July 28, 2014

Reckitt Benckiser announced the company will be looking to spin off its pharma business in the next 12 months. 

 

July 24, 2014

Abbott, the makers of Similac, studied the diets of more than 80 lactating women to assess how their nutritional intake compared to dietary recommendations. In the study, only 1-of-10 breastfeeding moms on average got 100% of the desired levels for DHA, lutein and vitamin E from their diet.

July 24, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association celebrated the first International Self-Care Day event in the United States.

July 24, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Flonase Allergy Relief as an over-the-counter treatment.

July 23, 2014

Inergetics, a developer of nutritional supplements, announced that the company will be presenting Martha Stewart Essentials, a line of whole food-based vitamin supplements developed in tandem with Martha Stewart herself at Cardinal Health's Retail Business Conference.

July 23, 2014

Thomson Reuters and BGC Partners on Wednesday announced an agreement to expand customer access to over-the-counter pricing data.

July 21, 2014

Tec Labs announced a packaging overhaul for its line of Licefreee products, with a focus on creating an invigorating contrast among other products, the company said.

July 18, 2014

According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, use of milliliters as a dosage measurement unit, as opposed to teaspoons and tablespoons, cut down significantly on medication dosing errors when parents administered medicines to their children.

 

July 17, 2014

About 30% of top-performing OTC drugs today were once prescription-only medications noted Dave Wendland, VP Hamacher Resource Group, on Thursday during a videocast hosted by GMDC titled "Rx-to-OTC: Getting it Right at Retail."

July 17, 2014

GoJo Industries, the makers of Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer, on Wednesday challenged consumers to adopt 30 days of healthy habits by joining the Purell Advanced 30-Day Challenge.

July 17, 2014

Merz North America will establish its headquarters in Raleigh, N.C., officials announced Wednesday at a press conference with N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory. 

July 17, 2014

Women know that dairy, whole grains, fruits and vegetables are keys to a balanced diet – yet many aren't eating them because of the uncomfortable consequences that often occur when they do.

July 17, 2014

UrgentRx on Thursday announced that it has closed on $17.5 million of Series C growth capital. 

July 16, 2014

Aid-Tec recently introduced a unique bandage line that contains a breakable capsule that when broken releases a dose of a multi-compound therapeutic substance onto the bandage.

July 16, 2014

HelpAround on Wednesday launched a mobile platform for people with diabetes — and their friends, family and caregivers — that reveals fellow ‘diabetes helpers’ from the crowd, helping people resolve sudden health crises, such as getting caught without essential over-the-counter blood glucose test strips.

July 16, 2014

Infirst Healthcare on Wednesday announced the introduction of three new chocolate-flavored cough-cold items called Dr. Cocoa.

July 15, 2014

Two new over-the-counter enemas are offering quick constipation relief without having to wait for a hospital visit. 

 

July 15, 2014

Arctic Ease, a company that makes cold and compression therapy products, announced Tuesday that it had launched its small joints wrap.

July 15, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Tuesday announced that its voting membership passed the century milestone mark with 101 companies, a new record for CRN.

July 15, 2014

Former Republican Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert last week wrote an editorial for the Washington Times supporting the use of such tamper-resistant pseudoephedrine products as Acura Pharmaceuticals' Nexafed and Westport Pharmaceuticals' Zephrex-D.

July 15, 2014

Hamacher Resource Group on Monday announced that Dave Wendland, Hamacher VP, will present "Rx-to-OTC: Getting It Right at Retail," an educational videocast for retailers sponsored by the Global Market Development Center on Thursday, July 17.

July 15, 2014

A new survey of Americans ages 34 years and older released Tuesday found that 67% frequently experience joint stiffness and other concerns. 

July 14, 2014

 Diplomat on Saturday hosted a ‘Keep Kids Safe and Healthy’ event at the specialty pharmacy's retail store.

July 14, 2014

 According to blogger Tom Wilson, co-founder and president of The CareGiver Partnership and former Kimberly-Clark executive, Procter & Gamble may be readying to re-enter the incontinence market as soon as this summer.