September 26, 2011

With Tylenol coming back to cough-cold and analgesic aisles over the next six months, you can bet the brand will soon resume its status as the cleanup hitter for Team OTC. That not only means a reshuffling of the lineup, but the respective No. 9 hitters will be packing their bags for a trip back to the minors.

September 12, 2011

As reported in March, the safety and efficacy debate sparked by the spate of recent recalls across kids’ cough-cold offerings has created a purchase paradigm where moms are reaching for any safer-yet-still-works products that they can get their hands on.

September 1, 2011

California on Wednesday banned the sale of dextromethorphan to minors, becoming the first state to pass such legislation.

August 29, 2011

Hyland's launched a new Hyland’s Baby cough syrup for infants 6 months and older, the company announced earlier this month.

June 20, 2011

Hyland’s will attempt to parlay its success across its 4 Kids line of homeopathic solutions into the adult section with its recent launch of the Hyland’s Defend line.

April 25, 2011

LOS ANGELES — Hyland’s is looking to parlay its success across its 4Kids line of homeopathic solutions into the adult section with the launch of the Hyland’s Defend line. The company already is recognized by parents for cold relief, with Hyland’s Cold & Cough 4Kids product sales growing by 250% per year, according to the company. 


SymphonyIRI Group has Hyland’s liquid cough-cold offerings at $5.6 million in sales across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart) for the 52 weeks ended March 20 — up 388.4%.


March 9, 2011

You can expect to see quite a bit of co-promotional activity between PediaCare and Little Remedies in the 2011-2012 cough-cold season, Prestige Brands president and CEO Matthew Mannelly told investors Wednesday morning at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2011 Consumer Conference held here.

February 23, 2011

Honey Naturals last week started offering parents a free bottle of Zarbee’s children’s cough syrup in exchange for a Facebook photo of them discarding a competitive brand of cough syrup.

February 18, 2011

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — Prestige Brands became one of the first cough-cold marketers to develop a branded smart-phone app to help moms hone in on the most appropriate 
PediaCare remedy for their sick children. It’s not a bad play; a recent Millennial Media report indicated that in 2010, 32% of moms owned a smart phone, versus 20% in 2009.


February 18, 2011

NEW YORK — The second half of the 2010-2011 cough-cold-flu season actually may realize greater sales of symptom relievers than last year, judging from the four weeks ended Dec. 26. According to Matrixx president and CEO Bill Hemelt, sales of remedies were on the rise in those four weeks. Hemelt noted that the total cough-cold category was 5% higher than the same period last year and growing. 


January 11, 2011

Cough, cold and flu are among the most commonly experienced conditions in adults and children, leading them to seek medical care.

December 16, 2010

Americans won’t take off work for something as innocuous as a cold, a new survey released Wednesday found, a fact that underscores the need for ready access to over-the-counter cough-cold medicines and better hand-washing/sanitizing practices in the workplace.

December 15, 2010

A prescription cough suppressant should be kept in childproof containers because of its candy-like appearance, the Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday.

November 18, 2010

No matter how you slice it, the flexible spending account changes that are part of...

September 14, 2010

A pair of Food and Drug Administration advisory committees on Tuesday evening recommended that the...

September 13, 2010

As the Food and Drug Administration's Drug Safety and Risk Management Committee debated Tuesday on...

August 24, 2010

Joining parents this fall in the fight against kids’ cough-cold and allergy symptoms are two...

August 22, 2010

There are three factors that will help shape the upcoming cough-cold season: supply chain, illness...

June 6, 2010

Despite the fact that H1N1 spiked awareness levels around cold and flu, overall illness rates...

June 1, 2010

Retail-based clinic operator RediClinic now is offering nebulizer breathing treatments....

April 27, 2010

Honey Naturals is looking to expand the distribution of its ZarBee's all-natural children's cough syrup....

February 28, 2010

Not even the threat of an H1N1 flu pandemic could shake today’s recession-minded employee from...

February 28, 2010

By all accounts, it’s been a very busy first half of the season for cough-cold manufacturers, even though the 52-week comparable period is only showing a 1.9% lift in overall sales across food, drug and mass (minus Walmart) for the period ended Jan. 24, according to Information Resources Inc. data. For the 2009-2010 season, the weekly percentage of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness peaked at the end of October 2009 at 7.7%, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. That peak was higher than the three previous influenza seasons as reported by the U.S. Outpatient ILI Surveillance Network.

February 24, 2010

Quigley Corp. on Wednesday announced the introduction of series of online videos aimed at educating...