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

Who’s who in vitamins and nutritional products

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers and retailers are looking to the VMS segment as a possible deterrent to catching this virus and all that comes with it. 

Nutrisystem brings Body Select program to Walmart

The Body Select program offers a five-day kit that includes five breakfasts, lunches and dinners with macronutrients meant to work with distinct body types to approach weight loss.

Mile High Labs is adding a vice president of quality who is no stranger to the CBD space.

The Regulatory Roadmap for the CBD Industry conference is slated for Oct. 21, with various moderators who will participate in a Q&A with the CEO of The Natural Products Association, Daniel Fabricant.

Nouri’s Inner Immune combines vitamins and minerals with prebiotics, probiotics and an immunobiotic, the company said.

As Walmart Health marks a year since its first clinic opened in Dallas, Ga., Walmart U.S. senior vice president and COO for health and Wellness, Lori Flees, shared the retailer's plans to expand the offering.

Sam’s Club’s latest partnership is focused on making virtual primary care more accessible for its members.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, shoppers are increasingly conscious of what ingredients are in the products they are using to stay healthy, leading to growth among natural and homeopathic products.

Giant Food’s mobile clinics will be available throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and Delaware through October.

TB12’s sports nutrition products that will enter Publix and Whole Foods Market are TB12 Plant Based Protein Powder and TB12 Single Serve Plant Based Protein. A third product, TB12 Powdered Electrolytes, will be available exclusively at Publix.

Hamacher Resource Group’s new product team was able to identify five standout products from the 170 new items launched in August.

Dr. Edgar Ross, a senior clinician at Pain Management Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, tells DSN how Sunbeam is rethinking pain relief with heat therapy. 

Core Power’s new strawberry flavor is free of lactose and gluten and made without the use of artificial growth hormones, the company said.

Sunsoil won the Drug Store News Buyers’ Choice Award and Medterra was a finalist at ECRM’s Hemp/CBD Health & Beauty Care Program virtual session.

Walmart is teaming up with drone technology provider Zipline to make on-demand deliveries of health-and-wellness items, with the potential to expand to general merchandise.

Intime Balance offers a pH-balanced, soap-free experience in a travel-ready tube, supporting intimate hygiene by washing away odor-causing bacteria without using soap.

23Vitals’ supplements look to take on modern-day stressors that may affect immune health, the company said.

Piping Rock’s new vitamin brand Pink is partnering with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to give back to patients undergoing breast cancer treatment.

The Miami-based brand is introducing Immune Support Gummies, strawberry-flavored CBD gummies that include vitamins C, E and B6 with 20 mg of CBD. 

Perrigo has launched the store-brand equivalent of GSK Consumer Healthcare’s Voltaren Arthritis Pain, which has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Rohto’s Digi Eye looks to help provide temporary relief of burning and irritation due to dryness of the eye, the company said.

Topical gel.

Dr. Reddy’s is offering over-the-counter diclofenac sodium topical gel 1%, the store brand version of GSK Consumer Healthcare's Voltaren Arthritis Pain

Walgreens is coupling a new own-brand arthritis product with the expertise of its pharmacists to create a full-store pain management solution.

More than 2-in-5 of people surveyed by Ipsos on behalf of the Council for Responsible Nutrition said they have changed their supplement routine since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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