OTC

Allergies: Scratching the surface

Allergy rates have been rising for decades and we still don’t really know why. So what can be done to help sufferers?

Time to think topical

With topical analgesics driving growth in the musculoskeletal pain category, now is the time to think beyond skin deep

Leg & foot care: Best foot forward

Feet are usually shoved in shoes and ignored but paying them a bit of attention can make a big difference

Watching Briefs: Leg & foot care

We round up the latest OTC product news and campaigns in the leg & foot care category

Watching Briefs: Pain management

The latest product news rounded up in pharmacy's pain management category

Insomnia & stress: Wake-up call

It is important that pharmacists understand the health consequences of long-term stress and sleep disruption

Headache & migraine: Knock it on the head

Migraine can blight the lives of those affected but there is plenty pharmacists can do to lessen its impact on patients

Women's health: Fake news or actual fact?

Separating fact from fiction when it comes to women’s health – what pharmacists can do to help

New Lypsyl variant

Lypsyl Sun Protect SPF 50 with Vanilla has been added to the Lypsyl lip care line-up for the summer sales season

Travel health: Travellers checks

Travellers can suffer from a range of health ailments. Here we consider some typical scenarios pharmacists might encounter

Watching Brief: Kalms

Kalms Lavender One-A-Day Capsules help relieve symptoms of anxiety with benefits evident in two weeks, claims Lanes Health

Watching Brief: Nexium

Nexium Control can provide up to 24 hours’ protection against heartburn – useful if going on holiday, says Pfizer

Watching Brief: Lepicol

Lepicol Lighter is described as a natural food supplement that can help with weight loss. Its ingredients include glucomannan

Dioralyte back on TV

Dioralyte is back on TV this month (May) as part of a £1.4m campaign ahead of the key summer travel period

Watching Brief: Fultium

Fultium Daily D3 is an oil-based vitamin D supplement that can help boost levels of this vital vitamin

Watching Brief: Soleve

Soleve Sunburn Relief (100ml, £9.95) contains ibuprofen and isopropyl myristate for relieving pain caused by sunburn

Watching Briefs: Women's health

We round up some of the latest product news in the women’s health over-the-counter category

Watching Brief: Bio-Kult

Bio-Kult Advanced multi-strain formula can be taken one to two weeks before travelling to reduce the chances of 'holiday tummy'

Sun safety: Rays awareness

Melanoma skin cancer rates are increasing fast. Pharmacy teams need to hammer home the sun safety message

Pet health: Puppy love... (and other animals)

Pharmacists must be able to recommend the most appropriate treatments for fleas, ticks and worms in their customers’ pets

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