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May 6, 2013

Boiron owner Michèle Boiron flew over from France in April to host a pair of lectures on the benefits of homeopathy. The brand is celebrating 30 years in the United States. In that time, Boiron has carved out a big niche with its Oscillococcinum flu treatment. DSN traveled to Philadelphia to meet with Boiron’s owner and discuss how homeopathy is faring in the United States.

PHILADELPHIA — Boiron owner Michèle Boiron flew over from France in April to host a pair of lectures on the benefits of homeopathy. The brand is celebrating 30 years in the United States. In that time, Boiron has carved out a big niche with its Oscillococcinum flu treatment.

DSN traveled to Philadelphia to meet with Boiron’s owner and discuss how homeopathy is faring in the United States.

October 25, 2013

Boiron on Thursday introduced a new pediatric cough-cold item to its lineup — Children’s Chestal Cold & Cough, a multi-symptom formula.

NEWTON SQUARE, Pa. — Boiron on Thursday introduced a new pediatric cough-cold item to its lineup — Children’s Chestal Cold & Cough, a multi-symptom formula. The new syrup targets such symptoms of the common cold as nasal and chest congestion, cough, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing and minor sore throat. It provides parents with an option that works naturally with their little one’s bodies for children ages 3 years and older after manufacturers of antihistamines and decongestants relabeled their products for children 4 years of age and older. 

October 7, 2013

Embracing its French roots, Boiron launched a national “Where Will You Take Oscillo?” photo contest on Oct. 1.

NEWTON SQUARE, Pa. — Embracing its French roots, Boiron launched a national “Where Will You Take Oscillo?” photo contest on Oct. 1. The contest encourages quick action against early and crucial flu-like symptoms year-round by being prepared with Oscillo. 

September 26, 2013

PTPA Media, a volunteer parenting testing community, recently recognized Boiron's Oscillococcinum for helping families nip flu-like symptoms.

NEWTON SQUARE, Pa. — PTPA Media, a volunteer parenting testing community, recently recognized Boiron's Oscillococcinum for helping families nip flu-like symptoms. Oscillococcinum was awarded the Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval from the group. 

“At PTPA Media, we are proud to play a role in certifying innovative products that families can trust,” stated Sharon Vinderine, CEO of PTPA Media. 

March 22, 2013

Boiron founder Michèle Boiron recently published a book on homeopathy for healthcare professionals titled "Homeopathy and Pharmaceutical Care," the company announced.

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Boiron owner Michèle Boiron recently published a book on homeopathy for healthcare professionals titled "Homeopathy and Pharmaceutical Care," the company announced. In April 2013, she and co-author François Roux will host lectures in Philadelphia and New York. 

May 14, 2012

Boiron on Monday named Janick Boudazin as president and CEO.

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.”

February 17, 2012

Some people swear by it. Others doubt it. What’s undeniable, however, is that homeopathic medicine sales were up 15.7% in 2011 to $173 million in natural supermarkets (excluding Whole Foods) and food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart), according to SPINSscan Natural.

Some people swear by it. Others doubt it. What’s undeniable, however, is that homeopathic medicine sales were up 15.7% in 2011 to $173 million in natural supermarkets (excluding Whole Foods) and food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart), according to SPINSscan Natural. And with media reports of recalls, dangerous and lethal side effects, counterfeiting and contamination, the homeopathic school of medicine founded by Samuel Hahnemann in 1800 is making a comeback.


December 5, 2011

One of the factors behind the success of homeopathy in mass retail is social media, both by way of Facebook and mommy bloggers.


One of the factors behind the success of homeopathy in mass retail is social media, both by way of Facebook and mommy bloggers.


“We’ve always relied on word-of-mouth,” noted Alissa Gould, Boiron public relations manager. The average Oscillococcinum user told nine friends. “Now social media exponentially increases that word of mouth,” Gould said. Boiron recently has launched Facebook pages across its brand portfolio.


October 19, 2011

The Drug Store News Group editor Rob Eder moderated a special Congressional briefing hosted by the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists on Sept. 27 for U.S. House of Representatives staffers.


WASHINGTON — The Drug Store News Group editor Rob Eder moderated a special Congressional briefing hosted by the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists on Sept. 27 for U.S. House of Representatives staffers.


Eder, who presented on current retail trends in homeopathic remedy sales, Americans’ growing interest in self-care and implications for U.S. health care, also moderated a panel discussion of experts, including AAHP president Mark Land and legal counsel Al Lorman, as well as Wayne Jonas, president and CEO of 
Samueli Institute.


September 9, 2011

Emerson Group has expanded its team, the company announced.

WAYNE, Pa. — Emerson Group has expanded its team, the company announced.

Mark Schumacher, an industry veteran that has worked as a retailer HBC category manager, will focus on category and shopper insights for Emerson Group.

Prior to joining Emerson Group, Schumacher was the director of category development at homeopathic manufacturer Boiron.

August 29, 2011

Boiron USA will be partnering with Vitamin Angels, a global nonprofit organization working to reduce child mortality by connecting infants and children under 5 years with vital nutrients for the second consecutive year, the homeopathic medicine manufacturer announced Friday.

NEWTON SQUARE, Pa. — Boiron USA will be partnering with Vitamin Angels, a global nonprofit organization working to reduce child mortality by connecting infants and children under 5 years with vital nutrients for the second consecutive year, the homeopathic medicine manufacturer announced Friday.

July 25, 2011

Boiron is making headway introducing a whole new natural external pain reliever into the mass outlet, having earlier this year won distribution through Walgreens and Duane Reade of its arnica gel Arnicare.

NEWTON SQUARE, Pa. — Boiron is making headway introducing a whole new natural external pain reliever into the mass outlet, having earlier this year won distribution through Walgreens and Duane Reade of its arnica gel Arnicare. And Arnicare already is the natural channel’s fastest-growing homeopathic topical pain relief brand, experiencing growth of 67.5% against sales of $5.9 million for the 52 weeks ended April 17, according to Nielsen. 


June 20, 2011

Drug Store News talked to Laurie Demeritt and Alissa Gould about Boiron’s homeopathy use survey. 


Drug Store News talked to Laurie Demeritt and Alissa Gould about Boiron’s homeopathy use survey. 


Drug Store News: What are the growth opportunities?


Laurie Demeritt: Right now we see [an] upward of 44% of mainstream consumers have to go outside of the places they normally shop to find more natural OTC products like homeopathics. Among our survey respondents, almost half — 46% — have used natural OTC products, and another 37% haven’t used them, but they’re interested in trying. 


June 17, 2011

Drug Store News caught up with Laurie Demeritt of the Hartman Group and Boiron’s Alissa Gould to discuss Boiron’s latest homeopathy use survey.

Drug Store News caught up with Laurie Demeritt of the Hartman Group and Boiron’s Alissa Gould to discuss Boiron’s latest homeopathy use survey.

April 25, 2011

Groupings of homeopathic pediatric cough-cold solutions, like those pictured here at a central Pennsylvania CVS, have become more the norm given the safety and efficacy debate around several children’s cough-cold ingredients over the past few years, the spate of recalls and the more recent media-driven concern over accidental overdosing.


March 11, 2011

According to a study presented Friday at the Natural Products Expo West, Boiron has found there is substantial opportunity for growth in the retail sales of homeopathic medicines with notable interest among consumers in trying homeopathic medicines.

ANAHEIM, Calif. — According to a study presented Friday at the Natural Products Expo West, Boiron has found there is substantial opportunity for growth in the retail sales of homeopathic medicines with notable interest among consumers in trying homeopathic medicines.

Nearly half of all consumers have used a natural or alternative medicine successfully in the past, and there is strong consumer desire to minimize their usage of traditional over-the-counter medications because of safety and purity concerns.

March 4, 2011

Boiron this past fall administered an online makeover across its Oscillo.com site and introduced three additional Internet destinations: ChildrensOscillo.com, Chestal.com and ChildrensChestal.com. The new websites all feature helpful tips for staying healthy and offer Web visitors money-saving coupons.

March 4, 2011

Aisle7 and Boiron last month partnered on the Aisle7 Online Decision Support Tools, an online decision support engine to provide science-based, self-care homeopathic product recommendations. Called the Homeopathic Medicine Finder, the Boiron-branded tool enables consumers to filter through more than 350 health conditions and symptoms to find the right product. 
The new tool will be featured across more than 2,000 in-store retail locations and 150 websites served by Aisle7.

March 4, 2011

The safety and efficacy debate around several children’s cough-cold ingredients over the past few years, the spate of recalls of several pediatric products in the past year and the more recent media-driven concern over a child accidentally overdosing are all helping to raise awareness of homeopathic solutions.

The safety and efficacy debate around several children’s cough-cold ingredients over the past few years, the spate of recalls of several pediatric products in the past year and the more recent media-driven concern over a child accidentally overdosing are all helping to raise awareness of homeopathic solutions, especially as those are the kinds of issues that drive moms to the Internet in search of answers.

February 25, 2011

Nearly 39 million people, or 12.5% of the U.S. population, are feeling the effects of cold and flu as high illness levels continued across the nation, Boiron stated Friday, citing SDI Health data.

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Nearly 39 million people, or 12.5% of the U.S. population, are feeling the effects of cold and flu as high illness levels continued across the nation, Boiron stated Friday, citing SDI Health data.

Some of the most prevalent indications are fever and influenza-like symptoms, such as chills, body aches and headache.

February 18, 2011

Nearly 39 million people are feeling the effects of cold and flu as illness levels continue to climb across the nation, Boiron reported Friday.

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Nearly 39 million people are feeling the effects of cold and flu as illness levels continue to climb across the nation, Boiron reported Friday.

The latest figures reflect an increase of 6.4% from last week. Some of the most prevalent indications are fever (10.8%) and influenza-like symptoms, such as chills, body aches and headache (22.2%).

February 18, 2011

Homeopathy products, especially in the cough-cold space, appear to be doing very well. That’s good news in and of itself, but according to recent Boiron research, it gets better: People who place homeopathy in their market baskets tend to buy more by the time they get to the checkout.


February 11, 2011

Aisle7 on Thursday announced the availability of an online decision support engine to provide science-based, self-care product recommendations by way of questionnaires, interactive widgets and proprietary content-targeting technology.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Aisle7 on Thursday announced the availability of an online decision support engine to provide science-based, self-care product recommendations by way of questionnaires, interactive widgets and proprietary content-targeting technology.

The new Aisle7 online decision support tools include a “Homeopathic Medicine Finder,” which was created in partnership with Boiron, and will be featured across more than 2,000 in-store retail locations and 150 websites served by Aisle7.

September 26, 2010

Health and wellness is no longer a niche market dominated by a small group of...

May 16, 2010

Executives from Boiron, Quigley and Hyland's discussed the success of homeopathic remedies at mass retail, consumer and practitioner education around homeopathy, and how the safety and efficacy concerns surrounding allopathic cough-cold medicines have impacted the homeopathic sector.

Executives from Boiron, Quigley and Hyland's discussed the success of homeopathic remedies at mass retail, consumer and practitioner education around homeopathy, and how the safety and efficacy concerns surrounding allopathic cough-cold medicines have impacted the homeopathic sector. Click below to download the free PDF of Drug Store News Virtual Homeopathy Roundtable.