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News and information on over-the-counter and healthcare products, merchandising and trends in the retail and community pharmacy.

WBA planning to unveil tech-enabled healthcare start-up

Walgreens Boots Alliance CFO James Kehoe outlined the forthcoming venture as part of his and co-COO Alex Gourlay's participation in the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.

CVS Health launches Symphony medical alert system

CVS Health is offering the Symphony medical alert system, a collection of in-home and wearable devices that can monitor room temperature and older adults for falls and motion, as well as provide a 24/7 emergency response.

The bundle includes Immune Boost Drops in a single CBD concentration, as well as Immune Boost Gummies, which are available in three CBD concentrations.

Barry Ritz, chief scientific officer and vice president of professional research and development at Atrium Innovations, is the organization's new chairman, holding the position until 2022.

In 2021, Nature’s Truth is expanding its elderberry offerings by launching a children’s gummy during spring.

ECRM will be hosting a webinar featuring four private label experts who are collectively billed as the Global Masters of Private Brands. 

Find out which five products from December stood out to Hamacher Resource Group’s new product team.

CbdMD Botanicals is a skin care line that consists of 15 products that feature all-natural plant-based oils, the company said.

CVS Pharmacy is inviting customers to vote online for their preferred health-and-wellness, beauty and snack products exclusive to the chain in 13 categories.

Babybel’s Plus+ Probiotic and Plus+ Vitamins products will be hitting shelves in February.

Alani Nu’s Balance Powder aims to promote brighter skin, a clearer complexion and a hormonal balance, the company said.

The “4 Things to Know” series features CRN experts offering concise explanations of topics that are central to the supplement industry. 

Hum Nutrition’s Calm Sweet Calm gummies are formulated with ashwagandha root and l-theanine to aid in reducing the control symptoms of stress, the company said.

Soylent’s Complete Protein and Complete Energy beverages are formulated with plant-based protein, the company said.

The Council for Responsible Nutrition added Kendall Riley as its senior director of communications in December.

The test includes a sterile nasal swab, a dropper, processing fluid, and a Bluetooth-connected analyzer, and works with a free smartphone app that offers instructions and displays the test result.

The Austin, Texas-based brand has added three products — Milkflow + Electrolytes Drink Mixes, Milkflow Fenugreek-Free Capsules and Milkflow Fenugreek Free Drink Mix. 

Walgreens, in partnership with LabCorp, is offering the Pixel by LabCorp At-Home COVID-19 Collection Kit via Walgreens Find Care.

Marie Originals’ itch and rash relief soap will be stocked at a leading drug chain starting in January.

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance announced its endorsement of two diabetes-focused health plan performance measures.

SeraLabs is doing all it can to stay above the fray and make shoppers and merchants comfortable with any quality concerns.

Social distancing, essential for reducing the spread of the coronavirus, also can prevent lice infestations.

The Ferrero Group is acquiring Eat Natural, a brand known for its cereal, toasted muesli, granola and protein bars.

Martha Stewart CBD wellness products are available for purchase at The Vitamin Shoppe and Super Supplements locations.

The company said it would be opening 99 additional drive-thru sites offering no-charge COVID-19 tests on Dec. 22, which will bring its total testing footprint to 400 sites.

As demand for natural and homeopathic medications rapidly increases, Hyland’s has positioned itself at the forefront of many of these segments.

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