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News and information on OTC pain 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.

Products to Watch: HRG's 5 picks from August 2020

Hamacher Resource Group’s new product team was able to identify five standout products from the 170 new items launched in August.

Dr. Edgar Ross, a senior clinician at Pain Management Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, tells DSN how Sunbeam is rethinking pain relief with heat therapy. 

Perrigo has launched the store-brand equivalent of GSK Consumer Healthcare’s Voltaren Arthritis Pain, which has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Rohto’s Digi Eye looks to help provide temporary relief of burning and irritation due to dryness of the eye, the company said.

Topical gel.

Dr. Reddy’s is offering over-the-counter diclofenac sodium topical gel 1%, the store brand version of GSK Consumer Healthcare's Voltaren Arthritis Pain

Walgreens is coupling a new own-brand arthritis product with the expertise of its pharmacists to create a full-store pain management solution.

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.

Quest Products is positioning itself as a leader in self-care through its big — and growing — brand portfolio.

Even in the midst of a pandemic, 160 new products hit shelves in May, which meant that Hamacher Resource Group’s new product team was poring over the offerings to identify ones that stood out.

The company is teaming up with Paula Abdul, who uses the product for her arthritis pain, to help highlight the product. 

GSK Consumer Healthcare's latest Rx-to-OTC switch has made its way to stores after receiving switch approval in February.

Companies are developing products that solve ear and eye care problems that not only save consumers a trip to the doctor’s office, but drive shoppers into stores.

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

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