ARP and Abbott surveyed 1,480 Americans ages 50 years and older and found that while a majority see themselves as being in good health, 1-in-2 reported that they wished they had more strength or energy.
Drug Store News has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report, IRI and MarketTrack to create a series of exclusive reports; this one highlights the market performance of major manufacturers in the minerals and supplements segment within the vitamins, minerals and supplements category.
The specialty channel, including natural grocery and vitamin retailers, has long been a fair prognosticator of what might be coming down the line in the natural health space for mass, food and drug retailers.
The company said that a re-launched website would accompany a digital campaign with video testimonials using the hashtags #ReframYourPain and #NoxicareReallyWorks, aimed at education consumers about NSAID alternatives for managing pain.
In the latest installment of DSNTV, watch Walgreens’ Holly Schmidt and a panel of leading CPG executives discuss how to uncover changing consumer needs and attract talent to reach the millennial consumer.
FAN argues that fluoride supplements were launched in the 1940s on the premise that fluoride needs to be ingested during early childhood to provide a meaningful role in cavity prevention. Today, the body of evidence suggests that fluoride's predominant effect on cavities comes from topical application.
TheraBand's latest advancements include TheraBand CLX, a patented, next-generation resistance band featuring consecutive loops that provide a range of benefits, such as faster exercise transitions, additional high-impact full body exercises and easy grip options.
Bloomberg is reporting that one the challenges facing Johnson & Johnson is it's loss of market share in the baby care category in the U.S. The report — and J&J CFO Dominic Caruso — are attributing this loss to the increased interest among consumers (parents in particular), and Caruso said the company has taken steps to remove such ingredients as parabens from its products, and that it is planning to unveil a new branding effort this week. At Kantar Retail’s Drug Channel Workshop in early May, director Brian Owens noted that as much as 25% to 30% of supplier and retail innovations will be centered around fresh, local, organic, natural and health products — something he called the “FLONH” effect. (Bloomberg)
Australian pharmaceutical company Starpharma Holdings is teaming up with Ansell, makers of LifeStyle condoms, to supply Zika virus-proof condoms to the Australian Olympic team ahead of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro games, Reuters reported Monday. Starpharma said it is giving the Australian athletes Ansell "Dual Protect" condoms lubricated with Starpharma's VivaGel product. "Given sexual transmission of Zika virus is of increasing importance, the potent activity of Starpharma's VivaGel against Zika could prove very significant," stated Starpharma CEO Jackie Fairley. (Reuters)
In the 2015 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced the launch of the Precision Medicine Initiative — a bold new research effort that can be actuated by MD Labs' Rxight, a pharmacogenetic program.