Content about Homeopathy

November 29, 2012

While the term homeopathy may remain as foreign to the American consumer as allopathy, more and more shoppers are placing those homeopathic products in their baskets. 


While the term homeopathy may remain as foreign to the American consumer as allopathy, as a relative “class” within each of the respective categories where homeopathic remedies exist, more and more shoppers are placing those homeopathic products in their baskets.

November 14, 2012

Rocasuba on Wednesday launched a homeopathic energy-booster utilizing a unique patch delivery system. Providing up to five hours of energy, the product delivers homeopathic ingredients, including naturally derived caffeine, tea extract and zinc.

MASHPEE, Mass. — Rocasuba on Wednesday launched a homeopathic energy-booster utilizing a unique patch delivery system. Providing up to five hours of energy, the product delivers homeopathic ingredients, including naturally derived caffeine, tea extract and zinc.

September 18, 2012

Similasan is one homeopathic company making a move into pediatric cough/cold.

Similasan is one homeopathic company making a move into pediatric cough/cold. “Pharmacists have endorsed the Similasan brand,” noted Dan Quail, VP sales at Similasan, which will help bridge the eye/ear care sets with pediatric cough/cold. “So when mom goes into cough syrup, there’s a natural tie-in to take care of the ears and the eyes,” he said. “It’s a solution-driven process.”


June 21, 2012

Homeopathic supplier King Bio currently is presenting a replacement alternative for patients still seeking relief for their minor asthma symptoms in its 
AsthmaCare product.


NEW YORK — Homeopathic supplier King Bio currently is presenting a replacement alternative for patients still seeking relief for their minor asthma symptoms in its 
AsthmaCare product.


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.”

May 9, 2012

TJL Enterprises on Wednesday introduced Tummy Calm, a natural gas relief remedy for infants and children.

LONG BEACH, Calif. — TJL Enterprises on Wednesday introduced Tummy Calm, a natural gas relief remedy for infants and children. The homeopathic remedy provides relief of stomach aches and the accompanying gas, bloating and cramping, the company said.

March 8, 2012

Drug maker Hi-Tech Pharmacal has bought a line of homeopathic nasal spray products from Dynova Labs, the company said Thursday.

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — Drug maker Hi-Tech Pharmacal has bought a line of homeopathic nasal spray products from Dynova Labs, the company said Thursday.

Hi-Tech announced the acquisition of Sinus Buster and Allergy Buster for $1.25 million and an addition $1.25 million that it will deposit in an escrow account. The company also will pay Dynova a royalty on net sales for up to three and a half years or up to $1.75 million. The products, which Hi-Tech will sell through its Health Care Products over-the-counter division, had sales of $3.3 million in 2011.

March 7, 2012

Homeostasis Labs featured a line of homeopathic solutions for both adults and children at the ECRM Cough & Cold and Allergy EPPS.

LAS VEGAS — Homeostasis Labs featured a line of homeopathic solutions for both adults and children at the ECRM Cough & Cold and Allergy EPPS.

Specifically in the cough-cold space, Greenwich, Conn.-based Homeostasis fields three adult cough-cold products — allergy, cough and cold, and flu, along with one pediatric product: children's Homeostasis cough and cold.

According to company officials, the brand had been successfully test marketed across one major retailer and will be fully available beginning in April.

February 17, 2012

The kids’ cough-cold space has become a significant category for homeopathic manufacturers. With the safety and efficacy of cough-cold medicines called into question several years ago, the category now is stocked with homeopathic remedies and reformulated/repackaged allopathic medicines.


The kids’ cough-cold space has become a significant category for homeopathic manufacturers. With the safety and efficacy of cough-cold medicines called into question several years ago, the category now is stocked with homeopathic remedies and reformulated/repackaged allopathic medicines.


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.


February 17, 2012

The spate of well-known brand-name recalls of late has created an opportunity of sorts for suppliers of homeopathic remedies, which arguably have a higher safety profile as compared with allopathic medicines.


The spate of well-known brand-name recalls of late has created an opportunity of sorts for suppliers of homeopathic remedies, which arguably have a higher safety profile as compared with allopathic medicines.


The most recent recall in the analgesic aisle has come just as PuraMed BioScience is expanding distribution of its LipiGesic-M product for migraines fueled by doctor education. “We found that our early adopters are actually going to be [patients] that are dissatisfied Rx users,” said Russ Mitchell, PuraMed CEO.


January 26, 2012

Historical Remedies, based in St. Paul, Minn., last week launched a line of six homeopathic "stress reduction" lozenges for introduction into the food, drug and mass channel at the ECRM Vitamin, Diet & Sports Nutrition EPPS in Atlanta.

ATLANTA — Historical Remedies, based in St. Paul, Minn., last week launched a line of six homeopathic "stress reduction" lozenges for introduction into the food, drug and mass channel at the ECRM Vitamin, Diet & Sports Nutrition EPPS in Atlanta.

Identifying a potential checkstand opportunity, the company has merchandised the lozenges as part of a shelf-ready, point-of-purchase pop-up display.

January 25, 2012

Heel last week launched Adrisin, a homeopathic medicine for the temporary relief of allergy symptoms, including runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing and skin irritations.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Heel last week launched Adrisin, a homeopathic medicine for the temporary relief of allergy symptoms, including runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing and skin irritations. Adrisin is packaged as a 15-count individually wrapped tablets.

December 6, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday issued seven warning letters to companies marketing over-the counter human chorionic gonadotropin products that are labeled as "homeopathic" for weight loss.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday issued seven warning letters to companies marketing over-the counter human chorionic gonadotropin products that are labeled as "homeopathic" for weight loss. The letters warn the companies that they are violating federal law by selling drugs that have not been approved and by making unsupported claims for the substances. There are no FDA-approved HCG drug products for weight loss.

December 5, 2011

Safe and effective. Those are the selling points that homeopathy has been emphasizing with mass consumers, and it’s working. Sales of homeopathic products as measured by SPINSscan across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart) were up 16%, reaching a sales base of $126.1 million.

Safe and effective. Those are the selling points that homeopathy has been emphasizing with mass consumers, and it’s working. Sales of homeopathic products as measured by SPINSscan across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart) were up 16%, reaching a sales base of $126.1 million. That’s 2.5 times larger than the natural channel, where consumers actually place the fact that a medicine is homeopathic higher up on their 
decision matrix.


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.


October 19, 2011

I’m not going to lie about it. The first thing I thought as I checked into the U.S. Capitol on official business for the story that appears at the bottom of this page was: “Wow, this is pretty cool.”


I’m not going to lie about it. The first thing I thought as I checked into the U.S. Capitol on official business to moderate a special Congressional briefing hosted by the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists was: “Wow, this is pretty cool.”


Truth is, the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists believed that Drug Store News could make some pretty complex ideas understandable for a group of 20-somethings whose job it is to tell 435 members of Congress what to think and how to vote.


September 28, 2011

Drug Store News caught up with Hyland’s Dale Nepsa to discuss its new baby line launch. All told, eight products fall under that new branding.

Hyland’s in August introduced an entire line of products that fall under a new Hyland’s Baby brand identity that appeals directly to concerned moms. All told, eight products fall under that new branding, including the company’s recently relaunched Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and the new Hyland’s Baby Cough Syrup. Drug Store News caught up with Hyland’s president Dale Nepsa to discuss the line launch.

August 18, 2011

Forces of Nature on Wednesday introduced its brand called Control, featuring 14 USDA-certified organic and Food and Drug Administration-registered topical medicines that target seven hard-to-treat conditions, including acne, herpes cold sores (caused by the herpes simplex virus) and scars.

SONOMA, Calif. — Forces of Nature on Wednesday introduced its brand called Control, featuring 14 USDA-certified organic and Food and Drug Administration-registered topical medicines that target seven hard-to-treat conditions, including acne, herpes cold sores (caused by the herpes simplex virus) and scars. Each medicine uses a two-in-one approach that merges botanicals with recognized and established homeopathic drugs. The Control line is currently available at select Whole Foods Market stores and is rolling out in independent natural retailers nationwide.

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

Hyland’s will attempt to parlay its success across its 4 Kids line of homeopathic solutions into the adult section with its recent launch of the Hyland’s Defend line.

NEW YORK — Hyland’s will attempt to parlay its success across its 4 Kids line of homeopathic solutions into the adult section with its recent launch of the Hyland’s Defend line. “We are seeing tremendous growth in our cold and cough 4 Kids,” noted Jay Borneman, chairman and CEO at Hyland’s. 


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.