September 12, 2011

The blockbuster movie release of "Contagion" this past weekend may drive more people to seek out their flu shot, proposed the director of the New Jersey Center for Public Health Preparedness.

September 12, 2011

Innovation — and a bit of fun for the little ones — is the name of the game when it comes to manual and power toothbrushes as manufacturers look to grab consumers’ attention.


September 12, 2011


As the clock winds down on the patent exclusivity of the industry’s biggest blockbuster drug in November, speculation continues to grow that Pfizer will look to flip the switch on an OTC version of Lipitor (atorvastatin) before generic competition whittles away at the $7 billion behemoth. 


September 12, 2011

The Global Market Development Center on Monday announced its 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient: Terry Cox, retired group VP for Kroger.

September 12, 2011

The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health, the American Association of Diabetes Educators and AT&T on Monday announced an initiative to evaluate the use of mobile devices to deliver diabetes self-management training within an underserved minority community in Dallas.

September 12, 2011

An estimated 30 million Americans suffer from unsightly nail appearance — a market currently underserved by nonprescription products.

September 12, 2011

As reported in March, the safety and efficacy debate sparked by the spate of recent recalls across kids’ cough-cold offerings has created a purchase paradigm where moms are reaching for any safer-yet-still-works products that they can get their hands on.

September 12, 2011

Perrigo this summer developed a healthcare professional outreach strategy, educating pediatricians, for example, around the company’s new infants’ and children’s acetaminophen dosing and packaging changes.

September 12, 2011


The opportunity across insoles continues to be a direct appeal to that female shopper.

September 12, 2011

Portable oral care continues to experience strong growth and, if prior sales periods are any indication of what’s ahead, the segment will likely continue to flourish.

September 12, 2011

The expansive oral care market continues to swell as manufacturers further develop toothpastes that promise to provide specific results.

September 9, 2011

In an effort to motivate and support newly diagnosed diabetes patients, Bayer HealthCare has enlisted spokesman Nick Jonas for its latest contest.

September 9, 2011

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare on Thursday announced the launch of Centrum Specialist, a line of enhanced multivitamins aimed at specific health priorities, including prenatal, vision, energy and heart health.

September 9, 2011

SymphonyIRI Group on Thursday released a brand report highlighting what elements help drive brand selection and brand loyalty.

September 9, 2011

With more than 1 million fans on Facebook and the largest following on Foursquare among chain drug store retailers, Walgreens is using these social media platforms to let its customers help distribute more than $6 million in free flu shot vouchers to five national charities, the Chicago-area chain announced Friday.

September 9, 2011

Weis Markets earlier this week named Regina Tator as its director of private brands.

September 8, 2011

Richard Wolford has joined the board of directors at Schiff Nutrition.

September 7, 2011

Blistex is expanding its lip care portfolio with the October launch of two new products: Blistex Revive & Restore and Blistex Cold & Allergy Lip Soother.

September 7, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced that former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs will be a featured speaker at The Conference, CRN’s annual symposium for the dietary supplement industry.

September 7, 2011

GNC on Monday announced that it again is partnering with the Western Pennsylvania Committee of the Wounded Warrior Project as lead sponsor of its annual golf outing to be held Sept. 19 at the Diamond Run Golf Club in Sewickley, Pa.

September 7, 2011

Naturade on Wednesday announced the mass-market introduction of HealthSmart, a doctor-formulated daily protein ready-to-drink shake that will serve as a comprehensive source of nutrition for active adults.

September 7, 2011

Winn-Dixie Stores on Wednesday upped the ante in its pursuit of administering more flu shots this year — through Sept. 20 guests who use their Customer Reward Card when getting a seasonal flu vaccination will pay a $5-discounted rate of $24.99 for the shot and will receive five free bonus grocery items — fresh fruit, orange juice, hand sanitizer, wipes and tissues — valued at $12.71.

September 6, 2011

Overweight people with lower back pain is more intense than people of normal weight with back pain, according to a recent study published in the Sept. 15 issue of Spine.

September 6, 2011

Not only are there fewer smokers across the country, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Tuesday, but the men and women that are still smoking also are smoking less.