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November 5, 2013

Procter & Gamble on Tuesday announced it partnered with long-time Metamucil user and iconic television, stage and screen actor Tony Danza to help promote a recent contest co-sponsored by "The Dr. Oz Show" and the Metamucil brand.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble on Tuesday announced it partnered with long-time Metamucil user and iconic television, stage and screen actor Tony Danza to help promote a recent contest co-sponsored by "The Dr. Oz Show" and the Metamucil brand. 

March 7, 2013

Morton Salt on Thursday introduced a new line of Natural Epsom salt products, marking its first foray into the health and beauty category.

CHICAGO — Morton Salt on Thursday introduced a new line of Natural Epsom salt products, marking its first foray into the health and beauty category.

"The Epsom salt category has seen sustained growth over the past few years, presenting an opportunity for Morton Salt to begin leveraging its ubiquitous brand equity with the health and beauty shopper," stated Carol Panozzo, VP consumer products sales and marketing at Morton Salt.

Morton's new Epsom salt line includes four core products, which are unique in that they are made with natural magnesium sulfate.

November 29, 2012

Boehringer Ingelheim recently expanded its popular laxative brand with Dulcolax Laxative Tablets for Women, specifically formulated with a “comfort-coating” to protect a woman’s stomach. 


Boehringer Ingelheim recently expanded its popular laxative brand with Dulcolax Laxative Tablets for Women, specifically formulated with a “comfort-coating” to protect a woman’s stomach. 


September 18, 2012

Judging from the number of dietary supplement companies that are being snatched up by heavy-hitting suppliers in the over-the-counter space, the 5% uptick in supplement sales for the 52 weeks ended Aug. 12 is one trend that stands to continue.

Judging from the number of dietary supplement companies that are being snatched up by heavy-hitting suppliers in the over-the-counter space, the 5% uptick in supplement sales for the 52 weeks ended Aug. 12 is one trend that stands to continue. Sales across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart) for that period totaled $1.5 billion, according to SymphonyIRI Group data. 


Procter & Gamble in March acquired New Chapter, and with that now fields a comprehensive line of supplements that goes well beyond the probiotic Align and the fiber supplement Metamucil it already owned. 


August 30, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating bowel diseases made by Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, the agency said Thursday.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating bowel diseases made by Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, the agency said Thursday.

May 22, 2012

Boehringer Ingelheim last week announced the launch of Dulcolax Laxative Tablets for Women — tablets that are "comfort-coated" to protect a woman's stomach so the active ingredient, bisacodyl, is released only in the large intestine — to correspond with National Women's Health Week.

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Boehringer Ingelheim last week announced the launch of Dulcolax Laxative Tablets for Women — tablets that are "comfort-coated" to protect a woman's stomach so the active ingredient, bisacodyl, is released only in the large intestine — to correspond with National Women's Health Week.

January 30, 2012

Procter & Gamble on Monday announced a partnership between its Metamucil brand and the syndicated "The Dr. Oz Show" to help raise awareness around fiber supplementation during Heart Health Month in February.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble on Monday announced a partnership between its Metamucil brand and the syndicated "The Dr. Oz Show" to help raise awareness around fiber supplementation during Heart Health Month in February.

Fans of the show can enter a sweepstakes at DoctorOz.com/heart2heart for a trip to New York along with two tickets to "The Dr. Oz Show," that includes meeting Dr. Oz. The sweepstakes will be open Jan. 27 through May 7.

December 1, 2011

Actavis is in the process of bringing FeverAll acetaminophen suppositories back to the market, the company announced. FeverAll had been unavailable while changes were being made at the product's manufacturing facility.

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — Actavis is in the process of bringing FeverAll acetaminophen suppositories back to the market, the company announced. FeverAll had been unavailable while changes were being made at the product's manufacturing facility.

July 25, 2011


According to a study published online June 27 on the site of the Archives of Internal Medicine, the more dietary fiber you consume, the less likely you are to die from any cause. And that’s good news for retailers.


According to a study published online June 27 on the site of the Archives of Internal Medicine, the more dietary fiber you consume, the less likely you are to die from any cause. And that’s good news for retailers. Already the annual sales of the two leading fiber supplements — captured with laxative and stimulants by SymphonyIRI Group — total more than $105 million and are growing at a modest pace of some 2%. 


March 25, 2011

Aloe Cadabra has gained retail distribution at H-E-B.

VENTURA, Calif. — Aloe Cadabra has gained retail distribution at H-E-B.

The brand, which is touted as the first all-natural personal lubricant made with 95% certified organic aloe vera, also is available at Albertsons and The Vitamin Shoppe, the company said.

Aloe Cadabra is an all-natural line completely free of parabens, glycerin and harmful petroleum products. The line consists of three varieties made with aloe and vitamin E oil, along with such aromatic essential oils as Tahitian vanilla and French lavender, the company added.

March 4, 2011

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. In support of that, Boehringer Ingelheim’s Dulcolax brand this year has partnered with the Colon Cancer Alliance. Following is CCA’s CEO Andrew Spiegel on that partnership:

DSN: How has Dulcolax partnered with CCA?

February 10, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration will propose an amendment to the over-the-counter laxative monograph that sodium phosphate salts are not generally recognized as safe for bowel cleansing.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration will propose an amendment to the over-the-counter laxative monograph that sodium phosphate salts are not generally recognized as safe for bowel cleansing.

A request for public comments will be published in Friday’s Federal Register.

February 10, 2011

Procter & Gamble on Tuesday unveiled its Metamucil presentation, "The Five Things Every American Needs to do to Lower Their Cholesterol."

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble on Tuesday unveiled its Metamucil presentation, "The Five Things Every American Needs to do to Lower Their Cholesterol."

The presentation is made by Michael Roizen, chairman of the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic and host of an upcoming PBS series, "Younger You."

November 14, 2010

On Tuesday, Lifetime Television’s program “The Balancing Act” will feature an appearance from Sarita Thapar,...

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — On Tuesday, Lifetime Television’s program “The Balancing Act” will feature an appearance from Sarita Thapar, director of medical affairs for Actavis, to discuss the benefits of the company’s pediatric suppository FeverAll, Actavis announced last week.

June 1, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has granted tentative approval to Perrigo’s generic version of a...

March 21, 2010

Boehringer-Ingelheim recently introduced its Dulcolax Balance, a fast-dissolving, clear, tasteless powder that combines with water...

Boehringer-Ingelheim recently introduced its Dulcolax Balance, a fast-dissolving, clear, tasteless powder that combines with water and helps bring the active ingredient (Polyethylene Glycol 3350) right where it needs to go to restore regularity and relieve constipation in 1 to 3 days.

In addition to this in-store POP, BI is also airing a 30-second spot. Check it out here, http://www.dulcolaxusa.com/consumer/balance/commercial.jsp.

February 25, 2010

Procter & Gamble will begin emphasizing the point of difference of its Metamucil fiber supplement...