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FDA approves a second OTC naloxone nasal spray

July 31, 2023
Medical Communications FDA, Nasal Spray, OTC, OTC Products, naloxone, opioids

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it has approved RiVive, 3mg naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray for …

FDA approves first OTC daily oral contraceptive pill

July 14, 2023
Medical Communications Contraception, FDA, OTC, Opill, contraceptive pill

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it has approved the Opill (norgestrel) tablet for nonprescription use …

FDA advisory committee votes in favour of OTC contraceptive pill

May 11, 2023
Medical Communications Contraception, FDA, OTC, Perrigo, contraception

Perrigo Company has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee (NDAC) and the Obstetrics, …


Throat lozenges could be contributing to antimicrobial resistance

April 12, 2019
Medical Communications AMR, Antibiotics, OTC, WHO, antimicrobial, health

Over the counter (OTC) throat lozenges could be contributing to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) according to research presented at this year’s …


GSK and Pfizer combine healthcare units in multibillion dollar deal

December 19, 2018
Research and Development GSK, OTC, Pfizer, healthcare, merger

American multinational Pfizer and British firm GlaxoSmithKline are set to combine their consumer healthcare units in a venture worth billions. …

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Bayer opens OTC drug plant in China

January 19, 2016
Manufacturing and Production Bayer, China, OTC, TCM, Yunnan, over the counter, traditional Chinese medicine

Bayer has opened a new manufacturing plant to produce over-the-counter (OTC) drugs in China, as the German firm looks to …

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OTC drugs market boosted by growing patient demand

December 24, 2015
Manufacturing and Production, Sales and Marketing GBI Research, OTC, generics, over the counter

Increasing pressures from customers, drug manufacturers and regulators to convert prescription medications to over-the-counter (OTC) non-prescription status is driving growth …


Global drug spending will rise 30% by 2020, to $1.4 trillion

November 18, 2015
Research and Development IMS Health, OTC, drug spending, emerging markets, generics, prescribing

Global spending on drugs will increase 30% to $1.4 trillion by 2020, as more patients get access to treatments and …

Mylan appoints a global commercial lead for OTC business

November 3, 2015
Manufacturing and Production Mylan, OTC, Ranjan Ray Chaudhuri, over the counter

Mylan has appointed Ranjan Ray Chaudhuri as its new global commercial lead for the company’s over-the-counter (OTC) business. Chaudhuri will …

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Mylan in huge $29 billion bid for Perrigo

April 9, 2015
Abbott, Mylan, OTC, Perrigo, Shire

Mylan has offered to pay the over-the-counter (OTC) drug specialist Perrigo $28 billion to acquire its business. The proposed deal …

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J&J pleads guilty over children’s contaminated medicine

March 12, 2015
Manufacturing and Production, Sales and Marketing FDA, J&J, JJ, McNeil, OTC, Tylenol, consta, hamburg, recall

Johnson & Johnson’s consumer division McNeil has pleaded guilty and will pay fines of $25 million for wrongdoings regarding its …


Cialis OTC approval sought

June 2, 2014
Sales and Marketing Cialis, ED, OTC, Sanofi, lilly

Sanofi and Eli Lilly have announced they are to push ahead with plans to seek regulatory approval for erectile dysfunction …

Bayer concludes $14bn Merck consumer care takeover

May 7, 2014
Sales and Marketing Bayer, Merck, OTC, consumer care, merger

 Bayer has confirmed its acquisition of US firm Merck’s over-the-counter (OTC) portfolio in a deal worth $14 billion. The arrangement …

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GSK increases India stake

March 11, 2014
Manufacturing and Production, Sales and Marketing FDA, GSK, India, Nashik, OTC, Thane, bangalore

GlaxoSmithKline has taken a further step into the Indian pharma market by increasing its stake in its subsidiary company there, …

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Print adverts’ prescribing info could be axed

March 3, 2014
Medical Communications MHRA, OTC, medicines, prescribing

The UK drugs regulator is proposing new rules that could see pharma update safety information for their medicines online, whilst …

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