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News and information on over-the-counter and healthcare products, merchandising and trends in the retail and community pharmacy.

Bausch + Lomb intros Alaway Preservative Free antihistamine eye drops

Alaway Preservative Free marks the first and only preservative-free antihistamine eye itch relief drop that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and it is rolling out just in time for allergy season. 

CVS names winners of inaugural Best of Our Brands awards

As chosen by loyal CVS shoppers, winners of the inaugural CVS Health “Best of Our Brands” awards have been announced, recognizing unique products in 13 categories across the store.

Scotch Porter launched its Beard, Hair, Skin Immune Support Superfood Supplements and the Beard Health Kit.

The trade association has added Church & Dwight, Bridges Consumer Healthcare and Rhinomed to its membership.

Mykind Organics Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies, co-created by actress Alicia Silverstone, aim to support specific health benefits, the company said.

Growve and O2Cool showcased products that enticed buyers at the recent ECRM Cough/Cold Preventative & Allergy session.

Luna with 2.5 g prebiotics, available in wild cherry and tangerine zest flavors, contains 8 g of protein, the company said.

One Brands’ Fruity Cereal bars, made with gluten-free ingredients, contain 20 g of protein and 1 g of sugar.

Product of the Year USA, the largest consumer-voted award for product innovation, has picked its 41 winners of the 2021 Product of the Year Awards.

Kroger Health is set to offer the first smartphone-enabled, at-home rapid COVID-19 test.

Lazarus Naturals won the Drug Store News/ECRM Buyers’ Choice Award for its CBD Fruit Tarts at ECRM’s Hemp/CBD Health and Beauty Care Session held this month. Sandland Sleep was a finalist for its Stay Asleep Pills.

Tums Naturals offer an antacid that is free of artificial flavors and dyes while offering multi-symptom relief of acid indigestion, sour stomach and burning in the chest.  

Hamacher Resource Group’s new product team pored over the 498 new products introduced in January to find five standouts.

Organic India is rolling out six formulas in its adaptogenic supplement line.

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