April 13, 2011

A bill passed by the Georgia House of Representatives Tuesday will restrict the sale of products containing pseudoephedrine to only pharmacies — a factor that will eliminate PSE products for sale at any gas stations, convenience stores and mass merchants/supermarkets without a pharmacy.

March 25, 2011

There are three issues involving over-the-counter medicines today that have put the industry on the defensive, and all involve the question of appropriate access. Drug Store News examined each.

1. FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS The issue: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act required that FSA participants obtain a prescription for those OTCs incorporated into their health savings agenda.

March 17, 2011

SB 437, a bill passed Wednesday by the Arkansas House by a vote of 60-31, introduces a number of new issues to the debate on whether or not pseudoephedrine and similar ingredients should be sold behind the counter or by prescription only.

March 17, 2011

The Arkansas House on Wednesday passed a bill that would restrict the behind-the-counter sale of pseudoephedrine to pharmacists only. In other words, pharmacy technicians no longer would be allowed to sell products containing PSE.

March 4, 2011

As Drug Store News suggested last month, legislation under consideration in Tennessee and Kentucky that would make the popular decongestant pseudoephedrine only available by prescription has, in fact, sparked interest in neighboring states.

February 22, 2011

Arkansas on Friday became the fourth state this year to entertain making the popular decongestant pseudoephedrine available only by prescription.

February 18, 2011

All the hype around H1N1 
that was so prevalent in 2009 is gone, leaving only the tough comparisons a year later.

February 18, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee makes the third state this year, joining Kentucky and Nevada, that is considering state legislation to mandate the sale of pseudoephedrine as prescription-only. That could prove a big concern for the legitimate market for PSE products on account of the potential snowball effect such legislation could have on neighboring states. According to a government review staff in Kentucky, at least 97.8% of all PSE sales are bought for legitimate use.

February 10, 2011

Over-the-counter generic versions of a line of products used to treat congestion do not infringe on the patents covering the branded versions, a federal court ruled Wednesday.

February 4, 2011

Tennessee may be the next state to adopt an electronic tracking tool to enforce pseudoephedrine sales restrictions and combat methamphetamine production in real time.

January 13, 2011

Nevada Sen. Sheila Leslie, D-Reno, is working with Carson City district attorney Neil Rombardo on introducing a bill to require a prescription for pseudoephedrine as a tool to cut down on illicit methamphetamine production, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday evening.

December 1, 2010

Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Mo., on Tuesday campaigned for a sweeping expansion of efforts to battle methamphetamine, including legislation that would make Missouri the third state in the nation to require a prescription for the cough-cold ingredient pseudoephedrine.

November 15, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic treatment made by Impax for seasonal...

September 7, 2010

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association is slated to testify Wednesday before an Indiana legislative committee...

August 22, 2010

The industry-supported Combat Meth-amphetamine Enhancement Act, H.R. 2923, passed muster at the House Committee on...

July 18, 2010

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association in June commended the California Senate Public Safety Committee for...

June 24, 2010

Procter & Gamble voluntarily recalled its 4-hour decongestant nasal spray, a product distributed nationwide in...

June 23, 2010

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Tuesday commended the California Senate Public Safety Committee for...

June 6, 2010

Did the Combat Meth Act of 2005 not go far enough? Should the common and...

May 31, 2010

Former White House drug policy spokesman Robert Weiner and Jonathan Battaglia, a policy analyst at...

May 16, 2010

Electronic tracking or prescription-only? That’s the question that vexed Congressional leaders last month as they...

May 16, 2010

Target started an ad campaign last year called “Ask Us,” and here the retailer is...

March 22, 2010

Kansas announced last week that it will be the fifth state to implement the National...

March 8, 2010

Missouri has selected the National Precursor Log Exchange to serve as its statewide, real-time electronic...