June 1, 2016

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.

June 1, 2016

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.

June 1, 2016

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.

June 1, 2016

Ion Labs recently launched ProCharge, a line of liquid protein products featuring as many as 20 different flavors, all designed to supplement everyday eating with 40 g of protein per 2-oz. bottle.

May 25, 2016

The company has purchased six OTC brands from Ducere Pharma, including Doan’s, Bufferin, Nupercainal Ointment, Cruex Nail Gel, Comtrex and Myoflex.

May 25, 2016

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. 

May 24, 2016

Target will carry four Family Flora products, all of which come in stick packs of powder to be mixed with food or any cold beverage.

May 23, 2016

The award, presented at Walmart’s annual supplier summit, recognized Valeant for its current and long-term investment plans in U.S. manufacturing facilities.

May 23, 2016
FDGard uses caraway and peppermint oils to manage functional dyspepsia among the one-in-six adults estimated to suffer from the condition. 
 
May 19, 2016

Online web advertising, national print advertising, social media campaigns and retailer support programs will round out the remainder of the marketing campaign, the company stated.  

May 19, 2016

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.

May 19, 2016

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. 

May 19, 2016

NPA is encouraging members to visit its grassroots website and reach out to Congress and tell them to stop Puerto Rico from creating an arbitrary tax on the industry as the relief package is debated.

May 18, 2016

Nielsen found that among consumers’ top 10 planned online purchases, shampoo/conditioner was first on the list, followed by vitamins and supplements, body wash, deodorant and cosmetics.

May 18, 2016

The new products will be on store shelves in May at select retailers nationwide, such as Walgreens, Sprouts and other health food retailers.

May 18, 2016

Only the Nonin Medical oximeter was able to accurately track the desaturation events as compared to an independent hospital tabletop oximeter control device in an independent test, Nonin reported. 

May 18, 2016

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. 

May 18, 2016
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)
May 16, 2016

Over the past two years, CVS Health colleagues and customers have helped to raise more than $7 million for the LUNG FORCE initiative. 

May 16, 2016
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)
 
May 13, 2016

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. 

May 13, 2016

The donation was announced at Island Harvest Food Bank's recent kickoff to the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, the nation's largest single-day food drive held on May 14.

May 13, 2016
CHPA's RSQ conference this year will focus on "Collaborating for Consumer Healthcare Solutions," showing how collaboration between industry and regulators can drive better consumer health outcomes.
 
May 12, 2016
The Golden Heart Honors are bestowed on individuals and organizations for their efforts and leadership in promoting health and wellness among children.