September 11, 2013

Drug Store News sat down with Duffy MacKay, VP scientific and regulatory affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition, recently to discuss the science behind the supplements. "One of the big challenges in nutrition research, is the fact that the standard is a drug research model," MacKay noted. "There are several realities within nutrition science that don't lend themselves to be studied in the classic drug model."

June 29, 2016

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines the sales activity in the first aid and baby care categories, highlighting products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

May 10, 2016

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines the sales activity in the aromatherapy, first aid, iron, external analgesics, wearables and sports tape categories, highlighting products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

April 14, 2016

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines the sales activity in the allergy, incontinence, TENS devices and meal replacement bars categories, highlighting products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

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.

December 30, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnson examines the sales activity in diet and weight loss, and VMS categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

December 8, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnson examines the sales activity in switch products, OTC manufacturers and the VMS category, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

November 11, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnson examines in-depth sales activity in the diabetes, diagnostics and probiotics categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

October 13, 2015

DSN contributing editor Richard Monks examines in-depth sales activity in the digestive and analgesic categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

September 22, 2015

Two distinct trends have helped keep sales of vitamins, minerals and supplements moving forward over the past year.

September 11, 2015

DSN contributing editor Richard Monks examines in-depth sales activity in the homeopathy and vitamins, minerals and supplements categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

September 4, 2015

Nature’s Truth’s 10,000-mcg sublingual B-12 liquid is bringing consumers a high potency and fast-acting dose of vitamin B-12.

August 20, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the analgesics, digestives, VMS, cough-cold, sleep and first aid categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

August 20, 2015

OTC buyers sniffing out the next big opportunity within VMS may need only go as far as their nose. Piping Rock Health Products, led by NBTY cofounder Scott Rudolph, is bringing aromatherapy to the mass market with its new Nature’s Truth brand.

August 20, 2015

The online channel more and more is becoming a key channel of distribution for vitamin and dietary supplement brands. According to Clavis Insight’s latest category analysis, only 16% of all VMS sales in 2014 were sold online. But considering that 64% of all CPG sales are digitally influenced, it won’t be long before a greater portion of the $25 billion in annual VMS sales is conducted online.

August 13, 2015

ProPhase expects to launch into the VMS space by the end of the year or early in 2016. 

August 5, 2015

Manufacturers Atrium, Aspen Group, Nutri-Pak of Wisconsin will have to get a special clearance from FDA before producing supplements again. 

August 5, 2015

DSN talked to Piping Rock Health Products CEO Scott Rudolph this summer at Piping Rock’s Ronkonkoma, N.Y., offices to find out more about the new company and why experience matters in the VMS business. 

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid is experimenting with a new interactive kiosk to help consumers navigate a complex category to shop — vitamins and nutritional supplements. According to Rite Aid EVP of merchandising Tony Montini, the initial customer response has been extremely positive.

July 15, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the intimacy health and sleep categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

July 6, 2015

Both NoGii and Spartan Brands were rewarded by retailers for their new product innovations at ECRM 2015 Vitamin & Sports Nutrition.

June 22, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the sleep category in this multi-page report, which includes a Q&A with Procter & Gamble's Dave Tomasi.

June 15, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the sleep, VMS and anti-itch categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

June 15, 2015

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare in May joined the gummy vitamin lineup with the launch of Centrum MultiGummies, adding the leading multivitamin brand to the number of adult gummy vitamin options on the shelf.