January 8, 2014

News stories about doctor shopping and prescription pad pilfering in pursuit of a pain-pill induced high have become commonplace, prompting many legislators and regulators to consider further restrictions on pain medicines like hydrocodone compounds. But there may be a story that’s not being told — that the patients who suffer from chronic pain and need that hydrocodone to reclaim their lives are being stigmatized. The prevalence of pain pill abuse has left in its wake as many as 116 million legitimate pain sufferers who are finding it more difficult to access their therapies.

August 26, 2015

Mylan this week announced the launch of its generic version of Pfizer’s Zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) injection.

August 25, 2015

Galderma Laboratories on Tuesday announced that its Benzac Intensive Spot Treatment had been named HEALTH Magazine’s best acne treatment at the magazine’s annual Beauty Awards. 

August 24, 2015

Camber Pharmaceuticals last week announced its introduction of its entecavir tablet in 0.5- and 1-mg dosage strengths.

August 21, 2015

Galderma Laboratories has announced that Epiduo Forte (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) Gel, 0.3%/2.5%, is available in retail pharmacies nationwide and in Puerto Rico. 

August 20, 2015

The snack aisle is getting healthier. Manufacturers have listened and answered the call from consumers, said Sally Lyons Wyatt, general manager in Client Insights at IRI.

August 20, 2015

For this installment of DSN’s Executive Viewpoint series, DSN spoke to Menasha’s Paul Murphy about how Menasha is working to bridge the merchandising strategy gap between pharmacists and front-of-store, which can help improve care.

August 20, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline’s Flonase may not be on today’s top five bestselling cough-cold-allergy-sinus products list, but it won’t be long until the brand breaks through.

August 20, 2015

One of the latest innovations from the Korean market has been face-shaped, paper sheet masks that hydrate skin and brighten the complexion. Natural skin and hair care brand Yes To has taken to this innovation and created the Yes To Grapefruit Pore Perfection Paper Mask infused with vitamin C, witch hazel, grapefruit and aloe leaf juice to help reduce hyperpigmentation, correct skin damage and enhance radiance.

August 20, 2015

Marketing efficiency can vary significantly across brands and across channels, according to a recent report analyzing the digestive category conducted by Competitive Promotion Report.

August 20, 2015

Since the launch of Nexium 24HR in May of 2014, the brand has generated approximately $300 million, “making it one of the largest and most successful Rx-to-OTC switches,” Ian Read, Pfizer chairman and CEO, recently told analysts.

August 20, 2015

Sales of OTC products are ramping up significantly with a $1.5 billion gain over the first six months of 2015. 

August 20, 2015

The big story in the digestives space continues to be the switch and launch of Pfizer’s Nexium 24HR. For the 52 weeks ended June 14, sales of Nexium 24HR across total U.S. multi-outlets reached $278.7 million and are still climbing, according to IRI.

August 20, 2015

Addressing everything from minor cuts and abrasions to skin rashes and muscle aches, the first aid category is doing well — sales of first-aid treatments are up 5.5% to $1.4 billion for the 52 weeks ended June 14 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI, and the larger accessories category — including heat/ice packs — is up 7.2% to $1.8 billion.

August 20, 2015

Cosmederm Bioscience’s Tri-Calm OTC itch relief solution is quickly climbing the anti-itch treatment product chart with growth of 148.2% to a dollar base of $4.9 million for the 52 weeks ended June 14 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.

August 19, 2015

The company is one of the first to launch a generic version of the discontinued Abilify Oral Solution used to treat depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. 

August 19, 2015

A study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found that Florida’s legislative efforts to curb opioid abuse seem to be having their desired effect. 

August 18, 2015

Aurobindo Pharma Limited announced Tuesday that it had received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its over-the-counter cetirizine hydrochloride in 5- and 10-mg dosage strengths.

August 18, 2015

Lice in 25 out of 30 states were found to be resistant to common OTC treatments. 

August 18, 2015

RoC Skincare and independent research firm Sperling’s Best Places on Tuesday announced the results of the second annual RoC Wrinkle Ranking.

August 17, 2015

The website includes sections about the importance of preventing abuse of prescription drugs and outlines the Food and Drug Administrations guidelines on abuse-deterrent labeling. 

August 11, 2015

Iressa is a once-daily oral medication that targets and blocks the activity of epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase.

August 10, 2015

Experts from the CVS Health Research Institute, writing today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, are calling for a reconsideration of treatment guidelines for high cholesterol as PCSK9 inhibitors hit the market.

August 10, 2015

According to the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, more than 24.5 million people age 12 or older in the U.S. (9.4% of the population) live with substance use disorders.