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March 9, 2011

You can expect to see quite a bit of co-promotional activity between PediaCare and Little Remedies in the 2011-2012 cough-cold season, Prestige Brands president and CEO Matthew Mannelly told investors Wednesday morning at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2011 Consumer Conference held here.

March 4, 2011

NEW YORK — Sure, the plethora of proton-pump inhibitors dotting digestive aisles these days have generated plenty of buzz among antacids, but what do heartburn sufferers do while they wait for the PPI to begin working? They turn to an immediate relief option like the Tums and Tums Ultra brands, which together generated growth of 96.3% to $24.9 million for the 12 weeks ended Jan. 23 across food, drug and mass (minus Walmart), according to SymphonyIRI Group data.

March 4, 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Splintek Health Products recently launched its SleepRight Nasal Breathe Aid — a snore-relieving product entry into the nasal strip category that retails for a suggested $11.99.

According to the company, the product reduces snoring, relieves nasal congestion and is adhesive-free and reusable. Flexible flares expand the nasal passages to significantly increase airflow, while forming to the shape of the user’s nose for a custom, comfortable fit. Each SleepRight Breathe Aid lasts up to 15 days. 

February 23, 2011

Honey Naturals last week started offering parents a free bottle of Zarbee’s children’s cough syrup in exchange for a Facebook photo of them discarding a competitive brand of cough syrup.

February 23, 2011

Splintek Health Products recently launched its SleepRight nasal breathe aide — a snore-relieving product entry into the nasal strip category that retails for a suggested price of $11.99.

February 18, 2011

NEW YORK — The second half of the 2010-2011 cough-cold-flu season actually may realize greater sales of symptom relievers than last year, judging from the four weeks ended Dec. 26. According to Matrixx president and CEO Bill Hemelt, sales of remedies were on the rise in those four weeks. Hemelt noted that the total cough-cold category was 5% higher than the same period last year and growing. 


January 28, 2011

Spouses of older patients with diabetes tend to experience distress if the diabetic patient has symptoms of depression, according to a new study.

December 17, 2010

Prestige Brands Holdings on Thursday announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets associated with the Dramamine business in the United States from McNeil Consumer Healthcare for $76 million in cash.

December 7, 2010

NEW YORK — Last year, the big question on every­one’s mind was: How many brands can actually thrive in what has become a cluttered antacid shelf? Because just exactly how many heartburn sufferers are there?


December 1, 2010

For the week ended Nov. 20, influenza activity increased slightly across the Southeast while remaining relatively low throughout the rest of the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.

September 19, 2010

Abbott on Monday announced the introduction of EAS Peak, a sports nutrition performance beverage that...

August 26, 2010

Topical BioMedics on Thursday announced that its Topricin pain relief and healing cream has been...

August 5, 2010

Drug maker Mission Pharmacal has launched a treatment for urinary tract infections....

June 29, 2010

Freeman Beauty Labs has reformulated its Vita-K Professional line to now include Matrixyl 3000, a...

May 23, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has granted special designation to encourage the development of a...

March 30, 2010

XenaCare announced Wednesday that its over-the-counter pain reliever, Cobroxin, will be featured on a segment...

March 22, 2010

Beverage supplier Reed's on Tuesday announced that CVS/pharmacy has agreed to carry the new Reed's...

February 28, 2010

By all accounts, it’s been a very busy first half of the season for cough-cold manufacturers, even though the 52-week comparable period is only showing a 1.9% lift in overall sales across food, drug and mass (minus Walmart) for the period ended Jan. 24, according to Information Resources Inc. data. For the 2009-2010 season, the weekly percentage of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness peaked at the end of October 2009 at 7.7%, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. That peak was higher than the three previous influenza seasons as reported by the U.S. Outpatient ILI Surveillance Network.

January 20, 2010

Healthy Advice Networks, a provider of physician office-based, patient-education programs, earlier this week announced a...

January 7, 2010

For the week ended Jan. 2, there is now only one state reporting widespread activity...

January 3, 2010

A Mayo Clinic research study published in the January issue of The American Journal of...

December 20, 2009

Consumers can be expected to self-identify a cough, and even locate a cough remedy in...

February 24, 2008

Lubriderm, a skin care brand from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products, has announced the launch...

February 12, 2008

Woodridge Labs has revamped its Vita-K Solution skin care formulas to include the exclusive ProVita-K...

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