June 18, 2014

The U.S. Global Research Program in May issued an 800-page National Climate Assessment report that does not bode well for the more than 50 million Americans with allergies and asthma — their already terrible symptoms are about to get worse.

June 18, 2014

With the ragweed season getting longer and longer, according to government reports, allergy has become a significant driver behind trips to the eye care aisle, and represents a much broader potential patient base. In response to rising temperatures, ragweed pollen season length increased between 1995 and 2011 by as much as 11 days (to 27 days) in parts of the United States and Canada.

June 18, 2014

The Global Marketing Development Center hosted the 2014 Health, Beauty and Wellness Marketing Conference in Orlando in late May.

June 18, 2014

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. — McNeil Consumer Healthcare recently introduced a new form to the Zyrtec portfolio of allergy-relief products — an oral, dissolvable tablet. Delivering the same effective 24-hour relief, Zyrtec Dissolve Tabs contains 10 mg of citrus-flavored cetirizine that melts in the mouth.

June 18, 2014

The need state for allergy remedies is significant, according to documents filed by Merck recently in support of its application to switch Singulair. Allergies represent the fifth most-common chronic disease in the United States, impacting 1-in-5 Americans. As many as 90% of allergy sufferers self-treat their condition, and 58% only use an OTC or herbal remedy to relieve their allergy symptoms.

June 18, 2014

There’s a lot happening in the allergy space right now. Chattem’s Nasacort Allergy 24HR recently hit store shelves, and in a little more than 10 weeks on the shelf the nasal corticosteroid has already generated $33.6 million in sales across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.

June 18, 2014

Okinawa Life announced the introduction of Immunisol, an immune support supplement. The product has been shown to help increase natural killer cell activity, according to the company.

June 13, 2014

Following the campaign's six-month anniversary, Fight the Fakes last week announced 11 new partners, bringing the total number of member organizations to 25.

June 13, 2014

GNC Holdings on Friday announced Michael Nuzzo, EVP and CFO, has tendered his resignation in order to accept an executive position at an unnamed private equity-funded consumer products company.

June 13, 2014

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that persons with lower blood levels of vitamin D were twice as likely to die prematurely as people with higher blood levels of vitamin D.

June 13, 2014

According to a consumer survey from eDigitalResearch released Friday, online grocery shoppers tend to buy fewer impulse purchases online than in store, resulting in smaller basket sizes.

June 12, 2014

Carex Health Brands on Thursday introduced AccuRelief Pain Relief Systems, a line of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy FDA–approved for full-body, over–the–counter use.

June 12, 2014

iHealth Lab on Thursday announced the launch of the iHealth Align, one of the world's smallest, FDA-approved mobile blood-glucose monitors, the company stated.

June 11, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Tuesday opened registration for the association's educational/networking events — The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science and The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry — taking place Nov. 5 to 8 at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, Calif.

June 11, 2014

Helen of Troy on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Healthy Directions, a supplier of premium doctor-branded vitamins, minerals and supplements, as well as other health products sold directly to consumers.

June 11, 2014

The West Virginia Retailers Association on Tuesday issued testimony that the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) works in curbing the diversion of pseudoephedrine into methemphetamine.

June 10, 2014

Market6, a provider of web-based retail analytic applications, on Tuesday announced the introduction of Market6 Vantage, a suite of retail analytic applications that automate and simplify joint business planning and retailer/supplier collaboration.

June 10, 2014

McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Monday announced the launch of Stories of Strength, a program that encourages people to honor someone who has been a source of strength in their lives.

June 9, 2014

A new spray being introduced by Mission Pharmacal is offering relief from dermatitis caused by incontinence.

June 9, 2014

A report published Friday in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report characterized the 2013-2014 influenza season as the first season since 2009 that H1N1 generated fewer levels of outpatient illness and mortality as compared with seasons when influenza A (H3N2) is predominant.

June 6, 2014

Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Ointment has been named a 2014 National Parenting Publications Awards Gold winner in the Health & Home category, Mission Pharmacal reported Wednesday.

June 6, 2014

GelStat Corp. on Thursday announced it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mastix Medica.

June 4, 2014

For seniors older than 65, taking a daily supplement of vitamin D with calcium — but not vitamin D alone — can offer some protection against the risk of common bone fractures, according to an updated review from the Cochrane Library, as released by the Health Behavior News Service Tuesday.