July 11, 2014

Breg on Thursday announced the launch of the FreeRunner knee brace with new innovations to help people, particularly runners, who suffer from patella mal-tracking return to active lifestyles.

July 11, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday announced that five new companies have joined its membership roster. 

July 11, 2014

Lake Consumer Products, a subsidiary of Wisconsin Pharmacal Co., on Thursday acquired the exclusive North American rights to an over-the-counter product that addresses many of the key symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome.

July 11, 2014

Unilever on Thursday announced that it has sold its Slim-Fast brand to Kainos Capital.

July 10, 2014

Alliance Labs on Wednesday announced the launch of DocuSol Kids, a non-irritating constipation solution. 

July 10, 2014

The first-aid tape and bandage business is a relatively stable category without a lot of dramatic sales swings.

July 10, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration in late June issued a warning letter to Zarbee's for making therapeutic claims regarding a dietary supplement product.

July 10, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday shut down a company for noncompliance of the dietary supplement current good manufacturing practice requirements. 

July 10, 2014

Insight Pharamceuticals on Wednesday announced the launch of a new suite of products — Monistat Complete Care — that offers women solutions to maintain their vaginal health.

July 10, 2014

Overall, the intimacy health category generated more than $870 million in sales, trending up in the low single-digits. Sales of condoms, the largest piece of the business, totaled $380.7 million across total U.S. multi-outlets for the 52 weeks ended April 20, and was down slightly by 1.8%. The growth is coming out of the personal lubricant ($213.4 million, up 2.9%) and emergency contraceptive ($253.2 million, up 12.3%) sectors.

July 10, 2014

While sales of heat and ice packs are relatively flat — the category generated slight growth of 0.2% to $235.9 million for the 52 weeks ended April 20 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI — there has been some positive momentum within the category.

July 10, 2014

The same weather factors that are boosting allergy sales as the allergy season is extended may be having a substantial impact on the sales of anti-itch ointments, up 10% to $528.2 million across U.S. multi-outlets for the 52 weeks ended April 20, according to IRI, and insect bite treatments, which totaled $13.6 million and were up 19.4% over the same period.

July 9, 2014

GelStat on Tuesday announced it has closed the acquisition of Mastix Medica.

July 9, 2014

Healthy Mama recently introduced a new merchandising concept to appeal to the some 4 million pregnant moms each year — a full line of pregnancy-friendly OTC products. 

July 9, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced that Jim VandeHei, named one of the 100 most powerful thinkers of the “Information Age” by Vanity Fair, will kick off the conference, "CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry," taking place in Dana Point, Calif. Nov. 5 to 8.

July 9, 2014

Bowel cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease, according to a study released Wednesday and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

July 8, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association will be hosting an event July 24 on Capitol Hill in recognition of International Self-Care Day with a focus on the legislation to restore OTC eligibility in FSAs and HSAs.

July 8, 2014

Rite Aid celebrated the latest evolution of its Wellness store format, with a June 23 grand opening truly befitting of its 90210 address.

July 8, 2014

At Google’s I/O Developer Conference last month, MediSafe expanded its medication management platform to include wearables, becoming the first mobile health app on Google’s just-announced suite of Android Wear smartwatches, the company announced Tuesday.

July 8, 2014

NeuroMetrix on Tuesday announced that its wearable technology for treatment of chronic pain received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for over-the-counter use.

July 7, 2014

CVS/pharmacy has replaced certain single-ingredient pseudoephedrine products with the tamper-resistant PSE product, Zephrex-D, in all of its West Virginia stores, as well as stores in nearby states that are located within 15 miles of West Virginia's border, including Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

July 7, 2014

Living Essentials on Monday announced the launch of the "Yummification" video contest, where entrants can win a share of $100,000 for creating a video of their favorite way to mix a 5-hour Energy with an everyday beverage. 

July 7, 2014

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Psi Bands on Monday formed a charitable partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, which provides help to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.

July 7, 2014

Drug Store News recently sat down with Alcon’s Mike McAvoy, head of OTC sales, to discuss opportunities in eye-care.