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September 21, 2011

Thanks to a large online following and success on YouTube, oral care brand Orabrush now has gained distribution at 3,500 Walmart stores throughout the country.

SALT LAKE CITY — Thanks to a large online following and success on YouTube, oral care brand Orabrush now has gained distribution at 3,500 Walmart stores throughout the country.

With distribution within Walmart, the total number of retail locations carrying the Orabrush tongue cleaner is now more than 10,000 throughout the world, the manufacturer stated.

July 22, 2011

Enough is enough. That’s what Schiff Nutrition director, president and CEO Tarang Amin told analysts during a conference call Thursday — only four months into his tenure — regarding the predominant industry practice of funding buy-one-get-one promotions for glucosamine and chondroitin supplements.

SALT LAKE CITY — Enough is enough. That’s what Schiff Nutrition director, president and CEO Tarang Amin told analysts during a conference call Thursday — only four months into his tenure — regarding the predominant industry practice of funding buy-one-get-one promotions for glucosamine and chondroitin supplements.

July 14, 2011

Schiff Nutrition on Thursday announced that Scott Milsten had assumed the role of SVP general counsel and corporate secretary effective July 12.

SALT LAKE CITY — Schiff Nutrition on Thursday announced that Scott Milsten had assumed the role of SVP general counsel and corporate secretary effective July 12. 

“Schiff has entered a new phase focusing on growth,” Milsten stated. “I am excited to join the management team as we enhance our position as a world-class nutritional supplements company.” 

July 7, 2011

Schiff Nutrition on Wednesday named Jennifer Steeves-Kiss SVP and chief marketing officer. Steeves-Kiss joins Schiff from Procter & Gamble, where for almost two decades she helped build premium brands.

SALT LAKE CITY — Schiff Nutrition on Wednesday named Jennifer Steeves-Kiss SVP and chief marketing officer. Steeves-Kiss joins Schiff from Procter & Gamble, where for almost two decades she helped build premium brands.

“We continue to implement our strategy to build a world-class nutritional supplements company by strengthening the leadership talent of our management team,” Schiff Nutrition president and CEO Tarang Amin said.

July 6, 2011

Schiff Nutrition on Wednesday expanded its supply agreement with Aker BioMarine through June 2016 for high-quality krill oil.

SALT LAKE CITY — Schiff Nutrition on Wednesday expanded its supply agreement with Aker BioMarine through June 2016 for high-quality krill oil.

Schiff is granted certain exclusive sales rights and the parties have agreed to collaborate on future innovations.

June 23, 2011

Watson Pharmaceuticals plans to expand its manufacturing and research and development plant in Salt Lake City, the drug maker said.

SALT LAKE CITY — Watson Pharmaceuticals plans to expand its manufacturing and research and development plant in Salt Lake City, the drug maker said.

The $44 million expansion of the plant will include retrofitting about 20,000 sq. ft. of space and the construction of about 17,000 additional sq. ft. The expansion of the plant, which makes transdermal patches and topical gels, is expected to include the addition of about 300 new employees over the next three to five years.

June 20, 2011

Schiff Nutrition president and CEO Tarang Amin promised to infuse some new energy into the company with his appointment earlier this spring, and he wasted no time with the Schiff acquisition of two probiotic brands — Sustenex and Digestive Advantage — in June. 


SALT LAKE CITY — Schiff Nutrition president and CEO Tarang Amin promised to infuse some new energy into the company with his appointment earlier this spring, and he wasted no time with the Schiff acquisition of two probiotic brands — Sustenex and Digestive Advantage — in June. 


June 2, 2011

Schiff Nutrition on Tuesday announced its $40 million acquisition from Ganeden Biotech of the worldwide exclusive rights to use the probiotic technology GanedenBC30 in the over-the-counter and dietary supplement space, along with the brands Sustenex and Digestive Advantage, under which GanedenBC30 currently is sold.

SALT LAKE CITY — Schiff Nutrition on Tuesday announced its $40 million acquisition from Ganeden Biotech of the worldwide exclusive rights to use the probiotic technology GanedenBC30 in the over-the-counter and dietary supplement space, along with the brands Sustenex and Digestive Advantage, under which GanedenBC30 currently is sold.

April 29, 2011

One of the basic functions of humor is to make people feel better about difficult situations. A group of software developers has incorporated that idea into a new app for Apple iPhones, iPods and iPads for people living with diabetes.

SALT LAKE CITY — One of the basic functions of humor is to make people feel better about difficult situations. A group of software developers has incorporated that idea into a new app for Apple iPhones, iPods and iPads for people living with diabetes.

The app, called “Shot in the Arm,” made by Nashsmile, delivers brief and simple diabetes management advice, as well as humor — for example, ways to handle an insulin reaction and jokes, such as “Whoever said ‘no man is an island’ has never seen my stomach in the bath tub.”

April 28, 2011

Health Station Networks will acquire “substantially all” of the assets of Sentry Health Monitors, which owns and operates more than 20,000 health monitors in pharmacies and other locations in the United States and Canada previously owned by Lifeclinic International, under a binding letter of intent.

SALT LAKE CITY — Health Station Networks will acquire “substantially all” of the assets of Sentry Health Monitors, which owns and operates more than 20,000 health monitors in pharmacies and other locations in the United States and Canada previously owned by Lifeclinic International, under a binding letter of intent.

April 5, 2011

In coordination with STD Awareness Month, Identigene last week announced the two winners of the company’s “Talk About STDs” online video contest, each of which received cash prizes of $5,000 and $2,500, respectively.

SALT LAKE CITY — In coordination with STD Awareness Month, Identigene last week announced the two winners of the company’s “Talk About STDs” online video contest, each of which received cash prizes of $5,000 and $2,500, respectively.

March 7, 2011

One chain that exemplifies experimentation and innovation in health-and-wellness programs is Harmons, which operates 13 stores in the Salt Lake City area.

In 1999, the family-owned company unveiled Healthy Living Solutions. Originally a store-within-a-store concept, the department featured natural and organic products, with the pharmacy manager in charge of the department.

February 18, 2011

Schiff Nutrition International on Friday named Tarang Amin CEO, president and director, effective March 7. Amin will replace Bruce Wood, CEO, president and director, who is retiring.

SALT LAKE CITY — Schiff Nutrition International on Friday named Tarang Amin CEO, president and director, effective March 7. Amin will replace Bruce Wood, CEO, president and director, who is retiring.

February 15, 2011

Tongue cleaner Orabrush has closed a $2.5 million investment round with True Ventures of Palo Alto, Calif., and returning investor 2x Consumer Products Growth Partners of Chicago. The funds will be used to help accelerate the company's retail growth strategy, according to the manufacturer.

SALT LAKE CITY — Tongue cleaner Orabrush has closed a $2.5 million investment round with True Ventures of Palo Alto, Calif., and returning investor 2x Consumer Products Growth Partners of Chicago. The funds will be used to help accelerate the company's retail growth strategy, according to the manufacturer.

February 1, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY — Identigene last month began placing its Identigene DNA paternity test kit on the shelves of New York-based Duane Reade pharmacies after meeting the more restrictive testing requirements for the state.


February 1, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY — “Biggest Loser” trainer Jillian Michaels continues to dominate flab on the small screen and at the diet shelf, too. Last month’s NBC mid-season premier captured 9 million viewers, up 14% from its previous season end, according to published reports. And Jillian Michaels diet aids garnered $20.8 million, up 273.7%, for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 26, 2010, according to SymphonyIRI Group data across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart).


January 5, 2011



SALT LAKE CITY and RALEIGH, N.C. — As health-related links and applications for smart phone users explode in popularity, Kerr Drug now is offering seniors and their caregivers a simple way to get immediate help in an emergency. The chain has begun offering a new rapid-response and health service system to seniors via a one-touch cell phone link.


December 9, 2010

Kerr Drug has begun offering a new emergency response and health service system to seniors via a one-touch cell phone link.

SALT LAKE CITY — Kerr Drug has begun offering a new emergency response and health service system to seniors via a one-touch cell phone link.

The product, from ActiveCare, now is available in most or all of the Raleigh, N.C.-based drug chain’s stores, according to both companies. Kerr VP marketing Diane Eliezer said the chain maintains roughly 90 stores and retail health centers, all in North Carolina.

November 14, 2010

Identigene last month officially unveiled its Identigene STD test kit, which tests for chlamydia and...

SALT LAKE CITY — Identigene last month officially unveiled its Identigene STD test kit, which tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea—two of the more common sexually transmitted diseases—and essentially created a new niche within the growing self-test category.

For the 52 weeks ended Oct. 3, sales of self-test kits—including paternity, drug testing and disease state screening—were up 20.5% to $57.2 million across food, drug and mass (minus Walmart), according to SymphonyIRI Group data.

October 13, 2010

Identigene on Thursday officially unveiled its Identigene STD test kit, which currently is available over...

SALT LAKE CITY Identigene on Thursday officially unveiled its Identigene STD test kit, which currently is available over the counter at Rite Aid.

Purchasers of the Identigene STD test kit can receive a highly accurate test result for chlamydia and gonorrhea, two of the more popular sexually transmitted diseases, within two to three business days of receipt of a urine specimen by the Identigene laboratory.

September 15, 2010

Walgreens is teaming up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to administer flu shots to those...

SALT LAKE CITY Walgreens is teaming up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to administer flu shots to those who need them most, according to published reports.

The MDA is handing out vouchers for free flu shots at Walgreens to those affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases, according to ABC4News in Salt Lake City.

Voucher requests can be submitted here.

August 12, 2010

Prolatis earlier this week announced a voluntary nationwide recall of the company’s product sold under...

SALT LAKE CITY Prolatis earlier this week announced a voluntary nationwide recall of the company’s product sold under the brand name Prolatis’ after being informed by the Food and Drug Administration that lab analysis has found their male-enhancement products to contain sulfoaildenafil, an analogue of sildenafil, an FDA-approved drug used as treatment for male erectile dysfunction.

 

That makes Prolatis’ an unapproved drug, as opposed to a dietary supplement.

 

 

June 22, 2010

According to a new national survey commissioned by Schiff Nutrition -- and conducted by an...

April 27, 2010

Honey Naturals is looking to expand the distribution of its ZarBee's all-natural children's cough syrup....

SALT LAKE CITY Honey Naturals is looking to expand the distribution of its ZarBee's all-natural children's cough syrup.

 

April 7, 2010

Alliance Health Networks has moved Diabetic Connect onto its new advanced social networking platform where...

SALT LAKE CITY Alliance Health Networks has moved Diabetic Connect onto its new advanced social networking platform where Alliance Health’s newer properties, including Sleep Connect, Health Exchange, Arthritis Connect and several other health-focused social networking sites, now operate.