May 11, 2016

A nonprescription drug user fee program would provide funding to supplement congressional non user-fee appropriations, and would support timely and efficient FDA review of ingredients in a monograph, agency says.

May 11, 2016

An Inc. story published Tuesday covered the story of how a small, entrepreneurial company took on the Food and Drug Administration, and won. In a ruling reversal, FDA has allowed KIND to once again promote its bars as "healthy." For Daniel Lubetzky, the founder and chief executive of KIND, the FDA's response showed the power a small business can have when it takes a stand against a large government agency. "What makes us entrepreneurs is that we are stubborn and don't take no for an answer," Lubetzky told Inc. "And when we believe in something, we don't stop until we achieve what's right." (Inc.

May 11, 2016

Competitive bidding is a primary reason why Omnis Health is bringing the EmbracePRO to retail pharmacies. Knowing that continued cuts in Medicare reimbursement for diabetes supplies hinder care, EmbracePRO delivers a high performance testing system to Medicare patients without financial risk to retail pharmacies.

May 10, 2016

There were more than 2,400 health, beauty and wellness items launched in 2015. And if historical percentages play out, of those less than 10% will emerge as successful brands with “staying power.”

May 10, 2016

Mass market health buyers seeking to sniff out the latest niche opportunity in the vitamins, minerals and supplements aisle may need to look no further than the tip of their nose.

May 10, 2016

Meda Consumer recently updated its website supporting Feosol, featuring an easy-to-navigate menu of information for consumers looking for answers.

May 10, 2016

Whether you call the category by its old-school moniker “wearables” or the relatively new catch phrase “therables,” one thing is for sure: This niche market targeting first-adopter tech geeks and fitness fanatics might not be “niche” for much longer.

May 10, 2016

Hibiclens, an antimicrobial cleanser recommended for use before surgery, is a perfect example of how pharmacists can help transition patients from hospital to home.

May 10, 2016

Hisamitsu America recently launched a new Salonpas Pain Relieving Patch.

May 10, 2016

The FDA reversal follows a warning letter issued by the agency in March 2015, requesting removal of the word healthy from the back panel of four KIND wrappers and its web site.

May 10, 2016

Heading into this year's summer Olympics, KT Tape will provide products and support for athletes, coaches and trainers at premier events and competitions, including U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

May 10, 2016

After a hiccup in the iron supplement production chain last year, iron is looking solid for a resurgence in sales.

May 10, 2016

Niche products like external analgesics, both creams and patches, continue to represent significant incremental value to the overall pain-relieving category. According to the latest IRI figures, sales of external analgesics were up 8.6%.

May 10, 2016

ONE has also acquired TheyFit Condoms, a popular European brand that will be relaunched as myONE Perfect Fit condoms this fall.

May 10, 2016

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines the sales activity in the aromatherapy, first aid, iron, external analgesics, wearables and sports tape categories, highlighting products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

May 10, 2016

More and more, retail pharmacy is playing a critical role in the transition of care from hospital to home, as outlined in a “Transitions in Care” special report published by Drug Store News last fall.

May 10, 2016

Piping Rock Health Products is taking advantage of what is fast becoming a piping hot aromatherapy line with a recently announced expansion that adds 15 new products.

May 10, 2016

According to Prestige Brands, Little Remedies Probiotic Plus Electrolytes is the only product that combines a probiotic and electrolytes in one packet designed specifically for babies.

May 10, 2016

NeuroMetrix is aiming its wearable pain relief device Quell at a customer it believes is underserved. “...There's this large population of Americans suffering from chronic disease, and current devices aren’t addressing what their needs are,” said SVP and general manager of consumer health Frank McGillin.

May 10, 2016

Mark your calendars, because on Aug. 5 the world will be tuning into coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, and shortly thereafter millions of weekend warriors and fantasy athletes will be looking on drug store shelves for the latest kinesiology tape or copper compression wraps.

May 9, 2016

This year's STD Awareness campaign focused on two critical current medical issues -  the rising incidence of STDs and the Zika virus. 

May 9, 2016

At Kantar Retail’s two-day Drug Channels workshop, the company shared insights about how consumers are approaching health and wellness in a changed retail and healthcare landscape, how the big drug chains are looking to reach them and how suppliers can be a key part of doing so as we move into the future.

May 9, 2016

Rich Scoza joined Nature’s Bounty in 1991 as the sales manager for the wholesale division, helping to generate over $1.5 billion dollars in annual U.S. nutrition sales.

May 9, 2016

Now FDA-approved as a medical device, the water-based, Wet Original is safe and effective as personal lubricant or vaginal moisturizer and is compatible with latex, polyisoprene and polyurethane condoms. 

Water-based, Wet Original is safe and effective as personal lubricant or vaginal moisturizer and is compatible with latex, polyisoprene and polyurethane condoms.