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February 12, 2014

Carma Laboratories on Wednesday announced its partnership with singer and actress Zendaya, whose self-titled album launched last fall featuring the hit single "Replay."

MILWAUKEE — Carma Laboratories on Wednesday announced its partnership with singer and actress Zendaya, whose self-titled album launched last fall featuring the hit single "Replay." Zendaya will serve as a spokesmodel for Carmex brand's recently re-launched Carmex Moisture Plus line of fashionable lip balm. 

February 12, 2014

Designer Whey on Wednesday partnered with beach volleyball Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, who will serve as the company's brand ambassador.

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Designer Whey on Wednesday partnered with beach volleyball Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, who will serve as brand ambassador.

February 12, 2014

FBCx, the patented ingredient in the weight-management aid Calorease, was featured on "The Dr. Oz Show" Feb. 7, noted Soho Flordis International.

LAS VEGAS — FBCx, the patented ingredient in the weight-management aid Calorease, was featured on "The Dr. Oz Show" Feb. 7, noted Soho Flordis International.  

“Calorease will transform the diet industry,” stated Jeff McHarg, general manager SFI North America. “This revolutionary dietary supplement is a naturally sourced plant fiber offering all of the benefits of weight management without the messy side effects.”

February 12, 2014

Eco Depot announced that it has signed a letter of intent with Water Technology Development to distribute a new portable water purification device called the WaterGizzi.

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Eco Depot announced that it has signed a letter of intent with Water Technology Development to distribute a new portable water purification device called the WaterGizzi. Eco Depot plans to market the product as part of its eco-friendly product line, which also includes the Click and Pour and the recently acquired WaterGeeks filtration brand.

February 12, 2014

Meijer is perhaps best known for the freshness it offers in the grocery aisles, but more and more Meijer customers will now look across the center aisle for bright colors, geometric patterns and advice thanks to a major initiative to upgrade its apparel offerings, the retailer announced Wednesday.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer is perhaps best known for the freshness it offers in the grocery aisles, but more and more Meijer customers will now look across the center aisle for bright colors, geometric patterns and advice thanks to a major initiative to upgrade its apparel offerings, the retailer announced Wednesday.

February 12, 2014

The National Advertising Division has recommended that Trinity Sports Group discontinue certain claims for the company’s “NeuroImpact” dietary supplement, including claims that the product has been clinically tested.

NEW YORK — The National Advertising Division has recommended that Trinity Sports Group discontinue certain claims for the company’s “NeuroImpact” dietary supplement, including claims that the product has been clinically tested.

NAD noted, however, that the advertiser provided a reasonable basis for “carefully qualified ingredient claims regarding the ability of certain ingredients,” in NeuroImpact “to support healthy brain function.”

February 12, 2014

Nordic Naturals introduced Vitamin C Gummies, providing 250 mg of vitamin C.

WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Nordic Naturals on Tuesday introduced Vitamin C Gummies, providing 250 mg of vitamin C. With a tart tangerine flavor, Vitamin C Gummies are chewable gummy slices for kids four years and older. The product is pectin-based, and free of gelatin, artificial colors, artificial flavors, preservatives and allergens, including gluten, milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts and soy. 

February 12, 2014

Pulse Beverage Corp. announced that it is expanding its product line with the introduction of two new varieties of coconut water, which will be available in Albertsons grocery stores.

DENVER — Pulse Beverage Corp. announced that it is expanding its product line with the debut of Natural Cabana Coconut Water and Natural Cabana Pineapple Coconut Water. The new additions will be available in Albertsons grocery stores later this month.

February 12, 2014

Sneakz Organic announced the launch of a new children's beverage that delivers a full serving of vegetables in the form of an organic shake.

DENVER — Sneakz Organic announced the national launch of a children's beverage that delivers a full serving of vegetables in the form of an organic shake. The 8-oz. shake includes a mix of nutritious foods like sweet potatoes, carrots and broccoli.

February 12, 2014

A coalition of associations representing supplement manufacturers on Tuesday expressed their support of the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2014 by Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.

WASHINGTON — A coalition of associations representing supplement manufacturers on Tuesday expressed their support of the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2014 by Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.

February 11, 2014

Elmer's Products, a supplier of adhesives, has introduced Elmer’s ProBond Advanced, a multi-service adhesive designed for mixed-material projects, to its line of products.

COLUMBUS, OH — Elmer's Products, a supplier of adhesives, has introduced Elmer’s ProBond Advanced, a multi-service adhesive designed for mixed-material projects, to its line of products. The product provides the strength of polyurethane glue without the foam residue that could potentially ruin a project's finished appearance, the company said.

February 11, 2014

Nature Valley on Tuesday announced the introduction of two new products that are geared towards people with active lifestyles, the company said. It also will tack on a new flavor to its existing Nature Valley Protein Granola line.

MINNEAPOLIS — Nature Valley on Tuesday announced the introduction of two new products: Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits and Nature Valley Greek Yogurt Protein bars, which are geared towards people with active lifestyles, the company said. The company also is adding an additional variety to its Nature Valley Protein Granola line in the form of Cranberry Almond.  

February 11, 2014

Adults older than 55 years with heart disease would realize individual healthcare savings if they supplemented with omega-3 dietary supplements, according to a report released Tuesday titled "Smart Prevention-Health Care Cost Savings Resulting from the Targeted Use of Dietary Supplements.”

WASHINGTON — Adults older than 55 years with heart disease would realize individual healthcare savings if they supplemented with omega-3 dietary supplements, according to a report released Tuesday titled "Smart Prevention-Health Care Cost Savings Resulting from the Targeted Use of Dietary Supplements.” 

February 11, 2014

A study conducted by Beijing Friendship Hospital published Tuesday found that condoms may help prevent vaginal infection.

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — A study conducted by Beijing Friendship Hospital published Tuesday found that condoms may help prevent vaginal infection.

The study examined 164 married women, ages 18 to 45, all in good health. Seventy-two of them were using condoms for birth control. The women using condoms were found to have higher levels of beneficial bacteria or lactobacillus, which is thought to block harmful bacteria from causing odor and infection.

February 11, 2014

Targeted Medical Pharma reported the completion of a promotion and distribution agreement with As Seen on TV Productions, a division of East Shore Enterprises, to promote the company's Clearwayz.

LOS ANGELES — Targeted Medical Pharma on Monday reported the completion of a promotion and distribution agreement with As Seen on TV Productions, a division of East Shore Enterprises, to promote the company's Clearwayz.

Clearwayz is a dietary supplement specially formulated to support healthy sinus, respiratory and immune function using a proprietary blend of amino acids and polyphenols.

February 10, 2014

According to last week’s FluView report, released Friday, influenza activity remains elevated nationally.

ATLANTA — According to last week’s FluView report, released Friday, influenza activity remains elevated nationally. Flu activity is likely to continue for several more weeks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded.

For the week of Jan. 26 through Feb. 1, the national proportion of people seeing their healthcare provider for influenza-like illness decreased slightly for the fifth week, but remains above the national baseline. All 10 regions continue to report ILI activity above their region-specific baseline level. 

February 10, 2014

DenTek will be launching a new DenTek Adult Benzocaine solution in March, the company announced last week.

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — DenTek will be launching a new DenTek Adult Benzocaine solution in March, the company announced last week. 

DenTek Adult Benzocaine is a maximum strength instant pain reliever that features an applicator to apply the active effortlessly with no mess. The disposable applicators guarantee precise and sanitary application every time, the company stated. 

February 10, 2014

AliveCor announced that the Food and Drug Administration has granted the company over-the-counter clearance for the AliveCor Heart Monitor, a single-channel ECG (electrocardiogram) recorder, previously available by prescription only.

SAN FRANCISCO — AliveCor on Monday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has granted the company over-the-counter clearance for the AliveCor Heart Monitor, a single-channel ECG (electrocardiogram) recorder, previously available by prescription only. The device is available now for pre-order purchase with shipments beginning in March.

February 10, 2014

The Healthcare Distribution Management Association on Saturday announced the promotion of six staff members.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Healthcare Distribution Management Association on Saturday announced the promotion of six staff members:

February 10, 2014

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the company behind Keurig brewing technology, and retailer Krispy Kreme announced that the companies have reached an agreement to bring Krispy Kreme signature coffee to K-Cup packs for the Keurig brewing system.

WATERBURY, Vt. and WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the company behind Keurig brewing technology, and retailer Krispy Kreme announced that the companies have reached an agreement to bring Krispy Kreme signature coffee to K-Cup packs for the Keurig brewing system.

The companies are set to launch Krispy Kreme coffee K-Cups in both Smooth and Decaf by the end of 2014. The packs will be available at Keurig.com and KrispyKreme.com, as well as select Krispy Kreme shops, grocery, retail and away-from-home channels across the United States. 

February 10, 2014

SodaStream International announced an agreement with lifestyle brand Skinnygirl to co-develop flavors exclusively for SodaStream's home beverage carbonation systems.

NEW YORK and AIRPORT CITY, Israel — SodaStream International announced an agreement with lifestyle brand Skinnygirl to co-develop flavors exclusively for SodaStream's home beverage carbonation systems.

"I am so excited to join the SodaStream family, a perfect home for my unique Skinnygirl brand," Bethenny Frankel, founder of Skinnygirl, said. "Both companies share a passion for creating delicious, low calorie beverages that are fun, convenient and easy to enjoy in the comfort of your own home."

February 10, 2014

BooginHead, a supplier of parent-invented products, has announced the release of Squeez'Ems reusable pouches in two new designs.

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — BooginHead, a supplier of parent-invented products, has announced the release of Squeez'Ems reusable pouches in two new designs. The new Orange Flower and Chevron designs provide an easy way for on-the-go families to enjoy healthy foods, the company said. And since the products are reusable, they reduce waste and give parents the option to purchase foods in bulk.

The company says the pouches are ideal for home-made baby foods as well as smoothies and pureed fruits for toddlers and school-aged kids.

February 10, 2014

Women who take aspirin daily may reduce their risk of ovarian cancer by 20%, according to a study by scientists at the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Women who take aspirin daily may reduce their risk of ovarian cancer by 20%, according to a study by scientists at the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. 

The study was published Feb. 6 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

February 10, 2014

As many as 86% of Americans have experienced some type of GI or digestive issue in the past year, but according to recent Mintel research, some 40% of those who suffer from gastrointestinal issues are concerned about the side effects associated with them, the company reported Friday.

CHICAGO — As many as 86% of Americans have experienced some type of GI or digestive issue in the past year, but according to recent Mintel research, some 40% of those who suffer from gastrointestinal issues are concerned about the side effects associated with them, the company reported Friday.

February 7, 2014

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association joined forces to honor Chesterfield, Va.-based Substance Abuse Free Environment with this year’s Dose of Prevention award.

WASHINGTON — Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Thursday joined forces to honor Chesterfield, Va.-based Substance Abuse Free Environment with this year’s Dose of Prevention award. The award recognizes community-based organizations that have implemented successful initiatives to raise awareness of the dangers of prescription drug abuse and OTC cough medicine abuse.