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

Monq rolls out essential oil blends

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

Earth Mama adds Organic Throat Smoothie Tea to portfolio

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.

The Relief Products launched four ointments that aim to provide nighttime eye relief from such common ailments as pink eye, blepharitis, eye fatigue and allergies.

Physician’s Choice unveiled a turmeric supplement that is made with naturally sourced curcuminoids, boswellia and ginger, the company said.

Boiron USA, the Newtown Square, Pa.-based OTC manufacturer that is gaining traction with retailers and consumers across the country as it broadens product portfolio.

Homeopathic products no longer represent a niche category as they grow in their acceptance from consumers and their sales.

While the formulas of the Boston-based supplier remain unchanged, the remedies have been artistically carried into the 21st century with this modern take on the original packaging design.

This month, Drug Store News’ Retail Excellence Awards recognize the exceptional leaders in their field who are disrupting the OTC world.

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