March 17, 2016
Patients who use The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Mouth Rinse as a daily cleanser have reported fewer oral complications, according to the company. 
March 16, 2016

This year's flu season, while still relatively low, is showing no signs of abating, Bloomberg reported Friday. "While the number of Americans going to the doctor for flu-like symptoms has risen steadily for the past two months, accounting for 3.5% of visits for the week ended March 5, the rate remains well below seasonal peaks in recent years," Bloomberg reported. "It is still gaining, however. At a time when the flu is typically starting to dissipate, it is now accounting for more visits at this time of year than during the last four seasons, according to CDC data." (Bloomberg)

 

March 16, 2016

One-third of the CHPA board of directors is elected annually. Manufacturer members are elected for three-year terms, and associate members are elected for two-year terms. 

March 16, 2016
Buyers attending ECRM’s Home Health Care EPPS event cast votes on product innovation and packaging, and the winning product was selected from approximately 20 entries. 
March 16, 2016

With Roche’s Accu-Chek Connect application customers can connect compatible devices with their Walgreens Balance Rewards account and start earning points.

March 15, 2016

IRI will work with Albertsons to facilitate collaboration between Albertsons Companies and its manufacturer partners to make better and faster decisions, founded in data and insights.

March 15, 2016

The Ivan D. Combe Lifetime Achievement Award is the OTC industry’s highest honor.

March 15, 2016

Children's Flonase works differently from single-ingredient antihistamines, because it blocks six allergic substances instead of just one, GSK noted.

March 15, 2016

Nip the Nausea! Morning Sickness Capsules are non-drowsy, drug and flavor-free. 

March 15, 2016

Prepare for a sales boom within the intimacy health space, Laura Mahecha, Kline Group industry manager healthcare, shared with readers in a blog published Tuesday. "If marketers are successful in gaining FDA approval for Rx-to-OTC switches of prescription ED medications, this market is poised to see strong double-digit gains over the next few years," Mahecha wrote. "ED medications currently sold via prescription that could make the switch to OTC status include Cialis by Eli Lilly/Sanofi, Bayer's Levitra and Pfizer's Viagra." (Kline Group)

 

March 15, 2016

During the evening, attendees were treated to presentations by Schiffer and Vitamin Angels’ board member and media personality, Sara Snow. 

March 14, 2016

UBL's probiotic, B.Coagulans Unique IS-2, is a beneficial bacteria that supports digestive health and strengthens the immune system. 

March 14, 2016

Increasingly, states are looking to address the prescription painkiller problem with as many as 375 proposals coursing through state legislatures that would regulated pain clinics and prescribing painkillers, The New York Times reported Friday. "The states are going to lead on this one because Big Pharma has too much power," Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, Democrat, told The New York Times. The New York Times added: "The pace of [legislative] activity in states has grown so intense that experts are having difficulty keeping track." (The New York Times)

March 11, 2016

Dollar General's health and beauty expansion, in some stores, could go upwards of 16 feet, featuring a healthy mix of national brand and store brand.

March 11, 2016

Stander offers more than 30 innovative mobility products, including elderly bed rails, walking canes and various products to help users stand from a sitting position or to maintain their balance while tending to their daily activities.

March 10, 2016

The technology involved in the new vaccine, which can be produced in four weeks and six times faster than egg-based methods, involves implanting influenza genetic material into tobacco leaves.

March 10, 2016

In this week's What’s Next, Lonni Delane writes about two companies — one looking to redefine how customers shop online and another that delivers consumer insights through intelligence-gathering apps. 

March 9, 2016

In this report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the men's grooming category, highlighting new products that are shaking up the men's skin care aisle.

March 9, 2016

The Journal of the American Medical Association on Wednesday updated its "JAMA Patient Page" regarding herbal medications, stating there are numerous concerns on the use of herbal supplements, starting with the fact that "they are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration."

March 9, 2016

In this report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the batteries category, highlighting advanced and specialty products that are charging up the general merchandise aisle.

March 9, 2016

Psi Bands recently released a new band design named “Heart Land” - a camouflage-style band punctuated with hearts. 

March 9, 2016

Cushion foundations have been cropping up everywhere with several U.S. brands jumping on the trend at every price point. Among them are L’Oréal, Physicians Formula, Philosophy and Lancome.

March 8, 2016

Battery sales are suffering in the drug store channel, with channel sales dipping nearly 3% for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 27, 2015, according to IRI data. But, there are growth opportunities in the category in the advanced alkaline, hearing aid and specialty batteries segments.

March 8, 2016

Now that the bipartisan Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015 was signed into law late last year, many manufacturers have to rework cosmetics and personal-cleansing products by July 1, 2017.