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Survey: Pharmacists recommend OTC products the most

BY Michael Johnsen

PRINCETON, N.J. — According to Kantar Media’s 2013 pharmacy study released last month, pharmacists are making more OTC product recommendations than prescription product recommendations per day.

The survey found that pharmacists are making seven OTC product recommendations per day on average, vs. almost five prescription recommendations per day.

Pharmacists make on average four vitamin recommendations and three herbal supplement recommendations. And they make about one recommendation per day on the purchase of durable medical equipment.


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Pet Head pampers furry friends

BY Barbara White-Sax

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — A new line of edgy, fashion-forward pet grooming products lets pet parents pamper their furry friends with fun products. Pet Head, from Bed Head creator Kyara Mascolo, offers the high quality and fun packaging found in professional products to the mass market.

The line includes a full selection of cat grooming products, featuring a no-rinse mousse cleaner, deshedding wipes, a spray-on/wipe-off “dry clean,” and shampoo and conditioner designed to reduce shedding. The dog-focused side of the line features fragrance sprays, detangler, tearless shampoos designed to relieve itchiness and dry  skin, and a dry shampoo. There’s even a Pet Head doggie nail polish. Products retail between $6.99 and $12.99.

 

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Alcon groups eye care products into eyeSolution portfolio

BY Michael Johnsen

FORT WORTH, Texas — In an effort to help highlight the role that good eye health and clear vision play in life, Alcon grouped its over-the-counter eye care products into one easy-to-shop solution — the eyeSolution. The eyeSolution portfolio includes Clear Care Solution for contact lens wearers, ICaps Eye Vitamins, Naphcon-A Eye Allergy Drops, Opti-Free, Systane and Zaditor Eye Allergy Drops.

 

 

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