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News and information on OTC pain products, merchandising and trends in retail pharmacies.

Sunbeam releases GoHeat Cordless heating pad

The GoHeat Cordless heating padis designed to help relieve pain and treat sore muscles at home or on the go, with the ability to heat up in as little as 30 seconds. 

Lidocaine, CBD combine in cbdMD’s new Premium Relieve

Popular brand cbdMD is augmenting its topical offerings with the debut of Premium Relieve.

Hamacher Resource Group’s new product team took the time to sift through the 189 new products in September to find five that stood on their own as Products to Watch.

The companies are introducing their diclofenac sodium topical gel 1% in 50-, 100- and 150-g laminate tubes after receiving Food and Drug Administration approval, and are partnering to bring the product to U.S. retailers.

The PainBloc24 Flexi-Stretch Pain Tape combines a four-way stretch patch inspired by kinesiology tape with 4% lidocaine to help numb pain. 

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.

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. 

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

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.

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