January 25, 2013

Wellco Brands on Thursday launched Healerz for Noses, a pain relief cream to soothe the skin under the nose that becomes irritated during cold and allergy season.

January 7, 2013

Topical pain relievers may be better suited for joint pain, according to a report published in the January 2013 issue of the Harvard Men's Health Watch.

December 19, 2012

Nutra Pharma will introduce a stronger version of its OTC pain reliever, the company said Wednesday.

November 28, 2012

Consumers are increasingly turning to OTCs to treat their conditions, including both acute, episodic conditions like the common cold and such chronic conditions as frequent pain and allergy. However, the extent to which OTCs are used varies by condition, according to an online survey of more than 900 AccentHealth viewers conducted in September. Headache sufferers reported using OTC medications most often (89%), while sufferers of certain digestive disorders use OTCs less often (53%).

November 15, 2012

Over-the-counter medications continue to gain in popularity among consumers, who — whether as a matter of cost savings or convenience — are increasingly turning to OTCs to treat their conditions, including both acute, episodic conditions like the common cold and such chronic conditions as frequent pain and allergy. 


October 9, 2012

There’s a new option for chronic pain sufferers that ought to spark some growth across external analgesics, including heat and ice packs: Omron’s recently approved ElectroTherapy Pain Relief unit.

September 26, 2012

A drug maker is suing the Food and Drug Administration to force the agency to give a special designation to one of its drugs.

September 18, 2012

Omron Healthcare on Tuesday introduced a new electrotherapy solution for muscle and joint pain relief called the Omron ElectroTherapy Pain Relief unit.

September 14, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday alerted the public that certain external analgesics have been associated with burns.

September 4, 2012

Bayer HealthCare's Consumer Care Division on Tuesday introduced Bayer Migraine Formula, an over-the-counter medication designed to relieve migraine pain and accompanying symptoms like nausea, phonophobia (sound sensitivity) and photophobia (light sensitivity) through a formulation of aspirin, acetaminophen and caffeine.

August 29, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a supplemental new drug application for an opioid analgesic to treat diabetes-related pain.

August 23, 2012

A drug maker that specializes in pain medications started the third late-stage trial of a drug for treating pain in patients who have undergone certain surgeries.

August 17, 2012

Johnson & Johnson Consumer earlier this summer put the freeze on pain with the launch of its Bengay Zero Degrees line extension, an external analgesic rub that makes its home alongside the frozen peas in the freezer.

August 15, 2012

Children who take a class of opioid pain relievers after certain surgeries may be at risk of death, the Food and Drug Administration warned Wednesday.

August 8, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an oral painkiller made by Perrigo, the drug maker said Wednesday.

July 23, 2012

Nature’s Health Connection on Monday named New York Times best-selling author Robyn Benincasa as the spokeswoman for its topical pain reliever Australian Dream.

July 23, 2012

A drug made by Pfizer for treating pain disorders doesn't affect men's reproductive functions, according to a new post-approval clinical study.

July 5, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Lupin Pharmaceuticals' generic version of a drug used to treat pain and seizure disorders.

June 21, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new indication for a Pfizer drug.

June 7, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by GlaxoSmithKline and XenoPort for treating pain associated with shingles.

June 1, 2012

Five pharmacy organizations on Thursday wrote Congress in opposition of an amendment to the Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act due to its potential to delay patients' timely relief from chronic pain while increasing drug costs.

May 31, 2012

Actavis has launched a generic drug for high blood pressure and chest pain, the company said.

May 29, 2012

Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals has entered a settlement that will allow it to launch a generic patch used to treat post herpetic neuralgia, a pain disorder associated with shingles.

April 18, 2012

To encourage consumers to rethink aspirin for pain relief — according to a recent Bayer survey, only 8% of respondents reported taking aspirin more often that other OTC pain relievers — Bayer on Tuesday issued the Fast Relief Challenge and is giving away 100,000 bottles of Bayer Advanced Aspirin so consumers can put the pain reliever to the test.