February 12, 2016

The study isn't relevant to the 14-day recommended use of over-the-counter PPIs in treatment of frequent heartburn, however. 

February 12, 2016

Kline Group's Laura Mahecha, OTC industry expert, recently posted a blog charting the growth of "natural OTC medicines," which include homeopathic remedies. "While natural OTCs are small, accounting for less than 3% of overall OTC market sales, their growth rate has far exceeded the OTC industry's overall growth," Mahecha noted. "For example, over a recent three-year period, the overall OTC market grew by a CAGR of 1.6% while natural OTCs were up by a CAGR of nearly 6% over the same timeframe." (Kline)

February 11, 2016

While flu activity remains relatively low across most of the U.S., The Walgreens Flu Index data is tracking increased flu activity in the South and West regions.

February 11, 2016

The Pet Diabetes Tracker helps the pet owner to do routine, daily monitoring by entering health information including blood glucose levels, food and water consumption, body condition and weight. 

February 11, 2016

The first cohort of companies will be jointly selected by Galvanize and Pfizer Consumer Healthcare for a six-month program beginning on March 7, 2016.

February 10, 2016

This redesign was initiated to build excitement surrounding safe sex, highlight pleasure enhancing product attributes, and appeal to the brand's key millennial demographic with a bold new look.

February 10, 2016

Specialty pharmaceutical company Meda is being acquired by Mylan, expanding Mylan's reach into emerging markets, building on its recent specialty and branded generics acquisitions and creating an OTC division worth about $1 billion. 

February 10, 2016

Drug Store News and Mack Elevation Forum are partnering on the Second Annual New General Market Leadership Forum, which will consist of a group of special brands that are committed to today’s diverse consumer. 

February 9, 2016

In addition to the six flavors in the current line-up, Curate will introduce Curate Kids bars this spring, with other new snacks coming later this year.

February 8, 2016

McNeil Consumer Healthcare acquired the U.S. OTC license rights for Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray from AstraZeneca in 2014.

February 8, 2016

Allergan's EVP and president branded pharma will take the reigns of Pfizer's consumer healthcare unit. 

February 5, 2016

According to the bill, people would be able to use their HSA account to pay for OTC medicines, as well as up to $1,000 per year in dietary supplements and homeopathic remedies. 

February 5, 2016
On Feb. 6, 2016, Larry the Cable Guy will present a check for $125,000 on behalf of Prilosec OTC at Taste of the NFL’s 25th annual Party with a Purpose. 
February 5, 2016

Drug Store News spoke to the CEO of Ion Labs about Suncoast Health Brands’ latest introduction, ProCharge, a liquid protein enhancer that can be added to beverages or drunk straight. 

February 4, 2016

Clinicians can better estimate the risk of glaucoma progression by looking at a readout from the smart lens. The findings could also have implications when using the lenses to evaluate glaucoma treatments.  

February 4, 2016
Salonpas includes three active ingredients - camphor (3.1%), menthol (10%) and methyl salicylate (15%) - which provide temporary relief of minor aches and pains.
February 4, 2016

The Treato/MediaMiser survey determined that the doctor's office is still the location of choice to get the flu shot - 49% who got the flu shot went to see their doctor, followed by 19% at the pharmacy, 15% at place of employment and 11% at a health clinic. 

February 4, 2016
Flu season most often peaks in February in the U.S., Walgreens reported. 
February 3, 2016
The new company will focus on the development and commercialization of novel- and science-based dietary supplements and over-the-counter drugs.
February 3, 2016

Joule’s proprietary patch provides an immediate energy boost the moment it is placed on the skin compared to caffeine through other forms, the company stated. 

February 3, 2016
Fitbit Alta delivers all the most important activity stats one can expect from Fitbit right on the wrist, along with new features designed to make health and fitness tracking easier and more motivating. 
February 2, 2016

CDC has received recent reports of severe respiratory illness among young- to middle-aged adults with H1N1pdm09 virus infection, some of whom required intensive care unit admission; fatalities have been reported. 

February 2, 2016

Dr. Cool ice compression wraps are an easy way for people to wrap their sprains and each size works for a variety of body parts.