May 23, 2011

The summer 2011 Allergy Relief Ingredient Guide breaks down the indication, active ingredients, purpose and dosage of such OTC allergy-symptom relievers as Claritin, Allegra, Zyrtec, Benadryl, Hyland's, Ocean, Similasan, Visine A.C. and Zaditor.

May 23, 2011

Oral care company AloeSense has hired advertising agency Western Creative to design a new website to promote its AloeSense products, including toothpaste, dental floss, lip balm and extra-sensitive toothbrushes.

May 23, 2011

A generic drug maker has been granted approval from the Food and Drug Administration to manufacture its version of a urinary tract infection treatment.

May 23, 2011

It was a busy 2011 Annual Meeting. And DSN covered it all.

May 23, 2011

Iced tea brand AriZona has updated its packaging mix to include 12-packs of its 11.5-oz. cans.

May 23, 2011

Bayer has launched a reformulated aspirin called Bayer Advanced Aspirin that works in less than half the time of the company's regular aspirin, according to published reports.

May 23, 2011

BSN Supplement on Friday announced the company has extended its endorsement deal and contract with fitness model Jennifer Nicole Lee through June 2013.

May 23, 2011

Cosmetic Executive Women recognized the most innovative beauty products of the year at the 17th Annual CEW Beauty Awards held May 20 in New York, which for the first time included the new Eco Beauty Award and a partnership with social networking site Foursquare.

May 23, 2011

Wallflowers The bane of many a parent's existence is a combination of kids, crayons and walls, but wall art doesn't have to be a nuisance. WallPops are removable, peel-and-stick vinyl wall decorations, including floral and abstract designs and dry-erase kits. Price: $15.99 to $31.99 Wall-pops.com

May 23, 2011

More and more, there is a new niche being carved out of the take-home test kits being offered through pharmacy. It used to be only pregnancy and ovulation test kits that were available in that space. Now there is a plethora of offerings, including tests for drug abuse, screenings for such conditions as high cholesterol, paternity tests and tests for sexually transmitted diseases.

May 23, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition earlier this month announced the launch of a microsite as part of its joint education campaign with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Foundation.

May 23, 2011

Spice consumption is at an all-time high as consumers’ changing palates are craving more flavor. During the 1950s, Americans stocked less than 10 spices in their pantries. Today, the average American’s pantry includes up to 40 different and diverse spices, according to research from McCormick & Co.


May 23, 2011

Neither one of the co-
recipients of this year’s Fantle Award would want you to call it the end of an era. 


May 23, 2011

Racing fans at the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina this past Saturday broke a Guinness World Record for most flashlights simultaneously lit.

May 23, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for hepatitis C made by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, the agency said Monday.

May 23, 2011

Rite Aid has appointed David Kelly as group VP construction, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

May 23, 2011

GNC on Monday announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Shadow Beverages and Snacks, the producer and distributor of Ironclad Energy + Hydration and No Fear Energy drinks.

May 23, 2011


The wider availability of relaxants and perms — which largely are geared toward African-American hair — coupled with consumers seeking greater value due to a challenging economy has helped fuel sales of the niche segment.


May 23, 2011

Kraft Foods on Friday presented a team of professional opera singers who performed impromptu operatic renditions of irritations submitted by audience members via Facebook and Twitter.

May 23, 2011

The Healthcare Distribution Management Association on Monday named John Parker VP communications, where he will serve as the association’s lead communications strategist.

May 23, 2011

The Jean Coutu Group has announced that it now is offering a photo boutique on its iPhone application, which enables users to have photos printed through a smartphone.

May 23, 2011

Pop star Justin Bieber has dabbled in nail polish and a unisex fragrance. Now, the singing sensation is launching a women's fragrance called "Someday."

May 23, 2011

Success is often one of the biggest blind spots a company can have, because you’re so busy doing well you don’t have the time to assess what it is you’re doing.

May 23, 2011

The sauces and marinades market has experienced a 20% upswing in U.S. retail sales between 2005 and 2010, and is expected to increase an additional 19% by 2015.