Content about homeopathy

May 6, 2013

Boiron owner Michèle Boiron flew over from France in April to host a pair of lectures on the benefits of homeopathy. The brand is celebrating 30 years in the United States. In that time, Boiron has carved out a big niche with its Oscillococcinum flu treatment. DSN traveled to Philadelphia to meet with Boiron’s owner and discuss how homeopathy is faring in the United States.

PHILADELPHIA — Boiron owner Michèle Boiron flew over from France in April to host a pair of lectures on the benefits of homeopathy. The brand is celebrating 30 years in the United States. In that time, Boiron has carved out a big niche with its Oscillococcinum flu treatment.

DSN traveled to Philadelphia to meet with Boiron’s owner and discuss how homeopathy is faring in the United States.

January 31, 2012

As of Jan. 1, asthma products like the Primatine Mist inhaler became no longer available at retail — leaving consumers with few asthma-care options in the OTC aisle. Drug Store News recently interviewed King Bio president Frank King, who is introducing a new nonprescription inhaler for asthmatics, formulated with homeopathic ingredients, called AsthmaCare under its Safecare banner of products.

AUDIO Q&A: DSN interviewed Frank King, King Bio president, who is introducing a new nonprescription inhaler for asthmatics, formulated with homeopathic ingredients, called AsthmaCare under its Safecare banner of products. As of Jan. 1, asthma products like the Primatine Mist inhaler became unavailable at retail — leaving consumers with few asthma care options in the OTC aisle.

March 25, 2014

VR1 on Tuesday announced the availability of Ausanil, a new non-prescription homeopathic nasal spray formulated to provide rapid pain relief from severe headaches and migraines with no reported systemic side effects or adverse drug-drug interactions.

NEW YORK — VR1 on Tuesday announced the availability of Ausanil, a new non-prescription homeopathic nasal spray formulated to provide rapid pain relief from severe headaches and migraines with no reported systemic side effects or adverse drug-drug interactions. 

March 19, 2014

Heel Inc., a homeopathic pharmaceutical company, announced the debut of ClearLife allergy relief and WellMind calming and alertness aid brands.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Heel Inc., a homeopathic pharmaceutical company, announced the debut of ClearLife allergy relief and WellMind calming and alertness aid brands.

The ClearLife line melds three of the company's allergy relief products under a single brand: ClearLife Nasal Spray (previously sold as Luffeel), ClearLife Tablets (previously sold as Adrisin) and ClearLife Eye Drops (previously sold as Oculoheel). The new packaging includes green branding and comes with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $11.99.

 

February 18, 2014

The one-time $100 million asthma-relief brand Primatene may make a comeback to the marketplace after a more than two-year hiatus.

The one-time $100 million asthma-relief brand Primatene may make a comeback to the marketplace after a more than two-year hiatus. Primatene Mist had been withdrawn from the market in December 2011 when the agency removed all inhalers containing chlorofluorocarbons from the market.

October 24, 2013

GelStat Corp. on Wednesday announced that it has closed the acquisition of CBD Life Sciences.

PALM CITY, Fla. — GelStat Corp. on Wednesday announced that it has closed the acquisition of CBD Life Sciences.

Concurrent with the closing of the transaction, Larry Gershman has been appointed as CEO and chairman. Gerald Kieft, the company's prior CEO, will assume the position of CFO and be appointed to the board. 

October 16, 2013

Heel on Tuesday announced the launch of the Reboost product line, which includes four of the company’s homeopathic cold, cough and flu products.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Heel on Tuesday announced the launch of the Reboost product line, which includes four of the company’s homeopathic cold, cough and flu products. The line is now available at a variety of fine natural health stores and pharmacies, including Whole Foods Market and Sprouts Farmers Market.

October 8, 2013

Topical BioMedics recently announced distribution through CVS/pharmacy for its Topricin Foot Therapy Cream, a homeopathic topical treatment for pain associated with fibromyalgia and neuropathy that is safe for diabetics.

RHINEBECK, N.Y. — Topical BioMedics recently announced distribution through CVS/pharmacy for its Topricin Foot Therapy Cream, a homeopathic topical treatment for pain associated with fibromyalgia and neuropathy that is safe for diabetics.

September 10, 2013

Media Enterprises scored big with the introduction of the As Seen on TV product Tag Away into the mass market.

TREVOSE. Pa. — Media Enterprises scored big with the introduction of the As Seen on TV product Tag Away into the mass market. Within its first year on shelf, the homeopathic solution that promises to remove skin tags naturally has generated more than $18.3 million. That makes Tag Away one of the more significant contributors to the 18.4% annualized growth within wart removers, which generated $125.2 million in overall sales for the 52 weeks ended July 14 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI data.

 
September 10, 2013

More than half of arthritis sufferers are in search of information on natural remedies, according to a recent 2013 National Arthritis Index, a survey of more than 4,500 people concerned about the condition.

More than half of arthritis sufferers are in search of information on natural remedies, according to a recent 2013 National Arthritis Index, a survey of more than 4,500 people concerned about the condition. For as many as 70% of arthritis patients, their condition limits the activities in which they can participate. Accordingly, they are constantly on the lookout for ways to ease the pain.

August 12, 2013

NACDS is hosting the inaugural Total Store Expo conference in Las Vegas from August 10 to 13. Below are some of our editors' picks of the hot OTC products at the show.

NACDS is hosting the inaugural Total Store Expo conference in Las Vegas from August 10 to 13. Below are some of our editors' picks of the hot OTC products at the show.

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July 18, 2013

Hyland’s on Thursday promoted Les Hamilton to EVP Hyland’s and VP sales of Standard Homeopathic Co., Hyland’s parent company.

LOS ANGELES — Hyland’s on Thursday promoted Les Hamilton to EVP Hyland’s and VP sales of Standard Homeopathic Co., Hyland’s parent company.

April 15, 2013

Similasan North America today annouced the addition of two new team members to join the company at the director level.

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — Similasan North America today annouced the addition of two new team members to join the company at the director level.

April 5, 2013

The National Advertising Division on Friday recommended that Matrixx Initiatives discontinue advertising claims that suggest its homeopathic Zicam Cold Remedy products prevent users from catching a cold.

NEW YORK — The National Advertising Division on Friday recommended that Matrixx Initiatives discontinue advertising claims that suggest its homeopathic Zicam Cold Remedy products prevent users from catching a cold.

Claims at issue were featured in an advertising campaign that depicted a “Cold Monster” and encouraged treatment with Zicam products at the “pre-cold” stage.

March 28, 2013

Itonis Pharmaceuticals unveiled the company's initial marketing plans for an over-the-counter homeopathic product that helps relieve nausea.

AGUNA HILLS, Calif. — Itonis Pharmaceuticals on Thursday unveiled the company's initial marketing plans for an over-the-counter homeopathic product that helps relieve nausea.

March 27, 2013

The American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists on Wednesday honored Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, with an award of appreciation for introducing and supporting legislation that safeguards Americans' right to choose complementary health care.

MILWAUKIE, Ore. — The American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists on Wednesday honored Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, with an award of appreciation for introducing and supporting legislation that safeguards Americans' right to choose complementary health care. Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Harkin has been a longtime supporter of patient access to homeopathic medicines, AAHP noted. 

March 22, 2013

Boiron founder Michèle Boiron recently published a book on homeopathy for healthcare professionals titled "Homeopathy and Pharmaceutical Care," the company announced.

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Boiron owner Michèle Boiron recently published a book on homeopathy for healthcare professionals titled "Homeopathy and Pharmaceutical Care," the company announced. In April 2013, she and co-author François Roux will host lectures in Philadelphia and New York. 

March 8, 2013

Last year the Food and Drug Administration warned parents against using the ingredient benzocaine in children to relieve oral pain.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Last year the Food and Drug Administration warned parents against using the ingredient benzocaine in children to relieve oral pain. Children under the age of 2 years who are teething and given benzocaine should be under the supervision of a doctor, the agency warned.

March 7, 2013

Heel on Thursday announced the launch of the Reboost cold and flu product line and new packaging for the Traumeel pain relief product line.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Heel on Thursday announced the launch of the Reboost cold and flu product line and new packaging for the Traumeel pain relief product line. The Reboost product line brings together four of the company’s cold, cough and flu products under a single brand that has been specifically designed to speak to the consumer in a retail environment. 

March 7, 2013

Nelsons launched Rescue Pearls, dissolvable gel capsules that provide relief from daily stress.

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — Nelsons on Thursday launched Rescue Pearls, dissolvable gel capsules that provide relief from daily stress. Each pearl releases one dose of Rescue Remedy. 

February 28, 2013

Homeopathic analgesic manufacturer Vireo Systems released a study finding that seniors over the age of 75 were six times more likely to suffer side effects associated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

MADISON, Tenn. — Homeopathic analgesic manufacturer Vireo Systems on Thursday released a study finding that seniors over the age of 75 were six times more likely to suffer side effects associated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. 

According to the study, nearly 33 million people, including 13.8 million seniors over the age of 65, regularly use NSAIDs for treating pain and inflammation. Gastrointestinal issues, renal problems and cardiac complications are the top-three most-cited side effects.

February 25, 2013

Homeopathy is hopping. Sales of many of the homeopathy brands represent some of the fastest-growing products across the OTC landscape these days, as evidenced by the number of brands escalating on the top 10 lists across several categories.

Homeopathy is hopping. Sales of many of the homeopathy brands represent some of the fastest-growing products across the OTC landscape these days, as evidenced by the number of brands escalating on the top 10 lists across several categories. Overall, sales of homeopathic medicines totaled $1.3 billion for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 22, up 8% according to SPINS, which tracks sales across both the natural channel (excluding Whole Foods) and mass retailers.

February 25, 2013

A sick child leads to one certainty: parents in search of safe and effective symptom relievers that will allow their child — and subsequently, themselves — to get some rest.

A sick child leads to one certainty: parents in search of safe and effective symptom relievers that will allow their child — and subsequently, themselves — to get some rest.

January 18, 2013

STS Health announced the launch of its homeopathic cold and flu symptom reliever FluNada.

RESTON, Va. — STS Health on Thursday announced the launch of its homeopathic cold and flu symptom reliever FluNada. 

"After years of intensive research and testing, this natural spray product has been developed to offer a new era of relief from common cold and flu-like symptoms," stated Steven Schwartz, who invented the product. "Each of the active ingredients integrated into the spray was chosen based on the specific health characteristics it provides. In addition, it was important to develop a product that was 100% free of zinc."

January 15, 2013

Zarbee's noted that more consumers have gravitated toward natural solutions over allopathic medicines, at least through the end of December, citing Nielsen scan data.

SALT LAKE CITY — Zarbee's on Tuesday noted that more consumers have gravitated toward natural solutions over allopathic medicines, at least through the end of December, citing Nielsen scan data. 

For the 12 weeks ended Dec. 31, supplemental immune system boosters and homeopathic cough and cold medicines were up 13%, Zarbee's reported. The trend is even more pronounced across children's remedies with allopathic medicines declining 15% in the 12 week period while sales of pediatric natural solutions were up 19%, and now make up more than 20% of the category.