December 10, 2012

The American Heart Association has joined a group of patient and provider organizations promoting safe use of a commonly used class of painkillers.

September 14, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday alerted the public that certain external analgesics have been associated with burns.

September 14, 2012

Drug channel retailers hold a lower than average share among younger baby boomers, likely due to a particularly low share across sizeable categories, such as vitamins and internal analgesics, within the younger boomer cohort, SymphonyIRI Group reported Thursday as part of its latest Times & Trends Report, "Baby Boomers: Riding the Wave of Diversity."

August 29, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a supplemental new drug application for an opioid analgesic to treat diabetes-related pain.

August 20, 2012

Bayer has been stepping up its game behind its Bayer Advanced Aspirin brand in an attempt to recreate its brand identity from a healthy heart supplement for people who’ve had a heart attack to what Bayer Aspirin had been in its heyday: the internal analgesic of choice.

August 17, 2012

Showing up on CVS shelves is Mission’s Maximum Strength Muscle Rub touting its “athlete-engineered, arnica enriched” formulation.

August 17, 2012

Johnson & Johnson Consumer earlier this summer put the freeze on pain with the launch of its Bengay Zero Degrees line extension, an external analgesic rub that makes its home alongside the frozen peas in the freezer.

April 18, 2012

To encourage consumers to rethink aspirin for pain relief — according to a recent Bayer survey, only 8% of respondents reported taking aspirin more often that other OTC pain relievers — Bayer on Tuesday issued the Fast Relief Challenge and is giving away 100,000 bottles of Bayer Advanced Aspirin so consumers can put the pain reliever to the test.

April 12, 2012

Hisamitsu America on Wednesday announced the company shipped a season's supply of their topical pain treatment Salonpas products to Jeremy Lin, the New York Knicks point guard who recently underwent surgery to repair a chronic meniscus tear in his knee and is expected to be off the court for about six weeks.

March 8, 2012

Back pain is one of the leading reasons adults under the age of 45 years call in sick to work, second only to the common cold, according to the American Pain Foundation

March 5, 2012

Hisamitsu America on Monday launched three new analgesic patches, the company stated.

June 22, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a medication designed to treat acute and chronic moderate to severe pain, where the use of an opioid analgesic is suitable.

February 18, 2011

HAZLETON, Pa. — Troy Healthcare in January acquired the distribution of its Stopain brand, an external analgesic Troy has been manufacturing since 2002 that is already an up-and-coming pain-relief spray. The brand cracked the top 10 list of external analgesic rubs for the 12 weeks ended Dec. 26, 2010, moving into the No. 10 spot with $1.3 million in sales across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart), according to SymphonyIRI Group data. SKU growth of 16.1% in that period also is outpacing category growth of 11.3%.


October 31, 2010

Topical BioMedics on Monday announced additional distribution through The Vitamin Shoppe of its Topricin line...

October 10, 2010

Thermionics’ ThermiPaq products, which now sport an eye-catching yellow “Control Your Pain!” panel as part...

October 10, 2010

W.F. Young recently updated its packaging graphics across its Absorbine Jr. external analgesic line that...

July 31, 2010

Drug Store News' 2010 edition of ECRM Health Care details the successes and challenges of eight healthcare product categories that influence the retail drug store and supermarket industries: digestives, allergy/cough-cold, internal analgesics, external analgesics, eye care, ear care, first aid and foot care. Also included is a bonus peek into the most recent edition of The Mack Elevation Forum and its discussion of SKU rationalization. Click below to download the free PDF of ECRM Health Care 2010.

June 6, 2010

As more baby boomers approach their senior years—the oldest of the baby boomers turn 64...

March 14, 2010

It isn’t just the weekend-warriors with aches and pains from the company’s softball game that...

March 14, 2010

Professional Therapy MuscleCare on Monday announced the launch of a line of topical analgesics into...

July 31, 2007

The ECRM OTC & PBC report covers trends in bath and body, facial skin care, oral care, baby care, men's grooming, ethnic hair care, analgesics, digestives, allergy and health care, including product previews of Zantac mint tablets, Arnicare Gel, Airplus Ultra Arch, Traumeel and Murine Earigate.