FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. — McNeil Consumer Healthcare recently introduced a new form to the Zyrtec portfolio of allergy-relief products — an oral, dissolvable tablet. Delivering the same effective 24-hour relief, Zyrtec Dissolve Tabs contains 10 mg of citrus-flavored cetirizine that melts in the mouth.
The need state for allergy remedies is significant, according to documents filed by Merck recently in support of its application to switch Singulair. Allergies represent the fifth most-common chronic disease in the United States, impacting 1-in-5 Americans. As many as 90% of allergy sufferers self-treat their condition, and 58% only use an OTC or herbal remedy to relieve their allergy symptoms.
There’s a lot happening in the allergy space right now. Chattem’s Nasacort Allergy 24HR recently hit store shelves, and in a little more than 10 weeks on the shelf the nasal corticosteroid has already generated $33.6 million in sales across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that persons with lower blood levels of vitamin D were twice as likely to die prematurely as people with higher blood levels of vitamin D.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Tuesday opened registration for the association's educational/networking events — The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science and The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry — taking place Nov. 5 to 8 at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, Calif.
Helen of Troy on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Healthy Directions, a supplier of premium doctor-branded vitamins, minerals and supplements, as well as other health products sold directly to consumers.
Market6, a provider of web-based retail analytic applications, on Tuesday announced the introduction of Market6 Vantage, a suite of retail analytic applications that automate and simplify joint business planning and retailer/supplier collaboration.
A report published Friday in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report characterized the 2013-2014 influenza season as the first season since 2009 that H1N1 generated fewer levels of outpatient illness and mortality as compared with seasons when influenza A (H3N2) is predominant.
For seniors older than 65, taking a daily supplement of vitamin D with calcium — but not vitamin D alone — can offer some protection against the risk of common bone fractures, according to an updated review from the Cochrane Library, as released by the Health Behavior News Service Tuesday.
HDMA on Tuesday honored pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers at its 2014 Business and Leadership Conference in Phoenix, through the presentation of the Association’s annual Distribution Industry Awards for Notable Achievements in Healthcare (the DIANA awards).
Suppliers are given the opportunity to showcase their products for retail buyers at the GMDC Health, Beauty and Wellness Marketing Conference. Below, Drug Store News highlights some of the hot OTC products in the showcase this year.