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2013-02-22 00:20:39

Asthma and Allergy Foundation Poll Finds Patients Already Have Many Healthcare Challenges WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is out with a new poll re-confirming what AAFA already learned from a previous study and from 60 years of continual nonprofit service to the asthma and allergy community: patients nationwide strongly oppose proposed laws to change popular over-the-counter (OTC) medications to...

2013-02-19 08:34:01

FREDERICK, Md., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioElectronics Corporation (OTC Pink: BIEL), the maker of unique inexpensive, patented, anti-inflammatory pain reliever devices is pleased to announce that its ActiPatch® Musculoskeletal Pain Relief Therapy product has received a nomination for the "Most Innovative New OTC Product Award" by the OTC Bulletin, the leading international trade publication for OTC developments worldwide. The OTC Bulletin is firmly established as the most...

2013-02-13 20:21:43

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Meth addiction is a worldwide epidemic of unimaginable proportions, with an estimated 15,000 deaths in the United States alone last year. States with prescription-only pseudoephedrine laws show a decrease in meth labs, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released today. Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) supports legislation to return pseudoephedrine (PSE) medications to the...

2013-02-13 08:29:05

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tennessee voters, by a 20-point margin (56 to 36 percent), oppose making common cold and allergy medications containing pseudoephedrine (PSE) available by prescription (Rx) only, and nearly two-thirds of respondents (61 percent) who use nonprescription cold and allergy medicines to treat symptoms oppose the proposal. The new poll, which was conducted by North Star Opinion Research and released today by the Consumer Healthcare Products...

2013-02-11 08:24:54

EL PASO, Texas, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- While many consumers have become aware of the potential risk of abuse when it comes to taking prescription medications, a recent article from The Philadelphia Inquirer reveals that many teenagers are finding ways to use a wide array of over-the-counter medication recreationally. Despite the fact that these products are easily accessible and do not require a prescription to purchase, the side effects have proven severe and in some cases,...

2013-02-01 08:25:31

ALLEGAN, Mich., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO; TASE) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Yardley, PA based Velcera, Inc. for $160 million in cash. The acquisition is expected to close during calendar year 2013 pending the satisfaction of closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120301/DE62255LOGO) Velcera is a leading companion pet health product company committed to providing...

2013-01-31 12:28:00

ALLEGAN, Mich., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO;TASE) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.09 per share, payable on March 19, 2013 to shareholders of record on March 1, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120301/DE62255LOGO ) From its beginnings as a packager of generic home remedies in 1887, Perrigo Company, based in Allegan, Michigan, has grown to become a leading global provider of quality, affordable...

2013-01-30 08:31:23

NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), together with Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, are launching OTC Literacy, a supplemental classroom program aimed at 6(th) graders created to provide free resources for teachers, school nurses and families to help raise awareness about over-the-counter medicine safety. Research shows that children begin to self-medicate...

2013-01-25 12:25:20

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved OXYTROL FOR WOMEN (oxybutynin transdermal system, 3.9 mg/day), the first and only over-the-counter (OTC) treatment for overactive bladder in women. OXYTROL FOR WOMEN addresses an important unmet need for overactive bladder, or OAB, a condition that affects more than 20 million American women....

2013-01-18 12:22:34

ALLEGAN, Mich., Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO;TASE:) today announced that it will release financial results for its second quarter fiscal year 2013 on Friday, February 1, 2013 at approximately 8:00 a.m. (ET). The Company will conduct a conference call at 10:00 a.m. (ET) hosted by Joseph C. Papa, Perrigo's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120301/DE62255LOGO) The conference call will be available live...