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Cough-Cold and Flu

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

Increasingly health-conscious consumers eye natural, homeopathic products

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, shoppers are increasingly conscious of what ingredients are in the products they are using to stay healthy, leading to growth among natural and homeopathic products.

Giant Food takes flu shots on the road via mobile clinics

Giant Food’s mobile clinics will be available throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and Delaware through October.

CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic are offering this season's flu shot, with demand expected to be high.

Throat Coat Lozenges include menthol and pectin, as well as herbal extracts and essential oils, to tackle sore throats and coughs.

In order to obtain a flu vaccine at Bartell Drugs, patients must schedule their appointment online.

Giant Food has begun offering flu vaccinations for patients at its in-store pharmacies.

Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets are offering in-store flu vaccinations, as well as drive-up flu shots at select store parking lots on Sept. 13.

Find out the five products Hamacher Resource Group's new product team identified as up-and-comers that hit shelves in July.

Foundation will be acquiring Breathe Right Nasal Strips and Children’s Dimetapp, as well as Anbesol, Alavert, Dristan, Primatene Tablets and Fiber Con from GSK Consumer Healthcare.

Nathan Jones, president of Xlear, spoke to DSN about how education is vital in helping consumers get through the coronavirus pandemic and maintain upper respiratory health.

Drug Store News spoke to the vice president of marketing at Pharmacare US, Art Rowe-Cerveny to discuss what is driving the brand’s growth.

The equity research firm’s survey of more than 1,200 shoppers found that sizeable amount of shoppers — many of whom said they or a household member were experiencing flu-like symptoms — turned first to the OTC aisle. 

BoomBoom Naturals and Maty's Healthy Products were the winner and runner-up, respectively, for the DSN/ECRM Buyers' Choice Award at the recent ECRM Cough, Cold, Preventative and Allergy Program.

The need for effective cough-cold solutions is driving retailers to stock cough-cold products that are efficacious while also often being homeopathic and drug-free. 

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