September 16, 2013

DSN visited with Mike Greene, VP government relations for the Council for Responsible Nutrition, to talk about the role one of the leading VMS associations plays on Capitol Hill. "[Right now], the new dietary ingredients issue is one of the core issues that needs to be addressed," Greene said. "When I'm on Capitol Hill and talking about NDIs, I typically talk about it as the last piece of the puzzle that is the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act."

September 11, 2013

Drug Store News sat down with Duffy MacKay, VP scientific and regulatory affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition, recently to discuss the science behind the supplements. "One of the big challenges in nutrition research, is the fact that the standard is a drug research model," MacKay noted. "There are several realities within nutrition science that don't lend themselves to be studied in the classic drug model."

September 9, 2013

The Drug Store News Group recently spoke with Judy Blatman, SVP communications for the Council for Responsible Nutrition, to discuss the communication and advocacy roles CRN conducts on behalf of the industry. "It's important that whatever we do defines a responsible industry," Blatman said. "And so we work on initiatives that put us front and center with the media, [making] us a respected voice in the scientific community, on Capitol Hill and in the international arena."

January 6, 2017

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines the state of the vitamins, minerals and supplements market, and products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

December 7, 2016

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines the hottest trends in OTC, including health and wellness, incontinence, self care and more, in this multi-page report.

December 6, 2016

America’s getting healthy again. Americans were certainly aspiring toward better health in 2016, as evidenced by the amount of growth associated with meal-replacement solutions

December 6, 2016

In 2017, there will be three growth categories within the OTC sector that will continue to post dividends to retail pharmacy’s bottom line across the self-care aisle. We’re calling them the old, the now and the future.

(Click here to view the full Category Review.)

December 6, 2016

The competitive landscape throughout the OTC arena has changed significantly over the past five years, with the Top 10 rankings shifting in the past year thanks to a slew of acquisitions and joint ventures.

November 16, 2016

The American Diabetes Association is recommending patients with diabetes get a move on with some form of physical activity — beyond their routine workouts — every 30 minutes of every day.

November 16, 2016

Cardiff University in October found that smartphone apps could offer patients with Type 2 diabetes a highly effective method of self-managing their condition.

November 16, 2016

Meter manufacturers today are differentiating their offerings with an accompanying adherence app or other technologies that will help diabetes patients better navigate their disease states.

November 16, 2016

I-Health launched the AZO Urinary Tract Defense, a new product women can use that features the only antibacterial UTI ingredient available without a prescription to help defend against the progression of an infection until a doctor can be consulted.

November 16, 2016

This summer, the American Diabetes Association partnered with IBM Watson Health to bring together the cognitive computing power of Watson and the Association’s vast repository of clinical and research data.

November 16, 2016

Sam’s Club last month hosted a health screening day specifically catering to the health needs of the women shopping the store with a “Support Her Health” screening offering.

November 16, 2016

CVS Health in September partnered with the YMCA to help expand its Diabetes Prevention Program, a group-based lifestyle intervention for adults at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

November 16, 2016

Today’s diabetes patients represent a coveted consumer base for retail pharmacy no matter how you characterize that diabetes spend.

November 16, 2016

In 2017, how people shop, why people shop and what they’re shopping for will all be shaped by two overarching themes — access to digitized health information and wearables, as well as other Bluetooth-enabled, diagnostic-style self-care offerings.

November 16, 2016

Even though the number of new diagnoses each year is trending down, diabetes is still a prevalent chronic disease in the United States. If left unchecked, one person out of every three will be diabetic by the time millennials collect Social Security.

November 16, 2016

While tampons and menstrual cups have coexisted on the market for decades, presently there is a movement toward the use of menstrual cups, such as Diva International’s DivaCup.

November 16, 2016

Consumers are learning for the first time that they may be diabetic or prediabetic from their neighborhood pharmacist as opposed to their primary care doctors with the advent of complimentary health screenings available through a growing number of retail health fairs.

November 16, 2016

A pair of personal lubricant suppliers in the last few months have launched new products specifically designed to appeal to women.

November 16, 2016

Diabetics are most adherent around meal times, especially during breakfast and toward the beginning of the week, according to a review of Medisafe’s more than 160,000 diabetes patients who utilize its adherence tool in an effort to better manage the condition.

November 16, 2016

There is a new world order across the OTC community, the Kline Group reported.

November 16, 2016

Sales of OTC medicines continued on a strong growth trajectory of more than 3%, growing by approximately $1.4 billion in dollar volume to $45.6 billion for the 52 weeks ended Oct. 2, according to IRI data. And that’s primarily organic growth from existing brands.