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."

May 10, 2016

Mass market health buyers seeking to sniff out the latest niche opportunity in the vitamins, minerals and supplements aisle may need to look no further than the tip of their nose.

May 10, 2016

Meda Consumer recently updated its website supporting Feosol, featuring an easy-to-navigate menu of information for consumers looking for answers.

May 10, 2016

Whether you call the category by its old-school moniker “wearables” or the relatively new catch phrase “therables,” one thing is for sure: This niche market targeting first-adopter tech geeks and fitness fanatics might not be “niche” for much longer.

May 10, 2016

Hibiclens, an antimicrobial cleanser recommended for use before surgery, is a perfect example of how pharmacists can help transition patients from hospital to home.

May 10, 2016

Hisamitsu America recently launched a new Salonpas Pain Relieving Patch.

May 10, 2016

Heading into this year's summer Olympics, KT Tape will provide products and support for athletes, coaches and trainers at premier events and competitions, including U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

May 10, 2016

After a hiccup in the iron supplement production chain last year, iron is looking solid for a resurgence in sales.

May 10, 2016

Niche products like external analgesics, both creams and patches, continue to represent significant incremental value to the overall pain-relieving category. According to the latest IRI figures, sales of external analgesics were up 8.6%.

May 10, 2016

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines the sales activity in the aromatherapy, first aid, iron, external analgesics, wearables and sports tape categories, highlighting products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

May 10, 2016

More and more, retail pharmacy is playing a critical role in the transition of care from hospital to home, as outlined in a “Transitions in Care” special report published by Drug Store News last fall.

May 10, 2016

Piping Rock Health Products is taking advantage of what is fast becoming a piping hot aromatherapy line with a recently announced expansion that adds 15 new products.

May 10, 2016

NeuroMetrix is aiming its wearable pain relief device Quell at a customer it believes is underserved. “...There's this large population of Americans suffering from chronic disease, and current devices aren’t addressing what their needs are,” said SVP and general manager of consumer health Frank McGillin.

May 10, 2016

Mark your calendars, because on Aug. 5 the world will be tuning into coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, and shortly thereafter millions of weekend warriors and fantasy athletes will be looking on drug store shelves for the latest kinesiology tape or copper compression wraps.

April 14, 2016

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines the sales activity in the allergy, incontinence, TENS devices and meal replacement bars categories, highlighting products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

March 28, 2016

In this OTC Megatrend Report, Drug Store News assembled a virtual panel of leading over-the-counter company executives to discuss the many opportunities to drive growth, build the market basket and drive more shoppers to the OTC aisle; and senior editor Michael Johnsen discusses disruptive technology that, both on and off the shelf, favors more sales in the OTC sector. Download the report to read more.

March 8, 2016

Hispanic consumers are a significant growth driver behind many dietary supplements, more so than their non-Hispanic counterparts. That may explain why Pharmavite recently introduced its bilingual “Vitamin & Supplement Wellness Wheel” to more than 1,500 locations.

March 8, 2016

Even though many cutting-edge marketers have for years successfully infused a Hispanic flavor into their overall marketing mix, the overall marketplace has yet to maximize the reach into this community relative to the overall buying power they wield.

March 8, 2016

This year’s Consumer Healthcare Products Association 2016 Annual Executive Conference is focused on disruption, exploring how disruption across every facet of the marketplace is impacting the business of nonprescription medicines and how CHPA members can not only survive in a marketplace where disruption is commonplace, but thrive.

March 8, 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.