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

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. 

GSK Consumer Healthcare intros Theraflu Cough Relief

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

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

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.

The bill comes as teen misuse of DXM is on the decline, a trend the Consumer Healthcare Products Association partially attributes to state-level age restrictions that have been passed in 17 states.

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