January 18, 2017

The app pairs symptoms reported by the user – from fatigue to fever – and then uses that user's Fitbit data to alert them when their body is showing signs of an illness, such as a flu or cold, before it actually happens.

January 18, 2017

Bayer AG has joined a host of companies, including General Motors, Hyundai and Walmart,  that have pledged to either keep or create jobs in the U.S., The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The Journal cited Trump transition team spokesman Sean Spicer, who said Bayer’s decision was the result of “the president-elect’s focus on creating a better business climate here in the United States.” Bayer is currently seeking regulatory approval for its planned $57 billion purchase of seed maker Monsanto, and committed research investments and "several thousand" new high-tech positions in the U.S. once that deal is successfully completed. (The Wall Street Journal)

 

January 17, 2017

Citing the Organic Trade Association's 2016 Organic Industry Survey, ApaxBrands reported 2015 growth of organic products were up 11% year-over-year $43.3 billion.

January 17, 2017

For the last 15 seasons, the average duration of a flu season has been 13 weeks, the CDC reported. As of Jan. 7, the U.S. was five weeks into the 2016-2017 flu season.

January 17, 2017

The Zicam ColdSense app, evaluates a user's potential exposure to a cold through a proprietary algorithm that analyzes and applies a weighted value to key indicators in real time.

January 13, 2017

“As our organization continues to engage on the leading-edge of a constantly transforming and disrupted marketplace, we are pleased to have leaders who are positioning ... for future innovation,” GMDC stated.

January 13, 2017

Over the course of the study, the Stanford team of researchers collected nearly 2 billion measurements from 60 people.

January 13, 2017

Drawing on FAIR Health's database of over 21 billion privately billed healthcare claims, the report found claim lines with a diagnosis of obesity also increased across the pediatric population from 2011 to 2015 by as much as 154%.

January 12, 2017

“The integration of the two networks ... will create substantial synergies [on the] organizational side of the business [and] procurement side of the business," Stefano Pessina, CEO Walgreens Boots Alliance, told analysts.

January 12, 2017

GNC and Walmart are joining Vitamin Shoppe and Whole Foods on the development of a retailer driven and consumer focused Industry Leadership Group, the Natural Products Association reported.
 

January 12, 2017

The Nielsen Connected Partner Program is an industry first, Nielsen noted, offering an open ecosystem for companies servicing the retail and CPG industry.

January 12, 2017

The weekly Flu Index shows which populations are experiencing the most incidences of influenza each week based on Index methodology and does not measure actual levels or severity of flu activity, Walgreens noted.

January 11, 2017

CHPA has developed a three-prong strategy in combating DXM abuse, which includes connecting to parents and teens on awareness efforts and galvanizing the industry to restrict the sale of DXM products to adults.

January 11, 2017

OTC medicine eligibility in tax-preferred accounts was removed in 2011 as one of the first-implemented provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

January 11, 2017

So far, H3N2 has been the predominant influenza strain, and H3N2-predominant seasons have been associated with more severe illness and higher mortality, especially in older people and young children.

January 11, 2017

Iovate has also has launched an all-new Hydroxycut App to help users easily track their weight loss journey, the company reported.

January 10, 2017

America's Naturals' latest line-extenstion to its comprehensive Family Flora lineup of probiotic supplements — called E.N.T. — targets ear, nose and throat care, and is ideal for cough-cold and flu endcaps.

January 10, 2017

According to the company, whole foods have a complex nutritional makeup rich in beneficial micro and macronutrients. These type of superfoods are considered nutrient-dense and provide the best source of nutrition.

January 10, 2017

CeraVe, AcneFree and Ambi expected to further expand company’s North American presence.

January 10, 2017

Each new gluten-free Premier Protein bar contains 30g of protein, 3g fiber and 10% daily value calcium.

January 10, 2017

CRN suggested that strong recommendations from government agencies advocating supplementation should pave the way to include multivitamins with folic acid within all government nutrition programs, including SNAP.

January 9, 2017

As probiotics are quickly gaining popularity, the new industry guidelines are designed to ensure probiotic manufacturers can consistently create high-quality products in which consumers can be confident.

January 9, 2017

Unlike currently available OTC desensitizing sprays or gels that contain lidocaine or benzocaine, PreBoost is an individually packaged wipe containing 4% benzocaine, which allows for discrete, direct and precise application.

January 9, 2017

Mylan's global OTC business includes brands such as Dona, Betadine, Saugella, ArmoLIPID, CB12, Brufen, EndWarts, Froben, Ferrograd, MidNite and Vivarin.