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January 20, 2012

According to the American Diabetes Association’s latest figures, 79 million Americans have prediabetes, but only 1-out-of-10 knows it. That suggests a terrific upside in the market of diabetes-testing supplies and diabetes-supportive products as more of those Americans become aware of their condition. 


According to the American Diabetes Association’s latest figures, 79 million Americans have prediabetes, but only 1-out-of-10 knows it. That suggests a terrific upside in the market of diabetes-testing supplies and diabetes-supportive products as more of those Americans become aware of their condition. 


January 20, 2012

Slim Fast and The Biggest Loser diets were identified as among the leading diets by U.S. News & World Report earlier this month.

Slim Fast and The Biggest Loser diets were identified as among the leading diets by U.S. News & World Report earlier this month. The ranking may reinvigorate sales across the Slim Fast franchise, which dropped to No. 11 across weight control liquids sold through food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart) for the 12 weeks ended Nov. 27 with $4.8 million in sales, according to SymphonyIRI Group. And while not necessarily associated with the Biggest Loser diet, Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper’s signature diet aid tablet is on the rise with $1 million in sales, ranking No.

January 20, 2012

People who suffer from sleep disturbances are at major risk for obesity, diabetes and coronary artery disease, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

PHILADELPHIA — People who suffer from sleep disturbances are at major risk for obesity, diabetes and coronary artery disease, according to new research released Thursday from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

January 19, 2012

Fresh & Easy has introduced its own line of vitamins and supplements that includes 20 products.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Fresh & Easy has introduced its own line of vitamins and supplements that includes 20 products.

Fresh & Easy said its vitamins and supplements provide many benefits, including supporting bone, urinary tract, prostate, heart, immune system, joint, prenatal, digestive, eye and general health. They also provide antioxidant support, help energy metabolism and provide sleep support, the company said.

The line ranges in price from $2.99 to $10.99.

January 19, 2012

H-E-B is committed to improve the health of its customers by providing them with fresh, healthy and affordable food, and by supporting their healthy eating and weight-loss goals.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — H-E-B is committed to improve the health of its customers by providing them with fresh, healthy and affordable food, and by supporting their healthy eating and weight-loss goals.

January 19, 2012

Shoppers Food and Pharmacy, a Supervalu banner, is encouraging consumers to eat healthy by expanding its in-store nutritional navigation program.

BOWIE, Md. — Shoppers Food and Pharmacy, a Supervalu banner, is encouraging consumers to eat healthy by expanding its in-store nutritional navigation program.

Shoppers said that Nutrition iQ now will include the fresh food department, robust nutrition information for the center store, including additional signage, nutritional attributes and health benefit information, to help consumers identify better-for-you foods.

January 19, 2012

Patients that are simultaneously treated for Type 2 diabetes and depression are more likely to adhere to their medication and see improvement in their symptoms, compared with those receiving usual primary care, according to a new study.

NEW YORK — Patients that are simultaneously treated for Type 2 diabetes and depression are more likely to adhere to their medication and see improvement in their symptoms, compared with those receiving usual primary care, according to a new study.

January 19, 2012

Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals has launched its version of a contraceptive made by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Watson said.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals has launched its version of a contraceptive made by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Watson said.

The company announced the launch of Vestura (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol), a generic version of Bayer's Yaz.

Yaz and its generic versions had sales of about $510 million during the 12-month period ended in November, according to IMS.

January 18, 2012

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is reminding consumers that the first-line defenses against Type 2 diabetes are a healthy diet and regular exercise, and that these defenses can be aided with the help of a registered dietitian.

CHICAGO — The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is reminding consumers that the first-line defenses against Type 2 diabetes are a healthy diet and regular exercise, and that these defenses can be aided with the help of a registered dietitian.

The organization issued a press release following the announcement that celebrity chef Paula Deen had Type 2 diabetes and was working with Novo Nordisk to shed light on the issue.

January 17, 2012

A maker of international cooking sauces has teamed up with the founder of the Gluten-Free Pantry brand to develop a range of recipes for those seeking gluten-free meal solutions.

COLLINSVILLE, Conn. — A maker of international cooking sauces has teamed up with the founder of the Gluten-Free Pantry brand to develop a range of recipes for those seeking gluten-free meal solutions.

Passage Foods said its partnership with Beth Hillson, who was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1976 and also serves as president of the American Celiac Disease Alliance and recently penned "Gluten-Free Makeovers," will help cater to time-starved consumers who want home cooked meals that are nutritious, healthy and gluten free.

January 12, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced the addition of six new members: Chr. Hansen, Cyvex Nutrition, Dicentra, InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Nature’s Gifts, and Neptune Technologies and Bioressources.

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced the addition of six new members: Chr. Hansen, Cyvex Nutrition, Dicentra, InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Nature’s Gifts, and Neptune Technologies and Bioressources.

Chr. Hansen is a developer of natural ingredient solutions for the food, pharmaceutical, nutritional and agricultural industries. With U.S. offices in Milwaukee, Wis., the company is best known for its probiotics, dairy enzymes and natural colors.

January 12, 2012

Fembody Nutrition on Monday named Paula Abdul their national celebrity spokeswoman for its line of nutritional supplements formulated for women and sold exclusively through GNC.

TAMPA, Fla. — Fembody Nutrition on Monday named Paula Abdul their national celebrity spokeswoman for its line of nutritional supplements formulated for women and sold exclusively through GNC. 

"I am thrilled to start this journey as Fembody Nutrition's spokeswoman," Abdul stated. "The truth is that with my grueling schedule, it is so hard to maintain a healthy diet and a strict wellness regimen," she said. "You can rely on Fembody Nutrition to supplement your everyday routine." 


January 11, 2012

Hair care company Salon Grafix has announced the release of its new Healthy Hair Nutrition product line.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Hair care company Salon Grafix has announced the release of its new Healthy Hair Nutrition product line.

Ordinary shampoos can contain harsh detergents, chemicals and lathering agents that strip color and contribute to dryness and hair damage. Healthy Hair Nutrition is designed to maintain hair health and color while removing dirt and product buildup, leaving natural shine. Two new products from this line will be hitting shelves in February 2012.

January 10, 2012

Winn-Dixie on Tuesday joined the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance, an initiative aimed at tipping the scales against the epidemic of diabetes, prediabetes and obesity by expanding access to community-based programs that use evidence-based approaches to help prevent and control diabetes.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Winn-Dixie on Tuesday joined the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance, an initiative aimed at tipping the scales against the epidemic of diabetes, prediabetes and obesity by expanding access to community-based programs that use evidence-based approaches to help prevent and control diabetes.

January 6, 2012

Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to depression, according to UT Southwestern Medical Center psychiatrists working with the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study in a release issued Thursday.

DALLAS — Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to depression, according to UT Southwestern Medical Center psychiatrists working with the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study in a release issued Thursday.

This new study — published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings — helps clarify a debate that erupted after smaller studies produced conflicting results about the relationship between vitamin D and depression. Major depressive disorder affects nearly 1-in-10 adults in the United States.

January 5, 2012

The Vitamin Shoppe on Thursday announced the launch of a sports nutrition supplement line called True Athlete.

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. — The Vitamin Shoppe on Thursday announced the launch of a sports nutrition supplement line called True Athlete.

January 4, 2012

Americans make hundreds of millions of New Year's resolutions every year, following some to the letter and ignoring others. Health-related resolutions are among the most common, giving pharmacy retailers a way to pitch in and help.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Americans make hundreds of millions of New Year's resolutions every year, following some to the letter and ignoring others. Health-related resolutions are among the most common, giving pharmacy retailers a way to pitch in and help.

January 4, 2012

The U.S. News & World Report on Wednesday named the top five "easiest" diets New Year's resolutionists should follow — Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Mediterranean Diet, Slim Fast and Volumetrics — out of a total field of 25 diet plans.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. News & World Report on Wednesday named the top five "easiest" diets New Year's resolutionists should follow — Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Mediterranean Diet, Slim Fast and Volumetrics — out of a total field of 25 diet plans.

January 3, 2012

“I want to lose weight.” That’s been one of the top four New Year’s resolutions for the past decade, according to a recent survey conducted by FC Organizational Products, makers of “To-Do” lists.

“I want to lose weight.” That’s been one of the top four New Year’s resolutions for the past decade, according to a recent survey conducted by FC Organizational Products, makers of “To-Do” lists. However, more people every year are resolving “to become more physically fit,” which goes a long way to explaining why ready-to-drink nutritional shakes and meal replacement bars are hotter than diet aids right now. 


January 3, 2012

Diet aids and meal replacement products aren’t the only categories subject to the whims of a supply-chain-busting weight-loss/dieting fad. The American College of Sports Medicine revealed the top trends in fitness and wellness for 2012 in its November/December issue of Health & Fitness Journal.


Diet aids and meal replacement products aren’t the only categories subject to the whims of a supply-chain-busting weight-loss/dieting fad. The American College of Sports Medicine revealed the top trends in fitness and wellness for 2012 in its November/December issue of Health & Fitness Journal.


So relative to pharmacy retailing, following are some of the top fitness trends: 


January 3, 2012

Awareness around the benefits of krill oil versus fish oil — being just as effective with a lesser amount and the possibility that krill oil may leave more EPA and DHA in the body to be absorbed, according to two clinicals published in 2011 — may be a hot topic in 2012.

Awareness around the benefits of krill oil versus fish oil — being just as effective with a lesser amount and the possibility that krill oil may leave more EPA and DHA in the body to be absorbed, according to two clinicals published in 2011 — may be a hot topic in 2012. The revitalized Schiff company will be increasing its support of its MegaRed krill oil supplement to as much as 24% of sales in 2012. And Pharmavite in 2011 launched its NatureMade Krill Oil as a new source of omega-3 fatty acids coupled with the antioxidant astaxanthin.

January 3, 2012

The market for meal replacement ready-to-drink shakes is expanding beyond the need for a shake-shake-sensible-meal diet plan, or the need for a protein booster, with a number of niche marketing opportunities.


The market for meal replacement ready-to-drink shakes is expanding beyond the need for a shake-shake-sensible-meal diet plan, or the need for a protein booster, with a number of niche marketing opportunities.


January 3, 2012

While the need for weight loss is year-round in a country where 1-out-of-every-3 adults is considered obese, the business of weight loss still is seasonal. The first few weeks of January see a spike from the guilt-laden who had over-indulged during much of the holidays.

While the need for weight loss is year-round in a country where 1-out-of-every-3 adults is considered obese, the business of weight loss still is seasonal. The first few weeks of January see a spike from the guilt-laden who had over-indulged during much of the holidays. That demand peters off slightly until just before bikini season in the spring. 


December 22, 2011

A group of dietitians with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has conducted a review of smartphone applications for weight management, diabetes and gluten-free eating, the organization said.

CHICAGO — A group of dietitians with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has conducted a review of smartphone applications for weight management, diabetes and gluten-free eating, the organization said.

The AND — formerly the American Dietetic Association — said the purpose of the review, which includes 30 of the most popular, free iPhone apps, was to help consumers sift through the numerous apps available.

December 22, 2011

A survey of registered dietitians released by Pollock Communications Wednesday identified a "diet trifecta" of vitamins, minerals and fibers as the No. 2 nutrition trend that will play out in 2012.

NEW YORK — A survey of registered dietitians released by Pollock Communications Wednesday identified a "diet trifecta" of vitamins, minerals and fibers as the No. 2 nutrition trend that will play out in 2012.