OTC

The use of microsponges in dandruff shampoosMicrosponges are very small sponges that can be loaded with substances for delivery to the skin. The most interesting use of microsponges in OTC (over-the-counter) drug dermatologics is in dandruff shampoos.
Singulair as OTC product voted down by FDAAn FDA advisory panel recommended against Merck’s attempt to sell its prescription drug, montelukast sodium (Singulair), as an over-the-counter product for allergy relief in adults only.
FDA approves OTC NexiumFDA has approved non-prescription esomeprazole 20mg (Nexium 24HR, Pfizer).
PODCAST: A plethora of aesthetic productsCosmetic concerns are important to many of our patients. Among the difficulties faced by consumers is the blitz of advertising of new and presumably revolutionary products that can rejuvenate and preserve the youthful appearance of the skin. Many products make what sound like medical claims about the efficacy of these agents. Norman Levine, M.D., asked Zoe Draelos, M.D., the foremost authority on this subject, to discuss these issues with us.
Treating kids' nasal congestionParents find both pediatrician-recommended and nonrecommended treatments for kids' nasal congestion effective.
Parents ignore advice about OTC medicines for kidsA new nationwide poll finds that parents are still giving over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines to their children aged younger than 4 years, a practice that is contrary to advisories from the US Food and Drug Administration.
A real pain in the neck — and shoulders, head, back . . .Topical products for pain relief
Pediatricians trust OTC medications for kidsNearly 90% of pediatricians approve of over-the-counter (OTC) medications as first-line treatment for minor illnesses in children and 80% will recommend OTC medications before writing a prescription for pediatric patients, says a new survey.
Survey reveals healthcare provider trust in OTC medicinesAlmost 98% of primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists trust and recommend over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to their patients, according to a new survey.
Survey reveals healthcare provider trust in OTC medicationsAlmost 98% of primary care physicians (PCPs), nurse practitioners, and pharmacists trust and recommend over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to their patients, according to a new survey released by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA).