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News and information on allergy care products, merchandising and trends in retail pharmacies.

Alcon launches OTC Pataday allergy eye drops

Two versions of the former prescription-only product now are available over-the-counter following Food and Drug Administration approval for OTC sale. 

Sinol USA intros Sinol-D nasal spray

Sinol-D is an all-natural decongestant nasal spray that the company said can be used daily. 

AllerPops aims to correct the underlying cause of allergies instead of masking the symptoms, the company said.

Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline have closed their joint venture to combine their respective consumer healthcare businesses and form the world’s largest over-the-counter business. This new venture will operate as the new GSK Consumer Healthcare.

Dr. Reddy’s is bringing its store-brand equivalent of Mucinex D extended-release tablets to market in two dosage strengths.

The Rosenberg, Texas-based company has introduced Ocusoft Lid Scrub Allergy eyelid cleanser, a premoistened pad meant to help relieve eye symptoms associated with allergies.

The Relief Products launched four ointments that aim to provide nighttime eye relief from such common ailments as pink eye, blepharitis, eye fatigue and allergies.

As flu season draws to a close, Walgreens is sharing the states and markets that saw the highest incidences of flu between September 2018 and April.

New data from the Consumer Healthcare Products Association and IRI is highlighting the ripple effect that a consumer buying an OTC product can have on the American healthcare system — namely, some $146 billion in savings.

The nasal wash system is designed to flush along the nasal floor, rather than upwards, allowing users to stand upright while using it, the company said.

Alongside it shedding its pharmaceutical business, Perrigo said it had entered an exclusive agreement with a subsidiary of Kenilworth, N.J.-based Merck to develop an over-the-counter formulation of Merck’s Nasonex nasal spray

The Xyzal generic equivalent is an over-the-counter antihistamine used for 24-hour relief of allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, and sneezing.

LONDON — If Pfizer follows through with its announcement last week to potentially place its consumer business up for sale, GlaxoSmithKline, presently the third-largest OTC seller in the U.S. marketplace, would certainly take a look at it, the company's CEO shared Wednesday morning.

Operating out of Bridgewater, N.J., Sanofi conducted the allergy survey in early 2018, just before the start of the season.

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