Content about alternative medicine

June 20, 2011

Drug Store News talked to Laurie Demeritt and Alissa Gould about Boiron’s homeopathy use survey. 


April 25, 2011

Groupings of homeopathic pediatric cough-cold solutions, like those pictured here at a central Pennsylvania CVS, have become more the norm given the safety and efficacy debate around several children’s cough-cold ingredients over the past few years, the spate of recalls and the more recent media-driven concern over accidental overdosing.


March 11, 2011

According to a study presented Friday at the Natural Products Expo West, Boiron has found there is substantial opportunity for growth in the retail sales of homeopathic medicines with notable interest among consumers in trying homeopathic medicines.

March 4, 2011

Boiron this past fall administered an online makeover across its Oscillo.com site and introduced three additional Internet destinations: ChildrensOscillo.com, Chestal.com and ChildrensChestal.com. The new websites all feature helpful tips for staying healthy and offer Web visitors money-saving coupons.

March 4, 2011

The safety and efficacy debate around several children’s cough-cold ingredients over the past few years, the spate of recalls of several pediatric products in the past year and the more recent media-driven concern over a child accidentally overdosing are all helping to raise awareness of homeopathic solutions.

February 18, 2011

Homeopathy products, especially in the cough-cold space, appear to be doing very well. That’s good news in and of itself, but according to recent Boiron research, it gets better: People who place homeopathy in their market baskets tend to buy more by the time they get to the checkout.


February 14, 2011

NSF International, a U.S. testing and certification organization, has partnered with Natrue, the international natural and organic cosmetic association based in Brussels, to develop a national standard for natural personal care products.

February 11, 2011

Aisle7 on Thursday announced the availability of an online decision support engine to provide science-based, self-care product recommendations by way of questionnaires, interactive widgets and proprietary content-targeting technology.

January 6, 2011

Oregon Scientific and Gaiam on Wednesday announced a new wellness-bent product offering that includes low-profile heart-rate monitors with touchscreen technology; USB-powered air sanitizers; massagers for the head, back and body; and ultrasonic diffusers and heated candles for aromatherapy, which will be introduced first to buyers attending the Consumer Electronics Show.

December 22, 2010

An over-the-counter herbal supplement believed to improve immunity function has minimal impact in relieving the common cold, according to research by the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health released Monday.

December 15, 2010

The dietary supplement industry’s leading trade associations on Wednesday joined forces with the Food and Drug Administration to support heightened efforts to address public health problems posed by products that are illegally marketed as dietary supplements but contain the same active ingredients as FDA-approved drugs or other ingredients that do not qualify as dietary ingredients.

October 26, 2010

Patients with diabetes may seek information from their physicians outside of scheduled office visits but...

October 25, 2010

The Natural Products Association on Monday wrote a letter to the producers of a PBS...

September 26, 2010

Health and wellness is no longer a niche market dominated by a small group of...

August 5, 2010

The Council for Responsible Nutrition’s president and CEO Steve Mister supplied the “opposing view” to...

June 6, 2010

The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform last month opened an investigation into McNeil Consumer...

May 16, 2010

Executives from Boiron, Quigley and Hyland's discussed the success of homeopathic remedies at mass retail, consumer and practitioner education around homeopathy, and how the safety and efficacy concerns surrounding allopathic cough-cold medicines have impacted the homeopathic sector.

May 16, 2010

The economy, coupled with rising healthcare coverage rates, is driving more people to self treat,...

May 13, 2010

Pharmavite has aligned with the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Consumer Alliance Program, the company...

February 28, 2010

Bionorica announced its products’ representatives are featured in two episodes of the series “Healing Quest,”...

February 28, 2010

Former presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., last month introduced...

February 10, 2010

Nearly half of Americans want to be healthier and have good intentions, but just don't...

February 3, 2010

Bionorica on Thursday announced its products and expert spokespersons are featured in two episodes of...

February 1, 2010

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Monday criticized the Journal of American College of Cardiology...

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