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News and information on homeopathy products, merchandising and trends in retail pharmacies.

Q&A: Boiron’s Petrick discusses the company’s homeopath to success

Ray Petrick, vice president of sales at Boiron USA, spoke with DSN about how retailers can continue to build sales and profits in the self-care category by properly merchandising and promoting the section.

Hyland’s rolls out arthritis-relief product Flexmore

Flexmore and Flexmore PM are designed to use natural active ingredients to tackle arthritis pain while also allowing the product to be taken with other medications, as there are no known drug interactions or side effects. 

Monq’s collection of roll-on essential oil blends are available in three options — focus, relieve and sleepy.

Earth Mama’s Organic Throat Smoothie Tea. contains such ingredients as elderflower for immune support, marshmallow root and slippery elm bark.

SaltWorks is expanding its line of Ultra Epsom Scented Bath Salt products. The Woodinville, Wash.-based company has added a eucalyptus variety to its portfolio, which is handcrafted with its USP-Grade Ultra Epsom salt and all-natural eucalyptus oil, the brand said.

Thanks to a confluence of factors the category, formerly reserved for health food stores or upscale natural retailers like Whole Foods Market, is quickly moving into traditional mass retail outlets.

Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline have closed their joint venture to combine their respective consumer healthcare businesses and form the world’s largest over-the-counter business. This new venture will operate as the new GSK Consumer Healthcare.

Hamacher Resource Group’s new product team reviewed 178 products that were introduced in June, choosing five with earning potentials that stood out.

The chain took home the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists' Integrative Medicine Award from its recent Quality and Safety Summit, which was held at the end of June in Baltimore.

As interest in ear care topics increases, so does the opportunity to merchandise products that can help consumers find solutions.

NEWTON SQUARE, Pa. — Boiron on Monday named Janick Boudazin as president and CEO.

“There is a rising awareness of homeopathy happening nationwide,” Boudazin stated. “Healthcare professionals, especially pediatricians and nurses, are embracing natural medicines more and more. Consumers are looking for safe, natural and reliable choices when it comes to treatment options for themselves and their family members. Homeopathic medicines fulfill this important niche.”

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