October 6, 2014

With declines in household incomes, a growing trend toward self-care among consumers, a changing demographic landscape and a greater emphasis on digital, the retail environment is undergoing significant change, but that change is spelling opportunities for smaller companies, according to Bob Sanders, EVP healthcare practice leader at IRI.

October 6, 2014

Are you concerned about the future and the uncertainties that lie ahead? As you work to unravel the mysteries of tomorrow, take a step back and focus on connecting the dots. That’s a key message that presenter Vikram Mansharamani had for attendees of the Emerson Group Retail Industry Day.

October 6, 2014

UrgentRx on Monday announced the expansion of its product line to include UrgentRx Fast Powders 10-count multipack boxes of its single-dose packets for a variety of common ailments. 

October 3, 2014

Biolife is helping to combat the Ebola issue with the donation of its WoundSeal product, which helps stop bleeding and seals wounds, to Africa, according to a report from ABC affiliate WWSB

 

October 3, 2014

The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association started their National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month on Wednesday to spread awarness around the abuse of over-the-counter medicines.

October 3, 2014

Prestige Brands on Thursday introduced PediaCare Smooth Melts, chewable, cherry tablets containing acetaminophen designed to make it easier for children to take their medicine. 

October 3, 2014

SpermCheck on Thursday launced SpermCheck Fertility, an FDA-approved at-home screening test that determines with 98% accuracy whether a man has a normal or low sperm count.

October 2, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced it will participate in a month-long celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act.

October 2, 2014

Seroyal on Wednesday announced the Canadian release of Genestra Brands Statin Care, a balanced nutritional supplement formulated to provide nutritional support for patients taking statin medications.

October 1, 2014

October is recognized as American Pharmacists Month and the American Pharmacists Association wants to send a clear message: “Know Your Pharmacist—Know Your Medicine.”

October 1, 2014

Bayer on Wednesday announced it has completed the acquisition of the consumer care business of the U.S. pharmaceuticals group Merck.

 

October 1, 2014

Use of specific dietary supplements can have a positive effect on healthcare costs through avoided hospitalizations related to coronary heart disease, according to a new article published Wednesday in the Journal of Dietary Supplements.

September 30, 2014

GelStat on Monday announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Next Distributors, which serves more than 30,000 independent convenience stores throughout the United States.

September 30, 2014

Hamacher Resource Group on Tuesday announced the addition of Cari Sass as director of marketing. 

September 30, 2014

The Natural Products Association on Monday announced the hire of Adam Finney as SVP member services.

September 29, 2014

Only 9% of retailers are leveraging customer data in a structured, usable way, according to HRC Advisory, a retail advisory firm and unit of Hilco Global.

September 24, 2014

Perfecta Products is further expanding its portfolio with the new Zim's Advanced Vapor Rub, available in both a traditional jar and a tube with no-mess applicator.

September 24, 2014

Probi and Pharmavite entered into a long-term agreement for the distribution and marketing of Probi's line of probiotic products.

September 22, 2014

Church & Dwight Co. announced that they have purchased a number of brands from Lil' Drug Store Products, which include RepHresh, Replens, Pre-Seed, Wellgate and Legatrin PM. 

September 22, 2014

The Baltimore Convention Center this year played host to more than 23,000 attendees and 1,277 exhibitors at the 2014 Nat Expo East convention for specialty channel operators in the natural food and health space.

September 18, 2014

Influenza vaccination coverage estimates show an encouraging upward trend overall, but coverage among healthy adults ages 18 years to 64 years has yet to top 40%.

 

September 17, 2014

Researchers found that the dietary supplement Cosamin DS and the Brazilian prescription glucosamine/chondroitin brand are equally effective. 

September 17, 2014

Misfit, makers of Shine, on Wednesday announced its second wearable product, Misfit Flash, a versatile and easy-to-use fitness and sleep monitor.

September 17, 2014

Mission Pharmacal on Tuesday participated in a White House Industry Leadership Roundtable discussion on ways to curb emissions of hydrofluorocarbons.