June 5, 2013

South Korean drug maker Hanmi Pharmaceutical Co. and U.S. partner Amneal Pharmaceuticals have made an agreement in federal court concerning a generic heartburn drug.

May 30, 2013

There can't be too many tried-and-true, immediate-action calcium carbonate formulations among heartburn remedies, no matter how many proton-pump inhibitors dot that shelf's landscape. At least that's what Bayer Consumer is counting on with its line extension of Alka Seltzer Fruit Chews.

January 28, 2013

U.S. generic drug maker Amneal Pharmaceuticals has entered a deal with South Korean drug maker Hanmi Pharmaceutical to acquire exclusive distribution rights for a Hanmi drug used for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease, Amneal said Monday.

January 25, 2013

Canada's provincial and territorial governments have reached a deal that they said would save money on drugs, but that generic drug makers said had left them "disappointed."

January 25, 2013

Merck on Friday announced the Food and Drug Administration has approved the switch of Oxytrol for Women (oxybutynin transdermal system, 3.9 mg/day) from prescription-only to nonprescription, creating a new category — overactive bladder in women — in the OTC area.

January 17, 2013

Out of more than 200,000 entries, Procter & Gamble named "William R." of Pennsylvania winner of the ultimate sports pack as part of Wild American Flavor Sweepstakes sponsored by Prilosec OTC Wildberry.

January 7, 2013

Drug maker Prasco Labs has launched an authorized generic version of a drug used to treat heavy menstrual bleeding, the company said.

October 16, 2012

Perrigo has received tentative approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its abbreviated new drug application to market over-the-counter omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules in the 20-mg/1,100-mg strength, the store-brand equivalent to Merck's Zegerid OTC.

October 5, 2012

Comedian Larry the Cable Guy over the next three months will be making his way to sporting events across the country to help introduce Procter & Gamble's recently launched Prilosec OTC Wildberry.

September 20, 2012

Drug maker Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a generic antibiotic drug, the company said Thursday.

September 20, 2012

Procter & Gamble this week will begin shipping a wildberry-flavored Prilosec OTC.

August 17, 2012

Procter & Gamble’s Prilosec OTC still is the best-selling antacid on the market, with more than $252.7 million in annual sales for the 52 weeks ended July 8 across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart), followed by fellow proton-pump inhibitor Novartis’ Prevacid 24HR ($104.1 million).


August 13, 2012

Pfizer will be the next consumer healthcare company to reach the market with a switched proton-pump inhibitor.

June 12, 2012

Summer is the time when barbecue aficionados are most likely to feel heartburn’s effects, according to a new study released by Procter & Gamble on behalf of its Prilosec OTC brand Tuesday.

February 8, 2012

An antiplatelet medication created by Boehringer Ingelheim is not affected when co-administered with a proton-pump inhibitor, according to results of a drug interaction study.

February 2, 2012

The National Football League's New Orleans Saints offensive line has been selected as the winner of the 2011 Madden Protectors Award, presented by Procter & Gamble's Prilosec OTC and Hall of Fame coach John Madden, in honor of the NFL’s best offensive line, during a press event in Indianapolis.

February 1, 2012

Procter & Gamble and comedian Larry the Cable Guy on Wednesday awarded a pair of Super Bowl tickets to three winners of the Prilosec OTC "A Better Way to Tailgate" challenge.

November 15, 2011

Procter & Gamble's Prilosec OTC and comedian Larry the Cable Guy are teaming up this season on a Facebook-driven contest in search of "parking lot pros who know 'a better way to tailgate,'" beginning Tuesday.

November 9, 2011

Retailers are gearing up for the holiday seasons, and have every intent of coaxing their shoppers into filling a shopping cart, such as this one at a central Pennsylvania Rite Aid.

August 3, 2011

Topco, a member-owned cooperative serving the food industry, recently kicked off an initiative substituting its TopCare-branded over-the-counter medicines for the equivalent prescription pharmaceutical, where appropriate, in an effort to save patient dollars and promote the TopCare brand.

July 25, 2011

Sales in the digestives aisle going forward look positive, especially as an aging population begins paying closer attention to healthy diets, including the right amount of dietary fiber to keep things “regular” and supplementation with probiotics for overall digestive health. 


April 25, 2011

A generic drug maker is being sued for patent infringement for its version of a fixed-dose combination drug co-created by Pozen and AstraZeneca.

April 18, 2011

A letter educating healthcare providers regarding a drug-drug interaction between prescription anticlotting drug Plavix (clopidogrel) and a proton-pump inhibitor has resulted in a reduction in the number of patients combining the two therapies, according to a new study by Prime Therapeutics released Monday.

April 5, 2011

Studies have indicated that proton-pump inhibitors, used for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease, reduce the efficacy of a popular blood-thinning drug, but Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America announced on Tuesday the results of a new study indicating that its own PPIs may have less of an effect.