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News and information on cough-cold and flu care products, merchandising and trends in retail pharmacies.

Walgreens shares first Flu Index of flu season

As flu season gets off the ground, Walgreens is issuing the first of its monthly Walgreens Flu Index reports.

Vicks debuts new children’s cough-cold line

The Vicks Children’s line of cough-cold products, which currently includes three products that are meant to deliver results free of artificial dyes and flavors, as well as high fructose corn syrup and alcohol. 

Shoppers can get a flu shot administered by certified pharmacists at any of Giant Food's in-store pharmacies.

Theraflu Cough Relief features a 2-in-1 formulation that is designed to relieve dry and wet coughs with a warm, soothing liquid.

The Comvita Kids line, made with UMF Certified manuka honey, consists of two soothing syrups and a soothing pops variety pack.

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.

Texas’ joining the ranks of such states as California, New York and Florida in restricting dextromethorphan sales to consumers ages 18 years old and older earned it praise from the Consumer Health Care Products Association.

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.

Merix Pharmaceutical, the company behind Releev 1 Day Cold Sore Symptom Treatment, is sharing the outcome of a recent trial to highlight the product’s efficacy.

Lifelab Health, which makes HoneyWorks Adult Soothing Throat Spray Plus Zinc and HoneyWorks Adult Honey Cough Syrup Plus Dextromethorphan, is adding the Kids HoneyWorks line.

It’s not a great time to be in Mississippi based on the latest week of data from the Walgreens Flu Index.

Texas led both the markets with flu activity and those seeing flu activity gains on the Walgreens Flu Index for the week ended Feb. 2.

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