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

Rex Awards 2020: OTC

This month, DSN recognizes the OTC companies at the forefront of innovation that are pushing to make consumers’ lives the healthiest they can be.

Perrigo approved to sell store-brand Voltaren Arthritis Pain

The diclofenac sodium topical gel 1% is over the counter for nonprescription use through the company’s prescription Rx-to-OTC switch process.

The contract manufacturer has transformed part of its manufacturing footprint to manufacture Bactekill, a new brand of hand sanitizer.

The Food and Drug Administration has requested that manufacturers withdraw all prescription and OTC ranitidine drugs from the market immediately.

Flavors launching at the retailer include oh oh cookie dough, saltylicious almond love, smother-fudger peanut butter, and daydreaming about donuts.

Shifting consumer values and a host of product introductions are changing the way retailers merchandise the sexual wellness category

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. 

The Vancouver, Wash.-based brand has created a new campaign, inspired by its love of the outdoors, that highlights its mission of “Health, made happy.”

Charlotte's Web is poised to corner nearly 35% of the food/drug/mass CBD market with the acquistion, valued at roughly $99 million in equity consideration.

Somnus’ sleep-aid alternative is derived from hemp, and does not contain THC, alcohol or melatonin, the company said.

Advil Dual Action with acetaminophen is the first FDA-approved OTC combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen in the United States. 

With experts noting that regularly washing hands or using an alcohol-based sanitizer can help prevent the spread of the disease, preparedness supplies are seeing serious movement at retail. 

Vitafusion unveiled six new products that range from prenatal supplements to kid's melatonin.

Poise partnered with actress Busy Philipps on the “Takes Poise” campaign, which looks to spark honest conversations to help demystify leaks, the company said.

G Fuel partnered with Faze Clan to create the Fazeberry flavor, a combination of strawberry, blueberry and pomegranate flavors, the company said.

Cannabinoid company Global Cannabinoids has introduced its hand sanitizer, which include CBD and cannabigerol, or CBG.

The switch will bring an OTC treatment for osteoarthritis pain to more patients, GSK Consumer Healthcare said.

Two versions of the former prescription-only product now are available over-the-counter following Food and Drug Administration approval for OTC sale. 

CBD PM Softgel Capsules include cbdMD’s broad-spectrum formula alongside such ingredients as melatonin, chamomile and valerian root in its proprietary sleep formula. 

Vitafusion’s Goodness line of supplements is made with renewable energy and smart recyclable packaging.

As more retailers look to meet consumer demands and build stronger connections with feminine care consumers, innovation is on the rise.

One Brands added churro and carrot cake flavors to its existing line of One Plant protein bars.

According to Nielsen data, for the 13 weeks ended Dec. 28, 2019, gummies contributed 55% of all category dollar growth, generating nearly 20% of vitamin sales.

The National Community Pharmacists Association is expanding the options offered in its NCPA CBD Source.

Hamacher Resource Group identified five standout new products from the first month of the year.

Garden of Life expanded its Grass Fed Collagen line to include new offerings that target specific needs.

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