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

Piping Rock among Newsday’s top Long Island companies for second time

This year, Piping Rock placed third among large-sized companies, surpassing its rank on Newsdays’ list of “Top Long Island Workplaces” the previous year.

Optimum Nutrition’s On Gold Standard 100% Whey unveils new look

The new look of Optimum Nutrition’s On Gold Standard 100% Whey includes an updated logo meant to modernize the brand and clearly communicate its benefits, the company said.

Good Culture’s Wellness Probiotic Gut Shots contain such ingredients as turmeric, matcha, chaga and collagen, the company said.

The dietary supplement and functional food trade association now includes Genesee Nutrition, Hilma and Natures Crops International as voting members, as well as Faegre Baker Daniels as an associate member. 

7NRG announced its sponsorship of The Basketball League in the United States and its rebranding as the official CBD-infused nutrition shake of the TBL, the company said.

Pampers will fund scholarships for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit professionals, to take the Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification in cities across the nation.

As flu season gets off the ground, Walgreens is issuing the first of its monthly Walgreens Flu Index reports.

ProBar’s meal bars, made with such superfoods as fruits, nuts and seeds, added the blueberry muffin and s’mores varieties.

Walgreens is rolling out a billing solution that will allow Medicare patients using Dexcom’s G6 continuous glucose monitoring device to fill their prescription at any of its 9,200 pharmacies.

Flatu-Scents’ Internal Deodorant is a vegan capsule that aims to make users feel more comfortable and stop any foul-smelling gas, company said.

The Pleasant Prairie. Wis.-based company has acquired the SunBurnt and First Degree brands of burn and sun recovery products from Welmedix Consumer Healthcare. 

CBD products in supplemental, pet and topical forms are available at select Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie banners.

Higi, in partnership with the American Diabetes Association, now is offering a free self-service Type 2 diabetes risk assessment that combines station measurements with a consumer-reported health survey. 

Good Day Chocolate CBD products contain third-party-tested CBD in the form of 0% THC broad-spectrum hemp extract sourced from farms in Oregon and Colorado.

CBD Medic products

The Toronto-based company said that CBDMedic products would be launching into 1,300 stores of a leading retail pharmacy chain. 

Patients with diabetes continue to grapple with such perennial problems as blood glucose monitoring, safe injection, and disposal of the sharps they create every day.

Solves Strips and its line of dissolvable products are looking to breathe new life into VMS through its delivery method.

C4’s products are hitting Albertsons’ Safeway, Jewel Osco and Shaw’s grocery chain banners.

ZBD Health is bringing its CBD-infused bars to retailers in select states.

Leaders at NutraClick, manufacturer of Force Factor, are eager to explain how they support their products with a uniquely powerful marketing and sales model.

Drug Store News caught up with executives from Criticality, a North Carolina-based industrial hemp company that markets the Korent and Korent Select line of CBD products. 

Garden of Life’s Organic Protein Plant-based Drinks and Sport Dairy Grass-fed Protein Drinks come in chocolate and vanilla flavors.

impirica cbd

New brand impirica CBD is launching with a line of tinctures, capsules, soft gels, topical creams, a roll-on and a transdermal patch. 

Per usual, Hamacher Resource Group’s new product team was busy in September, sifting through 13 OTC products, 81 wellness products and 205 beauty products to find five that made a mark based on their innovation and earning potential.

Social CBD’s Vincent Porpiglia said the company is focused on partnership and quality to help retailers as a trusted partner navigate the booming category.

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow and Hamacher Resource Group shared with Drug Store News some insights into the shoppers with diabetes from their new Selfcare Roadmap tool.

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