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.

February 1, 2016

The next B2B Video Exchange event on March 8 will be a forum for the electronics category, with a focus on mobile accessories and smart homes.

February 1, 2016

Three-in-four heart disease patients who do use an activity tracker report the device is helping them cope with their heart condition.

January 29, 2016

In this report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the oral care and natural/organic cosmetics categories, highlighting new products that are shaking up the beauty aisle.

January 29, 2016
As many as nine CHPA member companies financially supported the foundation for the first time in 2015 and three new companies made an in-kind donation, CHPA shared in a e-newsletter that went out Friday.
January 29, 2016

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

January 29, 2016

McKesson's North America pharmaceutical distribution and services revenues were $39.6 billion for the quarter, up 6% on a reported basis and 7% on a constant currency basis, primarily driven by market growth.

January 29, 2016

Nielsen Catalina Solutions' new CEO most recently served as Nielsen's EVP and managing director of local media, where he was responsible for strategy and development for Nielsen's local television and audio clients. 

January 29, 2016

They're the kind of blood pressure monitors everyone envisioned when telemedicine was first talked about - easy-to-use, wireless, health app friendly and designed such that they not only help boost home testing of blood pressure, but also medication compliance with an added medication reminder and tracking function.

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.

January 28, 2016

The Indiana Senate's appropriations committee approved a bill that would prevent drug offenders from buying cough and cold medication containing pseudoephedrine, WANE reported Thursday. "Under the bill, the system would issue an alert to a pharmacy to sop a sale if a customer's information matches data in NPLEx," the report noted. "Thirty-two states, including Indiana, currently use NPLEx to track sales." (WANE)

 

 

January 28, 2016
Out of a total of 2,404 new health, beauty, and wellness items evaluated by  Hamacher Resource Group last year, 237 products were ideal for independents based on product innovation, promotional support, category growth, product orientation and earning potential. 
 
January 28, 2016

The advance opens doors to wearable devices that alert users to health problems such as fatigue, dehydration and dangerously high body temperatures.

January 28, 2016

Additionally, there has been an increase in the number of shoppers who claim brand names are very important.

January 27, 2016

The industry's health and wellness programs have reformulated 84,000 products, included the participation of 2.3 million employees and work with more than 5,000 communities around the globe.

January 27, 2016

New to CRN are Bodybuilding.com, Helios, The Honest Company, RIBUS, KD Pharma, NRG Innovations and Seppic.

 
January 27, 2016

'Ohana Health Plan supplements Medicaid family OTC purchases, including vitamins, to the tune of $10 each month. 

January 27, 2016

Examples of healthcare innovation today include J&J's work with Wakefern, which focuses on delivering value to the diabetes patient. 

January 27, 2016

The Task Force found that patients who were identified through depression screening and went on to be treated — with antidepressant medication, psychotherapy or both — showed improvement in depression symptoms.

January 27, 2016

USA Synchro placed 11th in the duet event at the 2012 summer Olympics. The team placed 5th in the 2008 games and took a bronze medal home in 2004.

January 26, 2016
The Jan. 19 "Frontline" report on the dangers of supplements is evidence that even as the dietary supplement industry has made significant strides toward cleaning up its image, there may still be some work to do. 
January 26, 2016

The forehead thermometers involved in this case represented less than 1% of Helen of Troy’s consolidated net sales for fiscal year 2015.

January 26, 2016

Nearly 80 million U.S. households own a cat or dog and more than 350,000 cats and 150,000 dogs have been or will be diagnosed with diabetes, Omnis Health noted.