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October 3, 2013

With an ongoing need for consumer education and awareness to help people understand their health insurance options under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Walgreens and Chicago-based GoHealth on Thursday announced a nationwide initiative and collaboration to assist customers and help provide a resource for those considering the new health insurance marketplaces.

October 2, 2013

DSN visited the Baltimore Convention Center last week to check out the Natural Products Expo East. DSN reviews its top 10 new products from the show.

September 30, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Monday unveiled the Insurance Exchange webpage to help pharmacy staff respond to and engage patients about the new insurance marketplaces.

September 27, 2013

Kroger on Friday announced its inaugural listing on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index-North America.

September 25, 2013

Product consideration at the shelf level remains a driving force behind purchase decisions. According to an online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers conducted in August, 34% of respondents indicated that in-store browsing influences their OTC purchase. However, 40% of respondents indicated that OTCs purchased to treat cold, flu and allergy were the result of a doctor recommendation.

September 25, 2013

Fast-acting OTCs (83%), cost (81%) and doctor recommendations (79%) ranked as the most important traits for cold, flu and allergy OTCs, according to an online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers conducted in August. However, flavor, all-natural and herbal ingredients play an increasingly important role in households with children.

September 25, 2013

W.S. Badger Co. has announced that it is voluntarily recalling all lots of its 4-oz. SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion and one lot of its 4-oz. SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion due to microbial contamination.

September 24, 2013

Suja Co., known for its fresh fruit and vegetable juices, is extending into the fresh smoothie category with the introduction of Suja Elements.

September 23, 2013

The Shopper Marketing Expo, scheduled for Oct. 8-10, here, at the Navy Pier, will once again host the Path to Purchase Institute’s annual Design of the Times merchandising display competition.

September 20, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2013 Tips From Former Smokers campaign produced more than 150,000 additional calls to 1-800-QUIT-NOW, a number that links callers to their state quitlines, according to a report in last week's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

September 19, 2013

The healthcare industry has been laser-focused on prevention since it became obvious that stemming the tide of disease in our country required an upstream solution. From tackling prediabetes in adults to preventing childhood disease with infant immunizations, health professionals are onboard — with most finding a way to incorporate disease prevention into everyday practice.

September 18, 2013

Silk'n Home Skinovations, a maker of light-based beauty devices for home use, presented a digital makeover with the official launch of its new Silkn.com website on Sept. 16.

September 17, 2013

Kimberly Clark is preparing to launch a new flu-tracker tool at MyAchoo.com.

September 12, 2013

Designer Protein announced it is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Designer Whey protein brand beginning today with the giveaway of free 20th anniversary temporary tattoos at DesignerWhey.com/20th/ and a Twitter chat.

September 11, 2013

Hamacher Resource Group is offering an interactive workshop to help manufacturers prepare effective presentations for successful buyer meetings in food, drug and mass channels, including distributors, the company announced on Wednesday.

September 10, 2013

There is no question that the way people shop has changed.

September 10, 2013

According to an August 2013 poll of 500 AccentHealth viewers, 95% indicate that they or someone in their household has suffered from cold, flu or allergies in the past 12 months. The overwhelming majority of those sufferers sought treatment of the ailment or its symptoms (99%) — mainly in the form of over-the-counter therapies (91%).

September 9, 2013

CVS/pharmacy officially announced on Monday new introductions to its fragrance and body care line, Essence of Beauty.

September 3, 2013

Arizona last week launched what it is billing as the first-ever comprehensive program aimed at helping adolescents and young adult smokers called “The Cignal.”

September 3, 2013

Green Smoke® E-Cigs New Packaging and Greater Value

September 3, 2013

Healerz™ For Noses provides relief to the delicate skin under the nose that becomes irritated during cold and allergy season.

August 27, 2013

As many as 90% of viewers indicated coupons or savings would incentivize them to purchase back-to-school products at a new store, according to an online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers conducted in July. And 66% are likely to purchase back to school merchandise at a retail pharmacy in the future — up from 38% of current purchasers.

August 27, 2013

Behind school supplies and apparel, health-and-wellness products rank third in terms of most commonly purchased product categories, according to an online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers conducted in July. As many as 20% of respondents indicated they plan to buy more preventive care items for their child this year compared with last year. Of those shopping for college-bound students, 36% are buying OTCs and/or vitamins.

August 26, 2013

Nearly 8-out-of-10 viewers who bring their child to the doctor's office for a physical are doing so one to three months before school starts, according to an online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers conducted in July. The majority of viewers indicated they begin their shopping about one month before school starts — either after or overlapping the timing for back-to-school physicals.

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