April 22, 2015

Is this the year that restrictions on the use of over-the-counter medicines in conjunction with a flexible savings account are lifted? If you consider the value proposition — the $102 billion saved each year by the use of OTC medicines — and that health care is moving toward a more value-based, outcomes-driven system, it would certainly seem so.

April 22, 2015

Five macro trends impacted sales of OTC medicines in 2014, Bob Sanders, EVP at IRI, shared with attendees of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association Annual Executive Conference in March. On the plus side, switch continues to drive considerable growth across OTC aisles — Rx-to-OTC accounted for 19% of OTC sales and 27% of growth in the past five years, and that trend is likely to continue, Sanders said

March 23, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration last week warned consumers against using homeoapthic asthma remedies. 

March 5, 2015

CHPA announced its strong support for the Restoring Access to Medicines Act of 2015 (H.R. 1270).

February 24, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration is looking into enabling holders of abbreviated new drug applications to unilaterally update their generic drug product labels prior to any branded drug change. 

February 19, 2015

IRI and Kline & Co. establish an exclusive alliance to provide clients with a greater level of actionable insights.

February 6, 2015

Prestige Brands will be resuming healthcare professional marketing programs in support of its Monistat vaginal treatments.

January 14, 2015

MedifVU and ProKarma on Wednesday unveiled a new mobile application, i-PharmAssist OTC, a simple consumer-friendly app that provides a list of appropriate over-the-counter medications based on the user's medical history, symptoms and preferences.

November 19, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration opened a public docket and requested comments on proposed criteria for “first generic” abbreviated new drug application submissions.

 

October 21, 2014

Over-the-counter painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs may also be effective in the treatment of people suffering from depression.

 

October 15, 2014

Could the regulatory and scientific logjam that’s keeping copycat biotech medicines off the market and out of the hands of patients and health providers in the United States finally be breaking?

September 8, 2014

Camber Consumer Care, which focuses on both consumer care and prescription-to-OTC switch products, introduced new executives to its staff. 

August 20, 2014

While drug stores across North America have diversified their mix over the past few years, over-the-counter medications remain at the heart of most every pharmacy retailer’s efforts, helping to maintain the drug channel’s inherent value as a front-line healthcare provider and the outlet of choice for consumers suffering from a wide range of minor illnesses.

August 19, 2014

While drug stores across North America have diversified their mix over the past few years, over-the-counter medications remain at the heart of most every pharmacy retailer's efforts, helping to maintain the drug channel's inherent value as a front-line healthcare provider and the outlet of choice for consumers suffering from a wide range of minor illnesses.

August 19, 2014

About 30% of top-performing OTC drugs today were once prescription-only medications, Dave Wendland, VP Hamacher Resource Group, noted during a videocast hosted by GMDC, titled “Rx-to-OTC: Getting it Right at Retail.”

July 17, 2014

About 30% of top-performing OTC drugs today were once prescription-only medications noted Dave Wendland, VP Hamacher Resource Group, on Thursday during a videocast hosted by GMDC titled "Rx-to-OTC: Getting it Right at Retail."

July 2, 2014

On June 25, the U.S. Department of Justice, at the request of the Food and Drug Administration, filed a complaint for permanent injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Laclede of Rancho Dominguez, Calif., and its president, Michael Pellico.

May 29, 2014

Depomed on Wednesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has accepted for filing a new drug application from Mallinckrodt for MNK-155.

May 12, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Friday filed comments to the Food and Drug Administration in response to the agency’s Notice of Public Hearing and Request for Comments on the Over-the-Counter Drug Monograph System, also referred to as the OTC Drug Review.

March 13, 2014

More Americans are more often seeking their ounce of prevention. According to Bain & Co.’s recent Healthy Living Survey, 75% of consumers are in pursuit of a healthier lifestyle. Take that predominant mindset, coupled with the outcomes-driven preventive focus associated with the Affordable Care Act, and you have a formula for OTC success at retail pharmacy.

March 12, 2014

Prescription and over-the-counter products are often the first remedy consumers turn to when seeking relief from such conditions as allergies and heartburn, according to IRI. In its latest report, "Best Practices for Rx-to-OTC Product Launches," the company offers some tactics to help drive success for companies looking to execute the category switch.

March 10, 2014

Two Rx-to-OTC switches in the past year may serve as a harbinger of what the Food and Drug Administration will consider “switch” worthy.

February 26, 2014

A pair of Food and Drug Administration advisory committees on Tuesday voted against the over-the-counter sale of Armstrong Pharmaceuticals' Primatene HFA, an epinephrine inhalation aerosol indicated for the temporary relief of mild symptoms of intermittent asthma for people ages 12 years or older.

February 18, 2014

This year, ECRM celebrates 20 years of successfully pairing buyers and sellers across the consumer packaged goods industry.