April 19, 2017

ILI incidence reached a high mark of 5.1% in the 2016/2017 season.

April 18, 2017

CDC found that flu vaccination reduced the risk of flu-associated death by nearly two-thirds (65%) among healthy children.

April 14, 2017

There is no question that one of the top nonprescription categories contributing to both sales and foot traffic right now is allergy. Sales of nasal sprays — the category that captures all of the latest nasal corticosteroid Rx-to-OTC switches — are up 10.2%.

April 3, 2017

Two North Carolina markets rank among the top three markets as measured by the Walgreens Flu Index. The other? Shreveport, La.

March 30, 2017

The Cold-Eeze family of brands includes leading over-the-counter cold remedies sold as lozenges, gummies, oral sprays, caplets, QuickMelts and oral liquid dose forms in the U.S.

March 27, 2017

Results showed a 6% increase over clinics that did not use the alert system, representing a 37% relative increase in vaccinations from the prior year.

March 27, 2017
The packaging transition is set to roll out in April and finish by late summer.
March 23, 2017

The 2016/2017 cough, cold and flu season is almost at an end, but there are still pockets of flu-like illness across central U.S., Walgreens reports.

March 21, 2017

The agreement provided for an upfront cash payment of $2.5 million to Acura. Acura is eligible to receive a royalty 7.5% based on commercial sales by MainPointe.

March 21, 2017

Sickweather also offers SickScore through its app, which provides the user a relative threat index of contagious illness in their immediate area.

March 15, 2017

According to the latest Walgreens Flu Index, four of the top 10 markets still experiencing high levels of flu activity are in Texas, including three of the top five markets.

March 9, 2017

At this time, no human infections associated with this outbreak in Tennessee have been detected.

March 8, 2017

Texas continues to see signs of flu activity, with four markets in the Lone Star State making this week’s list. 

March 6, 2017

Sales of all OTC medicines and natural supplements broke records in 2016, reaching $45.8 billion for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 25, 2016, according to IRI. That’s an additional $1.8 billion in sales volume compared with a year ago.

March 3, 2017

The bill would establish a national age-18 requirement for the purchase of the medicines containing DXM. Over the past several years,12 states have addressed this issue by passing similar legislation.

March 2, 2017

During the 2012-2013 season, people who got a high-dose vaccine were 36% less likely to die in the 30 days following hospitalization or an emergency department visit due to the flu.

March 1, 2017

Even as national flu incidence is trending down, according to the CDC, the Walgreens Flu Index heat map indicates flu incidence is still trending high throughout North Carolina and across the East Coast.

March 1, 2017

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines the hottest trends in OTC — including breakthrough brands and such growth categories as therables, sleep, allergy, cough-cold and more — in this multi-page report.

February 27, 2017

The award was presented during ECRM’s Cough, Cold, Analgesics & Allergy EPPS held here. Elyptol was a finalist for the award in recognition of the launch of its Antimicrobial Hand Gel Sanitizer.

February 24, 2017

If this season is replicative of the flu season of two years ago, flu incidence could influence cough, cold and flu sales well into May.

February 22, 2017

Significant flu activity gains are being reported across North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia, Walgreens noted.

February 21, 2017

Based on early data, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week reported that flu vaccines this season are reducing a vaccinated person’s risk of getting sick and having to go to the doctor because of flu by about half (48%).

February 10, 2017

ILI nationwide reached 4.8%, well above the national baseline of 2.2% and a sharp uptick in the 3.9% in ILI reported the week prior.

February 10, 2017

Product of the Year takes entries from new consumer products launched in the previous year that demonstrate innovation in a particular category, with one product winning each category.