Content about Antihistamines

April 15, 2011

Whoever named the genus to which ragweed plants belong “ambrosia” had a terrific sense of irony. The name, derived from Greek, refers to the food of the gods, but the plant is more like punishment from the gods, considering that it’s the main culprit in seasonal allergies.

April 14, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Dr. Reddy's version of an allergy medication that recently received Rx-to-OTC switch approval, the generic drug maker said.

February 18, 2011

All the hype around H1N1 
that was so prevalent in 2009 is gone, leaving only the tough comparisons a year later.

February 1, 2011

A federal court has lifted an injunction that had prevented drug maker Dr. Reddy’s Labs from marketing a generic version of an allergy drug.

January 28, 2011

Though Schering-Plough’s — now Merck’s — Claritin and Johnson & Johnson’s Zyrtec product lines have dominated the over-the-counter antihistamine market, the big share of the prescription antihistamine market held by Sanofi-Aventis’ Allegra (fexofenadine hydrochloride) could give it a battering ram to bust in as well, thanks to the big break Sanofi got in the form of a Food and Drug Administration approval of an OTC switch for the drug.

January 25, 2011

Sanofi-Aventis and its U.S. consumer healthcare division Chattem on Tuesday afternoon announced the Food and Drug Administration has approved the Allegra (fexofenadine HCl) family of allergy medication products for over-the-counter use in adults and children 2 years of age and older.

December 20, 2010

Procter & Gamble brands Vicks DayQuil and Vicks NyQuil last week kicked off its “Search for the Most Dedicated NFL Fan” — a new Facebook contest featuring two tickets to Super Bowl XLV as the top prize.

November 24, 2010

Johnson & Johnson recalled lots of its Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom liquid products due to insufficient labeling, the company said Wednesday.

November 22, 2010

Johnson & Johnson is recalling millions of packages of OTC drugs for allergies and pain due to manufacturing problems ...

November 15, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic treatment made by Impax for seasonal...

October 4, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic treatment for cough and upper respiratory...

August 22, 2010

There are three factors that will help shape the upcoming cough-cold season: supply chain, illness...

August 4, 2010

Generic drug maker Cornerstone Therapeutics has filed for approval of a treatment for cold symptoms,...

June 28, 2010

Perrigo on Tuesday announced that it has acquired the exclusive U.S. store brand rights to...

June 15, 2010

McNeil Consumer Healthcare once again is recalling certain lots of its products as it is...

March 14, 2010

Perrigo on Monday announced that it has begun shipping ketotifen fumarate ophthalmic solution, 0.025%, a...

February 28, 2010

Not even the threat of an H1N1 flu pandemic could shake today’s recession-minded employee from...

February 4, 2010

Not even the threat of an H1N1 flu pandemic could shake today’s recession-minded employee from...

December 22, 2009

With all of the concern over the proper dosing of pediatric medicines, McNeil Consumer has...

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