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."

July 5, 2017

Unintentional cuts and piercings account for 6.3% of all non-fatal injuries, according to the latest data from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Overall, that contributes almost $910.6 million to the sales of first aid bandages.

July 5, 2017

The predominant factor impacting sales of the $158.1 million parasite treatment category is super lice. But how do you treat cases of head lice that can’t be eradicated with traditional pediculicides? For parents, it’s how do you eliminate that “super lice” infestation without injuring the host, which just happens to be their children?

July 5, 2017

Parents and school nurses alike have expressed plenty of concern about super lice and how to treat these pesticide-resistant hair vermin safely, and most importantly, effectively. A number of OTC manufacturers have responded with product launches and offerings that effectively address ridding households of lice infestations.

July 5, 2017

With more than 12 million outbreaks estimated to occur annually among preschool and school-aged children in the United States, lice infestations are a big deal. And pharmacists play a key role in helping parents select safe and successful treatments.

July 3, 2017

A new breed of drug-resistant head lice is driving a new wave of product solutions. DSN Senior Editor Michael Johnsen takes a deeper look at what retailers and suppliers are doing to combat "super bugs" in this special report.

June 15, 2017

Probiotics are one of the better-selling categories within the VMS space, with more consumers researching probiotics online and coming to the store with a specific brand in mind, according to i-Health market intelligence.

June 15, 2017

The Vitamin Shoppe for the past year has been steadily redefining the brick-and-mortar experience for natural health shoppers via its latest store prototype, the Brand Defining Store, attracting three times the number of first-time customers through its doors.

June 14, 2017

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines the state of the weight management, sports nutrition and vitamin market, and products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

 

June 12, 2017

The Council for Responsible Nutrition’s Supplement OWL is an online product registry that serves as resource for regulators, retailers and the industry, and can be accessed by anyone.

June 12, 2017

Protein bars have been flying off the shelves in mass outlets lately. One reason for the increase is the multitude of consumer segments now shopping the category.

June 12, 2017

Americans want to be healthier, and they want healthier-for-you products in the self-care aisles to get them there.

June 12, 2017

The growth trends in sales of vitamins and supplements in specialty channels, ranging from natural grocers to gourmet wellness stores, are great harbingers of what might soon be best-selling categories within mass outlets.

May 17, 2017

The Journal of the American Geriatric Society has projected that the cost for the first year of hearing loss treatment in older adults will reach $51 billion nationwide by 2030.

May 17, 2017

As more Americans wrestle with the cost of their health care, they continue to gravitate toward better lifestyle choices, which means niche products that were at one time only purchased by body builders and serious athletes have become appealing to the mainstream consumer.

April 14, 2017

There is no question that one of the top nonprescription categories contributing to both sales and foot traffic right now is allergy. Sales of nasal sprays — the category that captures all of the latest nasal corticosteroid Rx-to-OTC switches — are up 10.2%.

March 7, 2017

Purveyors of health products have been riding the baby boomer wave for some time now, and it doesn’t appear to be cresting any time soon.

March 6, 2017

For those retailers bold enough to sniff out a fresh opportunity, at least as far as the mass merchant space is concerned, aromatherapy realized some rosy sales gains in 2016.

March 6, 2017

Breakthrough brands, defined as those brands either introduced within the 52 weeks ended Dec. 25, 2016, or those brands that experienced blockbuster incremental growth in that time frame, feature leading meal-replacement solutions.

March 6, 2017

Sales of all OTC medicines and natural supplements broke records in 2016, reaching $45.8 billion for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 25, 2016, according to IRI. That’s an additional $1.8 billion in sales volume compared with a year ago.

March 6, 2017

Sales of durable medical equipment and the kind of home health products that help transition patient care from hospital settings to the home in the retail setting have only one direction to go. And that’s up.

March 6, 2017

Consumers buying homeopathic remedies are looking for products that are safe and efficacious in their local retail pharmacies.