September 15, 2015

The Task Force found that taking aspirin can help 50- to 69-year-olds who are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease prevent heart attacks and stroke, as well as help prevent colorectal cancer, if taken for at least 10 years.

September 4, 2015

AstraZeneca on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Brilinta (ticagrelor) tablets at a 60 mg dose for patients with a history of heart attack beyond the first year.

August 26, 2015

Based on prescriptions filled, taking 75 mg to 150 mg of aspirin continuously for five years or longer was associated with a 27% reduced risk for colorectal cancer.

July 13, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration warns patients that prolonged use of NSAIDs could increase risk of heart attack or stroke. 

July 8, 2015

Aspirin slows down the growth of mesothelioma by blocking the carcinogenic effects of the inflammatory molecule, High-Mobility Group Box 1 (HMGB1).

July 1, 2015

Teva Pharmaceuticals announced the U.S.-wide availability of generic Aggrenox (aspirin and extended-release dipyridamole) capsules, which contain that can reduce the risk of stroke, on Wednesday.

April 22, 2015

E-pill Medication Reminders on Wednesday launched a pill dispenser that can be mounted under a kitchen cabinet. 

March 4, 2015

While the big four analgesic manufacturers — Bayer, Pfizer, McNeil and Novartis — command the lion’s share of retail ad support behind their mega analgesic brands, Prestige Brands and BedRock Brands are making headway promoting their niche pain relieving products.

February 24, 2015

An American Academy of Neurology study found that people who exhibit a resistance to aspirin may be more likely to have more severe strokes. 

February 9, 2015

Bayer HealthCare on Monday announced the launch of the ProHeart Path Tool. 

January 14, 2015

More than 1-in-10 patients within the National Cardiovascular Disease Registry’s Practice Innovation and Clinical Excellence registry were receiving inappropriate aspirin therapy for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

December 17, 2014

Nothing really says “heartburn” better than the look on the face of Jack Somack, the actor playing “the actor,” in this 1969 ad for Alka-Seltzer. Interestingly enough, the spot may not have been as effective as it might have been as some viewers were confused that the commercial was really for “Magdalini’s Meatballs,” the fictional product that was Somack’s “inspiration.”


December 8, 2014

The pros of giving healthy women regular low dose aspirin to stave off such serious illness as cancer and heart disease are outweighed by the cons, suggests a large study published online last week in the journal Heart.

October 1, 2014

Bayer on Wednesday announced it has completed the acquisition of the consumer care business of the U.S. pharmaceuticals group Merck.


August 27, 2014

Low-dose aspirin lowers the occurrence of new venous blood clots — and represents a reasonable treatment option for patients who are not candidates for long-term anticoagulant drugs, such as warfarin, according to a new study published in Monday's issue of Circulation.

August 20, 2014

Thanks in part to the launch of Alka-Seltzer Fruit Chews in May of last year, the Alka-Seltzer brand has experienced a resurgence within the antacid tablet category.

August 20, 2014

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine concluded that aspirin, in addition to preventing pain and inflammation, actually helps hasten the end of inflammation in a study published this week in the online early edition of PNAS.

August 20, 2014

GM Pharmaceuticals recently launched 8-oz. bottles of its liquid pain reliever, VanaPain, which includes 16 servings of its daytime pain reliever and eight servings of its nighttime pain reliever.

August 18, 2014

Recurrence of hormone-related breast cancer was cut by half in overweight and obese women who regularly used aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, according to data published last week in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

May 27, 2014

The May/June 2014 Skin & Itch Relief Ingredient Guide breaks down the indication, ingredients, purpose and dosage of AmLactin Cerapeutic Restoring, Cetaphil RestoraDerm Skin Restoring, Olay Advanced Healing Intensive, Curél Intesive Healing, Nivea Extended Moisture, Aveeno 1% Hydrocortisone Anti-itch, Extra Strength Benadryl Itch Stopping and Corizone 10 Anti-itch Ultra Moisturing Creme Plus.

April 9, 2014

GM Pharmaceuticals recently announced the addition of 8-oz. bottles to its line of liquid pain relief VanaPain.

April 2, 2014

A daily low dose of aspirin does not appear to prevent subsequent pregnancy loss among women with a history of one or two prior pregnancy losses, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health.

March 26, 2014

The March/April 2014 Allergy Relief Ingredient Guide breaks down the indication, ingredients, purpose and dosage of Children's Claritin Chewable, Children's Allegra Allergy meltable tablets, Children's Benadryl Allergy Liquid, Nasacort Allergy 24HR, Mucinex Allergy, Hyland's 4 Kids Complete Allergy and Similasan Kids Allergy Eye Relief.

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.