November 5, 2014

The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance on Wednesday released a tool for healthcare providers that offers guidance and suggestions on how to initiate conversations with adult patients about weight and health.

November 5, 2014

A new study by a Florida State University researcher found that a new dietary supplement is superior to calcium and vitamin D when it comes to bone health.

November 5, 2014

Both Walgreens and Amazon.com advanced in the 2014 Kantar Retail PowerRanking Survey released Tuesday. Walgreens climbed from the No. 10 spot to No. 9 and Amazon.com went from No. 8 to No. 5.

November 4, 2014

Sleep monitoring specialist Beddit on Tuesday announced the availability of its wireless sleep-tracking device nationwide in Bed, Bath and Beyond stores.

November 4, 2014

Across the front-end, CVS Health is in the midst of enhancing its digital capabilities. That , along with insight into the impact of its exit from the tobacco business, was the message Tuesday morning during the company's third-quarter conference call.

November 4, 2014

GMDC announced that CPG executive Patrick Spear has been named president of the 44-year-old trade association effective Nov. 1.

 

November 4, 2014

Hamacher Resource Group on Tuesday announced the promotion of Jennifer Johnston to senior marketing services account manager.

November 4, 2014

NBTY on Tuesday announced the appointment of Andrew Archambault to the position of chief customer officer. Archambault has nearly 20 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry, most recently serving as VP and managing director for Bacardi USA. 

November 4, 2014

Rogaine brand on Tuesday announced the launch of Women's Rogaine 5% Minoxidil topical aerosol, the first and only once-daily treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of female pattern hair loss, according to the brand. 

November 3, 2014

Church & Dwight on Monday announced that Matthew Farrell has been named COO and CFO, effective Nov. 3.

November 3, 2014

Church & Dwight on Monday reported that the overall multivitamin business has rebounded from unfavorable publicity late last year with a 1% trajectory in overall growth.

November 3, 2014

To kick off the holiday season, CVS/pharmacy on Monday announced the return of its "Free Gift Card" promotion, an offer designed to allow customers the opportunity to receive free gift cards by shopping for everyday essentials at store locations nationwide. 

November 3, 2014

Google Flu Trends is getting a new engine to improve accuracy, according to a blog posted Friday by Christian Stefansen, Google senior software engineer.

 

November 3, 2014

Research shows that 140 million American adults (about 65%) are recommended for behavioral weight-loss treatment, with 83% of those (or 116 million) considered for pharmacotherapy, according to a report released by The Obesity Society on Monday.

November 3, 2014

“Mild” control of systolic pressure is adequate for adults age 65 or older. 

November 3, 2014

Coenzyme Q10 — a compound commonly sold as a dietary supplement — provides health benefits to persons suffering from Gulf War illness symptoms.

October 31, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday revealed key findings from the 2014 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements.

October 30, 2014

Matrixx Initiatives on Thursday launched a new cold-shortening nasal spray with symptom relief under its popular Zicam Cold Remedy Brand. 

October 30, 2014

Global consumer confidence edged up one index point in the third quarter to a score of 98 — an increase of one point from the previous quarter and two points from the start of the year. 

October 29, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday marked the 20th anniversary of the Dietary Supplement Health and Edcuation Act of 1994 with a consumer video to explain the importance of DSHEA and to recognize the impact it has had on the industry.

October 29, 2014

iHealth Lab on Tuesday announced the U.S. launch of the iHealth Edge activity and sleep tracker, which will be available for purchase on Oct. 30.

October 28, 2014

The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition on Tuesday kicked off its annual “Double Check; Don’t Double Up” campaign.

October 28, 2014

Fitbit on Tuesday unveiled three new activity and sleep-tracking products: Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge. 

October 28, 2014

Menasha Packaging won 12 Design of the Times Awards at the 2014 Shopper Marketing Expo in Minneapolis, Minn., the company announced Monday.