May 14, 2012

Consumers gravitate toward traditional pharmacies for their everyday health-and-wellness needs, according to the "2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend" survey released Monday.

May 14, 2012

A "live help" feature, detailed information about products and services, and access to personal account information are the three most important features consumers expect to find at a company's website, according to an annual survey by Oracle.

May 14, 2012

New research that will appear in the upcoming issue of the Journal of Marketing Research explores consumer sentiment over the extension of a premium brand outside of its typical category.

May 11, 2012

Despite predictions that consumers in recessionary times would flock to cheaper over-the-counter drugs, the world's over-the-counter drug market grew just 3.5% in the past three years, according a report released by Kalorama Information.

May 10, 2012

Motherhood influences the way women shop, according to Mintel research.

May 10, 2012

Scientists at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute’s Nutrition and Metabolism Center have developed a low-calorie, fruit-based high-fiber vitamin and mineral nutrition bar called the CHORI-bar that improves biological indicators — the bar increased HDL cholesterol and glutathione but lowered homocysteine — linked to the risk of cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline and associated decline in antioxidant defenses, the group reported Wednesday.

May 9, 2012

More retail websites this year achieved a "threshold for excellence" on customer experience analytics firm ForeSee's annual Top 100 E-Retail Satisfaction Index.

May 9, 2012

Merchandisers angling for that impulse purchase take heart: As many as 76% of buying decisions are being made in the store, according to research published Wednesday from Point of Purchase Advertising International.

May 9, 2012

Almost 100 million Americans use social media to shop, according to a new survey.

May 8, 2012

University of British Columbia researchers may have found a way to develop universal flu vaccines and eliminate the need for seasonal flu vaccinations, university officials announced Tuesday.

May 8, 2012

Consumption of probiotics is associated with a reduced risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea, a common adverse effect of antibiotic use, according to a review and meta-analysis of previous studies published in the May 9 issue of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.

May 8, 2012

Are smartphone applications the magic bullet of marketing for retailers? According to a December 2011 ABI Research survey of U.S. consumers, it may be so.

May 7, 2012

Researchers from the Duke University Medical Center on Monday released a public health study finding that even maintaining the current prevalence of obesity in the United States would realize savings of almost $550 billion over the next two decades.

May 7, 2012

UBM Medica has unveiled the results of its "Physician's Practice 2012 Staff Salary" survey.

May 4, 2012

More than one-third of prescriptions were sent electronically in 2011, the country's largest e-prescribing network said.

May 3, 2012

Smartphones and tablets are assisting "extreme" shoppers, according to new research conducted by GfK.

May 3, 2012

More than three-quarters of U.S. smartphone and tablet owners have used their mobile devices for shopping-related activities, according to a recent Nielsen survey.

May 3, 2012

Drug makers could strike big with new treatments for rare diseases, according to a new report by a market research firm.

May 2, 2012

A new CouponCabin.com survey revealed that the state of the economy does not affect how much the majority of pet owners spend on their pets.

May 1, 2012

The deodorant and antiperspirant industry in the United States will continue to relish in the sweet smell of success through 2016 and beyond, according to a new Mintel report.

May 1, 2012

Consumers are expected to shop and buy more in the week leading up to Mother's Day than they did last year, according to a new ShopperTrak survey.

April 30, 2012

Consumers’ confidence in their personal finances is returning to levels seen in first quarter 2011, according to SymphonyIRI Group’s latest MarketPulse survey, released Friday. But while confidence remains high, the same consumers remain frugal.

April 26, 2012

A recent Quest Diagnostics "Health Trends Report" released Wednesday found that more than 3-in-5 patients (63%) misused their prescription drugs.

April 26, 2012

Patients with a rare, life-threatening genetic immune system disorder can receive treatment for sudden episodes more quickly and cost-effectively at home than if they go to the emergency room, according to a Walgreens Infusion Services study being presented Wednesday at the National Home Infusion Association Annual Conference and Exposition here.