February 2, 2017

In the United States, colds account for more visits to the doctor than any other condition, according to the American Lung Association.

January 6, 2017

Overall, sales of multivitamins are relatively flat — 0.2% annual growth toward a $1.8 billion base. So, have sales of multivitamins plateaued, or are there pockets of opportunity out there?

January 4, 2017

The continued decline in the number of heavy buyers (those who purchased more than three types of vitamins in a year) was a key trend captured by the 2016 TABS Analytics Vitamin and Minerals Supplements study.

January 4, 2017

Interest in dietary supplements, sports nutrition, diet aids, meal-replacement solutions and even energy shots has never been higher, according to a Kline consumer survey released last year, particularly among baby boomers.

January 4, 2017

Young adults are increasingly incorporating dietary supplements into their health regimens as a strategy toward being healthier.

December 6, 2016

The bottom line behind President-elect Donald Trump’s proposals: The cost burden of the $3 trillion industry will shift away from the federal government and toward private enterprise, state government and consumers.

November 16, 2016

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

October 17, 2016

Brands offering natural and organic skin and hair care products have expanded, and consumers have more knowledge and choices when it comes to natural beauty than ever before.

October 17, 2016

Winning with U.S. Hispanics is the solution to accelerating sales growth. Univision partnered with Nielsen to study the Hispanic Healthcare Journey and uncover differences and similarities between Hispanic and non-Hispanic attitudes and behaviors.

September 7, 2016

The use of homeopathic medicines as part of a self-care solution to treat such ailments as the common cold or back pain is becoming more commonplace through conventional channels, with sales generating $392.9 million, up 3.3%, as compared to $58.1 million on 0.9% growth in natural channels for the 52 weeks ended July 10.

September 7, 2016

Despite the instant satisfaction of texts or social media messages, consumers are still demanding paper greeting cards, and they are craving more unique and luxurious cards than ever before. According to the Greeting Card Association, cards featuring special techniques, intricate designs and new technologies are at the top of consumers’ wish lists.

September 7, 2016

In this report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the greeting card category, highlighting new products that are shaking up the general merchandise aisle.

September 7, 2016

Consumers with diabetes spend 35% more on OTC products than the average consumer, noted Jeff Gregori, group VP consumer and shopper analytics for Nielsen, during a recent presentation at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo. Sales of product with a diabetes-specific focus increased 5.1% in 2015, according to Nielsen, reaching $592 million in total sales.

August 3, 2016

Brandperx, in collaboration with Drug Store News, conducted a survey among 1,000 OB/GYN providers that revealed an opportunity for both brands and retailers to leverage the intimacy and trust of the provider-patient relationship in order to build brand engagement, trial, sales and market share, and improve patients’ quality of life.

August 3, 2016

In this special report, WebMD conducted an “OTC Path to Purchase” study to better understand how consumers are making purchasing decisions — and the factors that are driving those decisions.

August 2, 2016

Earlier this year, WebMD surveyed 30,000 WebMD users to ascertain the OTC buying behaviors and preferences of three critical consumer segments — seniors, today’s moms (Gen X) and millennials.

August 2, 2016

To better understand how consumers are making purchasing decisions — and the factors that are driving those decisions — WebMD conducted its “OTC Path to Purchase” study last year, and analyzed the implications for marketers in the self-care space.

August 2, 2016

More vitamins, minerals and supplements were sold online so far in 2016 than have been sold through a Walmart store, TABS Analytics reported earlier this year.

August 2, 2016

Wearables are beginning to gain purchase consideration and traction among all millennials.

August 2, 2016

Brandperx, in collaboration with Drug Store News, recently conducted a survey among 1,000 OB/GYN providers exclusive to the Brandperx network. The survey revealed a powerful opportunity for both brands and retailers to leverage the intimacy and trust of the provider-patient relationship.

August 2, 2016

According to an AARP survey of 1,480 Americans ages 50 years and older, 82% said good nutrition was either very or extremely important to their overall health.

August 2, 2016

For the second year in a row, spending on medicines in 2015 grew by double-digits, increasing 12.2% on an invoice basis to $424.8 billion, according to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics’ medicine report on spending for 2015.

August 2, 2016

As interest in telehealth options increases, so too does the diversification of the services offered through telehealth providers. Both patients and telehealth companies are looking at behavioral health as the next frontier in remote care.

August 2, 2016

PricewaterhouseCooper’s Health Research institute found that 60% of patients would be willing to use their mobile device for a physician visit. he increased interest in telehealth comes as Mordor Intelligence projects the industry will be worth more than $34 billion by 2020.