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OTC medicines

This page shows the latest OTC medicines news and features for those working in and with pharma, biotech and healthcare.

Communiqué Awards 2018 are open for entry

Communiqué Awards 2018 are open for entry

The former category recognises best practice in integrated non-promotional communications for prescription medicines, OTC, medical devices and consumer health brands.

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  • Deal Watch October 2016 Deal Watch October 2016

    So are some of the other big pharma companies that have been rationalising their portfolio by divesting non-core businesses such as OTC or veterinary medicines. ... In June, Boehringer Ingelheim agreed to takeover Sanofi's veterinary business, Merial, in

  • A bright future for OTC and Merck Consumer Health A bright future for OTC and Merck Consumer Health

    This is driving change, and quickly. The market is experiencing a significant shift as healthcare companies move to focus on OTC brands over prescription medicines. ... The OTC market remains fragmented, with the top 10 companies holding just over a

  • Delivering accessible healthcare Delivering accessible healthcare

    Community pharmacists are a key link for patients and incentives are focusing more on the services they can provide alongside dispensing medicines. ... OTC is ideally placed to deliver these gains through the provision of affordable, trusted and

  • Preparing for growth in consumer healthcare Preparing for growth in consumer healthcare

    in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines is a common one. ... OTC sales have been outpacing the prescription medicines market for a number of years.

  • Interview: Cavan Redmond, WebMD Interview: Cavan Redmond, WebMD

    in order to be able to create medicines for the future that they can sustain their business with.”. ... It's a process that could potentially be aided by the switch of more pharmaceutical products to OTC medicines, suggests Redmond, although it's a

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  • GSK’s Peter Harding appointed president of PAGB GSK’s Peter Harding appointed president of PAGB

    Harding (pictured right) was previously VP of the PAGB, which represents manufacturers of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and food supplements, and takes over from outgoing president Alex Pitt who has ... stimulate the development of the OTC market in

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  • Wordbird strikes CPD gold in their first year of IPA membership – the only agency to achieve this accolade this year

    Officially started in 2012 with a commitment to clarity. Wordbird produce compelling communications for healthcare professionals, prescription medicines, OTC, consumers and corporations. If you would like to know more, please contact

  • Growing influence of pharmacists in the sale of Rx and OTC medicines

    Find out how the changes within pharmacy have affected their influence over the sales of RX and OTC medicines in this whitepaper. ... The growing influence of pharmacists in the sale of Rx and OTC medicines.

  • C+D

    Pharmacy is increasingly having more impact on the sales of Rx and OTC medicines, as they become a more central part of the primary healthcare team.

  • Say Communications

    Areas of expertise: Prescription medicines, medical technologies, devices and diagnostics; OTC and consumer health products; specialist nutrition; NHS services, private health service providers.

  • Eurocom Healthcare Communications Ltd

    Independent with global capabilities, we specialise in heath &welless communications - namely in pharmaceuticals and consumer healthcare, OTC medicines, biotechnology, medical devices, nutrition, health supplements and medical aesthetics.

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