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2012-12-07 16:22:05

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Bayer HealthCare's Consumer Care division has begun a voluntary recall of BRONKAID Caplets Dual Action Formula. Bayer initiated the recall after identifying that certain information was inadvertently excluded from the product carton label. It is important to note that this represents a labeling omission only. The quality of the product itself is not affected. The affected...

2012-12-05 05:01:05

What are the rules pertaining to Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) and Medications? (PRWEB) December 04, 2012 Zane Benefits, the leader in Defined Contribution Healthcare and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), today published FAQs regarding medications and HRAs. The Zane Benefits Claims and Participant Support department is frequently asked "can over-the-counter medicines and drugs still be reimbursed through an HRA?" The answer is yes, with a "but". Due to health care...

2012-12-03 12:27:43

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Russia's rapidly growing over-the-counter market, posting a 12% increase to reach RUB 480 billion (USD 16.4 billion) at the manufacturers' level in 2011, holds much potential for pharmaceutical companies. Although a slight decrease in growth was observed against the previous year, according to new analysis Emerging Markets Rx-to-OTC Switch: Forecasts and Opportunities by global consulting and research firm Kline & Company, the Russian market...

2012-11-28 12:26:54

BALTIMORE, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ILEX Consumer Products Group, a Baltimore-based company which owns and manages health and beauty as well as over the counter (OTC) drug brands, launched di-gel, a new antacid/anti-gas brand, just in time for all the overindulging and stress of the holidays. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/59312-di-gel-new-antacid-anti-gas-ilex-consumer-products-group (Photo:...

2012-11-28 12:24:02

NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, the nation's leading publisher of quality rankings, and Pharmacy Times, the leading publication covering the pharmacy industry, have created a new consumer online portal for top pharmacist-recommended brands in over-the-counter (OTC) products. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100603/PH13717LOGO ) For the past 16 years, Pharmacy Times has surveyed pharmacists about their top brand recommendations in...

2012-11-27 12:30:10

ALLEGAN, Mich., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO;TASE) today announced that its partner, Cobrek Pharmaceuticals, Inc., received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for betamethasone valerate foam 0.12%, the generic equivalent of Luxiq® Foam. Perrigo has manufactured the product and is preparing to commence commercial shipments on January 15, 2013, consistent with the date certain launch...

2012-11-27 12:27:55

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With vigorous 15% growth over the previous year and a confluence of factors encouraging even greater growth, the Chinese OTC market provides ample opportunities for OTC marketers. An aging population and increasing incidence of several chronic diseases makes several therapeutic classes appealing for future Rx-to-OTC switches in China, reveals recently published Emerging Markets Rx-to-OTC Switch: Forecasts and Opportunities report published by...

Doctor Group Says Birth Control Pills Should Be Available Over-The-Counter
2012-11-21 18:02:28

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) reported in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology that birth control pills are so safe that they should be available openly on drugstore shelves. The group said with its new opinion, it hopes to reduce unintended pregnancies by not requiring a prescription for these pills. "Oral contraceptives are very safe, and data show women can make these decisions for...

2012-11-19 16:26:48

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), which represents makers of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, joined Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, Senator Robert Stivers, the Kentucky Pharmacists Association, the Kentucky Retail Federation and other leaders to launch the commonwealth's new voluntary retail Anti-Smurfing Campaign. This initiative educates potential "smurfers"-- those who buy pseudoephedrine and sell the product to another...

2012-11-12 08:28:15

BOSTON, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The misuse of acetaminophen is the leading cause of acute liver failure in the West. Informed patients and clearly labeled prescription bottles are necessary to avoid accidental overdoses. Patients with new prescriptions often are unaware of the presence of acetaminophen in their new drug nor do they recall their prescribers' advice concerning acetaminophen, according to researchers at Northwestern University who examined the behavior of 249 patients who...