, 2015

Consider this: 1-in-5 hospital patients end up back in the hospital within 30 days of their discharge. And the biggest factors pulling them back all have to do with medications — either through medication errors, nonadherence or adverse drug events.

November 10, 2015

Omega ONE is smaller than the average fish oil soft gel, and Nordic Naturals' patented flavoring process and natural citrus essence give it a light, lemon taste with no fish burps.

November 10, 2015

Pedometers, interventions and goals combined all helped improve activity by one-time sedentary people with RA by 159%, study finds. 

November 10, 2015

Sahale Snacks’ layered nut bars are Non-GMO Project Verified and contain no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Each bar provides 5 to 7 g. of protein. 

November 10, 2015

Patients with less than 15 nanograms of vitamin D per milliliter of blood were 35% more likely to have heart disease. 

November 10, 2015
In order to hit the 120 mm Hg systolic blood pressure target, the findings also noted that an average of one additional medication was required for the lower target.
 
November 10, 2015

Most women (74%), have not talked to their doctors about urinary incontinence, according to a new Always Discreet survey. 

November 9, 2015

Chondroitin sulfate helps improve joint  pain, function, stiffness, joint efflux and swelling by about 50% study finds. 

November 9, 2015

The watch uses Bluetooth technology to connect to an app on a smartphone that tracks daily activity – including steps, distance and calories burned – with no charging required. 

November 9, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline is celebrating 300 years. Originating as a small pharmacy in East London in 1715, GlaxoSmithKline has grown into the sixth largest global pharmaceutical company, the International Business Times reported Monday. "I'm extremely proud of all the history we have behind us," noted Nikki Yakes, GSK UK Pharma general manager. "It is a quite remarkable achievement to be able to trace our roots back to one young entrepreneur in 1715." (International Business Times)

November 5, 2015

On average, participants who used the app lost about 2 pounds after two years — no more than participants in a control group that received paper handouts about exercise and nutrition.

November 4, 2015

America Fall Allergy Capitals report ranks the 100 most challenging places to live in the United States with fall allergies based on regional pollen data, medication use and the number of allergy specialists in the largest 100 U.S. metropolitan areas.

November 4, 2015

Watch the latest promotional video from Poo-Pourri, an original music video directed by the “Uptown Funk” director. 

November 3, 2015

In addition to media, on-site activation, branding and hospitality at Lambeau Field, Carmex and the Green Bay Packers will be working closely together to implement various promotional efforts over the course of the partnership. 

November 3, 2015

At less than $40, iHealth Ease makes the most-advanced monitoring technology broadly available to consumers for tracking and managing high blood pressure, the company stated.  

November 3, 2015

According to the latest Kline blog, the United States is not as aggressive in switching medicines from prescription-only to OTC as their counterparts overseas. "The United Kingdom is not the only country to be more proactive about switch than the United States," the blog states. "Triptans for the treatment of migraine have switched in numerous countries including the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden and New Zealand." (Kline

 

November 3, 2015

Most downloaded and used health apps are related to personal fitness and nutrition: to track physical activity (53%), food consumption (48%), weight loss (47%) and exercise instruction (34%).