02/17/2012 - 7:56pm

According to two new surveys of parents and pediatricians from Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, more than half of all parents reported feeling anxious, fearful or helpless when their child comes down with a fever.

02/17/2012 - 7:56pm

A wet spring last year made for ideal allergen-
creating conditions heading into summer 2011 — the growth of ragweed and an increase in mold.

02/17/2012 - 7:56pm

Asthma has been becoming more relevant in the nonprescription aisles of late.

02/17/2012 - 7:56pm

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.


02/17/2012 - 7:56pm

Clarinex (desloratadine), the next-generation prescription allergy remedy to the second-generation Claritin, is 1-of-3 blockbuster prescription medicines that may make the crossover from prescription-only to over-the-counter in the near future.

02/17/2012 - 7:56pm

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.


02/17/2012 - 7:55pm

GoJo is gearing up for the 2012-2013 cough-cold season with a new lineup of Purell hand sanitizers, a factor that breathes new life into a commoditized category. Drug Store News caught up with Tim Cleary, sales VP for Purell Consumer, for the scoop on the relaunch.


02/17/2012 - 7:55pm

As of the beginning of February, the cough-cold season had yet to materialize and illness levels were only just beginning to climb. If that’s the case, then an expected illness peak in late February/early March would make the 2011-2012 cough, cold and flu season one of the later-peaking seasons in recent years.


01/26/2012 - 2:58pm

Independent pharmacies with a significant business in diabetes supplies will be facing their next big challenge to that business in January 2013 when competitive bidding of durable medical equipment goes into effect for mail order, Chris Smith, director of policy and regulatory affairs for the National Association of Community Pharmacists, told Drug Store News.