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It’s Complicated: Health Care Act Simplifies Buying OTCs With Pre-Tax Accounts

CHPA gives tempered support for White House-backed legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act because it would eliminate requirement that consumers can only use pre-tax savings accounts for OTCs if they have a prescription.

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OTC Allergy Drugs: Not Just For Sniffles And Headaches, Sanofi Advises

The US office of Sanofi consumer division says 160 participants wore a wearable device for 30 days to track their sleep and activity. The 80 participants with allergies were less active and slept less.

Consumer Digital Health

OTC Allergy Drug Use Increases: A Symptom With Multiple Causes

CHPA says growing use of allergy OTCs from 2009 through 2015 in the US is a sign of more consumers prioritizing self-care over using health care services, but allergy specialists say their patients often have to start with an OTC even when they have a prescription.

Prescription To Otc Switch Respiratory

Consumer Health Weekly Trademark Review March 14, 2017

OTC drug, personal care product and nutritional supplement trademark filings compiled from Official Gazette of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Class 3 – Cosmetics and Cleaning Preps; and Class 5 – Pharmaceuticals.

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Will Primatene Mist Inventory Ever Leave The Warehouse?

Amphastar has inventory for the emergency asthma product but is frustrated by the recent second complete response letter from US FDA seeking additional information. Human factors issued figured into CRLs for both Primatene Mist and intranasal naloxone.

Consumer Complete Response Letters

Glaxo’s Parodontax Brings Bleeding Gums Claim To US Toothpaste Battle

Parodontax contains the same OTC oral care monograph ingredient, stannous fluoride, as numerous toothpastes labeled for use on sensitive teeth, but those products don’t include the indication of helping stop bleeding gums.

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Technology Gap Separates OTC Drug Firms From Self-Care Sales Growth

OTC drug firms should offer more digital tools that guide consumers in product purchases, says a health care marketing executive. The American Pharmacists Association suggests firms also strengthen outreach with pharmacists.

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