April 22, 2015

For the past 52 weeks, cosmetics were a $7.1 billion industry, and the eye, facial and lip subcategories accounted for $4.7 billion of those sales. Within the drug store channel alone, cosmetics experienced $2.7 billion in sales, and the eye, face and lip subcategories saw $1.8 billion. DSN has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report (CPR) and IRI to create a series of exclusive reports, and this article examines the market performance of top brands within those subcategories for the past 27 months.

April 22, 2015

E-pill Medication Reminders on Wednesday launched a pill dispenser that can be mounted under a kitchen cabinet. 

April 22, 2015

Allergy sufferers can now find relief in the form of Febreze Tabletop Air Purifiers, which can now be purchased at CVS/pharmacy, according to the brand. 

April 22, 2015

Smartphones and digital technology are no doubt revolutionizing how shoppers experience and purchase products. To stay ahead of the trend, Unilever’s Dove and Intel have teamed up to develop the Dove intelligent shelf, using Intel RealSense technology, to showcase multiple ways to use technology to sell product.

April 22, 2015

There’s only one thing that can be better than a strategically placed shelf talker, and that’s a literal talking shelf. That’s exactly what Shelfbucks, a leading iBeacon promotion platform for retail stores, and Menasha Packaging are bringing to brand manufacturers with a smart display platform — a shelf talker that interacts and engages a consumer through her smartphone.

April 22, 2015

Five macro trends impacted sales of OTC medicines in 2014, Bob Sanders, EVP at IRI, shared with attendees of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association Annual Executive Conference in March. On the plus side, switch continues to drive considerable growth across OTC aisles — Rx-to-OTC accounted for 1970 of OTC sales and 2770 of growth in the past five years, and that trend is likely to continue, Sanders said

April 22, 2015

Perrigo on Tuesday rejected a proposed acquisition by Mylan. 

April 22, 2015

Psi Bands expands distribution to 1,000 Target locations. 

April 22, 2015

The dollar store channel is growing in prominence when it comes to OTC remedies, noted Bob Sanders, EVP at IRI, at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association Annual Executive Conference last March.

April 22, 2015

Following Perrigo's rejection of a Mylan offer, Teva moves forward with its proposed acquistion of Mylan. 

April 22, 2015

A Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group survey determined that consumers are in no rush to buy the latest wearable device. 

 

April 22, 2015

When it comes to beauty, you can’t win without the Hispanic shopper.

April 21, 2015

Less than 1% of all pharmaceutical reports to American Association of Poison Control Centers associated with homeopathic medicines, the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists told the Food and Drug Administration.

April 21, 2015

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory joined with such companies as Coca-Cola and CVS to kick off the Fit Family Challenge.

April 21, 2015

Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing just did an unconventional acquisition to provide the company with a new source of growth by applying its successful model of connecting buyers and sellers to the media world.

April 21, 2015

The Grocery Manufacturers Association will award the GMA Hall of Achievement Award to three industry leaders this fall, including former Walgreens president and CEO Greg Wasson. 

April 21, 2015

Industry associations on Tuesday praised a House vote to pass Rep. Tom Marino's drug diversion bill.

April 21, 2015

A new PhRMA report released Monday found that branded manufacturers invested $51.2 billion last year in R&D. 

April 21, 2015

The National Minority Quality Forum on Tuesday honored PhRMA's John Castellani, for helping to increase diversity in clinical trials. 

April 21, 2015

A Frost & Sullivan report released Tuesday found the self-monitoring blood-glucose meter market is threatened by reimbursement pressure and technological advancements. 

April 21, 2015

Teva Pharmaceutical on Tuesday made a move for Mylan in a $40 billion deal barring Mylan's proposed acquisition of Perrigo. 

April 20, 2015

Aurobindo Pharmacy on Monday announced that it has received the first abbreviated new drug approval from the Food and Drug Administration for cefixime for oral suspension

April 20, 2015

A Tractica report released Monday projects a sharp increase in utililzation of home-health technologies by 2020. 

April 20, 2015

Coty has announced the appointment of Elio Leoni Sceti as CEO, effective July 1.