March 23, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS - Target has plans to launch a new digital health initiative next month both online and in 500 of its stores, MobiHealthNews reported last week. "Beyond knowing the stories will offer a new section for health devices, details on what, exactly, the launch will entail are scarce," the site reported. "One device that will be included is Quell, an FDA-cleared and smartphone-connected wearable for treating chronic pain from Waltham, Massachusetts-based Neurometrix. (MobiHealthNews

March 23, 2016
Tecnu Textures features a new technological advancement - each wipe has one side that is textured while the other is smooth. 
March 22, 2016

According to the latest reports, only 3.1% of teens abused DXM in 2015, compared to 5.4% who reported abusing DXM in 2006. 

March 22, 2016

Between 2006 and 2011, among older adults use of over-the-counter medications declined from 44.4% to 37.9% and use of dietary supplement use increased from 51.8% to 63.7%. 

March 22, 2016

LoveBug’s three existing products - Here’s the Skinny, Colds Suck and Yeast is a Beast - have reached over 1,500 customer reviews on Amazon within the first five months since launch. 

March 22, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday finalized the creation of the first-ever Patient Engagement Advisory Committee, the Weinberg Group reported. "The committee has been established in order to provide the FDA commissioner with advice regarding complex issues related to medical devices; specifically regarding the regulation of devices and their use by patients," the report noted. "This was done as part of the agency's 'patient-centric' approach, under which FDA is attempting to ensure the needs and experiences of patients are taken into account during the review of medical devices." (The Weinberg Group)

March 21, 2016

The company’s essential oils — which are gluten-free and plant-based, as well as cruelty-free — look to bring aromatherapy to consumers in packaging that looks to make essential oils and their uses accessible.

March 21, 2016

A new venture from industry veteran and former CHPA VP Ted Peterson is looking to work with senior CPG executives to identify business growth opportunities.

March 21, 2016
Members of the trade group the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED are also touting the study as a case for supplementing with omega-3s for general health and wellness.
March 21, 2016

“These findings suggest that the unsafe use of multiple medications among older adults is a growing public health problem,“ the study’s researchers wrote. 

March 18, 2016

CHPA bolstered its membership roster with five new members and eight new associate members. 

March 18, 2016

GSK has implemented a formal search for a successor, who will assume the role March 31, 2017, and will consider internal and external candidates for the role.

March 18, 2016

Tom Tolworthy, who previously held the position of president and CEO, has moved on from the company to pursue other ventures.

March 18, 2016

The Walgreens Flu Index on Thursday indicated that most of the nation is contending with relatively high levels of flu incidence for the week of March 13, with Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee topping the charts in states with flu activity.

March 17, 2016

The Wearable Tech award honors “new hardware that revolutionizes the convenience, comfort, functionality, efficiency and fashion of having a device literally ‘on you.’” 

March 16, 2016

This year's flu season, while still relatively low, is showing no signs of abating, Bloomberg reported Friday. "While the number of Americans going to the doctor for flu-like symptoms has risen steadily for the past two months, accounting for 3.5% of visits for the week ended March 5, the rate remains well below seasonal peaks in recent years," Bloomberg reported. "It is still gaining, however. At a time when the flu is typically starting to dissipate, it is now accounting for more visits at this time of year than during the last four seasons, according to CDC data." (Bloomberg)

 

March 16, 2016

One-third of the CHPA board of directors is elected annually. Manufacturer members are elected for three-year terms, and associate members are elected for two-year terms. 

March 16, 2016

In partnership with Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, CVS Health Foundation has committed $5 million in grants over five years to nonprofit organizations that are committed to educating young people about the dangers of tobacco.

March 16, 2016
Buyers attending ECRM’s Home Health Care EPPS event cast votes on product innovation and packaging, and the winning product was selected from approximately 20 entries. 
March 16, 2016

With Roche’s Accu-Chek Connect application customers can connect compatible devices with their Walgreens Balance Rewards account and start earning points.

March 15, 2016

IRI will work with Albertsons to facilitate collaboration between Albertsons Companies and its manufacturer partners to make better and faster decisions, founded in data and insights.

March 15, 2016

The Ivan D. Combe Lifetime Achievement Award is the OTC industry’s highest honor.

March 15, 2016

Children's Flonase works differently from single-ingredient antihistamines, because it blocks six allergic substances instead of just one, GSK noted.

March 15, 2016

Nip the Nausea! Morning Sickness Capsules are non-drowsy, drug and flavor-free.