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Cough-Cold and Flu

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

Jefferies survey looks at OTC shopper behavior amid pandemic

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, Maty’s Healthy Products woo ECRM cough-cold buyers

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. 

Find out which five products stood out from the 278 new offerings Hamacher Resource Group's new product team assessed in November.

This month, Drug Store News is presenting upper respiratory category insights from the GMDC | Retail Tomorrow Selfcare Roadmap tool.

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

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.

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