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."

February 5, 2016

DSN takes a deep dive into one of the most strategically important categories in retail pharmacy.

February 2, 2016

Medical equipment manufacturer Drive Medical’s HurryCane was touted as the most promising product by retail attendees of GMDC’s HBW conference last fall.

February 2, 2016

The challenge for DME within retail is the amount of shelf real estate many of these bath safety and mobility assistance products occupy. The large individual SKU footprint can make for some unattractive profit-per-square-inch metrics.

February 2, 2016

Private-label cough-cold brands and Vicks are the big winners when consumers are seeking remedies for their sniffles, coughs and stuffiness online.

February 2, 2016

Omnis Health recently launched a Gestational Diabetes Kit portfolio, representing a unique niche opportunity for retail pharmacy operators that marries a diabetes patient with the market basket of an expecting mom. Drug Store News spoke with Cathy Pereira, Omnis Health EVP global sales and marketing, to discuss that opportunity.

February 2, 2016

Sales of self-test glucose meters are currently trending down, but with the flood of new personalized, app-friendly meters submitted to the Food and Drug Administration for approval, sales may trend positive in 2016.

February 2, 2016

According to a 2015 study released by Grand View Research, the global market for personal mobility devices alone is expected to reach $8 billion by 2020. Wheelchairs were the largest-selling product segment in 2013, with growing demand for powered wheelchairs expected to drive segment growth through the next four years.

January 29, 2016

DSN senior editor Michael Johnson examines the sales activity in the home health care category, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

December 30, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnson examines the sales activity in diet and weight loss, and VMS categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

December 8, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnson examines the sales activity in switch products, OTC manufacturers and the VMS category, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

December 7, 2015

Consolidation across the OTC industry created new leaders in the OTC category in 2015.

December 7, 2015

There has been a lot of hope placed in the ability of recently switched products to drive significant growth within the OTC sector, and with good reason.

November 11, 2015

Birth rates are on the rise, according to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s good news for sellers of family planning test kits — overall sales of both pregnancy and ovulation test kits were up 2.2% to $364.8 million across total U.S. multi-outlets for the 52 weeks ended Sept. 6, according to IRI.

November 11, 2015

Skyn Condoms, a brand of Ansell Healthcare, is partnering with the Movember Foundation this month with a special “Movember Edition box.” Drug Store News spoke with Carol Carrozza, Ansell VP sales and marketing at TSE. Here’s what she had to say.

November 11, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnson examines in-depth sales activity in the diabetes, diagnostics and probiotics categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

November 11, 2015

Shoppers hear, “It may help prevent diarrhea,” so they make the purchase. What they seldom understand is that probiotics are much more than just a diarrhea preventive. In fact, probiotics can be found in the ears, nose, mouth, lungs, urinary tract and more, and are linked to overall health, not just gastrointestinal health.

October 13, 2015

DSN contributing editor Richard Monks examines in-depth sales activity in the digestive and analgesic categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

September 16, 2015

With Boiron USA’s Arnicare Gel firmly established as one of the external analgesics category’s bestselling products, the company recently extended the line to include Arnicare Cream.

September 11, 2015

DSN contributing editor Richard Monks examines in-depth sales activity in the homeopathy and vitamins, minerals and supplements categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

August 20, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the analgesics, digestives, VMS, cough-cold, sleep and first aid categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

July 16, 2015

After revamping the look of its LifeStyles brand last summer to appeal to millennial shoppers, Ansell Healthcare has seen the line of condoms and sexual wellness products record consistent growth over the past few months.