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Tylenol, new products impact pain

Sales of topical analgesics may be benefitting in part from consumer concerns about certain medication ingredients, particularly in the wake of warnings about the potential for liver damage from the mis-use of acetaminophen.

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Amneal, Impax to merge

The merger will bring the two companies together to create the fifth-largest generics business in the United States. 

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NCPA convention kicks off with awards

The awards come as NCPA rolls out its 2017 NCPA Digest, which found that the state of independent community pharmacies continues to grow and expand the scope of services pharmacists can offer their patients. 

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Probiotics see robust growth

While most probiotics on the market still are available in tablet or caplet forms, new delivery systems — such as drinks, sodas, chews, cubes, liquids, gummies, fizzy powders and prefilled straws — are becoming more popular.